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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:
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 Sam Cooper ... Coroner's Assistant
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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

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2007 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Rise See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Mako's last live action film. TMNT (2007) used recorded dialog Mako had performed, making it a voiceover role. 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 »

Quotes

Sadie Blake: [asking Clyde to kill her] Finish it. I can't live unless I kill, and I can't live that way.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The film was released in two versions: an R-rated version running 98 minutes and an unrated (completely reedited) version running 122 minutes. See more »


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Be Pop
Performed by Dan Dee
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Fun movie, worth a Saturday night scare
28 April 2007 | by alot4youSee all my reviews

Just got home from the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Rise, and it exceeded by expectations a bit. Gutierez was there to introduce the film, and he said something along the lines of 'This movie was shot in 30 days with very little budget, John Toll did a great job with the cinematography, and I give you permission to laugh at cheesy lines even if they're not meant to be funny.' The main reason I went to see the film was that I'm a huge Michael Chiklis fan, and if you enjoy his role in 'The Shield,' you'll love him here. Lucy Liu carries out her role well...I wouldn't normally picture her in this kind of movie, but she actually was convincing even when lines were a bit cheesy (this is a vampire movie!). Gutierrez did a very good job with music selection to help build suspense, there's some scenes in pretty industrial settings that had a lot of the audience hiding behind their fingers.

The movie is a bit bloody and gory, though it certainly could have been more intense, it is not for the faint of heart. Editing and cinematography were great - John Toll, who was cinematographer for Vanilla Sky, The Thin Red Line, and Braveheart - obviously knows what he's doing, and he really contributes to the mood of the film.

All in all, if you're looking for a good scare with some funny lines, this will certainly do the trick.


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