Break out the katanas and the rocking guitar solos, because Highlander: The Search for Vengeance is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuing Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.
Review in a Nutshell: Beautifully animated but structurally crippled, Highlander: The Search for Vengeance is still not the worst Highlander property, even if Colin MacCleod is hands-down the worst Highlander. Paul blames the script; Sean blames the director. A fabulous time is had by all.
This movie contains:
Chainsaw-wielding Cannibal Mutants.
Nice Mullet, Jerk.
Sweet Lovin’, Eighties Style.
The best thing to result from this anime.
Yesssss, someone up there likes me because this is exactly what I was hoping for. Combining the powers of GME podcast with Kawajiri was a brilliant move. I pray we get to see you guys cover more of his work in the near future. He is definitely one of my favourite anime directors of all time. The insanity that comes out of his mind is what keeps me going in this harsh world. Thanks a lot.
about 8 minutes in I thought Paul and Sean were about to break out into a fight.
Wait – there was a HIGHLANDER anime?
Take it away, David Cronenberg! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY-03vYYAjA
This movie has 100% too little Michael Ironside
i remember watching this late at night on SyFy and wondering “How many times is the hero going to get his @$$ royally kicked in one movie?”
As someone who has not just zero but NEGATIVE interest in the Highlander franchise that has only ever seen the Director’s Cut version of this film, I will say this:
This is the second best Highlander anything I have ever seen. In fact, it may even be the BEST Highlander I’ve ever seen. And I have seen far, far too much of this awful franchise.
I thought it was an alright action movie, if not smart or intelligent, but then again I’ve only ever seen the first Highlander, bits and pieces of the TV show and none of the other movies as far as I can remember. I wasn’t expecting great plot or whatever.
I remember having this anime in my DVD player at one point, having it on my TV, but can’t recall one thing about it.
Its so bad that I experienced psychological trauma. You’ve just made me realize that.
It certainly does seem more like a film that works on it’s own without the Highlander title alone. Interesting to see a podcast for the con side on this one apart from those that accepted it like Daryl as probably the only best Highlander film ever made (I guess if there was never anything that existed before “Search for Vengeance” we would’ve seen this as something new and original besides Kawajiri’s directorial presence which assures it’s lasting appeal to those of us who love watching terrible anime).
Incidentally, that animated Highlander TV series from the 90’s involved some kid named Quentin MacCleod, I barely remember that one myself, but noticed a video game for the Jaguar CD unit got put out as well (someone had to do a video review of that).
“but noticed a video game for the Jaguar CD unit got put out as well (someone had to do a video review of that).”
Man, Paul, what did puppies (misbehaving or otherwise) ever do to you!?