Night Watch

(2006)

Set in contemporary Moscow, "Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor)" revolves around the conflict and balance maintained between the forces of light and darkness -- the result of a medieval truce between the opposing sides. As night falls, the dark forces battle the super-human "Others" of the Night Watch, whose mission is to patrol and protect. But there is constant fear that an ancient prophecy will come true: that a powerful "Other" will rise up, be tempted by one of the sides, and tip the balance plunging the world into a renewed war between the dark and light, the results of which would be catastrophic. "Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor)" is the first installment of a trilogy based on the best-selling sci-fi novels of Sergei Lukyanenko entitled Night Watch, Day Watch and Dusk Watch.

‘Night Watch’ and ‘Day Watch’ Get Blu-Ray Upgrades on September 9th

Two of director Timur Bekmambetov's visionary films will get the 1080p treatment this September. Night Watch and Day Watch will be released on Blu-Ray on September 9. Both films will be priced at $39.98 SRP. The films star Konstantin Khabensky, Mariya Poroshina and Vladimir Menshov.

Set in contemporary Moscow, Night Watch revolves around the conflict and balance maintained between the forces of light and darkness -- the result of a medieval truce between the opposing sides. As night falls, the dark forces battle the super-human "Others" of the Night Watch, whose mission is to patrol and protect. But there is constant fear that an ancient prophecy will come true: that a powerful "Other" will rise up, be tempted by one of the sides, and tip the balance plunging the world into a renewed war between the dark and light, the results of which would be catastrophic. Night Watch is the first installment of a trilogy based on the best-selling sci-fi novels of Sergei Lukyanenko entitled Night Watch, Day Watch and Dusk Watch.

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CONTEST: Take Home ‘Night Watch’ On DVD!

Movie PictureIn celebration of this week's release of the fantastical horror thriller, Night Watch, we're giving away copies of the DVD and mini-posters to some lucky MovieWeb readers!

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Night Watch’ Writer and Director, Timur Bekmambetov Speaks!

The series is about a war between two sides the Light and the Dark, better known as Night Watch and Day Watch. In the first film, Night Watch, hundreds of years of peace between the two groups has passed, but another war has grown imminent. In present-day Russia, it's up to one small group to save the world.

I was recently able to watch the first of the three films, and was beyond extremely impressed. Some of the special effects in this movie are out of this world. I would probably go as far as to say ‘it's Matrix on crack!' And I even got a sneak peak at the second film in the series, Day Watch! Once again, it proves to be a special effects haven!

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Timur Bekmambetov Finds a Home At Rogue Pictures

According to Variety, Rogue Pictures has inked a first-look deal with Russian writer-director Timur Bekmambetov, who will develop English-language films for Focus Features' genre unit.

Having bowed on New Year's day, Bekmambetov's Day Watch -- the second film in his horror trilogy -- is the highest-grossing pic ever released in Russia. The first film, Night Watch, also broke box office records and will be released in the U.S. next month by Fox Searchlight after a strong European run.

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