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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Special Edition
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 61 (June 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Christopher Lambert, Roxanne Hart, Clancy Brown & Sean Connery

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy and producers Peter Davis and William Panzer, talent biographies, and a THX Optimizer

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Anchor Bay Entertainment
(Catalog Number): DV11431
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 116
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1986
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/16/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Russell Mulcahy
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Special Notes:
Also available in the Immortal Edition (DV11723/$39.98)

Story Synopsis:
Highlander is an epic fantasy-adventure tale of Scottish near-immortals fighting to the death for a mythical prize. Connery, cast as an Egyptian/Spaniard, and Lambert, a Scotsman, battle against a similarly eternal, but evil-spirited nemesis, The Kurgan (Brown). They feel pain but cannot die except by decapitation. The saga begins in 1536, and spans four centuries ending in modern day New York City. This film has spawned three sequels and a television series, and has become a cult classic (though we are a bit baffled by its popularity). (Gary Reber)

DVD Picture:
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Many of you are aware of the controversy generated by our admittedly generous review of the initial DVD release in 1997 (see Readers

Other than a small difference in overall level, the Dolby