Ultramarine the movie, is back in full force, with a full on Blu-Ray and DVD release to hit the public. It did take them awhile, but I am finally glad to get it out to the general pubic. I personally would like to get it in Blu-Ray. 


On March 5th, Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly releases the Sci-Fi CGI animated film Ultramarines™ on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital download. This is the first-ever feature length movie interpretation of the internationally successful Warhammer® 40,000® Universe. The film stars the voices of Terence Stamp (Superman II, Wanted), Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers, Event Horizon) and John Hurt (Alien, Hellboy) and contains over 45 minutes of bonus features including Into The Void: Making of Ultramarines™, Between Chaos & Darkness: The World Of The Space Marines, Creating the Daemon and a cool Ultramarines™ “prequel” animated onscreen graphic novel.

It is 41st Millennium, and the only force that stands between humanity and alien hordes are the Space Marines. Genetically enhanced, clad in power armour and knowing no fear they are the angels of death. And the greatest of them are the Ultramarines™. But when a select squad of scarred veterans and raw recruits responds to a distant planet’s distress beacon, they’ll discover that a horrific evil has been unleashed. And amidst a living nightmare of chaos, carnage and daemonic fury, these steel battle-brothers must now survive the ultimate enemy: Themselves.

Created by Games Workshop®, Warhammer® 40,000® has been developed into a series of successful video games and futuristic novels from its roots as the most successful tabletop wargame in the world, Ultramarines™ is the Warhammer® 40,000® universe as you’ve never been able to experience it before. So get ready and suit up for a thrilling battle in a brand new world, because this time it’s for real - it’s not just a game anymore.







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  1. I bought it as the special edition dvd then later as the hidef download. I know a lot of people were down on the movie but it wasn't that bad considering the relative lack of support other than we will not shut u down. So maybe bringing it to the public will encourage more movies possibly a live action one at some point :-)

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    1. All we need is GW to officially support Lord Inquisitor wile letting them keep creative freedom.

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    2. I thought that was exactly what they had done... Given permission to make the film, allowed adb to be involved and agreed to have no involvement with the making or creative decisions

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    3. Yeah, but they also said that to guys who made Damnatus, and look how that turned out.
      For what it's worth, Ultramarines wasn't as bad as it's generally made out to be, but it was still pretty damn wretched...

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    4. "it wasn't that bad"
      No, it was even worse. Even ignoring the fact that it essentially took a huge dump on the already established fluff, it was poorly written, paced, and structured, voice acting was wooden, and it looked much worse than the cutscenes in recent GW computer games. I can totally see that it was made by the company that produced Bionicle animations for LEGO, but I thought GW no longer aims for the pre-schooler demographic.

      Then again, no wonder GW has taken measures to rid YouTube of the VHSrips of the earlier official GW movies from mid-1990's: "Inquisitor" and the trailer reel it featured ("Hive Infestation" & "Blood for the Blood God"). Yes, the effects in those are 90's bad, but they are even worse in every other respect too (so at least GW managed to improve). Yes, I realize that their budget was not enough for full-on CGI monsters, but a clearly latex/foam Khorne Berserker/Genestealer/Ork slooooowly wobbling forth towards the camera for all eternity (yes, I realize you can't see anything from within the suit, and it hampers your movements, but could you PLEASE at least even try to hide that with fast cuts, camera movement, something, anything), while The Heroes make hysterically overacted facial expressions while they emotionlessly read their lines from the telepromter that's unfortunately the other way so they do not even seem to follow what's going on... no, just no.

      On the other hand, that mid-90's campfest is actually so bad it would be funny to watch again (if it was still available somewhere to watch), Ultramarines is just plain bad.

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    5. I actually found the 90s movies to be pretty good. The Astropath scene in "Inquisitor" was really cool.

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  2. Just saw a preview to the new GW movie! oh wait sorry that was the starcraft 2 trailer...

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    1. oH you mean that game that could feed in one disc but instead it was made into three discs so you have the joy to pay one a the time!!!! plus the DLC no way blizzard is a greedy company with well made free of charge games like DIABLO 3, blizzard is doing the same thing to their most famous games what EA did for Command and Conquer, DESTROYING them.

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  3. so...the movie sucks? haven't seen it. I was jacked up by the trailer, but you are all pissing in my Wheaties.

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  4. I saw the Daemon Prince bit of this movie. Was OK.. a bit like watching a video sequence from a budget computer game... maybe that's being a little harsh.

    All i can say is a brief 10 seconds of the Lord Inquisitor project completely blew the 5 minute finale of Ultramarines out of the water. Can't wait to see that when it's finished. Would buy Ultramarine for £3/$5 if i saw it but not at full retail.

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  5. You find this for free in hd if you know where to look, really isnt worth paying for unless you get a discount code for GW stuff for life

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  6. the Ultra-terrible movie was an abomination. If you do something, don't do it half-@ss. There are several things GW could have done differently:
    1. Don't butcher the fluff (or create some dumb plot)
    2. Use state of the art CGI (think AVATAR) yeah it costs alot, but they charge an arm and a leg for their models, why not charge alot for the movie.
    3. Just because GW is in the UK doesn't mean every character has to have a british accent.

    I know the UK used to be the center of the world, but it hasn't been for a long time. The Salamander chapter is black, the White Scars are mongol looking, the Imperial Fists are from the junker-prussian style (read Space Marine by Ian Watson if you don't know what I'm talking about).

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    1. Personally, I think that tihsd film was a toe in the water for GW, basically just to see how little effort they could put into something new to see how it was received and to see if it made a decent return. If what I read is true, GW provided hardly any funding or support to Codex; they just gave them access to any info they needed, let Dan Abnett do what he could with the limited time & budget and off they went.

      So yeah, 1 & 2 I can't really argue with but they did it on next to no budget, certainly not the multi-million budget that Avatar had or even anything close to getting state of the art CGI. The world is in a recession mate, it's not the time for a company to risk a substantial amount of funds into a first-time project that could fall flat on it's face. GW charge a lot for their models to keep the company afloat and investors happy, not flush the funds away on films.

      For Games Workshop, the UK *IS* the centre of the world. Sorry about that hard fact, but it's true. They were created here, are based here, have their HQ here, most of their production is here, as is a majority of their market. Why spend money on flying actors over from abroad when there's plenty of great actors right here? See my earlier point: next to no budget.

      All in all I think Codex did a great job with what they could. The animation is a bit iffy and flat, the Marines look far, FAR too old and the story is a bit predictible, but on the whole I'd say it's worth watching at least once and if you're a fan then buy it. If we show Games Workshop that we're willing to support them in the animated film market then they may be tempted to create more with a bigger budget and some support.

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    2. "Just because GW is in the UK doesn't mean every character has to have a british accent."
      In the grim darkness of the far future, everyone is british.

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  8. What is the difference between this BluRay version and the one which could be bought for at least a year now (besides the cover)?

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  9. I would say it wasn't terrible...Except for the crozius. That was just incredibly bad.

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    1. The cruzius power field can in fact expand according to the fluff

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    2. Where does it say? I'm curious.

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    3. It's was a Chapter Relic, not a regular Crozius.

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  10. If it costs £9.99 or less then pick it up if you have the money to waste. Yes waste. If it is as expensive as the original release, then please people DON'T BUY IT!

    The Dawn of War computer games had better graphics and better story plots. As for the action, the Space Marines in the computer game were tougher.

    Please, please, please don't spend more than £10 for this. It wasn't a complete waste of time, for the budget they had to work with, but it's not worth your hard earned cash.

    Just buy some mini's and wait for the excellent Lord Inquisitor. Now that is how it should be done.

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  11. Now if Blur Studio made a 40k movie...

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  12. We need a movie that chronicles the Horus Heresy. Like, a real movie with fantastic looking CGI and great voice actors

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  13. this movie is so horrible. there is nothing good about it. SO MANY stupid things about it!

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  14. I agree with being excited about lord inquisitor but ultramarines was the door opener either as a precident or an inspiration to do better and fyi it is very difficult to write a great story establish characters and back story that someone outside the hobby would know what is going on and all under 60 minutes. Yeah i agree the dawn of war graphics were much better. But still it all has to start somewhere. Will i buy it no because i already have it but as i said if it now becomes part of the general public consciousness then it may inspire others to do more and better

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  15. I enjoyed even though it was terribad... Dan Abnett is a terrible writer and the CGI was laughable, but it was still cool to see. Yeah I didn't pay to see it... If I did I would be upset....

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  16. I know this has horrible ratings and such, but i plan on getting this for my young sons who absolutely love warhammer 40k and everything space marine. will this be a online release only or can i dig this up at the local hell hole known as walmart?

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  17. Already got this in uk blu-ray, cant see why everyone is dumbing it down haha, I enjoyed the film nice storyline and look forward to more realises, keep it up at least someone is making a go of it

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  19. Spoilers included, you've been warned ;)

    It's not bad, I've watched it twice now. But it's not great either. The pace is too slow, it seems they were trying to give it some extra length without actually coming up with enough stuff to actually fill that length with.

    Some things don't make too much sense, like how the Chaos Marines go from being able to wipe out the Imperial Fists to suiciding en masse against just a handful of Ultramarines - but gotta say the "Captain's" charge was quite cool.

    The others allowing the Chaplain to be shot when the banner hadn't glowed in his presence earlier... meeh, a tad questionable. The final combat got a bit too anticlimactic once the marine got the hammer, it shouldn't have been an autowin like that.

    Don't get the all-too-common bitching about the Crozius though. It matters not whether or not a regular Crozius can do that, as who says it was a regular Crozius? Enough powerful artifacts around for an IF Chaplain to have one.

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  20. I over all enjoyed this movie the first time I saw it. Yes, there were many things that could of made it better, but it was also a first. I am hoping that another movie can be made, and I definitely look forward to Lord Inquisitor.

    I will be picking up the blu-ray simply because it will be nice to see it on a larger screen.

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