As can happen from time-to-time on SciFiHistory.Net, I'll get pointed by a reader or an advert or a slip of information here or there about a distant or recent release that needs inclusion to our pages. I'll go digging only to find that there isn't a whole lot of data on the Information Superhighway regarding this obscure title, but I'll still do the good steward's part of trying to shine a little light onto it in my own humble way.
Today's effort was a little 'something something' that originally went under the name of Guardians Of The Night. It does look like this one was slightly repackaged outside of its original Russia under the title of The Last Vampire Princess, though the advertising and promotion under that name is equally soft online. Directed by Emilis Velyvis from a story by Oleg Malovichko, the Horror/Fantasy dabbled in the world of the supernatural by showcasing what seems to be a veritable cast of creatures all battling for some kind of dominance of the streets. It starred Ivan Yankovskiy, Leonid Yarmolnik, Lyubov Aksyonova, Sabina Akhmedova, and Ekaterina Volkova in big roles.
Here's the plot summary as provided by our good friends at Amazon.com:
"Pasha has regular nightmares about an underground world full of monsters and demons. When he sees a girl from his dreams on the street he follows her only to walk into the world of his nightmares. He is introduced to a world of vampires, witches and werewolves and the secret society of Guardians that protect mankind from them. When he discovers the demon world is planning to take over ours he teams up with the Night Watchmen on a mission to save the world. Pasha is about to discover that nightmares can be very real!"
There are a few reviews posted at random website, but not even the usually reliable IMDB.com has much on it. (I think as of today's date there are only a handful of reviews.) While the trailer looks interesting, the fact that this apparently large budget creature feature has not been heavily seen outside of Russia doesn't exactly bode well. Amazon.com shows only a few foreign DVD releases for it -- meaning one might not even be able to get a viewable copy in the U.S. -- and I don't see that it's available for streaming online. I'll do some digging as based entirely on the trailer it looks interesting.