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Highlander: Season 1 [1997] (REGION 1)NTSC [DVD] [US Import]

Adrian Paul , Alexandra Vandernoot , Daniel Vigne , Dennis Berry    DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Adrian Paul, Alexandra Vandernoot, Stan Kirsch, Dee Dee Bridgewater, François Guétary
  • Directors: Daniel Vigne, Dennis Berry, Jorge Montesi, Paolo Barzman, Ray Austin
  • Format: Box set, Colour, Dolby
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 9
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Nov 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006LPCK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,827 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Don't lose your head" 24 Jun 2005
Format:DVD
I love this series and have watched most episodes, but it is great to be able to go back and see them again, in order. Most people know the basics that serve as foundation for the story; Duncan MacLeod (Adrian Paul) is a four-hundred-year-old immortal who can only die if someone cuts his head. The problem is that there are other immortals out there, and when they kill one of their own they absorb his power. In the end, when the time of the Gathering arrives, there can only be one; and this moment is getting closer and closer. Since the goal is to cut their opponent's head, the fights are mostly with swords, and the choreography used in these scenes is believable and entertaining to watch.
In order to give this series continuity with the movies that serve as the basis, there is a brief appearance by Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, who is Duncan's "cousin" and mentor. From that moment on, the series stands on its own, and besides Duncan, the main characters are Tessa (Alexandra Vandernoot), his mortal girlfriend who sells antiques, and Richie (Stan Kirsch), a kid who loves to get in trouble with the law.
The series has a good continuity, but most chapters stand pretty well on their own. Of course my recommendation is that you watch them in order, so you can maximize your enjoyment and understanding of what is going on. Especially since one of the aspects I enjoyed most was to learn the rules that govern the lives of the immortals. These rules are revealed little by little and every time we come across a new one, we find ourselves thinking about past episodes and understanding things better.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highlander series 1 on DVD 20 Jun 2004
Format:DVD
"I am Duncan Macleod. born 400 years ago in the highlands of Scotland. I am immortal."
At last I can enjoy Highlander the series on DVD! I had to buy it from Canada, ( so you have to have a multi-regional DVD player). Its a real joy to see one of my favourite actors and favourite shows on DVD. Adrian Paul, stars as Duncan Macleod, Clans man of Conner Macleod (Christopher Lambert) of the Highlander movies.
The first of the series , is an introduction to Duncan, and those who share his life: his mortal lover Tessa, and a young boy, Richie they "adopt". Duncan is not perfect, but with each mistake he makes he try's to learn from it. He values life all life above all else, mortal or immortal its all the same.
(There are six series, a testament to the excellent standard of the stories and the actors).The series carries on it the same vein as the movies. Adrian is one of the best Actors to leave these shores. He easily holds his own with the best of them.. Each episode is fresh and full of adventure, and within the core of the show is the moral dilemmas that Duncan must face ,especially within himself. I highly recommend Highlander the series, on DVD.
Remember there can be only one!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The best successor for the film 20 Oct 2008
By T. R. Alexander TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
The first Highlander film is something of a favourite of mine but the sequels never lived up to the original. This TV series is another spin-off that retcons the events of the first movie and totally ignores the sequels. The series follows the adventures of Duncan MacLeod, an immortal from the same clan as Connor MacLeod just younger.

This first season of the series follows a rather episodic format with many of the episodes following a similar immortal-of-the-week style with little in the way of an overarching plot for the entire season. Having said this however, the majority of the episodes in the series display some good writing and are generally quite entertaining.

The main problem with the series though is that in many ways it has dated horribly with some special effects that were rather poor even for the time it was made. As well as this for a series about immortal warriors, some of the fight scenes are rather lacklustre and poorly choreographed. Also the series has some rather poor acting in places and some cringe worthy accents but this doesn't really detract much from the series. The series also includes some good guest stars by people such as Martin Kemp, Anthony Head and Christopher Lambert. Overall this is a good series and is definitely the best of the Highlander continuations even though it could do with some improvements, and a Region Two release.
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