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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans [Blu-ray] [2009]

  • SKU: 9288442
  • Release Date: 05/12/2009
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (217 out of 229)

    Special Features

    • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - from script to screen
    • The origin of the fued
    • Re-creating the dark ages
    • The look of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
    • Music video: deathclub by William Control
    • Filmmaker commentary
    • Blu-ray exclusive special features: Digital copy of the film for PC, PSP, Mac or iPod
    • Cinechat
    • Behind the castle walls - picture-in-picture
    • Lycanthropes around the world - interactive map


    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
    The Underworld series gets the prequel treatment with this third outing that fleshes out the story of the ancient war between the vampiric Death Dealers and their wolfman counterparts, the Lycans. F/X technician Patrick Tatopoulos (Godzilla, Independence Day) steps out of the effects lab and into the director's chair with this entry, which sees stars Bill Nighy returning as Viktor, the king of his vampire clan and father to Sonja (Rhona Mitra), a free-minded heir who tests her parent by heading outside of their castle's borders and doing battle with the ravenous werewolves of the surrounding area. Sonja also has a secret love affair with Lucian (Michael Sheen), the first of the Lycans, a race of lycanthropes who were bred by the vampires to be slaves and protectors to the bloodsucking clan. As the news of their love spreads to Viktor, ranks of the vampire elite help Lucian escape, leading to a revolution of the Lycans against their masters and setting up the mythology of the later latexed adventures featured in Len Wiseman's two previous films. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Michael Sheen
      Michael Sheen - Lucian
    • Bill Nighy
      Bill Nighy - Viktor
    • Rhona Mitra
      Rhona Mitra - Sonja
    • Steven Mackintosh
      Steven Mackintosh - Tannis
    • Kevin Grevioux
      Kevin Grevioux - Raze

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 229 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent prequel!!!


      My wife and I love these movies. At first, watching the trailer, I thought that Rhona Mitra was replacing Kate Beckensale (because they look a like). Boy was I wrong! I'm not going to spoil it, but Rhona Mitra does a great job and Kate Beckensale is in the movie. This is probably one of the best trilogies I've ever seen! This one literally takes you to the opening scene of the first one. I'm not saying another word, because I'm trying not to spoil it for you. Just get it! Trust me! I highly recommend! And, if you haven't seen the first two, watch this one first, then the other two. This is the perfect prequel!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


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      My wife and I went back and watched this after binge watching the other underworld movies. Even though the death of Viktor's daughter varies a bit scene wise from the first underworld movie. It really helps tie the movies together. My wife never saw rise of the lycans because Kate Beckinsale wasn't in it, so we gave it a looksy and we both really enjoyed it. Can't wait for the release of blood wars so we can watch them all in order.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Addition to the Franchise!


      "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" is a great prequel to the first two "Underworld" movies. It was really remarkable to see how this story ties well into the previous two. All of the films in this series has to be one of the best movies about vampires and werewolves/lycans. "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" also has great action and everything else like the background, cinematography, and effects looks great. Overall, this movie is amazing and entertaining. I highly recommend that you pick a copy up.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Movie has a good bite to it


      My favorite anti hero ever is Lucient in the first Underworld. A tragic hero who came to terms regarding his slavery but is awakened by unholy union with a vampire. I thought it was a great film and I was hoping to see Lucient in his own movie. Action packed and you got to see answers from questions from the original two films. This was probably the best of the three to me. I hope they make one more prequel movie with Lucient, when he finally makes the pact and goes into hiding.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Underworld origins!!!

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      I loved watching this movie, because I'm a huge fan of the Underworld series and it shows how the war between the vampires and the lycans all started. This is the only movie without Selene, besides the small cameo at the end. The love story with Lucian and Sonja, with both coming from different species, was great despite their unfortunate outcome. Must add to your collection if you're into Underworld.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Much too predictable


      If you've seen the previous two movies then nothing in this story is a surprise or novel revelation. Usually you watch a movie wondering how it's going to end but this story followed exactly what the previous two movies had lay down for its plot and climax. The ending really left me flat and I was extremely glad I had waited for the DVD instead of going to the theater to watch it. I would only recommend this movie to people who want the complete collection.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Unleash the Dogs of War

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      Movie: Although Underworld: Rise of the Lycans isn't my favorite of the series, it does provide a necessary backstory with excellent character development. Steelbook: This franchise proves that steelbooks don't need interior artwork all the time. A vibrant solid color is used for each film. The blu-ray itself is the same disc used for the 2009 release.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Movie


      This is a very good movie, I enjoyed every second of it. I recommend to watch the first Underworld movies to understand and enjoy this prequel. Underworld is basically about a war between vampires and lycans (wherewolfs), who live hidden within us. Underworld: Rise of the Lyans explains why the war began between these two groups. I'ts a movie filled with suspense, alot of action, and a Romeo and Juliet kind of romance.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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