Monday, 23 July 2007

Night Watch (movie)

This is a Russian film from a few years back but just released here.
I spotted this and thought the story had a very new quality to it.
Set in a modern world that could be mistaken for an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (infact there is a scene where one of the main characters is watching BTVS season 5 episode 1) Where shapeshifters, vampires, and voodoo are more then possible. We open with a man wanting to have revenge on his cheating wife by going to the local witch only to start seeing things while he is there, and learns that he is an Other. As the story unfolds we learn that there were two armies, on of Light one of Dark who have been battling it out since the beginning of time. At this point now, there is a peace pact and the Night Watch are running things. There is said to be one soul that can change the balance of things, and a war breaks out for that soul.
This is meant to be the first part of a trilogy, the second chapter is called Day Watch (not released here yet) and I just found out they are based on a series of books. (which I just ran out and bought both of)
Thought the copy I found was dubbed, it didn't take away from the story. A modern fable of good vs evil or is it evil vs evil or good vs good? Hard to say, but riveting none the less.

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