Day Watch (Unrated) [Blu-ray]
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- 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
Top Customer Reviews
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!
Daywatch is a much better movie than Nightwatch. The budget and effects are like night and day between the two respectively. After I eventually appreciated Nightwatch, the only flaw I could give it is that it had low budget feel in terms of production and design. Here Daywatch ramps that up exponentially and also ramps up the action, style and plot exponentially!
I love the originality of both movies and Daywatch must be the best sequel in the history of sequels. The saturation of Russian culture, style and personality into these films is a bit of a shock at first but you get to love it and appreciate the way its done. I've never seen a Russian or Eastern European movie that made me think "hey, I should go visit there" until these movies. I expect more goodies like this from Russia and this director/producer in the future. The cast was also brillant in acting and carried the plot well. I also like the decentralization of the main character. In Hollywood or western story telling everything centers around good vs. bad and good is usually our hero and we follow him/her for 2 hours on the screen whiles him/her try to stop the bad.
In these films good can be bad and bad can be very entertaining!Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Difficult to come up with the proper word for this film. Pathetic was my first thought. Although, stupid or dumb would be appropriate. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Mr. Moto
This Russian made movie is compared in many respects to "The Matrix" in order to make it relatable to Western audiences. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Xinra
After the tough ending of the last film, Light Other Anton Gorodetsky is back in emotional doldrums. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Joseph M. Reninger
The movie is great, but the subtitles are lousy, very poor translation, not anywhere close in meaning.Published 2 months ago by YLY
I'm giving it one star because it isn't subtitled, it's voice over which is cheesy and takes away from the delivery.Published 3 months ago by Daryck Monroe
Purchased this for my husband as 1/3 of his anniversary gift (he really wanted this). He has Night Watch and we couldn't find this one anywhere locally. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amanda G
I enjoyed viewing this movie.i hadn't realized it was a foreign film until after the English introduction was over. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Edward F. Eaglehouse
|Topic||From this Discussion|
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.
Aug 30, 2011 by D. Hill | See all 2 posts
|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.
Dec 24, 2007 by Sergio Luiz C. Martorelli | See all 7 posts
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