Genres:Science Fiction & Fantasy Sub-Genres:Fantasy Studio:Spartan Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 03/05/2002 Original Release Date: 01/01/2002 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002 Release Year: 2002 Run Time: 1hr 25min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 4 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English See Also:
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"this DVD has been long awaited. I don't have cable and never saw the Highlander TV show, so I didn't have any prejudices about ripoffs. Lorenzo Lamas is not hard to look at and the demon slaying storylines were appealing to this Buffy/Angel fan. Bret "The Hit Man" Hart was a guest star and I was really hoping he would be a recurring character. And then the show was cancelled. Well, now I'll get to see every episode I missed."
There Can Be Only One...LORENZO LAMAS!
Marcus H. Smilfer | Chicagoland, USA | 02/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why do you Highlander goons want to take shots at Lorenzo? Everyone knows that the lead character in "The Immortal," Raphael Cain, is not based on any Highlander character from the movies, TV show or Animated Series. Nope, Cain is based on Soldier Kelly from the "Snakeeater" trilogy, possibly the greatest action movie trilogy ever. In "The Immortal," you have all the elements that made "Snakeeater" great: the sidekick (Goodwin, the squire, played by Steve Braun), the "he's just misunderstood" psychologist (played by April Telek) and of course, Mr. L2 himself beating and slicing the crud out of everything in sight. Throw in a little demon-slaying action and you've got a new, re-vamped and upgraded "Snakeeater" ready for the jungle that is 21st century syndicated television. Why didn't they let me pitch this idea?
Well, anyway, the series was cancelled before all the episodes were shown (on WGN in my neck of the woods), so if you are a fan of the show, this dvd set is a dream come true. I found the series enjoyable and my only complaint about it was the huge number of commercials. Of course, that complaint is addressed with the dvd collection. I'm looking forward to this, and collectors better snap it up as I doubt there will be many copies made. Looking for the dvd equivalent of the fabled "Mystery Meat" Vinyl LP that sold for thousands of dollars on eBay a couple years back? You may be looking at it!"
A Guilty Pleasure...
Admit One | Pasadena, CA United States | 07/09/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This show used to come on at 3am in the morning while I was working in my home office and I found myself actually looking forward to it.
Yeah, it's corny, yeah it's light weight, yeah it's kinda dumb, yeah it's a rip-off and yeah it looked like it was made on a budget of $200.00 an episode - but who cares. It was not unlike a lot of those series that ran at the time "Cleopatra 2525", "Xena Warrior Princess". Come on, those are great works of art??? All these shows are wonderful cheezy TV. And, every once in awhile they actually turned in a really good episode. They tried hard and I lovem' for it.
There are worse things. Check it out!"
Luke M. Waldron | 05/07/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Immortal is a pretty obscure, fairly mundane TV show that doesn't really stand out from a half dozen others it blatantly rip off. In fact, the Highlander series is probably superior in many ways, and very similar I might add. I never thought I'd catch myself paying a backhanded compliment to the syndicated Highlander series. I honestly don't know why I bought this - I really have no excuse. It basically follows the "monster of the week" format, and naturally features Lorenzo Lamas beating them up and then eventually stabbing them with a samurai sword. Lamas, by the way, is still basically the same character he was in "Renegade", only now he is immortal and carries a sword. What a stretch."
This movie is in WIDESCREEN--NOT Full Screen! GREAT pilot f
FRED | Huntington Beach, CA | 06/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This review is for "THE IMMORTAL" TV series pilot movie released by Spartan Home Entertainment in 2002. Amazon's specs for this movie are incorrect--this movie is in WIDESCREEN format--NOT Full Screen! Also, since Amazon neglected to provide a plot summary, I'll quote from the DVD package: FRONT: "He cannot die. He cannot forget. He will not forgive." BACK: Earth has become a playground for Demons, and only one man, the man who has walked their world for four hundred years, can detect and destroy them. That man is Keane Emerald. As a master warrior, Keane is Samurai, soldier, gunfighter and martial artist. His immortal strength feeds him with the powers of bullet dodging speed and wound healing mystery. But his mortal enemies are always on the prowl for new and inventive ways to destroy him...". NOTE: Inexplicably, the box artwork says that Lorenzo Lamas' character is named "Keane Emerald"--when in fact his character is named Raphael "Rafe" Cain! Perhaps the "Keane Emerald" name came from an early draft of the pilot script??? This is a fun movie and a great pilot! If you're a fan of shows featuring immortal heroes ("Forever Knight", "Highlander", "Angel", etc.), than don't hesitate to add "THE IMMORTAL" to your DVD collection. Guest stars in this pilot movie include Dominic Keating ("Star Trek: Enterprise")--who steals every scene he is in!--and the beautiful Grace Park ("Battlestar Galactica")."