UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING Rises on Blu-ray May 8th

Okay.  This one can go either way.  I know some people that hated this film and some people that loved it.  Put me down for pleasantly surprised.  I went into the theatrical screening of this one with very low expectations and I came out liking it.  Why?  Because it was a hot, skin tight black leathered Kate Beckinsale and it was an a$$ kicking good time!  True…it lacked the fundamentals of a truly great film, but like Gerard to Conan and Gregg (bless his heart) to Transformers 2, Sean to Troll 2 (LOL) and let’s not forget Aaron to whatever his flavor of the week is (I’m just busting your balls), everyone has their guilty pleasure.  Underworld Awakening just might be mine this calendar year.  It’s a new war, a new breed and a new hope.  And the 3D battle between the ever clanging Vampires and Lycans resumes on May 8th with a Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release.  Oh yeah…there’s that UltraViolet stuff too.

Culver City, CA (3/20/12) – Kate Beckinsale (Underworld 1 & 2, upcoming Total Recall) is back in action like you’ve never seen her before in Lakeshore Entertainment’s 3D box office smash hit UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING, rising May 8th on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD—all of which include UltraViolet—from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the latest thrill-packed chapter of the blockbuster Underworld series, Beckinsale reprises her role as vampire warrioress Selene for the ultimate 3D battle between Vampires and Lycans. This time, she’s joined by a new generation of sexy, ass-kicking warriors played by Michael Ealy (upcoming Think Like a Man), India Eisley (TV’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) and Theo James (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger). Now, after wowing movie audiences with its high-flying action and eye-popping special effects, UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING soars to stunning new life on Blu-ray 3D™ and Blu-ray™, loaded with special features, including the Blu-ray exclusive “Cracking the Underworld,” a picture-in-picture experience that takes viewers on a visual journey through the rich history of all four Underworld films. Fans can trace the history of the werewolf and vampire bloodlines and learn surprising secrets about their favorite characters.  Also, exclusive to the Blu-ray 3D™ are previsualization 3D sequences, which were created early in the production process to help the filmmakers visualize some of the film’s key action sequences.

Additional bonus features on the Blu-ray 3D™ and Blu-ray™ include a filmmaker commentary, blooper reel, “Heavy Prey” music video by Lacey Sturm featuring Geno Lenardo, and five behind-the-scenes featurettes: “Selene Rises;” “Casting the Future Underworld;” “Resuming the Action;” “Building a Better Lycan;” and “Awakening a Franchise, Building a Brutal New World.”


UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING brings a stunning new dimension to the epic battle between Vampires and Lycans, as the first film in the franchise to shoot in 3D. This time, vampire warrioress Selene (Beckinsale) escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING was directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. The screenplay was written by Len Wiseman, John Hlavin, J. Michael Straczynski and Allison Burnett from a story by Len Wiseman and John Hlavin based on characters created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman and Danny McBride.  It was produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Len Wiseman and Richard Wright. The supporting cast includes Charles Dance (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta).

The film has a run time of approximately 88 minutes and has been rated R for strong violence and gore, and for some language.


DVD Bonus Material

  • Filmmaker Commentary


Blu-ray Bonus Materials

  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Blu-ray™ Exclusives:

o   Blooper Reel

o   “Heavy Prey” Music Video by Lacey Sturm feat. Geno Lenardo

o   Five Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

§  Selene Rises

§  Casting the Future of Underworld

§  Resuming the Action

§  Building a Better Lycan

§  Awakening a Franchise, Building a Brutal New World

  • Exclusive to the Blu-ray:

o   Cracking the Underworld: Picture-in-Picture Experience


Blu-ray 3D™ Bonus Materials

  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Blu-ray Exclusives:

o   Blooper Reel

o   “Heavy Prey” Music Video by Lacey Sturm feat. Geno Lenardo

o   Five Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

  • Selene Rises
  • Casting the Future of Underworld
  • Resuming the Action
  • Building a Better Lycan
  • Awakening a Franchise, Building a Brutal New World
  • 3D Exclusive:

o   Previsualization Sequences



2 Responses to “UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING Rises on Blu-ray May 8th”

  1. Aaron Neuwirth

    This comes out on my birthday? Wow, I can’t wait to continue to not care about this franchise.

  2. Gerard Iribe

    Awakening? More like ZzZzzZzzz…..