i will see this movie this weekend..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xrr2MCsQno&feature=fvsr (Deuthscher )
The most eagerly anticipated Turkish movie of the year, “Fetih 1453” (The Conquest 1453), finally hit movie theaters on Thursday.
The first showing of the film, which opened in 134 theaters across Turkey, started exactly at 14:53 in the afternoon (2:53 p.m.) in all theaters.
Having been in production for more than two years, the release of “The Conquest 1453” raised the level of anticipation among movie fans in Turkey. Directed by Faruk Aksoy, the film is also notable for its budget, which at $17 million makes it the most expensive film made in the history of Turkish cinema.
Three life-sized galleys were built for scenes of a sea battle.
Over 10,000 pieces of war equipment of various types and accessories were produced for use as props in the movie along with 20 life-size observation towers and five big trebuchets that are each 15 meters tall.
A total of 15,000 extras took part in the movie.
The film’s main cast members took horse-riding and fencing lessons. Twenty tailors made the costumes for the movie using 44,000 meters of fabric.
A total of 250 horses and 40 water buffalos were used in the movie.