Highlander

  • Russell Mulcahy /
  • UK /
  • 1986 /
  • 116 mins

Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart, Celia Imrie / Fiction / English

There can be only one...

One of the great action-fantasy romps of the 1980s, this freewheeling film was a modest success on its initial release, but has since developed into a cult favourite packed with quotable lines, punctuated with stylish sword-fighting moments and with a series of memorable songs from Queen.

Its interweaving storyline flits around from New York of the 1980s to World War II, but it has its dramatic origins in the 16th century Scottish Highlands where Connor MacLeod first discovers he is not like other men. After doing battle with a rival clan he is stabbed by a strange mercenary fighter called the Kurgan, but finds that he cannot die. Befriended and trained by the charismatic Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, he finds out he is part of a group of immortals who must do battle until there is only one left alive.

The casting is superb. Clancy Brown is mesmeric and maniacal as Kurgan; Christophe Lambert soulful and heroic as Connor, and Sean Connery quite sublime as the foppish yet skillful Ramirez. On this cult classics 30th anniversary, we present the World Premiere of the new 4k restoration with special guests expected at this gala screening. [15]

 

 

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