The Underworld movies (or "the Underworld trilogy of films") are famous for their depictions of werewolf-on-vampire violence, and vice versa. With the entire series getting updated with a newly released “Essential Collection Blu-ray™ Trilogy Set (complete with three never-before-seen Underworld anime shorts), it might be a good time to explore the best examples of that violence in the series. So tighten your black leather fightin' suits, gang, it's werewolf-and-vampire-killin' time!

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Selene vs. Michael vs. Viktor , Underworld

The only thing tougher to deal with than a vampire and/or a werewolf is a vampire-werewolf hybrid, as you can see in the character of Michael, who was unfortunately transformed into one. You might not know it to see him fight Elder Vampire Viktor, though, who uses his experience in the field of supernatural ass-kicking to make quick work of him. Thankfully Kate Beckinsale's Selene and a big old sword were also present, giving Viktor only a few moments before part of his head gets sliced off the, uh, rest of his head. Ouch.

Michael vs William/Selene vs. Markus, Underworld Evolution

Lots of action movies utilize the technique of two simultaneous fights on two different fronts, and the sequel to Underworld is no different. Vampire twins Markus and William are up against our friends Selene and Michael - with one crucial difference: Selene has recently ingested some wild super vampire blood of her own, which gives her powers she never had before. For example, she pulls a spike out of her chest and drives it through Markus' head. Michael takes a less elegant approach, opting to tear his guy's head off. Whatever works.

Lucian vs. Viktor, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

The third Underworld movie is a prequel, so we get to see ol' crazy Viktor raising hell in a different time period (I'm hoping for some future installment of Underworld to take place in the early 60s so we can get a Mad Men crossover). Anyway, the final fight scene between the lycan Lucian and Elder Vampire Viktor is done in classic Underworld style, with cool choreography and a great final kill, as Lucian delivers the "death" blow with a sword through Viktor's head. Man, if you're a vampire in the Underworld series, you should start wearing a helmet or something.

Selene vs. Some Unlucky Human Cops, Underworld: Evolution

Not all the fight scenes in the Underworld series are between supernatural creatures. This short fight scene in the second Underworld movie is memorable for its cool slow-motion style, and the way Selene is able to quickly deal with a bunch of bozos with guns. They probably didn't expect to get tossed around by a young woman in black leather when they got up for work that morning, but that's what happened anyway.

Lycan vs. Whip-Snapping Vampire, Underworld

Aside from the troubling racial implications of a black guy getting hit with whips, this is a pretty cool fight scene from the first Underworld movie (the black werewolf ends up winning anyway). I think once the vampire gets cornered by the at least 7-foot werewolf, he knows he's beat, but keeps doing his fancy whip movies anyway. And then, the fight ends with the werewolf biting the vampire's face off. The end!

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