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Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
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Supernatural thriller in which a female reporter wakes up in a morgue to find herself a member of the undead. She vows revenge against the sect that put her there and hunts them down.

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Collette / Frannie
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Harrison
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LA Weekly Editor
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Ethan Mills
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Kaitlin
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Rourke
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Bishop
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Eve
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Detective Easton
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Poe
Sam Cooper ...
Coroner's Assistant
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The snoopy reporter Sadie Blake is called by her nerd colleague Ethan Mills that has deciphered a code and found an address in Koreatown from information of the Goth Tricia Rawlins about a bloody cult. Sadie does not give attention to Ethan, but when she sees on the front page of the news that Tricia has been found dead in a dumpster in Koreatown, she decides to visit the address. She finds an abandoned house with a gruesome basement full of blood and she immediately drives to Ethan's apartment. She finds the place in a complete mess and is abducted by a stranger and taken to Bishop, who wants to know what Tricia has told her. Then, Bishop and his mate Eve kill Sadie and they have a necrophilic threesome with her body. Later, Sadie awakes in the freezer of the morgue and sooner she realizes that she is a vampire and promises revenge to her sire. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Seduce. Trap. Feast. See more »


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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, sexuality, nudity, language, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$59,371 (USA) (1 June 2007)

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$106,398 (USA) (8 June 2007)
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This is the second horror film directed by Sebastian Gutierrez and his fourth as a writer. He also directed the 2001 movie The Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature. As a writer, he has also worked on the 2003 supernatural thriller Gothika starring Halle Berry. In 2006, he was co-writer on the movie Snakes on a Plane starring Samuel L. Jackson. Sebastian also wrote the screenplay for the remake of the Japanese movie The Eye. See more »

Goofs

When Sadie is thrown on the bed by Bishop the bed is covered by a green duvet. In the next shot when they pin her to the bed it is covered with black plastic. See more »

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Sadie Blake: Here I thought bartenders were supposed to be like priests.
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The persons portrayed in this motion picture are not intended to portray or represent any particular individual at LA Weekly. See more »

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References Nosferatu (1922) See more »

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KeMo Thera-P
Written by Jonathan Hylander, Raymond Gurrola, Sean Johnson and Joseph Hylander
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Sex and Blood: A Different Vampire Movie
5 April 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The snoopy reporter Sadie Blake (Lucy Liu) is called by her nerd colleague Ethan Mills (Kevin Wheatley) that has deciphered a code and found an address in Koreatown from information of the Goth Tricia Rawlins (Margo Harshman) about a bloody cult. Sadie does not give attention to Ethan, but when she sees on the front page of the news that Tricia has been found dead in a dumpster in Koreatown, she decides to visit the address. She finds an abandoned house with a gruesome basement full of blood and she immediately drives to Ethan's apartment. She finds the place in a complete mess and is abducted by a stranger and taken to Bishop (James D'Arcy), who wants to know what Tricia has told her. Then, Bishop and his mate Eve (Carla Gugino) kill Sadie and they have a necrophilic threesome with her body. Later, Sadie awakes in the freezer of the morgue and sooner she realizes that she is a vampire and promises revenge to her sire.

The low-paced "Rise" is a different vampire movie, with sex, blood and naked women. The screenplay discloses the plot in a non-linear chronology, but there is no unexpected twist or any part difficult to be understood. I expected some surprise regarding Sadie's savior Arturo, but this character has been completely forgotten after his short but important participation. The end gives a hint to a possible sequel and in this case and if Eve told the truth to Sadie, Arturo might have an important role replacing the evil Bishop as the leader of the cult that worships sex and blood as the greatest pleasures of mankind. I have never seen Lucy Liu undressing so many times like in "Rise", but the nudity situations are not free exploitation, being suitable to the context of the sexy story. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Rise"


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