Variety - 09/04/2000
"...Handsome widescreen lensing....[The] story whizzes back and forth..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/04/2000
"...HIGHLANDER: ENDGAME looks sensational, moves like lightning..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/23/2001
"...A guilty pleasure....The filmmakers have gone out of their way to stock ENDGAME with familiar faces and stylistic touches from the first film..."
The sword-wielding immortals are back--Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) from HIGHLANDER and Duncan MacLeod (Adrian Paul) from television's HIGHLANDER series. In HIGHLANDER: ENDGAME, the two MacLeods do battle across time and space (from 15th century Scotland to present-day New York). Their foe is the evil, ultra-powerful Jacob Kell (Bruce Payne). Kell's immortal purpose is to make Connor's immortal life miserable--Kell was responsible for the death of Connor's mother and his wife, Heather. Kell is assisted by Kate (Lisa Barbuscia)--she seeks revenge on Duncan for giving her no choice about becoming an immortal. The VHS and DVD releases feature an extended new cut of the film.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
For the next electrifying chapter in this wildly popular action-packed legacy, HIGHLANDER: ENDGAME teams big-screen star Christopher Lambert (HIGHLANDER I, II, III; MORTAL KOMBAT) with HIGHLANDER TV series star Adrian Paul. To combat the fearsome Highlander villain and his ruthless band of immortals, Connor (Lambert) and Duncan (Paul) join together in a power play for the ages! But even though it will take the combined strength of two immortals to win this fight, in the end there can be only one! Bold, exciting, and tremendously entertaining -- you don't want to miss this epic struggle of good versus evil!
HIGHLANDER: ENDGAME ignores the confusing events of HIGHLANDER II and III. Instead, it borrows from the original HIGHLANDER and the television series. From the original comes the idea of a more experienced immortal guiding one who is less experienced--originally Sean Connery helped Christopher Lambert; in ENDGAME, Lambert assists Adrian Paul. From the television series come Paul, and the Watchers, a secret group who chronicles the history of the immortals. HIGHLANDER: ENDGAME, with plunging ultrafast aerial shots swooping down over Scotland, is a breathless adventure in which Christopher Lambert and Adam Paul unsheathe their swords to do battle with evil.
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Theatrical release: Sept. 1, 2000.
Lachlan, one of the immortals who side with Jacob Kell, is played by the Canadian wrestler Edge. Edge's was born as Adam Copeland in Ontario in 1973.
Jin Ye, another immortal on Kell's side, is played by Donnie Yen, the star--and occasionally director—of numerous Hong Kong action movies.
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