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Wolfhound

WolfhoundWolfhound is for you if you love
  fantasy with gripping drama,
  supernatural overtones and heart-
  warming moments in a story that
  follows a young boy’s tragic loss
  of his family and his final vengeance
  against the brutal killer...”


FROM THE LAND OF FOLKLORE AND LEGEND comes the rip-roaring fantasy movie Wolfhound or, to give it the full title, Wolfhound of the Clan Of The Gray Dog. This Russian movie is based on the first of a series of four books by Mariya Semyonova and begins with a raid on a village by horsemen and the slaughter of every man, woman and child in a village except for one small child a child who had witnessed a man with the image of a wolf's head on his hand murder his mother, father and unborn sister.

The child is taken away to work in the mines and grows up to become a master swordsman known as Wolfhound (Aleksandr Bukharov), vowing to avenge the deaths of his family at the hands of the horsemen led by two evil druids, Greedy and Maneater, who are said to be the servants of the ancient, malevolent goddess Morana.

With only an injured bat known as Torn Wing for company, Wolfhound begins his quest at Greedy's castle, where he is able to kill the first of the murderers and in doing so rescues a handmaiden and a psychic blind man, who is also a healer, who join him on his journey. The escape from the burning castle is startlingly impressive.

Setting off amid breath-taking scenery, Wolfhound seeks the help of the spirit of the Priestess of the Light Moon, Mother Kendarat, and meets some fellow travellers escorting the Princess Knesinka through the forest to the city of Gilirad. The forest proves to be perilous and Wolfhound helps the Princess's guards fight off an attack that provides him with further clues to the whereabouts of Maneater and brings him his own father's stolen sword. But when the travelling companions reach the city, all is not well.

Wolfhound finds a city under a curse and learns of Maneater's unthinkable plan — to awaken the cruel and terrible Morana the Deadly and unleash untold horrors upon the world.

An incredible sword and sorcery tale, Wolfhound balances fantasy and the supernatural with a riveting adventure dominated by heart-stopping battles, astonishing special effects and innovative creatures. Torn Wing is terrific and a great help to Wolfhound. From the special effects team responsible for the Nightwatch vampire, Wolfhound is an earth-shattering beast of a movie.

Momentum Pictures presents Wolfhound, a ferocious fantasy of swords and sorcery, medieval kingdoms and unrelenting revenge available on DVD from 22 February. RRP: 15.99.

"An incredible sword and sorcery tale, Wolfhound balances fantasy and the supernatural with a riveting adventure dominated by heart-stopping battles, astonishing special effects and innovative creatures" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar

"Conan The Barbarian meets Lord Of The Rings" — Hollywood Reporter