UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION continues the war between vampires and werewolves in director Len Wisemans sequel starring wife Kate Beckinsale. This widescreen special edition DVD (Sony Pictures Home Ent., $28.95) was released June 6, 2006. As reported on VFXWORLD by Alain Bielik, Luma Pictures raised the vfx bar this time out, resulting in a pipeline shift and greater reliance on ZBrush for modeling. Luma vfx supervisor/co-founder Payam Shohadai participates in the commentary.
Bonus features include:* Commentary by director Len Wiseman, production designer Patrick Tatopoulos, second-unit director and stunt coordinator Brad Martin and editor Nick De Toth* "The Hybrid Theory" look at mix of CGI/practical effects* "The War Rages On" stunts featurette* "Bloodlines: From Script to Screen" making-of featurette* "Making Monsters Roar" creature featurette* "Building a Saga" production design featurette* "Music and Mayhem" music and sound design featurette* Music video: "Her Portrait in Black" by Atreyu