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Highlander - Search For Vengeance  [DVD]
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Anime sequel to 'Highlander', one of the most popular anime films ever. Director Yoshiaki Kawajiri pairs up with original Highlander writer David Abramowitz to create a new feature-length adventure for the time-travel sci-fi tale of ancient Scots warrior Colin McLeod. MacLeod has traveled through the ages searching for fellow immortal, Marcus Octavius, the man responsible for killing his lover, Moya, on the Celtic plains centuries ago. His journey has taken him to a post-apocalyptic New York in the year 2187, the city now a partly submerged ruin overshadowed by a vast monolithic fortress. Ruling what is left of the once proud metropolis, McLeod finds none other than Marcus Octavius, whose despotic plans for the future include offing the Big Apple's populace. MacLeod has the power to save the survivors but, driven by a blinding bloodlust, he has only one goal - to avenge the murder of Moya. After countless gory showdowns, neither immortal has managed pull off a win. Will the remnants of a once-proud New York prove to be the final battleground as these two undying warriors once again come face to face?
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The protagonist this time around is a new MacLeod named Colin, whose wife is killed by fellow immortal Marcus Octavius during the time of the Roman Empire and Colin swears revenge, beginning a centuries long quest to kill Marcus because through a series of incidents, Colin is unable to kill Marcus, thus leading the story to a post-apocalyptic New York (no surprises there) where Marcus is now a brutal ruler opposed by rebels living in the abandoned and decaying city.
Most of the story is set in the future but in the true spirit of the Highlander franchise, much of Colin's existence is fleshed out in a series of flashbacks, showing him and Marcus fighting each other through Waterloo, Boxer Rebellion, WW2, etc, and the attention to historical detail is immense. There are some great sword sequences and dialogue, particularly between Colin and Marcus and the animation, art and special effects are spectacular.
Although the plot isn't original, this is still a great film to own, if you liked the original Highlander film, Ninja Scroll or sword fighting movies, this definitely deserves a spot on your DVD shelf.
The story line is fairly standard working along the core Highlander themes of rivalry and immortals beheading each other and taking their powers via "the quickening". The film's central theme is however about Love vs. Vegeance, with McCloud hell bent on vegeance against Marcus Octavius at the expense of those who love him. If I had one criticism of the film, it is that the vegeance theme is overplayed and that the focus on McCloud's tragedy (his blindness to love)misses the point that his actions are always against society and order, indeed this is only overcome by the increasingly "evil" conduct of Marcus Octavius.
The animation is slick and is a good mixture of obvious CGI and more traditional animation. The character designs reflect the director's previous success in being stylistically close to Ninja Scroll. There is some fan service via two of the female support characters, but this tastefully handled and doesn't come at the expense of film time or plot development. The film makes excellent use of colouration to help provide mood (almost like in Kai Doh Maru) while the soundtrack is suitably rock influenced without being overbearing.
The film is a real treat to watch and is a good introduction to anime for those not familiar with it, whilst long term fans will enjoy the fusion of anime themes with classic cinema.
This vision of the Highlander story is interesting but as I have already stated has little to do with the original film. The animation is great but the voice acting does leave something to be desired. The story is interesting with some nice ideas but the rather lacklustre ending is rather a disappointment. Overall this film would probably appeal more to fans of anime than of the Highlander franchise and although this attempt is better than any of the previous Highlander sequels, it is still nowhere near as good as the original film.
Kawajiri's work is incredible; such attention to detail.
The film took me in from the start. I am not a Highlander (regular movie) fan. Don't get me wrong, I certainly liked Connery and Lambert's film but it was not one I ever thought of having in my collection. I am going to have to give those films another look. Highlander Animé was spectacular! I am a huge fan of Vampire D - which is another of Yoshiaki Kawajiri's films. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust [DVD]
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I love the whole Highlander world, having got all the films & both spin off tv series but had avoided this. Glad I bought it now but it's really only for devotees of the genre.Published on 5 Feb. 2014 by Liam Smith
good quality and played well with no problems. i had no issues of any kind when i used this productPublished on 21 Jan. 2014 by adam miller
I didn't realise what it was and I hated it, having been a fan of the first Highlander movie and the subsequent Highlander TV seriesPublished on 21 Mar. 2013 by JJ