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.
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)
Good additional features
- Highlander review by GL
The extras and commentary explain why this film isn't an epic. Good in parts but just not gritty enough
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