New Release: Highlander and Highlander 2 Blu-ray

Highlander movie scene

Highlander

There can be only one — or two. Highlander and its sequel Highlander 2 was released on Blu-ray on Nov. 2, 2010, from Lionsgate.

Starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery as members of a legion of immortals, Highlander was released in theaters in 1986, with its sequel following in 1991. The science-fiction film franchise spawned two more movies, a TV series and a videogame.

Highlander Blu-ray boxIn R-rated Highlander, released on Blu-ray as a Director’s Cut, Scottish clansman Connor MacLeod (Lambert) discovers his immortal status from mentor Connery, then, centuries later in New York, he must face a showdown with other immortals until only one survives. Highlander also features the music of British rock band Queen.

In Highlander 2, also rated R, the year is 2024 and MacLeod must save planet Earth from ozone depletion and corporate greed.

On high-definition Blu-ray, Highlander includes these special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • and audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy and producers Peter S. Davis and William N. Panzer.

Highlander 2 Blu-ray boxHighlander 2 comes loaded with more special features:

  • “The Redemption of Highlander 2” featurette
  • “The Music of Highlander 2” featurette
  • “The Fabric of Highlander 2” featurette
  • “Shadow & Darkness: The Cinematography of Highlander 2” featurette
  • original Cannes Film Festival promotional reel
  • deleted scenes
  • alternate ending
  • and the original theatrical trailer.

On Blu-ray, both movies are in 1080p 16×9 widescreen video. The audio for Highlander is 5.1 DTS-HD, and Highlander 2 is 7.1 DTS-HD.

Each Blu-ray is priced at $19.99.

Here’s Queen’s song “Who Wants to Live Forever” with scenes from Highlander:

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.