To mark its 30th anniversary the original Highlander has been fully restored in 4K and is being re-released by STUDIOCANAL on digital download from today and on DVD & Blu-Ray from July 11th.
Restored by Deluxe London, the restoration of Highlander is based on a 4K scan of the original camera negative, followed by a full 4K workflow, with the approval of director Russell Mulcahy.
THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE
1985 New York City; the Battle to end all battles. The last remaining Immortals gather together to fight to the death: decapitation alone can kill them, and the victor alone can lay claim to “The Prize”.
Amongst the contestants is Connor MacLeod, who fought his first battle in 1536 on the highlands of Scotland, swordsman Ramirez who mentored MacLeod and taught him the ways of the immortals, and the evil and brutal barbarian Victor Kruger.
Starring Christopher Lambert (Mortal Combat, Fortress), Sean Connery (Dr. No, The Hunt for Red October), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers) Roxanne Hart, Jon Polito, Sheila Gish and Celia Imrie, the film was directed by Russell Mulcahy (Swimming Upstream, The Real McCoy) and features an original score by Michael Kamen and Queen.
Originally intended as a one-off, Highlander went onto inspire four sequels and a television series.