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Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

Rise (original title)
A reporter wakes up in a morgue and finds herself a member of the undead, before vowing revenge against the sect which put her there.
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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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reporter | morgue | revenge | goth | blood | See All (72) »

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They didn't leave her alive. They left her UNDEAD. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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6 July 2007 (Turkey)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$59,371 (USA) (3 June 2007)

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$106,398 (USA) (10 June 2007)
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Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28th, 2007 and had limited theatrical release beginning on June 1st, 2007 and was in theaters for only fourteen days. See more »

Goofs

When Sadie stops to pick up the hitchhiker her vehicle's left tail light is burned out, yet minutes later when she turns off the main road it is working. See more »

Quotes

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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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
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Rising from out of the ashes of the theatrical version...
2 October 2007 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

It pleases me to report that RISE works brilliantly in its original 122-minute version. The use of non-linear storytelling is handled masterfully by writer and director Sebastian Gutierrez, and along with the beautifully lush cinematography of John Toll, these devices go a long way in giving the film an edge that most other horror films can only dream of. But then, RISE is so much more than a "mere" horror film, as it is just as heavily rooted in gritty film noir and hard boiled revenge thrillers like KISS ME DEADLY and POINT BLANK, and Gutierrez effortlessly mixes these different genres into one helluva potent cocktail. He is also greatly helped in making this sell by Lucy Liu, as her acting in this film is completely off the chart. This is without a doubt the finest and most daring performance she has ever given, and the raw emotion she dishes out in certain scenes is nothing short of astounding. So... in the cinematic tradition of vampire films like THE HUNGER, NEAR DARK, and THE ADDICTION, Sebastian Gutierrez's RISE is most definitely a worthy addition to the list.


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