Rent Highlander (1986)

3.6 of 5 from 207 ratings
1h 51min
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Synopsis:
He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor McLeod. He is immortal. Connor McLeod (Christopher Lambert) survives a wound that should kill him in a clan battle in the Scottish Highlands in 1536, and is banished from his village. Years later McLeod is met by Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez (Sean Connery), a swordsman who teaches McLeod the truth about himself; he is immortal, one of a race of many who can only die when the head is cut from the body. When one immortal takes the head of another, the loser's power is absorbed into the winner.
Ramirez teaches McLeod the ways of the sword, until he is killed by gravest foe, the evil Kurgan (Clancy Brown) who lusts for the ultimate power of the immortals, "The Prize"; enough power to rule the earth forever. McLeod must fight his way through the centuries until the time of the Gathering, when the few immortals who have survived the ages will come together to fight until only one remains. In New York City the final fight is about to begin, and in the end, there can be only one.
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Directors:
Producers:
Peter S. Davis, William N. Panzer
Writers:
Gregory Widen, Peter Bellwood, Larry Ferguson
Aka:
Dark Knight
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Collections:
Introducing the Thesping Olympians, A Brief History of Film..., Top 10 Films Turned Into TV Series, Top Films
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/03/2001
Run Time:
111 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/07/2009
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Feature Commentary with Director Russell Mulcahy
  • Highlander Documentary (A Legend is Born: Interview with Gregory Widen and Peter Bellwood on the Highlander script / The Visual Style: Interview with Cameraman Gerry Fisher and Architect Allan Cameron on the Highlander look / A Strong Woman: Interview with Roxanne Hart)
  • Interview with Christopher Lambert
  • Brand new HD Deleted Scenes
  • HD Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/10/2022
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • (New) The Immortal Attraction of 'Highlander': Looking back at four decades of 'Highlander' magic
  • (New) A Kind of Magic: Music of the Immortals: A featurette on the Soundtrack
  • (New) Capturing Immortality: Interview with photographer David James
  • (New) There Can Only be One Kurgan: Clancy Brown Remembers 'Highlander'
  • (New) Audio Commentary with author Jon Melville
  • Audio Commentary with Russell Mulcahy
  • Audio Commentary with Russell Mulcahy, William Panzer and Peter Davis

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Reviews (3) of Highlander

Good additional features - Highlander review by GL

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17/10/2020

The extras and commentary explain why this film isn't an epic. Good in parts but just not gritty enough

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Waste of Time - Highlander review by SOL

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21/12/2022

what a load of codswallop's only got as a far a fight scene in the garage before I switched off, flies just looks extremely dated, rented it because it was so hyped, I wouldn't bother

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A Mess But Strangely Entertaining - Highlander review by GI

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13/02/2023

There is so much wrong with this film it's often difficult to justify why I am still in love with it after all these years. I'm not going to detail all the errors here suffice to say there's continuity errors throughout, crewmen on show, obvious stuntmen, visible wires, story mistakes, casting mistakes etc....I could go on. Highlander is, for all that, highly entertaining, it has Sean Connery in excellent form, it has sword fights in modern day New York, a great soundtrack by Queen and the germs of a great fantasy film idea. The story is rather a good idea. After becoming a suspect in a homicide when a decapitated body is discovered in the car park of Madison Square Garden, antique dealer Russell Nash (Christopher Lambert) attracts the attention of forensics expert Brenda (Roxanne Hart). She discovers Nash is not who he says he is and is indeed a 400 year old scotsman who is immortal and that there's others like him who can only be killed by decapitation. They are all seeking a prize available to the last one left alive and one of them is determined to be the winner, the psychopathic Kurgan (Clancy Brown). If there was one film that deserves a creative and thoughtful remake it's this one, and dare I add it needs an epic treatment. It's rumoured one is on the way! I'll keep my fingers crossed. For now we can watch director Russell Mulcahy exercise his pop video credentials with what is essentially one big pop video, a lot of style, some splashes of magic and a cult favourite. I just have a soft spot for this even when cringing at some of its daftness and childish mistakes.

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