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Highlander - The Search for Vengeance (Animated)
Highlander - The Search for Vengeance
Actors: Alistair Abell, David B. Mitchell
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2007     1hr 25min

Studio: Starz/sphe Release Date: 06/05/2007 Rating: Nr


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Actors: Alistair Abell, David B. Mitchell
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Animated
DVD Release Date: 06/05/2007
Original Release Date: 06/05/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 06/05/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

K. Napier | Loyall, Kentucky USA | 06/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I just finished watching Highlander: The Search for Vengeance and must say I'm pleasantly surprised. After watching sequels from some of my favorite franchise films I was worried this would fall into the same category. To be blunt I'm speaking of The Crow: Wicked Prayer and Highlander: The Source. (The Source can be purchased on DVD in Russia)

I'm happy to say that this film doesn't fit into either category. It has some excellent animation and doesn't walk all over the Highlander mythos (NO PLANET ZEIST). Now that being said I have to agree with the previous reviewer that the plot was kind of weak. For this reason I didn't give it 5 stars. However it didn't detract from my over all enjoyment of the film.

If your looking for comparisons I would have to say 2 parts Highlander + 1 part Vampire Hunter D + 1 part Ninja Scroll (same director for Ninja Scroll & Bloodlust).

I recommend this DVD to any fan of the aforementioned films. After watching this DVD I must say there is hope for the earlier mentioned franchise (The Crow). The Highlander has made a step forward with this superior animation. Perhaps next time we'll get a stronger story. I would love to see The Crow get this kind of treatment."
There Can Be Only Two
Aphterthought | Virginia, USA | 06/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Colin MacLeod's bloodlust sustains him for hundreds of years as he hunts for the villainous Marcus, the man who killed his wife 1,000 years ago. We can feel his pain in every step as he seeks to quench his thirst for vengeance. Finally, a worthy follow-up to the original Highlander has arrived."
Anime VIOLENCE....
T. Coleman | 01/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"forget such things as plot. Useless!!!!

Just bring in the body count and flying heads please!!!"
Good Take On The Highlander Legend!
Ervin Griffin | Bluefield, WV | 05/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"On this take of the Highlander legend, we find a Scotsman named Colin who was born in the 2nd Century when his clan was killed by an immortal named Marcus Octavius who was a Roman emperor at the time. He was also killed by this same immortal but returned as one himself.

Years later, he was adopted by the clan Macleod and was killed in battle but came back again. Like Connor and Duncan, he was rejected by the clan as he continued to search for Octavius.

In the modern era, he finally finds him but now has to make a choice between love & honor Vs. pure vengence as the people in the city are dying but his lust for revenge for his clan has not abated.

While not a great film, it is certainly better than the recent trash known as The Source! The animation for it is nothing groundbreaking but good! The Highlander story is tailor-made for anime and we can only hope there are more features."