Blood Of Kings HIGHLANDER Podcast EP.143: Highlander 1986 35th Anniversary Celebration. Part 1.
2021 Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the original 1986 Highlander film. In Part 1, of several episodes, your Blood of Kings Highlander Podcast hosts Kevin Reitzel and Lee Fillingsness will dive deep the many aspects and influences that the original Highlander film. Including the influence that Highlander 1986 has made on pop culture, movie history, Scottish heritage and the Highlander universe and its devoted fandom.
In Part 1 of this Highlander 1986 35th Anniversary Celebration, Kevin and Lee take a special deep dive look into the original film and the impact that it has on us as fans, it's history, trivia, behind the scenes, and its stars and crew. Highlander is a 1986 fantasy action-adventure film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. It stars Christopher Lambert, Roxanne Hart, Clancy Brown, and Sean Connery. The film chronicles the climax of an ages-old war between immortal warriors, depicted through interwoven past and present-day storylines.
Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) is born in the Scottish Highlands in the 16th century. After reviving from a fatal wound, MacLeod is found by swordsman Ramírez (Sean Connery) who explains they and others were born immortal, invincible unless beheaded. Immortals wage a secret war, fighting each other until the last few remaining will meet at the Gathering to fight for the Prize. In 1985, the Gathering is finally happening in New York City and MacLeod must make sure the Prize is not won by his oldest enemy, the murderous Kurgan (Clancy Brown).
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