Underworld, rise of the Lycans
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies|
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
Explores the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.
Werewolves -- Drama.
Slaves -- Drama.
Vendetta -- Drama.
Middle Ages -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2009
|Other Titles|| Rise of the Lycans
Wright, Richard, 1960 August 1-
Nighy, Bill, 1949-
Mitra, Rhona, 1976-
Screen Gems (1998- )
Lakeshore Entertainment (Firm)
Sketch Films (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Steven Mackintosh, Kevin Grevioux.
Director of photography, Ross Emery ; editors, Peter Amundson, Eric Potter ; music, Paul Haslinger.
MPAA rating: R; for bloody violence and some sexuality.
English, dubbed French, dubbed Portuguese, dubbed Spanish or dubbed Thai dialogue, with optional English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the characters created by Kevin Grevioux and Len Wiseman & Danny McBride.
DVD, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.