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Underworld (2003)

Underworld is the 2003 action horror film directed by Len Wiseman and starring Kate Beckinsale as Selene, a vampire who is known as a "Death Dealer", an assassin tasked with eliminating the Lycans, those who are also known as werewolves. The film would launch a series of films, which includes 2006's Underworld: Evolution, 2009's Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, 2012's Underworld: Awakening and 2017's Underworld: Blood Wars.



The following weapons were used in the film Underworld:

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Pistols

Beretta 92FS (Modified)

The signature weapons of Selene (Kate Beckinsale) are two Beretta 92FS handguns modified to fire in full auto with barrel weights attached, possibly standing in for compensators.

The modified Beretta 92FS pistols used in the movie - 9x19mm
One of the Beretta's used in the film.
The Beretta 92FS used in the movie. Image courtesy of the PropStore of London. Visible are three distinct silver weld marks (one on the frame above the trigger and two near the end of the barrel on the bottom of the pistol. These are the weld marks where a hole was drilled completely through the gun and a steel bar was welded into place, deactivating (i.e. permanently ruining) these formerly live firearms so that they could be sold in the U.K.
Selene fires her pair of full auto Beretta 92FS pistols at Lycans in the train station.
Selene firing her Berettas.
Selene reloads her Berettas by smacking the magazines together into the wells, although it's questionable how she grabbed the spare magazines with a gun in each hand.
One of the Berettas disassembled next to a Desert Eagle.
Selene fires her Berettas at attacking Lycans.
When she realizes the Lycans cannot be stopped, she turns her Berettas to the floor. Keep in mind she hasn't reloaded after firing probably more than the weapons' capacities.
Regardless, she fires even more rounds than the weapons can hold and cuts a hole in the floor of which she can escape through.
Selene points one of her Berettas at Michael (Scott Speedman).
Erika (Sophia Myles) gives Selene her bag containing her Berettas and several magazines loaded with silver bullets.
Selene drops to one knee and kills several Lycans with one long burst from her Beretta.

Walther P99 (Two Tone Modified)

In addition to her Beretta 92FS handguns mentioned above, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) also uses a pair of two-tone Walther P99s fitted with Laser Devices BA-5 laser sights at the bottom of the barrels. The guns have been modified to lessen the weight required on the trigger to fire, allowing Kate Beckinsale's character to fire them almost as if they were fully automatic, which the sound editors for the film must have decided they were, since the weapons report like submachine guns - You can see Selene pulling the trigger for every shot, but you hear fully automatic fire. (Most notably in the subway shootout, when Selene fires on the fleeing Werewolf in the train.)

One of the Walther P99s used in the movie (with the Walther logo still covered by a black applique) - 9x19mm.
Screen-used hero (deactivated) Walther P99s (serial numbers 001724 and 001739) from Underworld. Image from Prop Store of London.
Opposite side view of the hero P99s from Underworld. Image from Prop Store of London.
The two hero P99s, one with the slide locked back and the other with its magazine removed, and a close-up of one of the still-working lasers of the hero P99s from Underworld. Images from Prop Store of London.
Publicity image of Selene (Kate Beckinsale) holding a pair of two tone Walther P99 pistols.
Selene fires her Walther P99s at the Lycans in the train station.
Closeup on one of the Walther P99s.
Selene drops underground and levels one of her Walther P99s.
Selene empties her Walter into a wounded Lycan.
The Walther P99s lying on a table.
Selene gets some trigger time on her Walther in the vampire's shooting range.
Selene firing her Walthers at Lycans. Fully-automatic fire is heard when she fires them here.
Selene reloads her Walther P99. In the distance shot showing her drop out an empty magazine, the slide is forward, but locked back in this shot.

Walther P99

Standard black Walther P99s are also seen used by both vampires and Lycans in the film.

Walther P99 - 9x19mm
Nathaniel (Hank Amos) reloads his Walther P99 during the subway shootout.
A Lycan loads up his Walther P99.
A Lycan chambers his Walther P99 before going to kidnap Michael.

IMI Desert Eagle Mark VII

Many Lycans (werewolves) in the film use nickel plated Desert Eagle Mark VIIs chambered in .44 Magnum as their handguns. They are loaded with hollow bullets filled with a special irradiated fluid that emits ultraviolet light: "Sunlight used as a weapon." Selene takes a Desert Eagle loaded with the special bullets off a Lycan warrior, Trix (Todd Schneider) in the beginning of the film. Lucian (Michael Sheen) also has one at the end of the film.

Desert Eagle MK VII with nickel finish - .44 Magnum
Trix fires his Desert Eagle at vampires in the subway.
Trix's Desert Eagle on the ground.
Selene examines the UV ammunition loaded into a specially modified magazine with a viewing window. Note the eight round ammunition counter, showing the gun is chambered for .44 Magnum.
A Desert Eagle lying on a table.
Lucian loads a magazine into his Desert Eagle.
Lucian chambers the Desert Eagle.

Heckler & Koch USP Match

A Heckler & Koch USP Match makes its first appearance when it is given to Selene (Kate Beckinsale) by Kahn (Robbie Gee) to test out. When she fires it, silver liquid comes out of the target, and we learn that the gun is loaded with Silver Nitrate bullets which were copied from the Lycan's ultraviolet ammunition, and are very lethal to the werewolves as it allows silver to flow into their blood stream. Towards the end of the film, Kraven (Shane Brolly) also uses a USP Match loaded with the same ammunition. It should be noted that silver nitrate is actually clear in liquid form, but the liquid used resembles mercury.

Heckler & Koch USP Match - 9x19mm
An excellent closeup of the Heckler & Koch USP Match (including serial number markings) as Selene examines the weapon.
Selene firing the USP Match at a target bust. Only in a movie can nobody wear hearing protection at an indoor range and still hear perfectly fine (of course, these realities may not apply to immortal beings like vampires).
Closeup of the magazine loaded with Silver Nitrate rounds.
Closeup on the USP Match firing.
Kraven fires the USP Match.
Kraven firing the USP Match.
Kraven delivers a coupe de grace.

Heckler & Koch USP Compact

While at the mansion's shooting range, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) can be seen firing a Heckler & Koch USP Compact along with other weapons. A vampire during the subway shootout is also seen using one.

Heckler & Koch USP Compact - 9x19mm
Rigel (Sandor Bolla) is cut down by UV ammunition while holding a Heckler & Koch USP Compact.
Selene firing a USP Compact in the shooting range.
When the reverse shot shows her firing her USP Compact, she is actually holding a USP Match, which she is moments later handed and introduced to!

Heckler & Koch USP-9

A Heckler & Koch USP-9 is given to Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) by Selene (Kate Beckinsale) when he is chained to a chair at the safehouse, and attempts to free himself by shooting the chain with the gun but fails.

Heckler & Koch USP-9 - 9x19mm
The Heckler & Koch USP-9 on the table next to Michael.
Michael tries to shoot the chains that bind him, but the USP fails to break them - Possibly because he wasn't even aiming at the chain.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5K (with and without PDW folding stock)

Most of the vampire death dealers in the film use Heckler & Koch MP5K submachine guns both with and without PDW folding stock. Since they lack the extended barrels, they are not actual MP5K-PDWs.

Heckler & Koch MP5K with SEF trigger group - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5K with PDW stock - 9x19mm
A Heckler & Koch MP5K with a dual-mag clamp in the vampire armory.
A vampire death dealer on the train armed with an MP5K.
Vampire death dealers armed with MP5Ks, with and without PDW stocks.
Soren (Scott McElroy) with an MP5K, exhibiting good trigger discipline.
Vampire death dealers fire their MP5Ks at Michael.
One of the death dealers firing his MP5K. While firing a full-auto submachine gun with one hand would be significantly more challenging with live ammunition due to recoil, he uses the sling to steady the weapon to combat the (nonexistent) recoil.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Both the Vampires and Lycans can be seen using Heckler & Koch MP5A3s on several occasions. The Lycan's MP5s are mostly seen with tactical flashlights on the foregrip.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
Kahn shouldering a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with a tactical light in the vampire armory.
An MP5A3 with a tactical light and Aimpoint M68 scope in the vampire armory.
A vampire death dealer armed with an MP5A3 with the bolt locked up.
A death dealer fires his MP5A3 at attacking Lycans on the train.
The death dealer firing his MP5A3.

Steyr TMP

In the firefight at the beginning of the film, Raze (Kevin Grevioux) uses two Steyr TMPs to battle the vampires in the subway. Several are also seen in the vampire armory.

Steyr TMP - 9x19mm
Raze unloads both of his Steyr TMPs, doing a great job of keeping his eyes open despite the large muzzle flashes, the result of using full-flash blanks.
Since his left hand is firing towards the ground, he's quite likely right hand dominant.
When they both run dry, he tosses one and reloads the other.
Raze fires his TMP at the vampires.
Still doing a great job remaining stone faced despite the flashes.
Steyr TMPs seen in the vampire armory.

Spectre M4

A Spectre M4 submachine gun is seen in the vampire armory.

Spectre M4 - 9x19mm
Spectre M4 circled in red.

Unknown SMG

During the scene when Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is discussing the war between Lycans and Vampires, it cuts to a gun rack, where an unknown submachine gun is seen - It could be an unloaded Spectre M4, but this is uncertain.

Unknown submachine gun circled in red in gun rack.

Shotguns

Franchi SPAS-12

After the firefight in the subway, the Lycan leader Lucian (Michael Sheen) breaks up a fight between two werewolves by firing a Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun with a shortened barrel and magazine tube in the air and telling them that they are behaving like rabid dogs. A Lycan is also seen loading one up before the final battle.

Franchi SPAS-12 short - 12 Gauge
Lucian firing his short-barreled Franchi SPAS-12 into the air and chastising his fellow Lycans.
A Lycan chambering the same SPAS-12.

Rifles / Carbines

Colt M4A1 Carbine

Towards the end of the film, Kahn (Robbie Gee) can be seen with an M4A1 Carbine, fitted with a scope, a laser pointer and a Surefire M500AB tactical flashlight in the foregrip. The lower receiver lacks the "fencing" around the magazine release, which means it's actually an M4 barreled upper receiver mounted onto an early Colt SP1 (original M16) 'slab side' lower receiver. Since so many SP1 lower receivers were converted to full auto fire (for movie use) in the last three decades, this is a common practice.

Colt M4A1 - 5.56x45mm
Kahn arms himself with a kitted out M4A1. Note lack of magazine fencing on lower receiver.
Kahn aims his M4A1 into the dark at the sound of a Lycan. You'd think he would turn the flashlight on for such a situation or at least would have heightened low-light vision being vampire.
Instead he empties his weapon into the dark, a poor decision on his part. Note: In the upper image, he fires his M4A1 right-handed. In this image he fires it left-handed.

Heckler & Koch G36KV

Many of the Lycans use Heckler & Koch G36KVs in the film, may of which have flashlights taped on top of the forends.

Heckler & Koch G36KV with export optical sight - 5.56x45mm
A Lycan loads up a Heckler & Koch G36KV.
Lycans lay wasted after Selene kills them, G36KVs discarded next to them.
Lycans armed with G36KVs with flashlights during the final battle.

AKM

During the scene where Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is discussing the war between the vampires and the Lycans, and when the the Lycans are loading up, several AKMs can be seen being handed out. They are also seen layered up in a gun rack. It is possible some of these may be milled receiver Norinco Type 56s.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
Type 56 assault rifle aka M22, early milled receiver model without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Lycans handing out AKMs.
Several AKMs are seen in the Lycan's gun truck.
AKMs are seen in the gun rack. The first one has a milled receiver, so it may be a Norinco Type 56 or an older AK-47.

Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II

During the scene when Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is discussing the war between Lycans and vampires, it cuts to a gun rack, where a Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II is seen with many other weapons. One is also seen in the vampire armory.

Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II, early model with A1 upper receiver with magazine removed - 5.56x45mm
A Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II is seen behind Selene in the vampire armory. Note lack of heavy A2 barrel.
A Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II is seen on the gun rack. While the whole receiver isn't visible, you can see that it has an A1 upper with a 'slab-side' sporter lower identifying it as an early model AR-15A2 Sporter II.

Enfield L85A1

During the scene when Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is discussing the war between Lycans and Vampires, it cuts to a gun rack, where an Enfield L85A1 is seen with many other weapons.

Enfield L85A1 with SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm
An Enfield L85A1 on the gun rack.

Steyr AUG A1

During the scene when Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is discussing the war between Lycans and Vampires, it cuts to a gun rack, where a Steyr AUG A1 is seen with many other weapons.

Steyr AUG A1 - 5.56x45mm
A Steyr AUG A1 with the foregrip folded up on the gun rack.

AKMSU

What appears to be AKMSU assault carbines are seen in the gun racks, based on their lack of full stocks and short barrels.

AKMSU - 7.62x39mm
What appear to be AKMSUs in the gun rack.

AMD-65

In Kahn's (Robbie Gee) armory, there are AMD-65s on the racks.

Hungarian AMD-65 with folding stock - 7.62x39mm
An AMD-65 is seen on the rack behind Kahn.
Another AMD-65 behind Kahn.

Heckler & Koch PSG-1

In Kahn's (Robbie Gee) Armory there is a Heckler & Koch PSG-1 Sniper Rifle leaning against the wall.

Heckler & Koch PSG-1 - 7.62x51mm
As Kahn inspects an ultraviolet bullet given to him by Selene, there is a PSG-1 rifle leaning against the wall.

Machine Guns

GE M134 Minigun

Two GE M134 Miniguns are seen in the vampire armory.

General Electric M134 Minigun - 7.62x51mm
GE M134 Minigun circled in red.
A closer shot of the M134 Minigun.
The barrels of another Minigun behind Kahn.

MG34

An MG34 is seen on the top shelf of the rack in the vampire armory. Another one may be lying flat next to it, but it's too hard to see fully.

MG34 - 7.92x57mm
An MG34 circled in red.
Another shot of the MG34.

RPD

An RPD light machine gun is seen behind Selene (Kate Beckinsale) in the vampire armory.

RPD light machine gun - 7.62x39mm
RPD circled in red.

RPK

What appears to be the club stock of an RPK light machine gun is seen in the vampire armory.

RPK light machine gun - 7.62x39mm
The stock of an RPK and several unidentified firearms.

Other

Silver Grenade

A vampire death dealer uses a silver grenade during the final battle.

The death dealer flips the spoon off his silver grenade.


See Also

Underworld
Underworld (2003)   •  Evolution (2006)  •  Rise of the Lycans (2009)•  Awakening (2012) •  Blood Wars (2017)



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