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Nochnoy dozor Blu-ray Review

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Reviewed by Andrew Mogford
Night Watch is a stunning movie. It may be densely plotted and a little hard to understand on first viewing, but it is a film that deserves and rewards repeated viewings. It displays a visual style which was unique at the time, and is a fascinating fusion of Russian culture and sensibilities with an almost Hollywood cinematic style.
The picture quality on the disc is excellent, considering the source was not a high budget production – and the TrueHD soundtrack is as dynamic and involving as the film. However, you should avoid the English dub if at all possible as the soundtrack on that is very weak.
All the extras apart from two have been gathered together from the various regional DVD releases, and this makes a comprehensive package, even if insight is lacking.
It is a great shame that the wonderful subtitles from the cinematic release are missing – WHY have they done this? Despite this glaring omission, however, I can thoroughly recommend Night Watch as a film and as a disc. This is easily the best version of one of the most unusual cinematic outings of the last decade.
Please note that the check disc we received was a UK disc, but had no region coding. We are unable to confirm if this will be the case for the retail release.
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