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House of the Rising Sun [Blu-ray] (2011)

Dave Bautista , Amy Smart , Brian A Miller  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dave Bautista, Amy Smart, Dominic Purcell, Danny Trejo, Craig Fairbrass
  • Directors: Brian A Miller
  • Writers: Brian A Miller, Chuck Hustmyre
  • Producers: John G. Carbone, Barry Brooker, Daniel Zirilli, David DeFalco, Jude S. Walko
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: July 19, 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004YK29E2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,264 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "House of the Rising Sun [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

• Commentary with Director Brian A. Miller and Actor Dave Bautista
• The making of House of the Rising Sun
• Interviews with Cast and Crew
• Trailer Gallery

Editorial Reviews

Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life and looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray’s watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed, Ray hunts for the person responsible for this crime in an effort to clear his own name. Ray must get to the bottom of this as both the mob and the cops start to close in on him as their target suspect.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NEAR GRINDHOUSE July 24, 2011
Format:DVD
The movie starts out like it is going to be a pretty good grindhouse. Tough guy Dave Bautista, as Ray walks through The Rising Sun, a strip joint in Grand Rapids. It has illegal gambling and prostitution upstairs. Ray is an ex-cop who just got out of jail and works for a guy named "Vinnie." While watching the door, some gunmen rob the place and shoot Vinnie's son.

Vinnie wants Ray to use his police abilities to find the guys who killed his son, and bring them to him. As Ray investigates the murder, his suspects die, making it look like he is involved. In fact so many get shot and killed at one point I was laughing. As the police and Vinnie's boys hunt down Ray, Ray must try to solve the crime to a sound track of metal and hip-hop music. The grindhouse aspect of the movie wanes as it becomes an action/drama. Danny Trejo has a small role. In acting Baustista is above Steve Austin and Seagall, but he is no Vin Diesel.

F-bomb, sex, nudity.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Thriller That Could Have Been Better July 21, 2011
Format:DVD
My husband rented this through an online preview site. I've always liked Amy Smart and decided to watch. Thought it was a good action flick. Seems like they needed more of an average Joe guy than a wrestler for the lead. That and some of the editing and director choices seemed a bit off. The story itself though was full of twists and surprises. Overall, worth a watch and we might catch it again one day.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great screen presence, poor film overall July 18, 2011
Format:DVD
Without a doubt Dave Bautista has an amazing screen presence and proves here he can carry a film without having to shoot his way through it or by beating up tons of bad guys (as surprisingly he hardly does anything physical in this entire film).

Story follows a former cop that served time for being on the take and now does private security for a high end illegal club. Things go from bad to worse for him as he has to figure out who robbed the club and try to prove to everyone he is actually a good person now. The filmmakers really tried to go the artistic way with this one, including well over 15 minutes of filming Bautista driving through the cold city, chain-smoking and walking the streets (I finally timed it because it became apparent they were needing filler for the actual 60 minutes of story). Amy Smart plays the love interest, but the "R" rating comes strictly from the strippers in the club. Danny Trejo has a few lines but it is always fun to watch him. The special features:

* Making of, 9 minutes. Some brief insights spliced into too much film footage to be that informative.
* Interviews with cast/crew, 4 @ 8 minutes. Longer takes of what was put into the making of docu. The Trejo one was only 90 seconds but he gives that great story of how he got into acting (the story has been told 100 times - but I love hearing it again anyway).
* Commentary with director and Bautista. I did listen to it but will mention why at the end here.

5.1 English with subs in Spanish and English. Region 1 coded. The artwork is deceiving as he never carries a gun in the film though he uses one once or twice in self defense.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Skip it! February 12, 2014
Format:Amazon Instant Video
Bad casting with mediocre acting; not worth the time watching. Much more could have been done with this average plot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ganga-style, 2011 April 16, 2013
Format:DVD
"House of the rising sun" is a dark story of modern post-hurricane-Katrina New Orleans pub-business compromising, as shown, a daily lap-dancing routine with illegal activities.

Based on its author's personal experience collated as policeman and post-policeman, development of events presents a spiral leaving none of involved intact to finish.

Too many dirt, blood and crime-linked fantasies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie April 6, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
If you like watching movies that are just completely ridiculous but entertaining this is the one for you. It has some really funny things going on, a lil action, nice soundtrack in the background i actually like this movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars surprisingly good April 19, 2014
Format:Amazon Instant Video
iit was a good movie. Filmed in Grand Rapids, and they tried to make the city look bigger that it is. If you notice, everyone has pretty much the same apartment, they just come in through different doors. The actors were very good.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK April 18, 2014
By 2nick
Format:Amazon Instant Video
I watch the other day this movie ,was not that much action but was worth watching,the actor was playing good roll in the movie,just ok.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Direct-to-video B Movie, shoot-em-up sort of not really a mystery.
For what it was, it was ok. Amy Smart is quite good, Dave Batista (go WWF!) is decent. Plot is at times holey enough to be incomprehensible, with more than a couple of "how... Read more
Published 17 days ago by de Winter
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok if you have nothing better to watch
I found the story to be kind of stupid which makes my 3-Star rating more than generous on this one. Like most of Amazon's free offerings, this one too was a bit of a... Read more
Published 1 month ago by LC in Michigan
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie
They spelled his name wrong in the trailer. They spelled it "Dave Batuista". Who the hell is that? I am a BATISTA fan and i am not happy with this.
Published 1 month ago by Devin
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time
Waste of time. Bad end. Who the heck they think they are? Shakespeare? Who can give more than one star?
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Fairness?
Good Bautista film and not so good Smart film. Just another film trying to
Lead us to feel sorry for bad people. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Danny L. Abernathy
2.0 out of 5 stars Was okay.
This movie was okay but the script did not really do much for me. It helped to pass the time away.
Published 2 months ago by Richard G. Cruchley
1.0 out of 5 stars Way to much sexual content
Could not watch it do to sex in movie> had to turn it off. Way too much sexual content for me.
Published 2 months ago by Patricia Pierce
1.0 out of 5 stars HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
VERY POOR MOVIE. BATISTA SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN WRESTLING AND LET REAL ACTERS ACT. HIS CHARACTER IN THIS MOVIE WAS NOT LIKEABLE. PLOT WAS FAIR BUT NEEDED TO BE EXPANDED . Read more
Published 2 months ago by ltL Abner
4.0 out of 5 stars movie
i am not a movie critic, but the movie caught my interest, it had good action to it, and it wasn't b rated, so i would recommend it.
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Published 2 months ago by Richard W.
2.0 out of 5 stars Whut
It had an awesome first hour, but WHUT. It's not worth watching the whole thing. It really disappointed me. I definitely don't recommend this movie.
Published 3 months ago by David
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