Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
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Actors: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Virginia Madsen, Roxanne Hart
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Totally horrific rendering to DVD
Jamie Bouadana | 10/22/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was waiting for the release of this box set so that maybe i could get a remade version of the Highlander DVD which, as we all know, has to be the worst rendering to DVD in the market... Well let me tell you you're better of buying the VHS version. I won't even mention Highlander II since it is not only a horrible sequel to such a masterpiece it has as horrible a video quality as the first movie. Only good thing here is the audio quality which i'm sure is not worth the extra $$$. Stay away from this box set or any version of these movies in DVD format. Buy the VHS version of Highlander. You'll be much happier. I give this 1 Star cause it has Sean Connery in it. But if I had to evaluate DVD quality in both audio and video i would give it -5 stars."
Jamie Bouadana | Rhymney UK | 02/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Highlander is now a 'classic', I have the boxed set and I would agree that the picture could have been better but as for the sound you would miss out if you bought the VHS edition because on a dolby digital 5.1 system the sound has got to be a 5/5......superb ! Clearly what the picture lacks the sound makes up for. Highlander II the directors cut is far better that the original version which seemed nothing to do with the original but the directors cut puts the pieces together and overall is a good film....doesn't surpass the original but does any sequel ?"
Shocking image quality
Stefan Schott | 01/19/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This review is about "Highlander - 10th anniversary director's cut" only - I haven't seen "The Quickening" yet. You will not find a worse image quality on DVD even if you tried! First, it is appalling to sell a letterbox transfer as "state of the art", as it says on the box. Only an anamorphic transfer deserves to be called that.... The picture is so bad, I truely have seen better looking VHS-tapes. ...The noise in some scenes is so bad, it looks like snowflakes - this cannot be attributed solely to the high-speed film used for some parts of the movie. Diagonal lines are completely torn up by the lack of resolution. There are artifacts of all kinds throughout the movie. It is a shame! The sound quality is very disappointing, too - this is what you get when you try to squeeze a stereo master into the 5.1 format - very unnatural sounds with artificial, reverberated ambience and dialogues. Some very disturbing noise (hiss) is clearly audible, too. I have to use all my discipline not to resort to very personal, R-rated comments about the studio and producers who are responsible for this terrible DVD. Too bad, because this classic movie would have deserved much better."
Karl D. Thomas | 12/31/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was a big fan of the Highlander TV series and finally got around to seeing the movie. Let's start with the movie itself:The Movie:The Highlander TV series often not only explored the wisdom that came with 400 years of life but also the heart break of seeing both mortal and immortal loved ones die. This story explored neither. The acting was only so, so -- except for Sean Connery who was excellent.The DVD:The 30 seconds of video showing the script edits, letters, etc. were useless on my computer but was sort of a bittersweet delight. I saw what Highlander was originally intended to be according to the writers.The sound quality was horrible. Since this was actually one of the first DVD's I've actually watched on my TV (with full 5 speaker surround sound) as opposed to my computer I thought that the barely audible dialogue was being caused by my sound system. After reading the reviews, I found everyone had that problem.Overall though if you are a Highlander fan, I guess it is worth the money I paid for it."