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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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David Abramowitz, Gregory Widen (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alistair Abell ... Colin MacLeod (voice)
Debi Mae West Debi Mae West ... Dahlia (voice) (as Eid Lakis)
Nolan North ... Marcus Octavius (voice) (as Zachary Samuels)
Scott McNeil ... Amergan / Gregor / Lab Director (voice) (as Scott Mcneil)
Ogie Banks ... Joe (voice) (as Hank Banks)
Janyse Jaud ... Kyala (voice)
Jim Byrnes ... Doc / Rudy (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Moya (voice)
Emma Fairley Emma Fairley ... Deborah (voice)
Roger Franks Roger Franks ... Sergeant (voice)
Dave B. Mitchell Dave B. Mitchell ... Malike / Additional Voices (voice) (as David B. Mitchell)
David Abramowitz David Abramowitz ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rebekah Brown Rebekah Brown ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bill Fennell Bill Fennell ... Additional Voices (voice)
Gavin Hammon ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highlander: Vengeance See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,017
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Runtime:

(Director's Cut)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

A PS3 game of Highlander which was entitled Highlander: The Game had been developed, but was canceled. However, a trailer for the game was released. In the trailer, Colin MacLeod in a church in present day NYC has a flashback of challenging his immortal lover to a duel and embraces and kisses her and Connor fights an immortal in a forest, which he is stabbed and falls into a lake. He returns to fight his immortal lover had been beheaded by the immortal in the forest and back in the church in present NYC, MacLeod leaves and comes across the immortal whom fought him in the forest and prepares for armed combat. See more »

Quotes

Colin MacLeod: I'm used to people running from me, like I was the devil.
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Connections

Follows Highlander: The Adventure Begins (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Sacrament
Written by Ville Valo
Performed by HIM
Used by permission of EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC.
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Very disappointing
14 September 2007 | by SubtleFurySee 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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