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    Unique ID Code: 0000014724
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 2/3/2001 10:15
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    Highlander 4: Endgame (US)

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    For centuries, we`ve been told there can be only one
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 101 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Synopsis:
    Exclusive All-New Cut From The Producers Of The Original Highlander -- Featuring 12 Minutes Of Added Footage Not Seen In Theaters!

    For the next electrifying chapter in this wildly popular action-packed legacy, Highlander: Endgame teams big-screen star Christopher Lambert (Highlander I, II, II, Mortal Kombat) with the Highlander TV series star Adrian Paul. To combat the fearsome Highlander villain and his ruthless band of immortals, Connor (Lambert) and Duncan (Paul) join together in a power play for the ages! But even though it will take the combined strength of two Immortals to win this fight, in the end there can be only one!

    Bold, exciting and tremendously entertaining - you don`t want to miss this epic struggle of good versus evil!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Feature Commentary Track With Producers Peter Davis and William Panzer, Editor Robert A. Ferretti, and Co-Executive Producer H. Daniel Gross
    An Earlier Full-Length Cut -- 100 Minutes
    Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
    Interactive Game "There Can Be Only One"
    Deleted Scenes
    Visual Effects: A Historical Progression

    DVD-ROM Features:
    3-Round Game "There Can Be Only One"
    Character Timeline
    Script-To-Screen Feature

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Douglas Aarniokoski

    Written By:





    Starring:
    Donnie Yen
    Lisa Barbuscia
    Bruce Payne
    Christopher Lambert
    Adrian Paul

    Casting By:
    Michelle Guish

    Soundtrack By:
    Stephen Graziano
    Nick Glennie-Smith

    Director of Photography:
    Douglas Milsome

    Editor:
    Donald Paonessa
    Michael N. Knue
    Tracy Granger
    Robert A. Ferretti
    Rod Dean
    Chris Blunden

    Costume Designer:
    Wendy Partridge
    Oana Paunescu

    Production Designer:
    Jonathan Scott Carlson

    Producer:
    Jean-Claude Schlim
    Patrick Peach
    William N. Panzer
    Peter S. Davis
    Beth Anne Calabro
    Robert Bernacchi

    Executive Producer:
    Harvey Weinstein
    Bob Weinstein
    H. Daniel Gross
    Cary Granat

    Distributor:
    Buena Vista

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    10 / 10
    In 1986, a legend was created by a UCLA film student. A legend that told of an immortal warrior`s battle through the ages for an incredible prize - power beyond imagination - and unleashed upon the movie going public the power of the quickening. That legend was Highlander, the creator Gregory Widen.

    First introduced via the stunning visual canvas of Australian Rock video supremo Russell Mulcahy`s 1986 cult classic, the enigmatic Connor Macleod, played with brooding charisma by French Tarzan star Christopher Lambert, became the inspiration for a television series, animated show and two further movie adventures. Until now!

    `Highlander: Endgame`, the forth instalment in the series, unites the aforementioned movie actor with his television counterpart Adrian Paul in a story which pits their centuries of cunning and instinct against the Vengeful Jacob Kell, played with tongue in cheek excess by Brit actor Bruce Payne.

    With an aim to avenging the demise of his father at the sword of Connor MacLeod, the seething, malignant Kell has amassed an army of loyal fellow immortals who will stop at nothing in their quest to destroy everything Connor holds dear. If Kell wins the prize, mortal man will suffer an eternity of Darkness.

    Joining forces, Duncan and Connor must fight to preserve the fragile balance of both personal and universal existence in a game in which only one can survive.

    Borrowing inspiration from both the original movie and newer, more contemporary fayre like `The Matrix` this latest opus brings the `Highlander` legend bang up top date with its seamless array of swordplay and kinetically energised martial arts. In that sense, it`s taste is excellent. It has the visual slickness of the classiest MTV clip, and the romanticism of the very best period drama.

    Directorially, the film suceeds in drawing the fine line between eye catching visual style and chaos, opting more for the restrained excellence of Mulcahy than for the messy ill conceived montage of Michael Bay, director of the best forgotton `Armageddon`.

    Technically the disc is a delight, with pin sharp resolution and very few artifacts. It has a rich, dynamic soundtrack which delivers a realistic matrix in 5:1 Dolby Digital, and a fully animated menu to die for.

    With a wealth of related trailers, a second cut of the movie - a previously unreleased extended edition - and a substantially informative behind the scenes featurette, this two disc package should, at the very least, set a benchmark for many such releases to come!
    posted by The Shenk-man on 23/3/2001 20:39