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Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007)

Unrated | | Animation, Action, Fantasy | Video 5 June 2007
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)
Debi Mae West ...
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)
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Doc / Rudy (voice)
Kathleen Barr ...
Moya (voice)
Emma Fairley ...
Deborah (voice)
Roger Franks ...
Sergeant (voice)
Dave B. Mitchell ...
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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 »

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Colin MacLeod: [Because... this is how it is... in Rome]
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Follows Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994) 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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This is Not a Good Movie. I Kinda Enjoyed It...
24 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

By pure coincidence, I've stumbled along most of Yoshiaki Kawajiri's filmography. His Lensman kickstarted my desire to find lesser-known animated films. But I'd never say it was a great movie. The only film I'd seriously recommend would be Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, his magnum opus.

Highlander: Search for Vengeance is not an exception to the rule. While it may legitimately be the best Highlander sequel, it falls back on tired tropes seen in his previous films, yet takes itself too seriously.

It tries to tell a tragic tale, Colin MacLeod hunting his arch-nemesis for twenty centuries, wasting his immortality for a pursuit he always fails. The scenes in the past are actually not too bad, honestly. Unfortunately, the plot in the present future is by the numbers. In post-apocalypse, Colin finds love and revenge, leading a rebellion against a force less accurate than Stormtroopers, ascending a towering skyscraper to the final showdown. It brings up the negative effect of hatred, but after briefly contemplating, Colin still earns his revenge. Why he succeeds this time is beyond me.

It is kinda fun, though. The animation is fairly good, the action fast. Most importantly, there are dozens of cheesy moments. Giant chainsaws and gators, bad-ass chicks, delayed sword slashes...the clichés show little restraint. The World War II scene should be legendary. I'd compare it to Goku Midnight Eye, but at least GME was consistently campy - Highlander's failure to be a good, serious action film reduces its enjoyment as a bad, funny action film. There's still a lot of dumb fun to be had, if you can tolerate a generic plot, a bad ending, and a pretty gruesome crucifixion.

It gets 4 out of 10 for sheer ineptitude. It may be a good anime for Bad Movie Night, but there's a chance that choice will backfire.


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