|Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 11:39 am: |
|Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 12:24 pm: |
I ordered Day Watch earlier today. I'm looking forward to seeing it, even if the sub-titling won't be as good as the theatrical release.
|Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 12:37 pm: |
And it won't have the US edit...
|Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 12:49 pm: |
Lucius: Did you see the US edit of Night Watch? That's all I've seen, and was wondering if the international version is a better cut.
I liked that your review of Day Watch was neither a rave or a pan. Too many critics have wholehearedly dismissed these films, and too many fans have embraced them without question.
|Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 01:01 pm: |
I saw both versions of Night Watch. The US version was a better cut and had much better sub-titles. Both helped to make the US version a bit more clear.
|Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 02:10 pm: |
I agree with Robt. The US version is much the better.
Yeah, the movies aren't masterpieces, but they better than you average fantasy....
|Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 06:13 pm: |
Thanks Robert and Lucius. Then I'll probably wait for the US cut of Day Watch.
|Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 07:23 pm: |
I ordered A Bittersweet Life....Looking forward to it, but don't know when I'll have time to watch...
|Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 08:21 pm: |
Good to see focus on the Russians. It's easy to forget sometimes that there are countries outside of Asia that are making good movies...
|Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 08:50 pm: |
Lots of countries. Spain, Mexico, England, France, Brazi, Chile, Hungary, the Scandinavian countries, Iran, Italy, India, etc....they all have interesting cinemas....
|Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 06:11 am: |
Bittersweet Life is a very tight, controlled film that never flinches from its violent or nihlistic subject matter. Not to mention, it oozes style. I may watch it again shortly.
|Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 06:21 am: |
I finally had time to watch Day Watch last night. It was enjoyable. It really seemed like a big Hollywood movie (style over substance), but the plot that isn't quite as stupid as what normally comes out of Hollywood. It's not a brilliant plot, but it's not insulting either. I do want to see it with a better subtitling job.
I'm not too thrilled with the idea of an English language sequel, but at least with the way this ended, I can see why they would use a different cast.
|Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 08:20 am: |
We're pretty much in accord on this. The third movie makes me nervous--I'm going to miss Anton....
|Posted on Sunday, May 07, 2006 - 01:29 pm: |
There's a discussion forum/website open for English fans of the Watch stories (movies, books, etc.)
It's pretty much brand-new, but expanding all the time. We love to meet other fans.