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  • Azariel
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    The song "Highlander" by Dragon's Eyes - well, it ain't about William Wallace, too say the least

    http://dragonseye.rockmetal.art.pl/d...frames_en.html

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  • lemec
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    Originally posted by devilchicken
    Did you also know that there was a Highlander animated series set on a post apocalyptic Earth?

    Another reimagining - with a different MacLeod but with the same Ramirez.

    It wasn't too great.
    Is that the one with Quinten MacLeod?, if so yes, I saw one of those.

    There is supposed be be a new Anime Highlander coming out according to the Highlander web site.

    Luckily all these sequels did not really take away from the original, not like most movies when they have sequels. :D I just don't take the other Highlander movies that seriously. They can never beat the all Queen soundtrack anyway.

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  • devilchicken
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    Did you also know that there was a Highlander animated series set on a post apocalyptic Earth?

    Another reimagining - with a different MacLeod but with the same Ramirez.

    It wasn't too great.

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  • lemec
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    Originally posted by devilchicken
    I was also never quite exactly sure what the 'prize' was that necessitated all that head-chopping.
    That was never clear, I guess the audience had to use their imagination on that one. :D It had something to do with being able to help people because you knew what everyone was thinking. It did not seem to help much in Highlander 2. Not sure what the Kurgan would have done with the power if he had won,maybe he would get security codes from people's thoughts and take over some nuke silos. ;)

    Aside from that, I really always enjoyed Highlander. By the way, the novel does not clear anything up either, it does have an extra Connor flashback though.

    A real dissapointment was when they made Highlander:Endgame, which with Duncan,they had to change Highlander history again or make it an alternate world(because in the series, the Kurgan was not the last immortal Connor had to fight), and

    Spoiler:



    in Highlander:Engame, it was not the End! :lol: They never said what happened to Mythos,the most ancient immortal still living, and the big baddie was really cheesy and killed all the other characters off quickly just so they did not have to film fight scenes. Also, in the director's cut, the immortal woman who was once Duncan's wife is shown at the end and therefore was not killed by the baddie after all. The most horrible moment being,Duncan killing Connor, there was no purpose or need for it. The series was pretty solid except for it's last season and the movie really messed all that up. Now I hear that Adrian Paul is going to make a new Highlander movie. :lol:


    End Spoiler.


    Oh well, I guess it does not pay to get attatched to some shows.

    P.S. I still remember the big groan the entire theater made as soon as the words: '500 Years Ago On The Planet Zeist' came on the screen.

    The big treat in the movie theater for Highlander 3 was when they showed scenes from Highlander 1 and I got to see them on the big screen. Some parts of 3 were ok, but again, the baddie was pure cheese.

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  • devilchicken
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    I was also never quite exactly sure what the 'prize' was that necessitated all that head-chopping.

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  • David Mosley
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    Originally posted by devilchicken
    It made me think that someone was obviously very clearly unhappy with the original highlander that they had to keep remaking and reimagining it.
    It was probably more a case of the producers wanting to make a sequel to a 'cult' movie where the central premise had been 'there can be only one', which once it had been achieved makes a sequel rather difficult. Hence the 're-imagining' of the backstory.

    Plus, everyone wanted to see Connery come back, which rather made a mockery of the whole thing imo.

    Personally, I though Highlander was fine right up to the bit where...

    [broken link] SPOILER ALERT!!! [broken link]

    ...Macleod, having killed the Kurgan, rises up on very visible kirby wires to receive The Prize amid a storm of Industrial Light and Magic SFX.

    <Spoiler Ends>

    which really kinda ruined for me. :(
    Last edited by Rothgo; 04-23-2010, 04:16 AM.

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  • devilchicken
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    Originally posted by Poetgrrl
    i bookmarked the beowulf site! looks AWESOME!

    and by the way... Highlander (the first one) is a GREAT movie. i own it, and proud of it. : )
    I thought it was a good concept, just that the implementation was rubbish. I never understood why they had a frenchman playing a scotsman, and a scotsman playing a sort of spanish-egyptian.

    Who knows what the producers were smoking when they made #2, setting it in the far future with the premise that the immortals were 'exiled aliens', which makes you wonder how it was that Connor Macleod was able to be in two places at once (being born on earth, but having this whole other life on this alien planet).

    Reminds me of how (as a kid) I thought that it was a great idea for the old 80's soap Dallas to run two seasons concurrently featuring different storylines as though they were in a parallel universe or something. In fact I have a vivid memory from my childhood that they actually did this. As I recall they showed one series during the day and one in the evening. A multiversal soap opera indeed...

    Highlander 3 was also a weird remake of the first movie that again crossed the boundary that totally ignored the continuity from the first movie.

    It made me think that someone was obviously very clearly unhappy with the original highlander that they had to keep remaking and reimagining it.

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  • Mikey_C
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    "An epic medieval adventure"?

    Shome mishtake, shurely... :?

    I hope this is a serious effort!

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  • Azariel
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    Originally posted by Poetgrrl
    i bookmarked the beowulf site! looks AWESOME!

    and by the way... Highlander (the first one) is a GREAT movie. i own it, and proud of it. : )
    Highlander was great no doubt about it, but Lambert's recent flicks have been filled with lets say, nasaly voiced characters

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  • Poetgrrl
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    i bookmarked the beowulf site! looks AWESOME!

    and by the way... Highlander (the first one) is a GREAT movie. i own it, and proud of it. : )

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  • Azariel
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    Originally posted by devilchicken
    There's always the shockingly awful Christopher Lambert version. Sort of Beowulf meets Highlander meets Blade.

    Utter rubbish.
    I'm sad to report - I own that movie! And although the concept was a good one, and could have worked as a nice Sword & Sorcery meets Vampire Hunter D, the story's pace is so slow, I fell asleep first time I watched it on DVD! (Although I never bothered backtracking).

    Lambert is a mediocre actor, but how is it that he speaks as though he's good a nasal twag or a stuffy nose all time - its so annoying. Thank god Adrian Paul was Highlander on TV and not him!

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  • Jeremiah
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    ...Daker realised that he was wearing a trenchcoat and running shoes. He mildly surprised to realise that a claymore was cunningly concealed in the lining of the coat.

    "Where are you from?" asked the woman.

    "Lots of places" replied Connor MacLeod, champion eternal and immortal...

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  • DiGiMac
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    I think he should get a part in the Elric film.
    Non-speaking and heavily made-up.
    Perhaps as a warped chaos creature shambling around in the background of a battle sequence...

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  • McTalbayne
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    Christopher Lambert....**Shudder**

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  • devilchicken
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    There's always the shockingly awful Christopher Lambert version. Sort of Beowulf meets Highlander meets Blade.

    Utter rubbish.

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