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Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

Rise (original title)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lloyd
... Collette / Frannie
... Sadie Blake
... Harrison
... LA Weekly Editor
... Ethan Mills
... Tricia Rawlins
... Kaitlin
... Rourke
... Bishop
... Eve
... Clyde Rawlins
... Detective Easton
... 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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6 July 2007 (Turkey)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,371, 3 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$106,398, 10 June 2007
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This is the first horror film work for actress Lucy Liu. She is a well known actress of both film and television having also starred in the Charlie's Angels film series, Kill Bill, Vol. 1 and the TV series Elementary. See more »

Goofs

When the detective is first shown placing photographs on his wall, there's already a picture of Harrison's bloody wheelchair wheel at the top. However, that crime scene is not discovered until several minutes later. See more »

Quotes

Eve: Good and evil are just imaginary friends.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Nosferatu (1922) 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
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Studio Tampering????
5 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Okay. I admit it. I saw footage of this movie leaked on the net a few weeks back and it seemed like it would be really, um, "mature" in its depiction of fangless sapphic bloodsuckers. It seemed like a throwback to the classic "The Hunger" with Lucy Liu and Carla Gugino stepping into the Deneuve/Sarandon, um, brassieres. So what happened? Where is the bloody, disturbing sensual thriller promised? In its place we get a choppy action flick without the budget to compete with all that other teen boy pablum vampire crap! I thought this was gonna be different! One for the grownups! With good acting and photography by Oscar-winner John Toll! Let's see that movie! Please Mr. Raimi! We can handle it! Otherwise, stop leaking false advertising to drum up publicity for these crass exercises in overfamiliarity.

Oh yeah, Lucy Liu is a cutiepie and carries herself admirably. And the British villain is very, very good. And the late Mako steals a scene with exactly one word.


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