Highlander II: Renegade Version
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Theatrically released in 1991 as Highlander II: The Quickening, this sequel was later reedited and gained a small but loyal following (prompting a spinoff TV series), but at the time of its release critic Roger Ebert called it "the most hilariously incomprehensible movie ... almost awesome in its badness." In other words, you might find some guilty pleasure in this chaotic sequel to 1986's Highlander, in which Christopher Lambert reprises his role as Connor MacLeod, a member of the alien race known as "Immortals," banished to Earth from his home planet Zeist some 500 years ago. In the year 1999, Lambert owns a corporation that has created a shield to protect the Earth following the depletion of the ozone layer. But the shield is seized by an evil cartel, and Virginia Madsen plays a scientist who assists MacLeod in his mission to destroy the cartel. Sean Connery also reprises his role from Highlander as the Scottish Immortal named Ramirez (?!), but by the time he starts engaging in dashing swordplay you may wonder if he's wandered in from another movie altogether. Highlander fans welcomed the laserdisc and DVD release of this "renegade" director's cut, which attempts to clarify the original version's confusing plot. The DVD includes THX and AC-3 audio, director and producers' commentary, a generous photo archive, and an original documentary about the making of the film. --Jeff Shannon

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title: Highlander II: Renegade Version
theatricalDate: 01-11-1991
rating: 2
purchase date: 08-05-2005
publisher: Republic Studios
published: 09-01-2001
price: $14.98
net Rating: 2
MPAA Rating: R
minutes: 138
last lookup time: 137287648
genre: Heroic Missions
Sword & Sorcery
Fantasy Adventures
fullTitle: Highlander II: Renegade Version
features: Color
director: Russell Mulcahy
currentValue: $2.93
created: 137287632
country: us
aspect: DVD
asin: 0782008380