At last - one of our favourite films of last year (No. 9 on our Top Ten Films of 2005) is coming to DVD as Twentieth Century Fox have revealed that the Night Watch DVD will hit UK stores on April 24th (£19.99) - and the double-disc treatment looks great.
Adapted from the fantasy novels of Sergei Lukyanenko, Night Watch on DVD includes two discs packed with special features; two commentaries, deleted scenes, a sneak peek at Day Watch, and a choice of two versions of the film are included - the original Russian format with unique subtitles that become part of the film and another in English.
Set in contemporary Moscow, Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) reveals the other-worldly battle that upholds a 1000-year-old truce between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness. For centuries, the undercover members of the Night Watch have policed the world’s Dark Ones – the vampires, witches, shape-shifters and sorcerers that wage treachery in the night, while the Dark Ones have a Day Watch that in turn polices the forces of Light. The fate of humanity rests in this delicate balance between good and evil but that fate is in jeopardy.
Read our review of this terrific Russian blend of horror, action and sci-fi here.
DVD Product Details: Release date: 24th April 2006
DVD Price (RRP): £19.99 / €27.99
Feature Running Time: 114 mins
DVD Catalogue Number: 3002201001
Language: Russian / English
Original Aspect Ratio: 16x9LB 1.85
Sound Quality: 5.1
DVD Special Features:
* Night Watch Movie (Russian version)
* Night Watch Movie (English dubbed version)
* Director Commentary by Timur Bekmambetov
* Novelist Text Commentary by Sergei Lukyanenko
* Broken Saints 'Prophecy' trailer
* Broken Saints Episode 3: Versus
* Broken Saints: Episode 4: Epiphany
* Night Watch Movie (Theatrical version including original subtitles)
* 7 Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Timur Bekmambetov
* Making of Night Watch Featurette
* Characters, Story and Subtitles Featurette
* Characters and Themes Featurette
* Day Watch Preview
* Night Watch Trilogy Featurette
* Poster Gallery
* Comic Book Still Gallery
1st Nov 04 Above all though, it is the relationship between John and Laura Baxter which is the film’s central focus throughout, and the gradual disintegration of their relationship amidst a haze of grief.