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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

Old 03-12-09, 02:42 PM
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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans DVD, Blu-ray
March 11, 2009
Vampires are the realm of teens nowadays, with Twilight grossing $190 million at the box office. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans grossed $45.8 million, but it has the power of a franchise behind it, and werewolves.

Sony will deliver Underworld: Rise of the Lycans on DVD ($28.96), Blu-ray ($39.95) and for the PlayStation Portable ($24.94) on May 12 (prebook April 9).

The Blu-ray will exclusively offer digital copy, which is playable on PCs, the PSP, Mac and iPod.

The Blu-ray also will have these exclusives:

cinechat: Send on-screen instant messages to your friends around the world while you watch the movie together!
Behind the Castle Walls: Picture-in-Picture
“Lycanthropes Around the World” Interactive Map: Learn about werewolf sightings that span throughout the past five centuries!
BD-Live: Access Exclusive Content and Downloads!


The DVD and Blu-ray will have these:

"Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - From Script to Screen" Featurette
"The Origin of the Feud" Featurette
"Re-Creating the Dark Ages - The Look of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" Featurette
Music Video: "Deathclub" By William Control
Filmmakers' Commentary
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

I really didn't care for this entry. There was just something about the plot and the pacing that made me feel like I was watching the middle 90 minutes of a much, much longer movie...
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

plot? what plot
this movie seemed super short to me, but i must say there was still a lot
of action, which made the movie worthwile for me.
being a completist, i will anyhow purchase to add to the other two.
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

movies are STILL being released on PSP ??? wow
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

Definitely going to get it on Blu-Ray.
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BD for me for sure. It wasnt the best film but it was dumb fun to watch.
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Terrible film. Out of the many years I've been going to the movies, this remains as the only one I walked out on and got a refund.
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

anyone know of any exclusives coming out? I just got into DVD collecting, including imports of American films, and there are a couple Underworld Steelbooks that I missed out on so I'll be ready this time
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

cool, i'll be getting this one.
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

I'm seeing this is just a 1-disc release. Where's the 2-Disc?
Are the special features going to be on the 1- disc release standard DVD?
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Old 05-04-09, 05:51 AM
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

No Zita Görög = No sale.

I was really looking forward to seeing Amelia's character fleshed out but then they just dropped her completely. What a disappointment...
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

So, as I was price searching today on this one, I see that Walmart has a 2-Disc set listed: DVD: Underworld 3: Rise Of The Lycans (with Bonus Disc) (Widescreen)

Thinking that it must be some Walmart exclusive, I drove there at lunch to go buy it. Looking on the shelves, I don't see any Underworld 3 dvd's at all. The clerk asked if I needed assistance. Told her I wanted Underworld 3. She says: "That doesn't come out till next week!". Ummm... Ok.... I'll go to Best Buy across the street and buy it now (which I did). How could that store be off by a whole week? This isn't the first time I've had problems with that Walmart when it comes to dvd's.

So.. does anyone know what the Bonus disc is??
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I checked my Walmart and they didn't have many copies left. There were only 2 of the exclusives left that I saw. I believe the bonus disc is Inside the Castle Walls. I actually bought it but I forget what the case said. I think it might be a tour of the set. It was packaged side by side so it's 2 separate cases.
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

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I checked my Walmart and they didn't have many copies left. There were only 2 of the exclusives left that I saw. I believe the bonus disc is Inside the Castle Walls. I actually bought it but I forget what the case said. I think it might be a tour of the set. It was packaged side by side so it's 2 separate cases.
Cool.. thanks for the info. Would have been a sale for me, but the Walmart closest to me is run by a bunch of morons!
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i'm sure you'll be able to find one locally, but if not, i could always pick you up one...well assuming i could still find a copy at another walmart. I'll try and get a picture of mine up in a bit
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i'm sure you'll be able to find one locally, but if not, i could always pick you up one...well assuming i could still find a copy at another walmart. I'll try and get a picture of mine up in a bit
Thanks for the offer, but I picked it up at Best Buy after dealing with the morons from WallyWorld.
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good cuz i didn't feel like going to get my camera anyway. lol j/k i would have normally bought it at best buy for the points but I just wanted the exclusive.

what did you guys think of the packaging for the trilogy? I would have really preferred a digipack
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

Anyone else notice they are really advertising this release? I seem to see at least 3 or 4 tv ads a night for this release.
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

This may sound stupid but are these versions considered "unrated"? I saw something about the Underworld Box Set (BD) mentioning it would be better to get them seperate so to get the "unrated" versions. Can someone clarify? Thanks
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

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This may sound stupid but are these versions considered "unrated"? I saw something about the Underworld Box Set (BD) mentioning it would be better to get them seperate so to get the "unrated" versions. Can someone clarify? Thanks
As far as I know, only the first one is unrated, I don't think unrated versions were ever released for the second (and def not for the third).
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As far as I know, only the first one is unrated, I don't think unrated versions were ever released for the second (and def not for the third).

This is why I'm uncertain to get it or not. I can see a "Unrated" or "Directors Cut" or "Extended Version" for this or even a set coming down later.
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This is why I'm uncertain to get it or not. I can see a "Unrated" or "Directors Cut" or "Extended Version" for this or even a set coming down later.
Maybe, but I assume if they had plans for unrated version of 2, they'd done it already to coincide with the third one. Plus, I think the unrated version of the first one was the only one released, wasn't it? I could be wrong.

But it is Sony after all. Personally, most of the time these unrated cuts that come out later on don't add all that much.


Edit: Now, if you do want unrated or extended cuts to come out, the only way this will happen is if you go ahead and buy the set...

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Speaking of the Unrated version is there any difference in run-time with the first movie in the BD format vs the DVD version? The DVD version has "Unrated-Extended" while the BD just has "Unrated". The DVD is a 2_Disc while the BD is one. I'm thinking of getting the BD version. Wise choice?
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans---May 12, 2009

Just finished watching this from Netflix.

I thought this was a decent prequel that set up the earlier films. There was some good action and lots of cool werewolves. I didn't really care for the attempted love story between Sonja and Lucian. It seemed forced to me and Rhona Mitra and Michael Sheen really had no chemistry. I'm in no hurry to own this, so I will gladly wait until it drops below $10.

It was really short though. Before the credits began it ran 81 minutes.
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