Highlander (Director's Cut) (Bilingual) [Import]
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This 1986 fantasy/action thriller has since spawned two sequels, a popular syndicated TV series, numerous comic-book spinoffs, and a loyal (if somewhat oddly obsessive) following of fans. Directed by music video veteran Russell Mulcahy (which explains the dizzying camera work), the original theatrical release made hash of an intriguing story about an "Immortal" from 16th-century Scotland (Christopher Lambert) who time-leaps to modern-day America with his archenemy (Clancy Brown) in hot pursuit. It becomes a battle to the death (yes, Immortals can die), and Lambert seeks survival training from an Immortal mentor played by Sean Connery. Dazzling, energetic, and altogether confusing in its original form, the film has since been released on video, laserdisc, and DVD in this revised widescreen "director's cut," with additional footage, director and producers' commentary, a photo and artwork archive, the original trailer, and an official time line of the film's evolution from script to screen. A must for Highlander fans ... and you know who you are! --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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For me, however, Clancy Brown's Kurgan steals the film. His physical features and bug-eyed grin are dead perfect! And his way over-the-top performance, at times, makes you a little afraid of his character, but he makes you laugh, as well. The confrontation between Kurgan and Conner in a church is a great balance of wit and tension.
The battles in Scotland, at the beginning of the film, and the mayhem in the streets of New York City at the end are priceless. My favorite moment: Kurgan steals a car and takes Conner's love interest for a ride. As he careens through the potholes and traffic, he quietly sings "New York, New York". Now I know where all our cabdrivers take their lessons from. HIGHLANDER is a great piece of quality mind candy that actually tackles some deep issues.
In the companion opening section, the title character (Connor MacLeod) is in Scotland several centuries ago and one of the fighters in a clan war. He is stabbed in the chest and presumed dead, yet comes back to life. His fellow clan members consider him to be a tool of the Devil, so he is beaten and about to be “killed.” However, one of the powerful leaders of the clan allows him to flee instead.
Eventually, we learn that he is a member of a race of near immortals that can only be killed by having their head completely severed. Over the centuries, their role is to fight to the death in one-on-one battles until only one of them remains. Apparently, the fighting must be face-to-face, no sneaking up decapitations are allowed.
Within this complicated scenario there are two love stories, a dandy fellow immortal played by Sean Connery, an enterprising and very intelligent female forensic crime specialist, a powerful, ruthless and sadistic villain and the history of an immortal man that somehow has to conceal that trait from nearly everyone.
There is a climactic battle (naturally) and a conclusion that is somewhat inconsistent with the terms of the pact between the immortals. No explanations are given regarding their origin or the reasons why they must fight, only that they must. If you like extreme rock-em-sock-em swordplay, then you will love this movie. The weapons wielded by the immortals may look like swords, but they can pass through steel.
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The Highlander did meet my expectations. I had already seen it a number of years ago.Published 3 months ago by RobertE. Graham
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