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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans May 12th

Old 03-13-09, 12:06 PM
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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans May 12th

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring 'Underworld: Rise of the Lycans' to Blu-ray on May 12th, day-and-date with the DVD release. Video will be presented in 1080p AVC accompanied by a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack. The release will also include a digital copy of the film for PC, Mac, and PSP.

Extras for this release include:

*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
*"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"
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*Music Video: "Deathclub" By William Control
*Filmmakers' Commentary
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans May 12th

Nice. I didn't catch this in theaters but I heard it was the best of the 3. I'll pick this up.
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Sweetness. Must complete the trilogy on BD. I didn't expect much from this one and wasn't pleasantly surprised how good it was.
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Definitely picking this up on release.
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May is going to be expensive.
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Woo hoo!

Now if only we'd get an extended cut of Underworld: Evolution already.
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans May 12th

Liked it despite Kate Beckinsale's absence. It was truly Michael Sheen's party.
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I didn't like this one AT ALL. And I am a fan of the first two. So I'd suggest a rental first to fans of the series.
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I'll be getting this if it's cheap or wait until I can get it used. I thought it was a decent entry in the series, but not a lot to it - the second one is tops in my book.
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Re: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans May 12th

Early look at the cover art here:
http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news...ws.php?id=9872

I watched a little of this online... looks decent enough to get tho I'm not expecting to like it as much as the first two.
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Old 03-14-09, 05:55 PM
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I liked this one way better than the second. Although Derek Jacobi and Tony Curran were both missed, this had the best acting in the series thanks to Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy getting to take center stage.

The only thing that bothered me (and this is really just an aesthetic thing) is that the scant few daylight scenes were also completely tinged blue. This made them indistinguishable from all the nighttime scenes. I was expecting the golden tinge briefly seen in Underworld: Evolution. It would have been a great way to contrast the small bit of freedom Lycans have that the Vampires do not share.

I'm not too fond of that cover art. I was hoping for one of the onesheets (like the one of Viktor seated on his throne) instead of the two promo shots of Rhona Mitra and Michael Sheen photoshopped into a cover.
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Originally Posted by mdc3000 View Post
I'll be getting this if it's cheap or wait until I can get it used. I thought it was a decent entry in the series, but not a lot to it - the second one is tops in my book.
I agree, the second one was the best IMO. "Lycans" was a worthy entry though in the series. My only gripe with the film, several of the action scenes were shot too close, and edited too fast. But overall, it was a fun film. Terrible BD cover though.
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