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Rise: Blood Hunter is a 2007 supernatural thriller film directed by Sebastian Gutierrez and starring Lucy Liu, Michael Chiklis, and Carla Gugino. The film follows a reporter named Sadie Blake (Liu) who is investigating a series of brutal murders in Los Angeles. However, her investigation takes a turn when she herself becomes a victim of these murders and is turned into a vampire.
The film opens with Sadie Blake, a journalist for a Los Angeles newspaper, investigating the disappearance of a young woman. Her investigation takes her to a nightclub where the victim was last seen, and she comes across a group of vampires who are responsible for the girl's disappearance. Sadie is attacked and left for dead, but she is saved by a passing police officer named Clyde Rawlins (Chiklis). However, Sadie wakes up in a morgue with a thirst for blood and a newfound ability to see in the dark.
As she discovers her new powers and thirst for blood, Sadie decides to use her abilities to seek revenge on the group of vampires who attacked her. She teams up with Rawlins, who is also investigating a series of murders that he believes are linked to the same group of vampires. Together, they embark on a dangerous quest to find and destroy the vampires before they can do any more harm.
Throughout the film, Sadie struggles with her newfound vampire urges and the consequences of her actions. She also becomes increasingly entangled in the underground world of the vampires and starts to question whether she truly wants to rid the world of them or if she wants to join their ranks.
In addition to the thrilling plot, Rise: Blood Hunter features impressive performances from its lead actors. Lucy Liu delivers a powerful performance as Sadie, portraying her character's transformation from a focused journalist to a confused and conflicted vampire with skill and nuance. Michael Chiklis offers a solid performance as Rawlins, balancing the character's tough exterior with a vulnerability and sardonic wit that makes him a perfect foil for Liu's Sadie. Carla Gugino also turns in a memorable performance as Eve, a mysterious vampire who offers Sadie guidance as she navigates her newfound existence.
Overall, Rise: Blood Hunter is a gripping and entertaining supernatural thriller that offers a fresh take on the vampire genre. With its strong performances, compelling storyline, and impressive visuals, the film has earned a cult following among horror fans and cinephiles alike.
Rise: Blood Hunter is a 2006 action movie. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.