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Underworld: Awakening comes to Blu-ray and DVD

By Patrick Luce May 2, 2012, 20:19 GMT

Kate Beckinsale returns to the Underworld franchise with Underworld: Awakening – on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD May 8th 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 pre-visualization 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 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:
Blooper Reel
"Heavy Prey" Music Video by Lacey Sturm feat. Geno Lenardo
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:
Cracking the Underworld: Picture-in-Picture Experience

Blu-ray 3D Bonus Materials
Filmmaker Commentary
Blu-ray Exclusives:
Blooper Reel
"Heavy Prey" Music Video by Lacey Sturm feat. Geno Lenardo
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:
Previsualization Sequences

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