"Director: Kurt Wimmer"

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  • Ultraviolet [2006]Ultraviolet | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £3.07   |  Saving you £12.92 (80.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A genetically modified subculture of humans fight for survival in this sci-fi adventure.

  • Equilibrium [2003]Equilibrium | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.38   |  Saving you £12.61 (234.39%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A broad science fiction thriller in a classic vein, Equilibrium takes a respectable stab at a Fahrenheit 451-like cautionary fable. The story finds Earth's post-World War III humankind in a state of severe emotional repression; if no-one feels anything, no-one will be inspired by dark passions to attack their neighbours. Writer-director Kurt Wimmer's monochromatic, Metropolis-influenced cityscape provides an excellent backdrop to the heavy-handed mission of John Preston (Christian Bale), a top cop who busts "sense offenders" and crushes sentimental, sensual, and artistic relics from a bygone era. Predictably, Preston becomes intrigued by his victims and that which they die to cherish; he stops taking his mandatory, mood-flattening drug and is even aroused by a doomed prisoner (Emily Watson). Wimmer's wrongheaded martial arts/duelling guns motif is sheer silliness (a battle over a puppy doesn't help), but Equilibrium should be seen for Bale's moving performance as a man shocked back to human feeling. --Tom Keogh

  • Ultraviolet [UMD Mini for PSP] [2006]Ultraviolet | UMD | (30/10/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

  • Equilibrium [Blu-ray] [2002]Equilibrium | Blu Ray | (10/12/2008) from £8.08   |  Saving you £14.91 (184.53%)   |  RRP £22.99

    In a future where freedom is outlawed outlaws will become heroes. A future where the world is at peace but emotions are gone; war is a distant memory and so is music art and poetry. Here emotion is illegal and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Clerick John Preston (Christian Bale) is the government agent responsible for destroying those who resist the rules but forced to kill one of his own agents he begins to question everything. Now the man who has been trained to enforce the strict laws suddenly becomes the only person capable of overthrowing it.

  • Ultraviolet [Blu-ray disc format] [2006]Ultraviolet | Blu Ray | (08/04/2007) from £8.08   |  Saving you £16.91 (209.28%)   |  RRP £24.99

    A genetically modified subculture of humans fight for survival in this sci-fi adventure.

  • Resident Evil 2 - Apocalypse/Ultraviolet/DOA - Dead Or AliveResident Evil 2 - Apocalypse/Ultraviolet/DOA - Dead Or Alive | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £17.97   |  Saving you £2.02 (10.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Ultraviolet: Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil The Fifth Element) Cameron Bright (X-Men 3) Nick Chinlund (The Legend of Zorro) and William Fichtner (The Longest Yard) star in this story of a woman caught in a futuristic civil war between the government and a subculture of disease modified humans in whom speed strength and intelligence are magnified. In the film she must fend off the human government to protect a young boy who has been marked for death. Resident Evil: Apocalypse: Milla Jovovich returns as Alice one of only two survivors of the contained biochemical disaster in the first Resident Evil. This film begins where the first film left off with Alice in the heart of the ravaged and deadly Raccoon City. She has been subjected to biogenetic experimentation by the vast Umbrella Corporation and become genetically altered with super-human strengths senses and dexterity. These skills and more will be needed if anyone is to remain alive. DOA: Dead Or Alive: You're invited... A number of fighters are invited to DOA an invitational martial arts contest where combatants are then pooled against one another in a knock-out style tournament: the conquered is sent home while the conqueror progresses to the subsequent round. Four scantily-clad female fighters begin as rivals but consequently find themselves teaming up against an altogether mightier force..... Check your brains at the door and engage your sense of shameless high-kicking fun: it's the Hollywood interpretation of Tecmo's videogame brawler Dead or Alive!

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  • Ultraviolet/Serenity/Resident Evil 2 - ApocalypseUltraviolet/Serenity/Resident Evil 2 - Apocalypse | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £3.30   |  Saving you £17.95 (879.90%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Ultraviolet: Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil The Fifth Element) Cameron Bright (X-Men 3) Nick Chinlund (The Legend of Zorro) and William Fichtner (The Longest Yard) star in this story of a woman caught in a futuristic civil war between the government and a subculture of disease modified humans in whom speed strength and intelligence are magnified. In the film she must fend off the human government to protect a young boy who has been marked for death. Serenity: Can't stop the signal... Beloved television cult director Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer Angel) makes a spectacular first foray onto the big screen with Serenity the cinematic adaptation of his wildly popular but short-lived sci-fi series Firefly. A mix of space western comedy and drama Serenity follows captain Malcolm ""Mal"" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and his ragtag crew as they trade their way around the edges of civilized society. Of particular interest are two passengers they take on Simon and River Tam (Sean Maher and Summer Glau) a brother and his telepathic sister on the run from the corrupt governing Alliance. As notorious former members of the anti-Alliance opposition Mal and his crew make it difficult for Simon and River to stay hidden. Everything goes completely awry when a government assassin is sent to retrieve River. As Mal is forced to choose between his close-knit crew and the brother and sister newcomers it becomes apparent that River harbors both a dangerous secret and astounding fighting powers and Mal decides that discovering the truth about what she knows might just be worth his time. Many of the film's action sequences revolve around Summer Glau's martial arts skills in her portrayal of River. Glau prepared for her role with Hong Kong stuntwoman Ming Lu as well as stunt coordinators Chad Stahelski and Hiro Koda and as a result performed nearly all the stuntwork herself. In addition to the stellar stunts realistic graphics and an often haunting score the film's actors display a rare chemistry that brings viewers both into their lives and into a possible version of humanity's future. Resident Evil 2: Milla Jovovich returns as Alice one of only two survivors of the contained biochemical disaster in the first Resident Evil. This film begins where the first film left off with Alice in the heart of the ravaged and deadly Raccoon City. She has been subjected to biogenetic experimentation by the vast Umbrella Corporation and become genetically altered with super-human strengths senses and dexterity. These skills and more will be needed if anyone is to remain alive.

  • Ultraviolet [DVD] [2006]Ultraviolet | DVD | (02/05/2011) from £8.07   |  Saving you £1.92 (19.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A genetically modified subculture of humans fight for survival in this sci-fi adventure.

  • Ultraviolet [Blu-ray] [2006] [Region Free]Ultraviolet | Blu Ray | (07/03/2016) from £13.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    As an overdose of eye candy, Ultraviolet can be marginally recommended as the second half of a double-feature with Aeon Flux. Both films are disposable adolescent fantasies featuring a butt-kicking babe (in this case, the svelte and sexy Milla Jovovich) in a dystopian future, and both specialize in the kind of barely-coherent, video-game storytelling that's constantly overwhelmed by an over-abundance of low-budget CGI. Director Kurt Wimmer fared much better with his earlier film Equilibrium, but he's trying for a lively comic book vibe here (beginning with Hulk-like opening credits) with a digitally enhanced, Tron-like color palette. It largely suits this late-21st century story of a "blood war" between the ultra-violent Violet (Jovovich), member of a vampire-like group of resistance fighters infected with a man-made virus called the Hemophage, and the human Vice Cardinal Daxus (Nick Chinlund), who's determined to eliminate Violet's kind once and for all. Wimmer takes all of this way too seriously, crafting a plot involving Violet's rescue of a human clone boy (Cameron Bright) that's intended as an homage to John Cassevetes' 1980 drama Gloria, but Wimmer's good intentions are mostly lost in a repetitive series of chaotically choreographed fight scenes, mostly involving the tight-bodied Jovovich wiping out dozens of armour-clad enemies. It's all too numbingly hectic to qualify as a satisfying movie, but sci-fi buffs should give it a look anyway, if only to see how locations in Shanghai and Hong Kong contribute to the film's futuristic design.--Jeff Shannon

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