So, exactly how many Russian films have you seen? Ok, maybe you've checked out Tarkovsky's original Solaris (to compare it to Soderbegh and Clooney’s remake perhaps), and there's a slight possibility that you've seen Battleship Potemkin (to check out the ‘pram on the stairs’ sequence at least), but apart from that, the list of classic Russian movies that you've seen is probably as large as ours - ie none.
Well, all that is about to change, as the fantastic new Russian film, Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) is about blow our minds and cinema screens when it's released by Fox on October 7th. Drooling with anticipation for this film from the moment we first glimpsed the stunning trailer, we all managed to see it at the recent London Frightfest event (click here for our report), and we are pleased to confirm that the film does not disappoint one bit.
To celebrate the release of the best Russian blockbuster ever made, Fox have kindly given us three great prizes to giveaway which include an ultra-rare red T-shirt and a boxed set of four metal shot glass sets.
To stand a chance of winning, answer the question below, add in your name and address and click on submit. Competition closes on October 12th, and we will draw the winners the following day.
Night Watch is the first installment of a trilogy based on the best-selling Russian sci-fi novels Sergei Lukyanenko (which also include the soon to be released Day Watch and the soon to be filmed Dusk Watch). Made for a mere $4 million, the film uncovers the otherworld battle that upholds a 1000-year-old truce between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness.
Featuring a dazzling mix of state-of-the-art visual effects, adrenaline-fuelled action sequences and nail-biting terror, Night Watch was an instant smash hit in its native Russia when it was released in July 2004 shattering all previous box office records.
For more information on Night Watch, visit the official site at; www.nightwatchthemovie.co.uk, or view the astounding international trailer for the film below;
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