Highlander

Highlander

DVD - 2009
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Sword and sorcery drama about immortal Scotsmen from the 16th century battling for supremecy in modern day New York City.

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TheeAvebury
Sep 27, 2017

Hard to believe it has been 30 years since the original came out. It was one of those films that took your breath away with the fight scenes and unknown immortals among us, as well as outstanding acting and majestic scenery. Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery were perfectly cast in this as Highlander Connor MacLeod and his mentor Juan Sanchez Villalobos Ramirez, respectively. Although the plot is not overly complicated, the path MacLeod must take to, basically, save humanity is a fun - yet bloody - ride. The soundtrack music by Queen is a plus.

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mammothhawk229e
Sep 26, 2017

Classic cult movie that got everything including songs from Queen.
Cheesy, maybe.
Romance? yep.
Mystery? Yep.
Action packed. Oh, yes.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 25, 2016

What I really applaud about Highlander is that amongst all of the cheesy sword-fighting and flashy pyrotechnics, it didn't take itself too seriously and I guess that's what gave this film its wacky charm.

I was also mighty impressed with the obvious care that was taken with the scenes that were shot in the beautiful countryside and along the coastal mountain regions of grand, old Scotland.

The one and only actor who impressed me in Highlander was Clancy Brown who played (with great relish and finesse) the viciously nasty and savagely vengeful Kurgan. Yep. I certainly got my money's worth when Brown's character showed up on screen. (Ha! What a hoot he was!)

All-in-all - This pre-CGI/Fantasy/Action picture from 1986 was fairly satisfying when it came to the realm of entertainment. And, I honestly thought that director Russell Mulcahy clearly showed a lot of flair and style in his overall execution of Highlander's production.... (*Watch video-trailer*)

*Trivia note* - Believe it, or not - There have now been 5 Highlander movies, 2 television series, an animated series, an animated movie, an animated flash-movie series, 10 original novels,19 comic book issues, and various licensed merchandise.

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Derringer
Oct 25, 2016

In the wink of an eye Highlander's story covers the years from 1536-1986..... And, now - In the year 1986 an event called "The Gathering" is to take place in NYC. Men from the 4 corners of the earth, known as "Immortals", will be attending this gathering. It will be determined here, once and for all, who of the last remaining few will solely claim for himself - The Prize.

A mighty battle is to be held. This confrontation will prove who is the deftest, strongest, and most highly skilled swordsman of all. This victor will undoubtedly be the winner of the coveted "Prize".

Yes. Highlander really is quite an entertaining Fantasy/Action flick, if you don't take it too seriously. There are some truly dazzling and marvellous special effects in this one. And actor Clancy Brown, as the Kurgan, the evil Immortal (There's always one in every crowd) is perfectly cast and plays his part to the hilt, with obvious "fiendish" glee..... (*Watch video-trailer*)

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Oct 18, 2016

I love this movie! Beautifully filmed; the gran-daddy of sword & sorcery films. Even after all these years, I still see Clancy Brown as The Kergan; though now he mainly plays the mentor-type (some even die) this day and age. Queen music is the BEST! None of the follow up films come close to the glory of this one. The TV show was OK.

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fitzsimmons666
Sep 28, 2016

420 >>>

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schrou
Sep 15, 2015

Still a great film after all these years, with a stellar soundtrack from Queen.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 30, 2015

Wait, how many can there be again?

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Calvacade
Oct 27, 2014

Great B movie- don't watch any of the sequels though.

aaa5756 Sep 21, 2012

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Oct 17, 2016

I love this movie; one of my all time favorites! Not many new scenes in this 30th aniversary addition, but those that have been added were welcome. A beautifully filmed historical romance to be sure.

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bibliobub
Oct 28, 2007

I have something to say! It's better burn out, than to fade away!

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