'Underworld: Rise of the Lycans'

Rhona Mitra ("Doomsday") takes over from Kate Beckinsale as the female lead in this chapter of the saga of vampires versus werewolves.

This is a prequel of sorts, explaining how the battle between the groups began; Michael Sheen makes a big switch from "Frost/Nixon" territory to play the human with Lycan blood who starts a romance with a vampire (Mitra), prompting her father (series returnee Bill Nighy) to curtail the relationship. Danny McBride ("Tropic Thunder"), who also co-wrote the script, co-stars.

DVD extras: three "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by filmmakers; music video. ** (R: AS, GV) (Also on Blu-ray)

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