Dark forces are at large in the city in this drama series about modern vampires, starring Jack Davenport
The premise of Ultraviolet is that vampires do exist and that a secret organisation backed by government funds – the CIB – not only tracks their movements, but spends a lot of time helping convert them to ashes. Ashes which are then stored in a high-security containment facility because it's a well-known fact that vampires can resurrect. The CIB (unlike, say, Buffy) uses high-tech equipment, so someone's obviously spent some time working out how to bring vampires and vampire-fighting up-to-date. Carbon bullets, guns incorporating cameras and mirror sights, vampire bites that can only be seen through ultraviolet light... these are all updates on popular vampire mythology.
The CIB is made up of the traditional stereotypes of vampire hunting: a priest (Fr Pearse Harman - Philip Quast), an ex-soldier (Vaughan Rice - Idris Elba), and a scientist – in this case a haematology specialist (Dr Angela March - Susannah Harker). The three members of the team are dedicated and experienced, cold and clinically hardened to the killing that permeates their daily existence. The newest addition of the team, a cop (Michael Coleman – Jack Davenport) forced to kill his best friend after the latter becomes a vampire, is the character whose development we follow through the series.
'When a human dies, the soul dies too. We are the source of all religion. We are the afterlife. There is nothing else...'
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Ultraviolet is a 2006 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and produced by Screen Gems. It stars Milla Jovovich as Violet Song, Cameron Bright as Six, and Nick Chinlund as Ferdinand Daxus. It was released in North America on March 3, 2006. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on June 27, 2006. The film follows Violet Song Jat Shariff (Jovovich), a woman infected with hemoglophagia, a fictional vampire-like disease, in a future dystopia where anyone infected with the contagious disease is immediately sentenced to death. With her advanced martial arts, a group of rebel hemophages, and a boy named Six (Bright), whose blood may contain a cure for the disease, Violet goes on a mission to overthrow the futuristic government and defeat Ferdinand Daxus (Chinlund). A novelization of the film was written by Yvonne Navarro, with more back-story and character development. The book differs from the film in a number of ways, including a more ambiguous ending and the removal of some of the more improbable plot twists. An anime series titled Ultraviolet: Code 044 was released by the Japanese anime satellite television network Animax, and created by Madhouse.
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Production began in early February 2004 and was shot in various cities across China, most notably Hong Kong and Shanghai. Production was finished in late June 2004. The film was shot digitally on high-definition video using a Sony HDW-F900. In 2005, the film's trailer was leaked on the internet. Director Kurt Wimmer then visited several message boards and demanded all clips be removed in order to keep the film's plot a secret. The online fan community responded well to this, and all the clips were removed from distribution until the theatrical trailer was publicly released in January 2006. It uses “Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino Edition)” by Rob Dougan as the soundtrack as well as “24” by Jem. According to Rotten Tomatoes, Jovovich was not pleased with the PG-13 rated release print. She stated that she and Wimmer had been locked out of discussions of the film in the editing stages, and had not been allowed to see her own performance, which she felt might have been improved if she had had some input. Following his problems with the film, Wimmer has not directed another film since.
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