Another New Trailer for Sergei Bodrov's Mongol

March 26, 2008

Mongol Trailer

Mongol is an Oscar-nominated historical epic directed by Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov (Nomad). The film chronicles the early life of Genghis Khan, who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206. I'll admit that this latest trailer does look pretty damn entertaining, but for some odd reason I still really have no interest in this. But as always, I'm running this for all of you to see and make a judgment on your own. Mentioning that it was nominated for an Oscar should be enough to prove to you that this is no forgettable foreign film. Take a look at the new trailer and share your thoughts below.

Watch the full trailer for Mongol:

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Mongol is directed and co-written by Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov, of Prisoner of the Mountains, Bear's Kiss, and Nomad. This is first part in a planned trilogy about the epic, violent, and romantic life of Genghis Khan. The film arrives in limited theaters on June 6th this summer. The latest poster for Mongol is featured below.

Mongol Poster

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  • Oh my god, i couldn't even finish that trailer. I remember seeing another trailer a while ago and thought to myself that this is going to be one awesome movie, and i still think so. It's just that...I dont know, i just cant stand that voice-over-guy anymore. And what's up with the music? Such a shame. But still a keeper.
  • Herbert
    I agree, the VO guys lines should've been cut waaaay back. The movie looks AWESOME, cant wait!
  • Dusty
    AHHHHH... ALEX.. I want to smack you... you better get interested... this movie was AMAZING... truly AMAZING... this was the second film I saw at ShoWest on Indie Night. Listening to Sergei speak about the film with his amusing stutter was one of my most memorable moment from this year's show... He truly put everything into this film... I went for the imagery and full of skepticism and was completely taken by the amazing story telling and left talking to people about it for a couple hours at the bar. If you have it hitting a big screen in your area... GO SEE IT... Alex, this is another that I wish we could be putting one hella big review on.... cause I think I could sell you on the virtues of this film enough to go see it.
  • Hey, Alex, I think it looks completely bad-ass as well. But unlike Dusty, I don't necessarily feel compelled to smack you for disagreeing.
  • john
    I like that this doesnt look like some over slicked up Hollywood style retelling, but the voice over is what ruins the trailer and adds the typical Hollywood cheese factor.
  • This was playing at SXSW and I really wanted to see it. Something came up though and I couldn't make it. Voice over was really bad...but i'm kicking myself for not seeing this one. Looks amazing!
  • Young
    Oh shit! this looks like it could be amazing! that shot where the army is lined up, looks straight out of "the lord of the Rings" though....imitation is the the best form of flattery, I guess! I'll definitely watch this in June :)
  • Dusty
    Oh .. comeon Snark#4.. you know it would be fun to Smack him.. hahahha.... No I love it when Alex is not too interested in a flick... makes me really think about what I liked about it (or didn't) ... this was just one that I believe he will like
  • silver
    He he the voice over does seem to take away from it a little. Alex your not the only one that thinks this movie looks epic but isn't excited for it, but I'll be sure to see it when it comes my way. :)
  • shelby
    dude i smacked alex!! haha nah jk but hells jeah this movie looks pretty tough but still the flick i cant wait for this summer is dark knight.. beaacthes im out
  • Joel Slabaugh
    Hey all I wanted to let you know that all the music is directly from the soundtrack in the movie. It is a great movie. i was a creator of the trailer.
  • Biggs
    Did you really make the trailer? Was the music in the trailer actually from the soundtrack and/or are you able to send me the actual music?! It was pretty bloody incredible music!
  • naked joe and kilogram
    dude this movie looks amazing i think its goin to be better than 300.
  • joe
    hey harry this movie looks way better than batman, you guys should definitly have a midnight show
  • Yes we created the trailer at KO Creative. I specifically did the graphics and some consulting on the edit. I'm not able to release the music though it is in the soundtrack, sorry! The movie is solid!
  • Alex
    This looks very good!! The trailer was very good too until the voice over kicked in....
  • KF
    This movie is insulting to the Mongolian people. The following are quotes from the UB Post: Film producer G.Jigjidsuren has come down heavily on Sergei Bodrov’s film The Mongol as an unacceptable distortion of Mongolian history and as a brutal assault on Mongolian sensibilities. Mongolian historians had asked Sergei Bodrov (a Russian) on a visit to Mongolia to involve local people in the production to ensure accuracy and integrity. He did not agree and as a result no Mongolian worked for the film in any capacity. ... wondered why nobody had bothered to study Mongolian tradition and practices with some care, for the sake of authenticity. “At least they wouldn’t have done the riding parts so wrong. This was an elementary mistake.” N.Nagaanbuu, researcher and writer, also found little “historically true” in the film which has “sullied the reputation of Mongolians as a proud people”. Nagaanbuu found it strange that Chinggis, Borte and Zuchi talk to one another in Chinese in the film. “Was there any political motive behind showing Mongolia as part of China and Chinggis as part Chinese, part Kazakh?” Chinggis Khan was MONGOLIAN not CHINESE.
  • rook
    Hey Joel, There are two soundtracks, one is the American soundtrack Mongol released by Varese Sarabande which has 26 tracks, and a European soundtrack Mongol released by their sibling company Colosseum Schallplatten, which has 36 tracks, and 13 more minutes of music. The music starting at 1:28 in your trailer, do you know which soundtrack this is from? What is the title of the track Mongol American or Mongol German?




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