Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Nochnoi Dozor

About a year ago, I saw a trailer online for a Russian horror movie, Night Watch. Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage.

Night Watch finally made it across the ocean to the states, and I had a chance to watch it a few nights ago! All I can say is, “Wow!” This was an awesome movie… first of three parts (Night Watch, Day Watch, and Dusk Watch). The greatest thing about this movie is that it wasn’t produced by Hollywood! Perhaps it’s just me, but I feel that big blockbuster American movies, for the most part, really suck! There’s too much emphasis on special effects, and not nearly enough is given to the story!

Click Here To Watch The Quicktime Trailer


Elemmaciltur said...

I didn't get to see that movie...but would still love to see it one of these days.

BTW, it's "Nochnoi Dozor"

Frank said...

LOL! My bad... easy fix though! :-)

ROENTGEN said...

That's one of my current favorite movies. It's gorgeous isn't it. All the little details and stuff. Like a scary russian Matrix. I'm currently reading the first book.