Highlander II - The Quickening

Highlander II - The Quickening

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Director: Russell Mulcahy, Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen

Cast: Russell Mulcahy, Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen

     
 

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Filmed in Argentina, and including a waterworks locale shipped there from Scotland, The Renegade Version is a 1991 remake of the original Highlander 2 (The Quickening), a film shortened by insurance problems, booed in the theaters, and rejected by most Highlander fans. Equipped with three new scenes and 19 additional minutes of footage, this

Overview

Filmed in Argentina, and including a waterworks locale shipped there from Scotland, The Renegade Version is a 1991 remake of the original Highlander 2 (The Quickening), a film shortened by insurance problems, booed in the theaters, and rejected by most Highlander fans. Equipped with three new scenes and 19 additional minutes of footage, this re-edited, 2:35:1, THX, widescreen DVD boasts crisp sound, digital remastering, touched-up special effects, and impressive graphic recolorization. Other features include a 22-minute documentary in which the filmmakers show their behind-the-scenes wizardry and say nice things about each other; a section of photo stills; AC-3 Dolby Digital Sound; and a film-length, scene-by-scene, informal audio accompaniment by the director and producers. Also includes English captioning and Spanish subtitles.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2001
UPC:
0017153114904
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
R
Source:
Republic Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:49:00

Special Features

Digitally remastered and re-edited film with over 19 additional minutes of footage; Original theatrical ratio approximately 2.35:1; THX certification for superior sound and picture quality; AC-3 encoding for Dolby Digital sound; Running audio commentary by director Russell Mulcahy and producers Bill Panzer and Peter Davis; English captioning and Spanish subtitles options; Behind-the-scenes photos, production sketches, and publicity stills; "Highlander 2: To Be or Not to Be...a Sequel?" - A new documentary created especially for this release with new interviews with actors and the producers about the need for a renegade version of the film

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Lambert Connor MacLeod
Sean Connery Juan Villa-Lobos Ramirez
Virginia Madsen Louise Marcus
Michael Ironside General Katana
John C. McGinley David Blake
Allan Rich Alan Neyman
Stephen Grives Hamlet
Max Berlinger Usher
Richard Moll Actor
Adrian Paul Actor
Eddie Trucco Bartender
Vanity Actor
Phil Brock Cabbie
Rusty Schwimmer Drunk in Cafe
Pete Antico Corda
Peter Bucossi Reno
Peter Bromilow Joe
Jeff Altman Doctor
Max Berliner Charlie
Eduardo Sapac Holt
Ted McNabney TV Newsperson 1
Nora Zinsky Cabin Attendant
Jacques Arndt Scientist 1
Matt D. Johnston Cobalt Man

Technical Credits
Russell Mulcahy Director
Raymond Austin Asst. Director
Peter Bellwood Screenwriter
Joe Camp Production Manager
Robin S. Clarke Co-producer
Brian Clemens Original Story,Screenwriter
George S. Clinton Score Composer
Guy Collins Executive Producer
Stewart Copeland Score Composer
Jack Cummins Producer
Peter S. Davis Producer
Hubert de la Bouillerie Editor
Deborah Everton Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Hall Production Designer
Stephen Kay Associate Producer
John King Art Director
Phil Meheux Cinematographer
William N. Panzer Original Story,Producer
Mari Provenzano Associate Producer
Anthony Redman Editor
Alex Sessa Co-producer
Mario Sotela Executive Producer
Jamie Thompson Cinematographer
Peter Turner Camera Operator
Marisa Urruti Costumes/Costume Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Aron Warner Production Manager
Thomas J. Wright Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Highlander 2: Renegade Version
0. Chapters
1. The Opera House [:08]
2. A very long time ago (First Flashback) [4:55]
3. The Rebellion [3:13]
4. Cave of eels [1:21]
5. TSC's Nightly Report [3:01]
6. Shield Control and Cobalt [1:43]
7. Trouble at Shield control [8:36]
8. First meeting [:47]
9. First Quickening [5:34]
10. Reborn in fire [1:09]
11. Second Quickening [3:58]
12. "Who are you?" [2:58]
13. Explanations [:25]
14. Ramirez, gets a new suit of clothes [3:24]
15. The psychic Cook and Katana's train ride [5:00]
16. "The Ultraviolet Radiation above the shield is normal." [9:26]
17. Katana takes a cab [2:24]
18. "I'm waiting!" [2:15]
19. New York City, 1998 (Third Flashback) [1:15]
20. Warehouse fight [1:01]
21. "You called Highlander?" [7:03]
22. Katana crashes a TSC meeting [4:55]
23. Ramirez and Connor discuss the shield [3:56]
24. Driving into MAX [2:58]
25. Alan's information [1:17]
26. "No one gets out of MAX" [4:04]
27. Ramirez's Sacrifice [1:00]
28. On the road with Katana [3:38]
29. The Shield Ceiling [2:26]
30. Above the shield [1:47]
31. Final Battle [3:43]
32. "There can be only one." [2:11]
33. Connor destroys the shield [:51]

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Highlander II - The Quickening 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film could stand on its own if it were not connected to the first movie. The biggest mistake on the part of the producers and director was that they rushed to to capitolize on the first films success. For some reason I like this film on its own. The problem lies in the fact that it ignores the plot line of the first film. One of the greatest crimes commited in this film is that the music score by Stewert Copeland is overshadowed by the fact that the film was not recieved by the fans very well. However, it is because of the score that I view this film independantly from the original. As far as continuity, it fails to keep it in anyway shape or form. But I must admit that the music along with Conner's dileama has captured me and I like this film on its own. I love the original movie and I feel the confusion that all Highlander fans feel, but I stand by my personal feelings about this one. See it for yourself and make your own mind.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In my own personal opinion for the reason they made it the way they did is because they wanted to explore it on another idea. Yes the whole idea of immortals rocks, but why not try a different approach like what they did in this movie the immortals came from a different planet. The whole idea just changes they way you have to look at it. Now if you haven't seen the first one you should watch that one then before you make any remarks about it think of WHAT IF????
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bad... bad is the only way to describe Highlander 2. I enjoyed the first Highlander immensly and firmly believe the story should have ended there... because it did end... Connor MaCloud won the 'prize' he was the last immortal left and all was good...but for some reason (money) someone got the terrible idea to continue this series and even start a television show about it. Crazy. When thinking of the so called Highlander franchise this reviewer will stick to the movie catch phrase it made famous of 'There can only be one'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Highlander 2 is classic because of its stars and because it is the continuation of an imaginative story. Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert work well together in their continuation of the Highlander story, along with Virginia Madsen and Michael Ironside. The special effects and alternative ending are so much fun to watch. The interviews with the cast and crew make for wonderful time spent in front of the television. The deleted scenes and extra features are also wonderful. It¿s obvious that the actors and the crew worked hard to bring us this film. This film is well worth the time, money, and energy in my opinion!
Guest More than 1 year ago
While it may be able to stand on it's own due to the acting of Connery, Lambert, and Ironside the script ruined that as well. The story of the second movie doesn't continue the first in any way other than the names of the characters. MacLeod states in the second movie that he is an alien but in the first movie talks about knowing someone since he was a boy. It's this and other loop holes like it that ruin the continuity of all the films, the story as a whole, as well as soiling the experience of watching the previous movies again. If you haven't watched the original, I highly recommend watching it and skipping all of the other Highlander movies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago