‘Underworld’ Trilogy Loaded With Perks for Fans19 Oct, 2011 By: Ashley Ratcliff
With the release of Underworld Trilogy: The Essential Collection, fans can watch all the films in high-def from the comfort of their homes, then head out to the theater to see the fourth film in the franchise on the big screen.
The purchase of the trilogy includes two movie tickets to see Underworld: Awakening, out Jan. 20, 2012, with Kate Beckinsale, reprising her role as the vampire heroine. That is just one of many perks given to consumers. The set also features an all-new three-part anime series Underworld: Endless War.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases the four-disc Blu-ray set Dec. 20 (prebook Nov. 17) at $45.99, with each disc containing a wealth of bonus features.
Underworld (2003) kicked off the action-packed series centered on the war between vampire and werewolf. In 2006, Underworld: Evolution delved deeper into the deadly battle, and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) traced the origins of the ancient feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans (werewolves).
The unrated, extended cut of Underworld offers a commentary with director Len Wiseman, Beckinsale and Scott Speedman, who plays her love interest, a Lycan hybrid; outtakes; a music video for Finch’s “Worms of the Earth”; a storyboard comparison; and eight featurettes.
Underworld: Evolution special features include a filmmaker commentary; a music video for “Her Portrait in Black” by Atreyu; and featurettes such as “Bloodlines: From Script to Screen,” “The Hybrid Theory” and “Making Monsters Roar,” among others.
Included in the bonus material for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans are a filmmaker commentary; a “Lycanthropes Around the World” interactive map; a music video for “Deathclub (Wes Borland/Renholder Remix)” by William Control featuring Matt Skiba; featurettes, including “Re-creating the Dark Ages: The Look of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”; and more.