Friday, July 22, 2011

Horror DVD Jukebox: Ultraviolet...No, not the craptacular Milla Jovovich film...

So I picked up the BBC miniseries Ultraviolet.  What's that you say?  Well my gentle blog readers...I had no idea either.  I bought it for several reasons: the fact that it is the BBC (which means the actors are capable of stringing words together in a coherent manner) and that it had Idris Elba and Susannah Harker on the cover (who the hell is that you ask...well, any self-respecting Austenite would know her as Jane Bennett from the BBC Pride and Prejudice mini-series of LEGEND).  Also, the word VAMPIRE was on it.  And it was $4.99.  So how could I lose right?

Since it is like a hell dimension outside, I got home, grabbed the cats and holed up in the a/c cooled bedroom.  I watched two episodes.  It's less horror and more sci-fi...closer to X-files in tone and style.  You've got a detective type, a military type, and the doctor type...also irrelevant girlfriend type who will inevitably be used as bait and/or be killed.  Plus v. handsome partner turned vampire who I was super surprised to find out was a very young and long-haired Stephen Moyer (True Blood's Bill Compton).  Yum.

So, I have taken in two episodes.  Like all BBC is a bit of a plod-a-long...mostly because they do crazy stuff like plot and character development...shock.  There is some gore every now and again.  I am enjoying what I have seen so far and there are a few interesting new takes on the vampire thing.  You lucky dogs can watch it on ye olde hulu!

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