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4K UHD Release of HIGHLANDER Announced

August 25th, 2022

 

STUDIOCANAL is thrilled to announce that the iconic cult classic, HIGHLANDER, will soon be available to own on 4K UHD for the very first time.  The film will receive its home entertainment release via STUDIOCANAL in the UK, France, Australia and New Zealand.

A 4K UHD COLLECTOR’S EDITION will be released on October 31st in the UK, featuring brand-new artwork from celebrated artist Matt Ferguson, a 64-page booklet, prequel comic #1 Way of the Sword, a set of badges, art cards and poster. The two-disc set will also include a wealth of new extras including the first extensive ‘Making of’ documentary featuring all of the main cast and crew. The 4K version will be released digitally in the UK the same day.

A SteelBook Edition will be released in France later this year, with standard editions being released in Australia and New Zealand.

A certified ‘80s cult classic, the film was directed by Russell Mulcahy (Swimming Upstream, The Real McCoy) and stars Christopher Lambert (Mortal Combat, Fortress), Sean Connery (James Bond), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers) and Roxanne Hart.

Featuring an unforgettable original score by Michael Kamen and QueenHIGHLANDER went on to inspire four further sequels and a television series.

1985 New York City; the Battle to end all Battles. The last remaining Immortals gather together to fight to the death: decapitation alone can kill them, and the victor alone can lay claim to “The Prize”. Amongst the contestants is Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert), who fought his first Battle in 1536 on the highlands of Scotland, swordsman Ramirez (Sean Connery) who mentored MacLeod and taught him the ways of the Immortals, and the evil and brutal barbarian Victor Kurgan (Clancy Brown).

STUDIOCANAL owns one of the largest film libraries in the world, boasting nearly 7000 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history. 20 million euros has been invested into the restoration of 700 classic films over the past 5 years.

 

BONUS MATERIALS on Collector’s Edition and SteelBook:

NEW THE IMMORTAL ATTRACTION OF HIGHLANDER: Looking back at four decades of Highlander magic in a brand new and exclusive 56 documentary featuring new interviews with Director, cast and other key crew

NEW – A KIND OF MAGIC: MUSIC OF THE IMMORTALS: A featurette on the Soundtrack

NEW – CAPTURING IMMORTALITY: Interview with photographer David James

NEW – THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE KURGAN: Clancy Brown remembers Highlander

NEW – Audio Commentary with author Jon Melville

Audio Commentary with Russell Mulcahy

Audio Commentary with William Panzer and Bill Davis

116 mins / Cert: 15

 

HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE DATES:

UK – STUDIOCANAL: October 31st 2022

Australia & New Zealand – STUDIOCANAL: November 2nd 2022

France – STUDIOCANAL:  November 22nd 2022