- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 12, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Sony Pictures
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Every war has a beginning...The birth of a hero...The rise of a legend...The beginning of a WAR.
UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS delves into the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires, known as Death Dealers, and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). A young Lycan, Lucian (Michael Sheen), emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has persecuted them for hundreds of years. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, the beautiful vampire Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle to free the Lycans from their brutal enslavement.
The prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian (Michael Sheen) emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic 2.40:1 (Enhanced for Widescreen TVs)
- English: Dolby Digital 5.1
- French: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Korean
- Filmmakers' Commentary
- "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