Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Night Watch / Day Watch |
Actors: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vladimir Menshov, Mariya Poroshina, Valeriy Zolotukhin, Galina Tyunina
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Disc 1: DAY WATCH WS Disc 2: NIGHT WATCH WS
BEST damn action movies PERIOD
M. Lehiste | New York, NY | 12/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw both movies in the series - and I can only say whoa; Ive send plenty of us action movies - but this movie made them all look like by third graders. The special effects are just mind-boggling. The story really takes wild twists and turns - you have no clue what to except next (compare that to cookie-cutter hollywood plots). I guess some people might say that story is hard to follow because - i liked - but even if - the end of the movie makes it all worth it. Character acting makes the scenes feel creepingly real - as they are very melodramatic moments from real life. Even if you are not usually into vampires & witches - still watch this movie - as the movie will quickly succumb with you in variety of different cinematographic elements (too bad its not availalble on blu-ray).
BEST damn action movies PERIOD"
A Steal of a Deal
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 12/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD set includes both the brilliant urban fantasy NIGHT WATCH as well as the more toned down DAY WATCH.
NIGHT WATCH follows Anton Gorodetsky (Konstantin Khabensky) as he discovers he isn't a normal human and is an Other with magical powers. Anton chooses to join the forces of Light and spends his time hunting vampires, trying to remove a witch's curse, and stop the end of the world from happening.
DAY WATCH continues the story begun in NIGHT WATCH. It takes place two years later and deals more with the internal struggles of Anton as he struggles with the demons of his past while continuing to do the right thing. In the meantime, someone has framed Anton for the murders of Dark Ones. Anton finds himself on the run while trying to locate the mysterious Chalk of Fate that could enable him to reverse the wrong decisions of his life.
NIGHT WATCH and DAY WATCH form the first two films of a planned trilogy and owning them together in one set for the price of one film is a great bargain. Of course, you might just want to wait a few years until after the third film of the series, TWILIGHT WATCH is out and then just get all three."
True SCIFI fans!
Joseph Vialpando | San Diego, CA. United States | 12/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Both of these movies are like nothing you can expect. The director has taken the viewer on a cinematic adventure through his mind. Watch both movies in order and I promise you will not be disappointed."
So glad they made the "two-pack." This is really one long mo
Thomist Reader | Ocala, Florida | 05/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful movie, split into two parts. Part 1 doesn't complete the story, and Part 2 makes no sense unless you've seen Part 1--so you might as well buy this two-pack!
The other reviewers have heaped enough praise on this. It is a thriller, an action movie, a spiritual allegory, a vampire flick, etc. etc. all rolled into one. Surprising to me that it came out of Russia--but then this is the country that gave us Dostoyevsky--who, I dare say, would probably enjoy the movie.
The wonderfully BIG plus for me what the dubbing. This was dubbed into English by Russian actors under the supervision of the director and, get this, the dubbers were given credit in the end-credits. For once a dubbing that took itself VERY seriously and it shows. You almost can't tell it wasn't done originally in English. So much of acting is in the voices and the dubbers worked as hard as the actors.
First class entertainment that engages the emotions and the brain. I hope to see more of this kind of movie in the future.