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Only one thing stands between peace and Armageddon: the supernatural agents of Day Watch, who fight to control the armies of light and darkness. When the son of a senior Day Watch officer turns to the darkness, forces beyond the imagination are unleashed and the fate of the world hangs in the balance!

Like The Matrix, Day Watch combines cutting-edge digital effects and mind-blowing action to create a stunningly original world. This Unrated Edition takes you on an even wilder ride with more intense thrills and incredible effects.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 205511502
UPC 024543465065
UPC 14 00024543465065
Format DVD
Release Date 8/19/2014
Rating UR
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Khabensky,Konstanti
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Adam F. Goldberg, et. al. - Producer
Dmitri Kiselev - Editor
Galina Tyunina - Actor
Konstantin Khabensky - Actor
Mariya Poroshina - Actor
Sergei Lukyanenko - Based On Novel By
Sergei Trofimov - Cinematographer
Timur Bekmambetov - Director
Timur Bekmambetov - Screenplay
Vladimir Menshov - Actor
Vladimir Vasiliev - Based On Novel By
Yuri Poteyenko - Original Music By
Reviews
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Russian director Timur Bekmambetov beats Hollywood at its own game with Day Watch, a sci-fi action extravaganza that's faster, funnier, and more original than any summer sequel since Batman Begins...Bekmambetov fully acknowledges the goofiness of his material with a lot of witty self-conscious humor; whereas the pleasures of the Matrix and Lord of the Rings trilogies are nearly buried in pretentiousness, Bekmambetov knows when not to take himself too seriously. Yet as a craftsman he is as serious and audacious as they come--his end credit sequence has more clever moments than some directors' entire movies. Day Watch is so kinetic and so complete that it's hard to see where the filmmakers are going to go in Dusk Watch, the upcoming finale to the series, especially considering that Day Watch ends with a totally unpredictable and outrageous twist that drastically alters the entire direction of the franchise. If anyone can direct himself out of a corner, though, it's Bekmambetov--he's a major talent, and Day Watch is a terrific piece of entertainment.
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Reviewer Jim Hemphill
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Commentary Track
Review Naming sequels that are better than the original is a favorite movie lover trivia game. I have a new movie to add to that select group now, the splendid Russian fantasy Day Watch. Deliriously inventive and absurdly entertaining, Day Watch is a sequel to the merely good Night Watch...Night Watch was largely concerned with introductions. Introducing the audience to the characters, and the characters to each other to set up the story...Day Watch opens with a brief reprise of the prologue and a briefer recap of the events from Night Watch, but after that it never slows down for introductions or explanations...Story and characterization in Day Watch are frequently developed through fantastic (in both senses) action set-pieces. The art design, costumes and effects are wonderfully imaginative and the film is the equal of a Hollywood blockbuster in technical achievement. Day Watch kept me in a state of excited anticipation all the way to its very satisfying conclusion...I can't end without a tribute to the absolutely amazing subtitles. Words in a line of dialogue appear on the screen in sequence to capture the rhythm of the spoken line. Excited words literally pulse. Words of anger and passion become red and engorged. The subtitles continue the visual aesthetic of the film and reinforce the dramatic content.
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Reviewer Helen Geib
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Dreamwatch Total Sci Fi
Review It's probably a good idea to see the original movie, Night Watch, before coming to this sequel, as from the very start the narrative moves at a breakneck speed, thrusting you right into the action without explanation...The initial hour of Day Watch is actually quite entertaining as the seeds of an intriguing story are planted. A strange mix of buddy buddy police thriller and sweetly played romantic comedy, it's a promisingly humorous and irreverent start...Sadly, as the narrative unfolds, it becomes a rather excessive, noisy action romp that drops story and character in favour of overly stylised visuals and flamboyant but empty action sequences. Day Watch serves to prove that it's not just Hollywood that can deliver spectacle without content...At just under two and a half hours in length, this sequel is also too too long. The story seems to be building towards a big climax which, unfortunately, never really materialises...Despite its flaws, fans of Night Watch will probably find much to enjoy. The effects are impressive, with scenes of a car blasting across the side of a building and time stopping and starting shown in exquisite detail, and the novel way that subtitles are displayed is still creative and witty...It's worth a thousand Underworlds, but ultimately Day Watch is as hollow as it is beautiful.
ReviewDate
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Reviewer Jonathan Wilkins
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Unrated, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, Sensormatic, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Khabensky,Konstanti
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
IonCinema.com ...rivals anything on display in Lord of the Rings...louder, faster and meaner than 300.
Leslie Felperin, Variety Bursting with incident and FX, "Day Watch" will delight fans of its predecessor...
Gabriel Powers, DVDActive There's a little bit of everything that makes modern film exciting...offbeat characters, epic action, a genre-spanning story line, and genuine romance.
Jim Hemphill, Reel.com ...a sci-fi action extravaganza that's faster, funnier, and more original than any summer sequel since Batman Begins.
New York Magazine A dazzling mix of visual effects and amazing action sequences.

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