Rise of the Lycans

DVD Releases: May, 12th 2009

Out this week we have five DVDs to feature:  Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7, Pt. 1, Season 7, Pt. 2, Season 7, Pt. 3 and Season 7, Pt. 4.Get your Copy of Underworld: rise of the Lycans here thorugh amazon

  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans:  I really enjoyed this movie and will proudly add it to my underworld collection.  This is a great film for any fan of vampire action films.  Get more about Rise of the Lycans here: Review of: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Exploring: Underworld Rise of the Lycans
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: I loved this show growing up.  The camp, one liners, and karate fighting turtles.  For the 7th season and in honor of their 25 year celebration they split it up into 4 slices of pizza, each slice representing one of the four turtles.  In addition to that they are including an original Ninja turtles toy from Playmates to accompany the DVD.
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7, Pt. 1 - The Leonardo Slice:  Join the shellebration as the superhero turtles save the Eiffel Tower, stop a glacier meltdown, ride a wild tidal wave.  Running time: 132 minutes for 6 episodes.  EXTRA: A Shellebration with Points of Articulation: A Look Back at the Most Turtletastic Toys.
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7, Pt. 2 - The Michelangelo Slice:   It's radical! Battling monster sheep, sleuthing with Sherlock Holmes, or putting the freeze on a deadly heat ray.  Running time: 154 minutes for 7 episodes.  EXTRA: A Shellebration of the Turtles Creation: New Interviews with TMNT Creators.
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7, Pt. 3 - The Donatello Slice:  Cowabunga! Can the Turtles stop a dangerous threat from Dimension X? Will Shredder and Krang activate the dreaded Technodrome? Has Donatello lost his senses - for good?  Running time: 154 minutes for 7 episodes. EXTRA: A Shellebration of the TV Sensation: New Interviews with the Hit Show's Creative Team.
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7, Pt. 4 - The Raphael Slice:  Bodacious!  a vengeful fly who wants to change all humans into insects; a Mutant Hunter who's target the Turtles; an army of explosive robots and more.  Running time: 154 minutes for 7 episodes.  EXTRA: A Shellebration of a Fan-Nomenon Sensation: Devoted and Die-Hard TMNT Fans Speak!

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Review of: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Review of:  Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Overall Rating: 9 Owner for some.

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is a great example of The Gothic Aesthetic with it’s gothic wardrobe, gothic architecture, gothic cinematography style, gothic visuals, and gothic storyline.  I loved this move and would watch it repeatedly, it is an owner for me.

Like many of the Underworld movies Rise of the Lycans also received a chilling welcome from many reviewers but I would attribute it to them not getting this movie.  First there are the norms who do not get the gothic culture and are reviled by it’s presence so they would hate this movie because of it’s nature.  Then there are those who are expecting this movie to be more like Underworld an action film first with vampires and werewolves in it.  This is more like Underworld: Evolution a horror film that has some action in it.

A Second-generation lycan shown in Underworld.... Image via Wikipedia

Bill Nighy portrayal of Victor was brilliant.  He is a cold, cruel man of strong beliefs , a mid-evil politician, a ruler, and yet he still has some heart when it came to a few subjects one of them his daughter.  Bill’s performance really conveyed the inner torment over the choices that his duty and beliefs drove him to make.  I was captivated at how he portrayed a nasty, evil character yet still got me to feel sad for his situation and empathetic at times.

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans tells the origin story of the centuries-old blood feud between the vampires and their slaves, the Lycans.  Around 1250 a young Lycan named Lucian falls in love with Sonja, the daughter of Viktor leader of the Vampires.  Lucian emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them.

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Likes

  1. Stunning Visuals one of especial note is the sad king scene
  2. Has a great love scene in it.
  3. Bill Nighy portrayal of Victor
  4. The story
  5. Action sequences
  6. Look of the werewolves
  7. Escape scene
  8. Gratuitous use of a ballista
  9. Characters have great depth
  10. Ending was brilliant

Dislikes / Concerns

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Underworld Rise of the Lycans hits theaters Friday January 23rd 2009 and I can’t wait to see it.  I loved Underworld & Underworld: Evolution both really created an immaculate reality and set it’s self out with a beautiful     Fandango - We've Got Your Movie Tickets!gothic ascetic. Rise of the Lycans is a prequel tracing the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.   Roughly 600 years before the events in Underworld a young Lycan named Lucian emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Viktor’s daughter Sonja, in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.

This movie promises to be great, exploring more of the Vampire v. werewolf story that was hinted at in Underworld 1 & 2.

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Theater or Renter: January 2009

Theater or Renter: January includes 5 SF movies The Unborn, My Bloody Valentine 3-D, Inkheart, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, The Uninvited.  Will we watch? Will we rent? or do we even care? Rules of the Game: Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then share with us your comments: does the movie, it’s trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?

The Unborn:

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Release Date:  JANUARY 9th 2009

Listed as: Horror, supernatural Thriller

Studio: Rogue Pictures

Director: David S. Goyer

Produced by: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller

Written by: David S. Goyer

Stars:  Gary Oldman, Odette Yustman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good, Jane Alexander, Idris Elba, Rhys Coiro, Carla Gugino

The Plot / Story: Sometimes the soul of a dead person has been so tainted with evil that it is denied entrance to heaven.  It must endlessly wander the borderlands between worlds, desperately searching for a new body to inhabit.  And sometimes it actually succeeds.  A young woman pulled into a world of nightmares when a demonic spirit haunts her and threatens everyone she loves.  The source of a family curse dating back to Nazi Germany - a creature with the ability to inhabit anyone or anything that is getting stronger with each possession.  With the curse unleashed, her only chance at survival is to shut a doorway from beyond our world that has been pried open by someone who was never born.  (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

My Bloody Valentine 3-D:

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Release Date: JANUARY 16th 2009

Listed as:  Horror, Thriller

Studio: Lionsgate

Director: Patrick Lussier

Produced by: John Dunning, Andre Link, Jack L. Murray, Mike Paseornek, John Sacchi

Written by: Original story: Stephen Miller, Screenplay: zane Smith, Todd Farmer

Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Tom Atkins

The Plot / Story: Ten years later, Tom Hanniger returns to Harmony on Valentine's Day, still haunted by the deaths he caused. Struggling to make amends with his past, he grapples with unresolved feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Sarah, who is now married to his best friend, Axel, the town sheriff. But tonight, after years of peace, something from Harmony's dark past has returned. Wearing a miner's mask and armed with a pickaxe, an unstoppable killer is on the loose. And as his footsteps come ever closer, Tom, Sarah and Axel realize in terror that it just might be Harry Warden who's come back to claim them. A 3-D movie.  (Wikipedia)

Inkheart:

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Release Date:   JANUARY 23rd 2009

Listed as:  Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Studio: New Line Cinema

Director: Iain Softley

Produced by: Cornelia Funke, Ileen Maisel, Barry Mendel

Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay) Cornelia Funke (novel) Gary David Goldberg

Stars:  Brendan Fraser, Eliza Bennett, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Andy Serkis, Jim Broadbent

The Plot / Story: Based on a German Novel called Inkheart.  When Mo reads aloud from books, he has the ability to make the characters come out of the book, into real life. Mo discovered his power when his daughter Meggie, was just a baby. Mo read aloud from the book Inkheart, which caused several of the book's wicked characters, including Capricorn, to literally come to life. But while he read them out of the book, he accidentally read Meggie’s mother, Teresa into the story. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)U

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans:

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Release Date:   JANUARY 23rd 2009

Listed as:  Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Studio: Screen Gems

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos

Produced by: Len Wiseman, Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Skip Williamson

Written by: Len Wiseman, Danny McBride

Stars:  Rhona Mitra, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, Kevin Grevioux, Shane Brolly

The Plot / Story: The prequel will trace the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Viktor's daughter Sonja, in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

The Uninvited:

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Release Date:   JANUARY 30th 2009

Listed as:  Drama, Horror, Thriller

Studio: DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures

Director: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard

Produced by: Michael Grillo, Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Riyoko Tanaka

Written by: Screenplay: Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard    Original Screenplay: Kim Jee-Woon

Stars: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbelm, Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn, Maya Massar

The Plot / Story: Anna Rydell returns home to her father and sister, Alex, after spending time in hospital following the tragic death of her mother. Her recovery suffers a setback when she discovers her father has become engaged to her mother's former nurse, Rachael. That night, Anna is visited by the ghost of her mother, who warns her of Rachael's intentions. Together, Anna and Alex try to convince their father that his current fiancée is not who she pretends to be, and what should have been a happy family reunion becomes a lethal battle of wills between stepdaughters and stepmother. Based on the Korean move A Tale of Two Sisters (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)


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