Wolfhound-Volkodav iz roda Serykh Psov (Wolfhound from Grey dogs tribe) is a 2007 Russian fantasy movie about a hero, damsell in distress and dark wizard from clan of Morana goddess.
Latest fantasy movies are mostly 3D action pieces without any story. If you looking for something else, a little exotic fantasy movie this can be an answer for you.
Volkodav is a little different. You can get mix of well made fights, beautiful Russian nanture and exotic Slavic mythology not too common in fantsy movies.
Afterall the movie is a mixture of Conan and Lord of the Rings.
I really enjoyed the bat – companion of the Wolfhound.
A medieval village is destroyed by evil group of raiders. It seems the local blacksmith and his family were the target. A magical sword was the reason.
A young boy, son of blacksmith is the only survivor. He has to seek his revenge and he must prevent Morana goddess release into world of mortals. Of course we got a nice Russian babe in distress :).
Wolfhound cast: Aleksandr Bukharov as Wolfhound, Oksana Akinshina as Princess
Director: Nikolai Lebedev
Who is Morana?
Morana (Marzanna, Marzana, Mora, Morena)
Morana is a slavic goddess of death, evil and sorcery. She was beautiful but cold hearted babe.
Puppet of Morana is even these days thrown into rivers during spring as a symbol of end of winter.
Here is more info about Slavic mythology and about Slavic pantheon