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Rise: Blood Hunter (Unrated Undead Edition) (2007)

A movie directed by Sebastian Gutierrez

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  • Nov 12, 2011
There are some pretty tense moments every once in a while, and if you get past the first half of this movie you will like the last half. Performances are up to par and Lucy Liu even gets naked in this film, which should have some of you excited. Also the movie is about vampires, who doesn't like that.
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review by . November 12, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
      RISE   BLOOD HUNTER      This was the second vampire film from Sam Raimi's and Rob Tapert's Ghost House Pictures, the first of course being "30 Days of Night". This one right here stars Lucy Liu and sadly even with her upside down and naked this does not come close to being as good as "30 Days of Night". Not to say that this film is a bad film or doesn't have its moments, because it is worth a watch if you rent …
review by . April 22, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
While Rise: Blood Hunter isn't a terrible film, it's a predictable one. This is meant to be a revisionist vampire film (no one actually uses the word vampire in the movie) but these are the same trendy vampires that have haunted the screen since Blade. Is it too much to ask someone to try and shake up the vampire film the way Kathryn Bigelow and Eric Red did with Near Dark? Or Larraz did with Vampyres (over 30 years ago)? Can't we just get a little Nosferatu around here? Instead what we have here …
review by . April 20, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: See Review     Cons: See Review     The Bottom Line: Why was this movie made?     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. I like Lucy Liu and Carla Gugino; both actresses are gifted practitioners of their craft, so I was surprised that each would star in 2007’s direct-to-video’s Rise: Blood Hunter, written and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez (Snakes on a Plane).       The …
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Sadie Blake (Lucy Liu) dies and comes backs to life several times inRise—Blood Hunter, which gives this revenge tale impetus to continue perhaps longer than it needs to. At over two hours long, this film, written and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez (Snakes on A Plane), is beautifully filmed and acted at times but drags due to the drawn out story of a LA Weekly reporter who seeks revenge on her murderer, the vampire head of an underground blood-sucking cult. This handsome monster, Bishop (James D'Arcy), charms women, kidnaps them, and slits their throats with his claw-shaped necklace, stumping the entire LAPD minus Clyde Rawline (Michael Chilkis), a hard-drinking policeman who eventually teams up with Blake to hunt and destroy the vampiric ringleader. The scenes depicting initial doses of violence, like when Blake wakes up in a metal casket at the morgue, or when she's originally killed in Bishop's bed, covered in black trash bags to avoid bloodstains, feature crisp film footage awash in blue and red, setting a semi-poetic mood. Mostly,Rise—Blood Hunteroperates on the vampire tales' conflation of sex and death, taking a sexy tone throughout, especially when Sadie or her fellow vampire, Collette (Cameron Richardson), feast on blood then strip off their sullied clothing. Blake's vengeance underpins her rebellious attitude, as she shoots her crossbow at each person she meets on the trail to Bishop. ThoughRise—Blood Hunteris not a classic in ...
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DVD Release Date: October 9, 2007
Runtime: 122 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures

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