MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 223 this week

Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
"Rise" (original title)

4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 9,564 users  
Reviews: 87 user | 75 critic

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.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 06 Sep 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 15 Oct 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

Rise: Blood Hunter (2007) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rise: Blood Hunter.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Blood (2009)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Where does love and lust lead you...if you never die? What destiny awaits an immortal? Is there a destination for immortal love and lust? Shigenori Takechi of IZO incorporated these ... See full summary »

Director: Ten Shimoyama
Stars: Aya Sugimoto, Guts Ishimatsu, Jun Kaname
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.

Director: Chris Nahon
Stars: Gianna Jun, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A cop on the verge is sent to his small hometown to shape up. When a girl no one cares about goes missing, his slow recovery ends abruptly.

Director: Paul Epstein
Stars: Wade Williams, Samaire Armstrong, Tracey Needham
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A film noir buff has his life turned on end by a femme fatale with a big adventure in mind.

Director: Paul Soter
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Lucy Liu, Jason Sudeikis
Rise (2015)
Crime | Drama | News

Rise is a true story about a young nurse falsely accused of rape. Stripped of his career and his freedom, Will is forced to survive maximum security jail. The film centers on an unlikely ... See full summary »

Director: Mack Lindon
Stars: Jessica Green, Stephanie May, Martin Sacks
Nómadas II (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A drama about a filmmaker working on a project about subway suicides.

Director: Ricardo Benet
Stars: Lucy Liu, Tamlyn Tomita, Brian Yang
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Collette / Frannie
...
...
Harrison
...
LA Weekly Editor
...
Ethan Mills
...
...
Kaitlin
...
Rourke
...
Bishop
...
Eve
...
...
Detective Easton
...
Poe
Sam Cooper ...
Coroner's Assistant
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Seduce. Trap. Feast. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 July 2007 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Rise  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$106,398 (USA) (8 June 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Reunites Robert Forster with Carla Gugino after Karen Sisco (2003). See more »

Goofs

When the detective is talking to Sadie after zipping up her jeans, the blade on her necklace is visible and clearly sitting to one side of her neck. In the next shot of her, it is hidden, and in the following shot it is visible again. See more »

Quotes

Sadie Blake: Death is different now
See more »

Crazy Credits

The persons portrayed in this motion picture are not intended to portray or represent any particular individual at LA Weekly. See more »


Soundtracks

KeMo Thera-P
Written by Jonathan Hylander, Raymond Gurrola, Sean Johnson and Joseph Hylander
Performed by E>K>U>K
Published by JWCT Songs
Courtesy of Pulse Recording
by arrangement with format
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Lucy Liu vamps it up.
2 October 2007 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Lucy Liu stars as Sadie Blake, an intrepid reporter who comes a cropper when she pokes her nose too far into the world of a strange vampiric goth cult. None too keen to have their story told, they abduct the news-hound and suck her dry, dumping her body when finished.

But Sadie is a tough girl and refuses to just keel over. Instead, she joins the ranks of the undead, and sets out to get revenge on those responsible for her current state.

Director Sebastian Gutierrez presents a refreshingly different take on the whole vampire schtick with this low budget shocker that is both bloody and innovative (these vampires may lack fangs, but still pack plenty of bite). Great cinematography, an engaging story, and a decent cast all go to make Rise: Blood Hunter worth seeking out, although the gimmicky use of a non-linear storyline is a little unnecessary (so many films seem to use this idea these days).

A strong, sexy performance from Lucy Liu means that the film is never boring, although, at times, it does come across as a little too earnest for its own good. At times, Gutierrez strives so hard for an effectively moody atmosphere to suit his tale that the resulting gravitas detracts from one's enjoyment. Fortunately, Lucy Liu sees fit to shed her clothes at several points in the movie, so everything balances out nicely in the end.

If you love vampire films of all types, adore Gothic fantasy, or, like me, just want to see Ms. Liu in the buff, then Rise: Blood Hunter is recommended viewing.


33 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
5.4 wtf are you serious? Reborn2006
What happened to Lucy Liu? mikepyro7
....okay, did anyone else notice this HUGE plothole? kiotabandal
why does sadie not hav an asian last name??? dangan
Nick Lachey in this? moovie99
total rip-off luci_aka_twiggy
Discuss Rise: Blood Hunter (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?