The first in the blockbuster vampire trilogy from Russia, NIGHT WATCH, bows on DVD (Fox Home Ent., $27.98) June 20, 2006. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, NIGHT WATCH is a present-day struggle in Moscow between the forces of light and darkness. Included in the two-disc set are both Russian-language and English-language widescreen versions. In fact, the subtitles are graphically inserted for creative effect. According to vfx supervisor Vladimir Leschinsk, who pulled together 16 vendors and several freelancers from across his country, NIGHT WATCH represents the first large scale vfx movie in Russian history, encompassing 700 digital shots blending multiple tools and software pipelines.
Bonus features on the DVD include an extended ending titled The Roof with optional director commentary, a sneak peek at the upcoming sequels and director commentary with the Russian version.