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Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Fantasy  -  5 June 2007 (USA)
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An anime continuation of the HIGHLANDER saga, following immortal Colin MacLeod's quest for revenge in the future.

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Colin MacLeod (voice)
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Dahlia (voice) (as Eid Lakis)
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Marcus Octavius (voice)
Scott McNeil ...
Amergan / Gregor / Lab Director (voice) (as Scott Mcneil)
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Joe (voice) (as Hank Banks)
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Kyala (voice)
Jim Byrnes ...
Doc / Rudy (voice)
Kathleen Barr ...
Moya (voice)
Emma Fairley ...
Deborah (voice)
Roger Franks ...
Sergeant (voice)
Dave B. Mitchell ...
Malike / Additional Voices (voice) (as David B. Mitchell)
David Abramowitz ...
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The lone warrior Colin travels with the wise-cracking ghost Amergan through the ages searching for the immortal despot Marcus Octavius, who killed his lover on the Celtic plains tens of centuries ago. On his quest, he discovers New York is submerged, and one dominant monolith fortress towers over the seas. Colin can save the survivors, but his sword only hungers for the blood of one man. Despite many lifetimes of training, Colin has failed to vanquish Marcus on the great battlefields of history. Can he finish what he started and stop Marcus? Will Colin lead the people to freedom or become consumed by hate? There can be only one. Written by Tom Benton

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In revenge, patience is a virtue. And after a thousand years, Colin MacLeod doesn't give a damn about virtue ...


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Doc's voice is provided by Jim Byrnes, who played Joe Dawson on the TV series Highlander (1992). Doc is shown to be missing a leg from the knee down, a reference to Byrnes's real-life disability - Byrnes lost both his legs from the knee down when he was struck by a car in the 1970s, a disability which was written into the TV series, which established that Dawson lost his legs after stepping on a landmine in Vietnam. Byrnes also voices the bartender who serves MacLeod, another reference to the Dawson character, who owned a blues bar on the TV series. See more »

Quotes

Amergan: [talking through a mouse] Feeling better? Taking his head. His power must have really turned you on.
Colin MacLeod: SHUT UP, AMERGAN!
[strikes the mouse with his sword but misses]
Amergan: You're lucky that I am already dead or that would have killed me.
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Follows Highlander: The Raven (1998) See more »

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Written by Ville Valo
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Used by permission of EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC.
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Very disappointing
14 September 2007 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I am big fan of Yoshiaki Kawajiri and it pains me to see such a production with his name on it. Yes, the visuals are great, but even they get irritating as the movie goes on, because someone decided that almost every action scene and many of the ordinary ones should be done with 3D, and when you see that same method re-used for the 50th time in just 80 minutes... well not only isn't it impressive anymore but very annoying.

Whatever the problems the movie had, I wouldn't be that disappointed if it wasn't the *STORY* - awful, cliché after cliché, unbelievably cheesy b-movie lines and one of the worst juxtaposion of sex scene ever (lighting candles??? what the hell?!)... The script really ruins everything good, and the characters are very flat and stereotypical, not to mention most of their designs are almost copy&paste from Kawajiri's previous works. And not only the characters are copied but whole scenes (e.g. the battle on the rooftops - Animatrix: Program), and though not 1:1 you still get a bitter deja-vu quite often.

So thank you but I'd stick with Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Ninja Scroll - Highlander is no way near them.


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