Underworld: Rise of The Lycans

Sheen, Michael

SKU: 043396292109

UPC 043396292109
Release Date 2009-05-12
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 92
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis The third film in the UNDERWORLD saga goes back hundreds of years to explain the origins of the feud between the vampire Death Dealers and the werewolf Lycans. Taking over directing duties from Len Wiseman is rookie Patrick Tatoupolos, known for his creature-designing duties in GODZILLA (1998), I AM LEGEND (2007), and the first two films in this series. Less an action-horror film than an old-fashioned sword-and-sandal film with monsters, RISE OF THE LYCANS finally gets to the root of why those vampires and werewolves really can't stand each other. Ruled by Viktor (Bill Nighy, VALKYRIE), the aristocratic, vampiric Death Dealers keep the wolflike Lycans as slaves. When a captive Lycan woman births a human boy, Viktor resists the urge to kill it, instead naming him Lucian and keeping him as a pet. Lucian (Michael Sheen, FROST/NIXON) grows up to be a blacksmith with the ability to change between human and wolf and begins a clandestine romance with Viktor’s daughter, Sonja (Rhona Mitra, DOOMSDAY). Viktor learns of this forbidden romance and takes drastic steps to ensure that Sonja will never be able to see Lucian again. Lucian, in retaliation, leads a Lycan slave revolt, resulting in an all-out assault on Viktor’s kingdom. Though viewers who have skipped the first two installments of the saga may feel a little left out when it comes to the mythology of the series, LYCANS hits the ground running and doesn’t allow much time for questions. While Sheen has been lauded for his work in more traditionally dramatic films, here he gives his all to every growl and battle cry. Mitra is an appealing presence as Sonja, and Nighy is visibly relishing the opportunity to glower in his blue contacts and chew the moonlight-bathed scenery.[T]his third UNDERWORLD -- whose violence is more cartoonish than gruesome -- taps into audiences' continued fascination with these iconic monsters of lore.
Cast Len Wiseman (Producer)
Bill Nighy (Star)
Patrick Tatopoulos (Director)
Gary Lucchesi (Producer)
Steven Mackintosh (Star)
Len Wiseman (Story)
Rhona Mitra (Star)
Howard McCain (Screenwriter)
Danny McBride (Story)
Skip Williamson (Executive Producer)
Paul Haslinger (Composer)
Robert Orr (Story)
James McQuaide (Executive Producer)
Henry Winterstern (Executive Producer)
Michael Sheen (Star)
Kevin Grevioux (Star)
Tom Rosenberg (Producer)
Richard Wright (Producer)
Dirk Blackman (Screenwriter)
Beth DePatie (Executive Producer)
Eric Reid (Executive Producer)
Ross Emery (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Package Note: Region A Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.40 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dolby Digital 5.1 - Portuguese, Spanish Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French Dubbed - French Dubbed, Subtitles - Portuguese, Spanish Subtitles - English SDH, French Additional Release Material: Interviews: 1. Cinechat Audio Commentary: 1. Filmmaker Commentary Behind the Scenes: 1. The Origin of the Feud Making Of: 1. Underworld: Rise of The Lycans: From Script To Screen Interactive Features: Behind The Castle Walls: Picture-In-Picture Lycanthropes Around the World Interactive Map DVD-ROM Features: Downloads: 1. PS3 Wallpaper
Language English
Sounds/Subtitles The prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian (Michael Sheen) emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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