Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)A reporter (Lucy Liu) pursues the peculiar death of a teenage girl… More A reporter (Lucy Liu) pursues the peculiar death of a teenage girl that both her publisher and the police refuse to investigate further. This is a pretty good vampire movie with sufficient doses of skin and blood, but I was most arrested by Liu in her best movie performance - it's true! She convincingly conveys the horrifying self-realization of what it would be like to join the ranks of the undead, which is an interesting angle you rarely find in vamp flicks. After coming to grips with her accursed fate, she sets out to destroy the nest of vampires that turned her so they cannot take another soul, and along the way becomes aligned with a renegade vampire hunter who helps her adjust and the dead girl's father who happens to be a cop. The biggest drawback is the very choppy flow to the movie - too many scenes seem rushed and bump into each other without enough explanation. I would like to see the unrated DVD version which is 22 minutes longer (twenty-two!) which I feel would flesh out, so to speak, the overall story.
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