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Night Watch [Russian/English Version] [DVD] [2004]

  • SKU: 7822886
  • Release Date: 06/20/2006
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 12)

    Special Features


    • Extended ending with optional commentary by co-writer/director Timur Bekmambetov
    • Subtitled commentary (in English, French or Spanish) by renowned novelist Sergei Lukyanenko
    • A sneak peek at the upcoming Night Watch sequels
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Night Watch
    Two bands of warriors, one good and one evil, battle to keep the peace in Moscow in this cat's cradle thriller from Russia. In 1342, the Warriors of Light (led by Gesser, Lord of Light) and the Warriors of Darkness (led by Zavulon, General of Darkness) declare a truce under which each side will form a law enforcement team to monitor the other side's activities. The Warriors of Light, who enforce the powers of good, patrol the Night Watch, while the Warriors of Darkness, who openly embrace evil, staff the Day Watch. Each watch group also contains "Others," mortals with supernatural powers from both sides that include vampires, shapeshifters, witches, and the like. Prophecy suggests that one day, a Great One will surface and permanently extinguish the threat of an apocalyptic war between the two sides by upsetting the balance, lending greater power to either good or evil (depending on his or her choice) and thus determining the future of mankind forever. In 1992, Night Watch member and Warrior of Light Anton Gordesky (Konstantin Khabensky) discovers he's an "other" amid a sting on a witch. Cut to twelve years later. In 2004, Anton still works the Night Watch, but now he's a vampiric warrior who drinks blood. One night, while on patrol, he rescues a young boy named Egor (Dima Martinov) from a handful of Dark Warriors, but in the process, he encounters Svetlana (Maria Poroshina), a woman who acts as a "funnel" -- a conduit for the powers of evil. Anton reflects on the prophecy regarding "The Great One," and begins to suspect that Svetlana and Egor may be harbingers of this fateful event. As the first installment in a Russian trilogy, Night Watch (aka Nochnoj Dozor) was a massive box-office success in its native Russia, and is followed by the second installment, Day Watch; it was released in the U.S. with a heavy prologue and epilogue, and animated subtitles that alternately scuttle across the screen, dissolve, shudder, and explode. 20th Century Fox not only purchased United States distribution rights for the film, but also announced plans for a Westernized remake. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Konstantin Khabensky
      Konstantin Khabensky - Anton Gorodetsky
    • Vladimir Menshov
      Vladimir Menshov - Boris Gesser
    • Image coming soon
      Valery Zolotukhin - Kostya's Father
    • Image coming soon
      Maria Poroshina - Svetlana
    • Galina Tyunina
      Galina Tyunina - Olga



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

    75%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Well, it's OK.

      Posted
      WillDu

      Timur Bekmambetov's adaptation of Sergei Lukyanenko's Night Watch--or rather, part of Night Watch--is a really neat looking Russian movie that has pretty good acting and, at first glance, an intriguing story. And then you watch it again. And upon the second viewing it just seems to be a sadly thrown together hodge-podge of ridiculous action sequences and people screaming. The filmmakers seemed to take the basic idea of the world in which Sergei Lukyanenko's books are set and the names of most of the characters and then run wild making their own story. The first time I saw it it seemed OK, then the next time it wasn't so much OK. Ultimately, if you have no interest in ever reading the books, and are interested more in really crazy visual work than in a story that doesn't seem unnecessary by the time you reach the end, then this would be a good choice for you.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Entertaining sci-fi adaptation

      Posted
      WiredSternum
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      This is a Russian film loosely based on the Sergei Lukyanenko novel of the same name. There are some pretty cool actions scenes in the film, although the plot can be a little confusing and may require a second or third watching to pick up all the little details. But that's not a bad thing, as it's an entertaining watch. I can't speak to the quality of the adaptation, as I've not read the original novel. It is on my shelf though, having just been re-released in the US alongside the 3 follow-up novels. Fans of weird sci-fi/fantasy action films will enjoy this, but you have to go into it with an open mind.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      But isn't the book ALWAYS better?

      Posted
      MotorCityKat

      So, you may not know, but this movie is based on a best selling novel in Russia. It has a lot of interesting stuff going on, but the story is really a tribute to the "good fight." You know, good vs. bad, or in this case light vs. dark. If you like budget conscious foreign films, and you like vampires, you might be intrigued by this flick. Personally, however, I found the book vastly more entertaining. Also if you like movies that have sequels, this one has one called Day Watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      New twist on vampires & other fantastic ideas.

      Posted
      phillyd78

      This movie was a great addition to my collection!! This wasn't your average ordinary vampire flick with blood & gore everywhere, but it was a good action flick with great special effects!! If you liked the movie Wanted with Angelina Jolie, then you'll appreciate this one case it's directed by the same man.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Part 1 of 2

      Posted
      TyFFiE
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      Having seen this film of DVD years ago, I remember salivating over the graphics and wishing they would re-release this on Blu-Ray. My wishes were answered! If you are a fan of foreign films, this is an overlooked title that should be added to your collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Fantasy!

      Posted
      MichaelA
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      I've really liked this movie since I saw it a few years ago. The logic of the story is a little skewed, and it's very different from the book. But definitely worth watching!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Subtitles

      Posted
      Aceystay403
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      This movie is in Russian and you have to read subtitles the whole way through. But it's a good storyline.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      a different take on vampire movies

      Posted
      JSSMITH
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      The movie along with DAY WATCH are great for people with open minds, must see to understand!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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