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Day Watch (Unrated) [Blu-ray] (2006)

Konstantin Khabenskiy , Mariya Poroshina , Timur Bekmambetov  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Mariya Poroshina, Vladimir Menshov, Galina Tyunina, Viktor Verzhbitskiy
  • Directors: Timur Bekmambetov
  • Writers: Timur Bekmambetov, Aleksandr Talal, Sergey Lukyanenko, Vladimir Vasiliev
  • Producers: Adam F. Goldberg, Aleksey Kublitskiy, Alexey Borisov
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Closed-captioned
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Russian (DTS-HD High Res Audio), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean
  • Dubbed: Cantonese, English, French, Korean, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • DVD Release Date: September 9, 2008
  • Run Time: 132 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,144 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Day Watch (Unrated) [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Commentary by director Timur Bekmambetov
  • The Making of Day Watch featurette
  • Russian trailers and TV spots and English trailer
  • Enhanced for D-Box Motion Control Systems
  • AVC @ 31 MBPS, BD-50

Editorial Reviews

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.

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!

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56 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable sci-fi flick-great action and tension October 31, 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This was a highly enjoyable movie. Now, mind you, it has little to do with the book series outside of the same characters - it was (very, extremely) loosely adapted from the latter part of the "Night Watch" novel, so don't expect it to at all relate to "Day Watch" the book. Like the first movie, there was a lot of great action and watching Anton get his butt kicked all over the place - which hey, that's why we love him, right? Not to mention the whole scene at Yegor's party. But you'll have to watch it to see that - it's just a good thing the old witch wasn't holding a grudge after her 12 years in the zoo as a toad (definitely HAVE to WATCH IT *grin*).

We watched it in Russian with the subtitles. They weren't as much a part of the movie as the original - but they still occasionally were created so be a part of the scenery.

(EDIT): After watching the added features, I am even more impressed with this movie. The birthday party scene was filmed in a most unique manner. The director simply rounded up a bunch of people (if I recall correctly, it was a business conference) and gave them free food and drink. After a couple of hours, when everyone was nice and buzzed, they started filtering in the actors and filming. This sort of off-the-cuff manner of filming was an enormous risk but it paid off brilliantly - most of the people in that scene, in the background, are really just people at a party, doing what people at a party do. I was VERY impressed! (/EDIT)

Fans of good sci-fi/action/thrillers will enjoy this, as will people who enjoyed the first movie. If you haven't yet read the books, do watch the movies FIRST; which is pretty much good advice for any movie adapted from a book. But still a high rating from me for this movie!
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Story, Good Movie, Bad DVD November 4, 2007
I loved Night Watch and I think this film is a great wrap up to everyone's story arc. I saw both in the theater and bought the DVDs as soon as they came out. However, for me, the animated subtitles are about 1/4 of the fun. It makes it feel like a comic book and just gives it that edge. So why oh why did Fox not release that version for the DVD? I find it baffling that someone made the decision to not include them even as an option. Fox DVDs have been a mixed bag as of late and I think I will stop buying them sight unseen and rather rent them first to see if the DVD is good. It is unfortunate that Fox is so inconsistent in the quality of their releases.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars DVD Flaws April 18, 2008
As it's already been mentioned many times before, I felt that Fox made a huge mistake releasing this movie with the plain white subtitles. One of the first draws to Night Watch for me was the subtitle play. The fact that they were actively incorporated in the film itself was really cool. I saw the sequel in the theaters in the first week and walked away feeling that it was even better than Night Watch. For one thing, it developed many of the background characters much more thoroughly. For another thing, the subtitles again were really fun to watch...almost advancing the plot themselves.

Then...I saw the DVD. Had I seen this on DVD first, there is no question about it...I would have probably HATED this movie. The plain white subtitles really took a LOT from the movie quality. I may also be mistaken that other things were removed (though I can't think of any example).

That said...wait to buy this version. Eventually Fox will want to suck more money from people by releasing the "original theater release" version. Wait for that before buying.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but note May 19, 2006
By Jazz
Very intersting looking movie with very original special effects. Unfortunatly unless these discs are pirated, the legal Russian release does not contain and english dub or english subtitles. There are plans I've heard to bring the second movie in this trilogy to America, now only if they'd release Final Watch in Russia. That'll probably happen summer 2007 I suppose.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars subtitles different December 10, 2007
By Nick
I just want to point out that the English subtitles on this DVD are not the same as the ones in the theatrical release. If you saw Day Watch in the theaters, you probably remember the animated subtitles. This DVD doesn't have them for some reason. I don't know why, since the DVD of Night Watch has the animated subtitles. This isn't a huge drawback, but you should probably be aware of this before buying this DVD.

I still love this movie. Besides the visuals and effects, what makes this movie so great is its sense of humor. I love all the satirical elements. For instance, the dark others wear trendy clothes and look like the Russian mafia. Critics seem to miss the fact that this movie is often supposed to be funny.

Then there's the themes of love, parenthood, and responsibility. This film has so much. It's not for everyone, but I highly recommend this film.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Movie Good, FOX Bad November 23, 2007
I saw Day Watch in the theater and thought it was better there. There isn't any difference in the dialog or the length of the film between the DVD and the theatrical release. The big difference comes in how the English subtitles are delivered. Unlike its predecessor, Night Watch, and the theatrical release, the DVD does not have subtitles that are integrated into the film. Instead, they're an option you must chose and they appear as normal subtitles. This is very disappointing, as the integrated subtitles allow the viewer to see more of the action when reading the text. Subtitles aside, the plot is pretty solid and the cinematics are amazing. Russia holds the next generation for special effects.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The fun continues!
A well-told story that not only "ends" the two-film version of the bestselling novels, but also manages to surprise in a nice way!
Published 1 day ago by Jim
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Night Watch, but with bigger effects.
Not as good as Night Watch, but with bigger effects. I end up watching it over again almost every year.
Published 2 days ago by James M Luce
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie Series
I bought this movie for my daughter, who is waiting for the final installment in the movie series. She enjoyed the gift.
Published 5 days ago by C. McKeown
1.0 out of 5 stars Foreign language?
Could not watch this video because its in another language not English. I was looking forward to watching it the trailer was awesome. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Monica Mangreum
5.0 out of 5 stars Day Watch
If you liked Perfect Creature or Night Watch, THIS IS A MUST HAVE! I have never seen anything like this! MIND BLOWING SPECIAL EFFECTS! Read more
Published 13 days ago by Mark J. House
4.0 out of 5 stars In your face 2x!
Will blow your mind with stunning visuals and shear action. Get some popcorn, soda, turn off your lights and crank up the home theater your house will never be the same!
Published 16 days ago by dyno
5.0 out of 5 stars Russian Creativity
The sequel to Nightwatch carries the world created in the first to a runaway-train conclusion that is both ambitious and full-circle. Read more
Published 17 days ago by David R. Wall
5.0 out of 5 stars my review of night-watch is the same as this one for day-watch ....
i have really enjoyed these two films, ... on dvd with an older crt-tv, ...

but, now, ... on blu-ray, with a large-screen, samsung smart-tv,!! Read more
Published 1 month ago by R. Holloway
2.0 out of 5 stars Total B Movie
Although Daywatch wasn't a bad movie, I did find it generic and drab. Not a "movie night" flick, but worth your time if that's what you're trying to pass. "Time".
Published 1 month ago by Nicholas
3.0 out of 5 stars For kids and young adults
This is like one of those video fantasy games kids love: it moves fast, makes a lot of noise, has tons of special effects and spurting blood, deals with BIG STICKY THEMES (good... Read more
Published 1 month ago by lonebeaut
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Animated Subtitles?
AMEN!! I want my animated subtitles!! Fox read the reviews!! Biggest mistake!
May 27, 2011 by Amazon Customer |  See all 3 posts
What language is the video on demand rental version?
Russian with english subtitles (what I wanted). Intro is in English though.
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Difference between132 Theatrical Release and 142 min DVD release

I have the "Unrated" R1 DVD and it's the original Russian version, with no cuts nor alterations at all.
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