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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alistair Abell ...
Colin MacLeod (voice)
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Dahlia (voice) (as Eid Lakis)
Zachary Samuels ...
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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Rebekah Brown ...
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Bill Fennell ...
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Gavin Hammon ...
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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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Alistair Abell auditioned for the role of Colin MacLeod over the phone. Abell auditioned with three other actors, and director Yoshiaki Kawajiri chose Abell when the American producers asked him to choose who he thought was best for the role. See more »

Quotes

Colin MacLeod: You think anyone's listening?
Dahlia: I take it you don't believe in God.
Colin MacLeod: Take a look around. If there is one, he is an uncaring sadistic bastard.
Dahlia: Don't blame God. Global warming, war, pollution. If it looks like hell down here we did it to ourselves.
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Follows Highlander: Endgame (2000) See more »

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Please Don't Go
Performed by Jussi Tegelman and Galen Walker
Vocals by Billy Valentine
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Typical Kawajiri Film, (a good thing)
21 May 2007 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

First things first, this is a typical Kawajiri film, as you may or may not know, Kawajiri is like a Japanese Frank Miller, meaning all his work share a distinctive feel to them, and follow a similar path story-wise. Some people call this auto-plagiarism, and bash it. However if you are like me, and have really liked his work, from Ninjascroll, to the Animatrix short, from "wicked city" to "vampire hunter D bloodlust", "lens-man", "Cyber city Oedo", etc etc. Then the mere prospect of watching some part of the highlander myth animated in this fashion will have your blood boiling. If you haven't guessed it yet, I really liked the film.

Lets start reviewing it part by part.

Story: It fits in the Highlander myth, this is not about any known Mcleod, so you may think of it as an alternative story-line. Everything is a little clichéd though, still beats the crap out of any Highlander sequel so far.

Setting: The movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, very kawajirish, it has this "Fist of the north star" feeling to it, huge bad guys, wrecked urban landscapes, silent heroes, you know the drill.

Character design: Again typical kawajiri film, busty women, sharp factions, impossibly muscular males, you may love it or hate it, I really like it. This is no Inuyasha, boy....

Animation: Very Good, some less than stellar CG shots, and "matrix moments", if you can deal with that there are really well choreographed fights to be seen. Specially gorgeous are the fights that take place in the past.

Sound: Mostly OK, some voice overs could have been better, the movie comes in English just like Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust. There are some great accents to be heard when the Highlanders speak, however some secondary characters could have used better actors.

Music: Gorgeous, really symphonic gives the feeling of epic and greatness to the whole movie.

So if your love for highlander allows you to overlook some small flaws, and some kawajirisms you'll really like the movie.


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