PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime
A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.
Elektra Natchios is named and based after Electra from Greek mythology. In the Greek myth, Elektra wanted revenge upon her mother Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus whom murdered her father Agamemnon.
In his opening scene in the Irish pub, Bullseye's neck and the top of his chest are peeling from sunburn, because Colin Farrell had just returned from a Mexican cruise while he was on holiday. A sunburn is rather unlikely for this character who prefers to live in shadows and darkness.
For the first time, a sound effect of pages turning is added to the Marvel logo (aptly for a blind superhero who works through a radar sense).
German theatrical version was edited for violence (ca. 1 min.) to secure a more commercial "Not under 12" rating. Shortened were the scenes where Bullseye kills the man in the pub, the lady on the plane and Elektras father. Also shortened was the stabbing of Elektra. The cut version was released on VHS and DVD (single-disc version), the uncut version was released only on DVD (two-disc special edition and re-release of the single-disc version).
English, Greek, Italian
$3,133,038 (Europe) (14 February 2003)
$102,543,520 (USA) (13 July 2003)
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