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R| 1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel king of the vampires, has persecuted the Lycans for centuries. Young Lycan Lucian (Michael Sheen) rallies his people against Viktor and his Death Dealer warriors. With his secret lover Sonja (Rhona Mitra), a vampire, at his side, Lucian leads the werewolves in a final battle to break free of enslavement -- or die trying.

Cast: Michael Sheen , Bill Nighy , Rhona Mitra , Steven Mackintosh , Kevin Grevioux , David Ashton , Elizabeth Hawthorne , Tania Nolan

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos

Genres: Horror, Action, Fantasy

Distributor: Screen Gems

Underworld : The Rise of the Lycans (2009)

Release Date: January 23rd, 2009|1 hr. 32 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 36 )
  • The highlight of this fantasy/horror hybrid is watching a pair of the best British character actors --- Bill Nighy and Michael Sheen -- shed their thespian respectability and unleash their inner beasts. show more

  • Thanks to sturdy performances by holdovers Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy as well as tidy, unfussy direction by first-timer Patrick Tatopoulos, the creature designer who is taking the reins from originator Len Wiseman, the third installment in the successful franchise should be to the fan base's lycan. show more

  • While it may not be "Citizen Canine," Rise of the Lycans tells its tale competently and without the derivative nature of its predecessors. show more

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  • July 23, 2009 Rob021683
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    Good movie. Filled in a lot of the details from the other two. All in all a good prequel. Worth renting at least for sure!!

  • March 01, 2009 Vince and Amy
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    Sweetsunshinesmi-- HA HA!! "SIT THRU" the love scene" ??? The LOVE SCENE was one of the BEST PARTS!!! BUT... I have always been partial to Lucian--this movie has been a long-time coming WISH FOR ME!! EXCELLENT movie, WELL worth the wait, & HOT!!!

  • February 28, 2009 Manistic
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    Excellent movie. Well worth seeing for some great special effects, wonderful storyline, and really good acting. If you are a vampire/werewolf fan, or you just like the dark underside of the fantasy universe, then go see this movie.

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  • Underworld (2003)

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