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Rise: Blood Hunter -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Sebastian Gutierrez (written by)
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Robert Forster ... Lloyd

Cameron Richardson ... Collette / Frannie

Lucy Liu ... Sadie Blake

Allan Rich ... Harrison

Samantha Shelton ... LA Weekly Editor

Kevin Wheatley ... Ethan Mills

Margo Harshman ... Tricia Rawlins

Cameron Goodman ... Kaitlin

Holt McCallany ... Rourke

James D'Arcy ... Bishop

Carla Gugino ... Eve

Michael Chiklis ... Clyde Rawlins

Paul Cassell ... Detective Easton

Mako ... Poe
Sam Cooper ... Coroner's Assistant
Natsuko Ohama ... Sadie's Mother
Christina Ahn ... Beth (as Christina Stacey)

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Arturo
Isabella Gutierrez ... Homeless Child
Liana Perez ... Morena

Simon Rex ... Hank

Anastasia Baranova ... Teen Girl

Zach Gilford ... Sailor

Ashley Hinson ... Trampy Teen

Fran Kranz ... Alex

Samaire Armstrong ... Jenny

Marilyn Manson ... Bartender

Elden Henson ... Taylor

Nick Lachey ... Dwayne

Christopher Allen Nelson ... Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joseph A. Garcia ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
India King ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Michael Ouellette ... Detective (uncredited)

Sadie ... Barking Stray Dog (uncredited)

Gary Sievers ... Scary Bum (uncredited)

Directed by
Sebastian Gutierrez 
Writing credits
Sebastian Gutierrez (written by)

Produced by
Aubrey Henderson .... executive producer
Nathan Kahane .... executive producer
Kelli Konop .... co-producer
Josef Lieck .... assistant line producer
Carsten H.W. Lorenz .... executive producer
Carsten H.W. Lorenz .... producer
Sam Raimi .... executive producer
Hans Ritter .... line producer (as Hans Christian Ritter)
Greg Shapiro .... producer
Robert G. Tapert .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nathan Barr 
Cinematography by
John Toll (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lisa Bromwell 
Robb Sullivan 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
Kelly Wagner 
Production Design by
Jerry Fleming 
Art Direction by
Austin Gorg 
Set Decoration by
Betty Berberian 
Costume Design by
Denise Wingate 
Makeup Department
Elisabeth Fry .... makeup department head
Robert Hallowell II .... hair department head
Grady Holder .... dental prosthetics: K.N.B. EFX Group
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special makeup effects artist
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special makeup supervisor
Heba Thorisdottir .... personal makeup artist: Lucy Liu
Nicole Venables .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Jason Lieck .... production supervisor
Jonathan McCoy .... unit production manager
Jack Schuster .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karla Carnewal .... second second assistant director
Bill Greenfield .... second assistant director: additional photography (as Billy Greenfield)
Arturo Guzman .... first assistant director
Shelly Heyward .... second second assistant director: re-shoots
Douglas McKay .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jeffrey Ault .... set dresser (as Jeff Ault)
Loren Basulto .... assistant art director
Kieran Brown .... paint gang boss
Xaime Casillas .... paint foreman
Jerry A. Chavez .... property master
William DeBiasio .... buyer
Will Durham .... set dresser
Richard Eckols .... propmaker
Mathias Fain .... set dresser
Adam Feliciano .... laborer
Gabriel Feliciano .... laborer
Steve Hansen .... propmaker
Terry Hargis .... leadman
Zak Hawthorne .... set dresser
Ruben Jawegui .... painter
Michael E. Johnson .... set dresser
Charles Kern .... painter
Kyle Kitty .... painter
Andrew Kress .... additional assistant property master
Creighton Larson .... propmaker
Doran Meyers .... additional assistant art director
Joe Monaco .... set dresser
George L. Perez .... plasterer
Drew Pierce .... stand-by painter
Leonard Pérez .... plaster foreman
Patrick Reyes .... labor foreman
Miles S. Richman .... painter
Lisa Robinson .... assistant property master
Jason Silber .... propmaker
Wayne Springfield .... construction coordinator
Christopher Taylor .... set dresser
Brian Vogelgesang .... on-set decorator
Timothy Walsh .... painter
Andrew Garcia-Price .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Benton Jew .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... sound editor
Mike Anderson .... utility sound
Ethan Beigel .... adr mixer
Carlie Bergman .... adr recordist
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist
Richard C. Franklin .... foley supervisor (as Rick Franklin)
Chris M. Jacobson .... sound effects editor
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Joe Michalski .... boom operator
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound designer
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound supervisor
Buck Robinson .... sound mixer
Carin Rogers .... dialogue editor
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist
Jussi Tegelman .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg ten Bosch .... sound editor
Marshall Winn .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects supervisor
Wes Mattox .... special effects assistant
Drew Pierce .... special effects: blood specialist
Jason Pinsker .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Dirk Rogers .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Virgil Sanchez .... special effects technician
Andy Schoneberg .... special effects makeup
Lino Stavole .... mold/lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Veronica Torres .... production coordinator
Jenny Wallace .... special effects assistant coordinator
Daniel Yates .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... visual effects
Mandy Arnold .... digital restoration artist
Hoon Bae .... visual effects artist
Chad Bonanno .... animator: title designer
Joshua D. Comen .... visual effects producer: Comen VFX
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Dan Feinstein .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Dana Marin Fisher .... visual effects coordinator
Jason Howey .... visual effects
Benjamin Liu .... visual effects
Mai Suzuki .... digital restoration artist
Vivian Wei .... visual effects artist
Stephen Wilson .... visual effects artist
David J. Witters .... visual effects supervisor: Comen VFX
Diane Wright .... digital asset manager: Laser Pacific
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Brian Christensen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Randy Hall .... stunt player
Jody Hart .... stunt double
Will Leong .... stunt double: Mako
Frank Lloyd .... stunt player
Alex Madison .... stunt player
Dina L. Margolin .... stunt double
Ed McDermott II .... precision driver
Ronn Surels .... stunt player
Irene Tanaka .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Preston Adams .... electrician
Ron Alexus .... electrician
Prarthna Arias .... video playback
Dustin Ault .... best boy grip
Herb Ault .... key grip
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera
Henry Cantor .... electrician
Ian S. Casas .... key grip: second unit
Tim Christie .... dolly grip (as Timothy S. Christie)
Mark J. Coyne .... steadicam operator: additional photography
Jeff DeLucia .... electrician
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... rigging key grip
David E. Diano .... camera operator
Tulio Duenas .... film loader
Kevin Edwards .... grip
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer
Oscar Gomez .... best boy rigging grip
Geoffrey Haley .... Steadicam operator: reshoots
John Hoffma .... electrician
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera: pick-ups
Jeff Kluttz .... rigging grip
Paul Lambiase .... best boy grip
Philip Lee .... director of photography: second unit
David Fred Masselink .... digital imaging technician
Dan Misner .... grip
Sterling Moore .... camera operator: additional photography
Luis Moreno .... best boy electric
Keith Morgan .... gaffer: additional photography
Chris Napolitano .... best boy electric (as Christopher Napolitano)
Brooks Robinson .... Steadicam operator
Todd SanSone .... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera
Pablo Santiago-Brandwein .... grip
Simon Scheeline .... grip
Michael J. Schwartz .... rigging gaffer
James Lawrence Spencer .... gaffer: pick-up shots
Tom Stanger .... electrician
James Stiritz .... best boy grip: "b" camera unit, insert crew
Robert J. Studenny .... grip
Ian S. Takahashi .... assistant camera: underwater unit
Ian S. Takahashi .... camera intern
Skyler Tegland .... grip
Vich Thiensuwana .... rigging grip
Mike Thomas .... camera operator
Suzanne Trucks .... second assistant camera
Michael J. Walsh .... best boy electrician
Jeffrey L. Wilson .... grip
Neil Wittman .... electrician
Michael Woodside .... electrician
Randy Woodside .... gaffer
Casting Department
Sasha Adkinson .... extras casting
Janine Sugawara .... casting associate
Kevin Mockrin .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anita Cabada .... assistant costume designer
Sandra Collier .... costume supervisor
Jeannie H. Kelly .... set costumer
Shoshana Rubin .... key costumer
Tony Swatton .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Marisa Clayton .... post-production coordinator: Modern VideoFilm
Kyle DeVriendt .... digital film recordist
Valance Eisleben .... digital data conformist
Nancy Fuller .... digital intermediate project manager
Michael Kaz .... apprentice editor
Tim Mirkovich .... additional editor
Carrie Oliver .... digital data conformist
Robb Porter .... post-production assistant: Modern VideoFilm
Eric Putz .... telecine colorist: dailies
Jake Rice .... digital intermediate project manager
Mike Sowa .... digital intermediate colorist
Reed Whorton .... post-production assistant
David L. Bertman .... additional editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Becca Borawski .... music editor
Transportation Department
George Bolton .... transportation captain
Mario Simon .... transportation coordinator
Tom Thompson .... driver
Other crew
Stephanie Baltierra .... accounting clerk
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Abigail Bean .... assistant: Mr Gutierrez (as Abby Bean)
Paul D. Boydston .... location manager
Jules Carideo .... production coordinator
Sarah Clifford .... animal supplier
Sarah Clifford .... dog trainer
Meghan Courtney .... assistant: Lucy Liu
Dawn Davis .... production assistant
Chris Deale .... production assistant
Gary DeGalla .... location manager
Claire Doré .... animal trainer
Claire Doré .... dog trainer
Brent Guido .... production office assistant
Ashley Hinson .... assistant location manager
Danny Illouz .... payroll accountant
David Kraemer .... set production assistant
Joanna Lara .... product placement
Joanna Lara .... production secretary
Greg Lloyd .... stand-in: Michael Chiklis
Lisa Looney .... wrap supervisor
Danielle Mana .... office production assistant
Crystal McAlerney .... assistant to producers
Rob McEntegart .... executive vice president, business affairs: Mandate Pictures
Edward McGurn .... production consultant
Jan McWilliams .... script supervisor
Jennifer Mosley .... assistant production coordinator: re-shoots
Sam Nainoa .... key set production assistant
Janet Place .... production accountant
Kristen Poelma .... production assistant: re-shoot
Victoria Raiser .... office production intern (as Victoria Hadden)
Mami Saito .... stand-in: Lucy Liu
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Kelley Sims .... first assistant accountant
Lalida Sujjavasin .... set production assistant: re-shoots
Cid Swank .... unit publicist
Virginia Lee Trinkle .... assistant: Michael Chiklis
Matt Tulve .... production assistant: re-shoots
Steven Waldstein .... assistant: Michael Chiklis
Anna Wenger .... assistant production coordinator
Benjamin Zingraff .... set production assistant
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Rise" - USA (original title)
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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, sexuality, nudity, language, and brief drug use
97 min | 122 min (unrated DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This was Mako's last live action film. TMNT (2007) used recorded dialog Mako had performed, making it a voiceover role.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Clyde Rawlins:Every war has it's casualties Sadie, no one's innocent.See more »
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References Dirty Harry (1971)See more »
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Is "Rise" based on a novel?
Was Sadie Blake based on Anita Blake of Laurell K Hamilton's books?
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27 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Well-balanced meal, 2 January 2008
Author: Dan Franzen (dfranzen70) from United States

Despite its unwieldy, off-putting title, Rise: Blood Hunter (aka simply Rise) isn't as terribly cheesy and disgusting as I imagined it would be. A reporter (Lucy Liu) wakes up in a morgue's body drawer and discovers she's been changed into a blood-seeking, human-chomping immortal, or something, and rather than gleefully embrace her new self she decides to track down the evil bastards who put her in that condition, making her a sort of avenging angel for all those who have been similarly wronged.

Sadie Blake (Liu) is a sexy, classy young lady who's just written a front-page story about teen goth clubs. One of her coworkers, the nerdy computer stereotype, tracks down a phone number that one of the teens handed to Sadie - turns out it's not a phone number but the first in a series of clues that leads to a website devoted to some weird bloodsucking cult. Sadie, of course, thinks the story's over and goes on a quickie vacation to Mexico with her sister, but when she returns, you guessed it, her coworker's dead. Sadie follows clues like a good little Nancy Drew and winds up getting kidnapped (several times) and killed (several times), all to figure out who or what's behind everything.

The story jumps around a lot, flouting the conventions of time as we know them; things simply don't happen in the exact order we'd expect them to, which clouds Sadie's motives and intentions quite a bit. Is she good? Is she even human? After all, once she's been attacked by the vampire people, she's not exactly the picture of health, and she's gotta eat to survive. Is her ultimate goal of revenge enough to offset the unpleasant facts? It helps that there's a typically hissable bad guy, Bishop (James D'Arcy). He's eternal, of course, and he kills and mutilates and rapes for the sheer joy of it. There are no moral or ethical quandaries with this guy. Plus he has an effete, brandy-swilling British accent, making all the more unctuous and slimy. (Well, he's slimy also because he's often covered in someone's blood.) Now, granted, this isn't a pleasant, sedate movie to watch. It's full of gore and guts, although not so much as, say, a movie like Saw or Hostel. It's still not for the weak of stomach. You might remember how, in Kill Bill, The Bride traveled all over to wipe out those who'd wronged her - but the film didn't show us this in the order in which each avenging occurred, did it? So you'd see Uma Thurman wander over to Viveca Fox's house not knowing if she'd already visited Lucy Liu. Well, you would know, of course, if you picked up on the subtle hints, and that's exactly how it is here. At one point, Sadie runs into alcoholic, world-weary cop-with-a-conscience-and-a-cause Clyde Rawlins (a fantastic Michael Chiklis) and mutters something about having seen him before. And if you watch the movie closely, you see exactly where. It's as if there are no coincidences in the movie, and I think that works in its favor.

Still, it IS just a revenge flick, albeit one with vampires and a kick-ass crossbow. Liu is very, very good - she's not the screaming, hands-in-the-air type of heroine, but she's also not the balls-out gut-stomping Lara Croft type, either. Remember, Lucy Liu is petite; she doesn't automatically have this intimidating screen presence, so she uses what she has and makes the most of it. In her case, I'd have to say it's her eyes, flashing terror or courage in.... well, in the blink of an eye.

So despite some predictability, the movie does work, thanks to Liu and the novelty of the disjointed sequencing. There are quite a few chills, and the plot doesn't stray too far from its main revenge thread, thus simplifying matters.

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