|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Clancy Brown, Sean Connery, Roxanne Hart, Billy Hartman, Edward Wiley, Christopher Lambert, Celia Imrie, Patrick Stewart|
|Collections:||100 Big Adventures, 100 Swords and Sandals Films, It's About Time|
|Run time:||1 hour 51 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Mar 2001|
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There can be only oneBy a customer from uk , 16 Nov 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]There should have been only one...fantastic film, marvelous soundtrack by queen, and an original idea. Enjoyed this film firt time around and it gets better every time I see it, but there should have been only one..don't bother with the sequels, they actual reduce the viewing pleasure of the original
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Heading To Brown TownBy Roddenberry (40 reviews) from Bristol , 06 Sep 2013Highlander 4 / 5 When it comes to this franchise, they maybe should have stuck to the films infamous tagline, 'There can be only one'. This film hits a lot of nostalgia points for me, it reminds me of a Sunday ritual I used to have with my good friend Kris, few cans, some snacks and a few (quit now, horrible habit) ciggies whilst we watched a film or three we'd picked up from Blockbuster. Ah nostalgia, it ain't what it used to be. Any hows, back to the film. You'll have to forgive two glaring errors to enjoy this, a French man (Lambert) , making little effort to hide his accent, playing a Scotsman and a Scotsman (Connery) playing an Egyptian (via Spain). The story is cracking and the exposition handled wonderfully by Connery and flashback and you're soon engrossed in the battle of the immortals. And then you notice the soundtrack, largely performed by Queen and fitting the film so well. I admit I usually take no notice of soundtracks, not really musically inclined, in this film though, it's almost integral to the story telling. Whilst Lambert is good and Connery is at his scenery chewing, scene stealing best, it's Clancy Brown as The Kurgan that holds this together, Brown seems born to play this role and maintains a thoroughly menacing air throughout. When asked to name a great or favourite film baddy, my mind always goes to The Kurgan and considering how many films I've seen, I don't think I can pay him a higher compliment. In summary, watch this, ignore all the sequels and thankfully the remake looks in trouble and Ryan Reynolds has already pulled out.
Did I watch the wrong film?By pjb1972 (32 reviews) from Bristol , 25 Aug 2013As a kid I had the Queen album which makes up the soundtrack but I never actually saw the film. Over the years I've seen the odd clip so finally decided to rent a copy and see what all the fuss was about. Obviously being quite an old film now I was happy to overlook the terrible special effects but did at least expect some decent fight scenes bearing in mind the story. Unfortunately the direction and editing is dire with a number of continuity issues which are very distracting. Why are they standing on car bonnets to have their sword fight? Why did that man decide to backflip off of one of the cars rather than just step off? Why do the swords make such an odd noise rather than sounding like steel on steel? I found this to be a very very dull film. There is a great premise in there which is hardly explored at all, Sean Connery is made to look so camp he must have been paid a fortune to appear on camera like that but worst of all, it has the most 1 dimensional villain I can ever remember seeing on screen. I can only think that the fantastic soundtrack had more to do with the success of this film than anything else and perhaps nostalgia is getting the better of many of the reviewers. My film watching opportunities are limited these days so I hate it when I feel like I've wasted my time but I certainly did that here. Think of all those great films I could have watched instead!!
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classic fantasyBy mickeej (15 reviews) , 28 Jul 2013now a classic and a great film to look back on in hd. this along with the likes of starwars show that huge budgets are not needed to make a blockbuster film.
Highlander 1986By enjoyfilms (34 reviews) , 07 Jun 2013Love this film to bits ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
there can be only one !!!!!!!!!!!By kap08 (2 reviews) , 06 Apr 2013fantastic one of the best movies great story brilliant soundtrack by true rock gods if you dont watch it its your loss