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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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Details

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 is the second horror film directed by Sebastian Gutierrez and his fourth as a writer. He also directed the 2001 movie The Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature. As a writer, he has also worked on the 2003 supernatural thriller Gothika starring Halle Berry. In 2006, he was co-writer on the movie Snakes on a Plane starring Samuel L. Jackson. Sebastian also wrote the screenplay for the remake of the Japanese movie The Eye. See more »

Goofs

Just before Sadie stabs Preacher in the heart, there is already blood down his shirt, then in the next shot it is white, then in the next it is bloody again See more »

Quotes

Sadie Blake: [after being shot twice by Rawlins] That fucking hurt.
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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 »

Connections

References Nosferatu (1922) See more »

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Be Pop
Performed by Dan Dee
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A Good Vampire Movie
30 July 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Sadie Blake" (Lucy Liu) is a young reporter who has recently received praise for her investigative writing on the topic of weird happenings in the Los Angeles area. One day she happens to stumble upon a case that is more serious than anything she has ever handled before and she pays for it with her life. But then she reawakens on a morgue slab with a thirst for human blood and an intense desire to retaliate against those who put her there. The director (Sebastian Gutierrez) uses a number of flashbacks which, in this particular case, fits in rather well with the storyline. Along with that there is some nudity involved but it also tended to complement the film rather than detract from it. As far as the acting was concerned this was Lucy Liu's film to either make or break and in that regard she put in a decent performance all things considered. In short, I thought this was a good vampire movie and I have rated it accordingly.


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