• Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

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Release Date: January 23rd, 2009

DVD Release Date: May 12th, 2009

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, Fantasy, Action

Production Co: Screen Gems, Lakeshore International

Distributors: Screen Gems

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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