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#327747
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Phineasbg/ HIGHLANDER II: Extended Versions
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I'm currently trying to pick up the remaining songs from the H2 movie that's not on the soundtrack CD. I have the H2 soundtrack plus the combo H1-H2-H3 soundtrack as well as the An Emotional Fish CD with "That Demon Jive" on it. I also have the Gerry Laffy CD on its way with "Shoot 'em down" on it. I've tried contacting Meredith Brooks regarding the otherwise unreleased "One Breath Away" but am still awaiting response.

The piece from "Götterdämmerung" with soloist Birgit Nilsson (incorrectly spelled Nillson in the credits) is on my want list but it demands a fairly big chunk of money (even more if you decide to get the whole Niebelungen set...). 

There are still a few songs missing which appear to be completely unattainable.

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#312086
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Highlander (1985) US theatrical cut, anyone?
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Originally posted by: Kurgan
[quote]The first Quickening is modified. In the DC version, the energy of the quickening that surrounds Fasil's body and levitates it actually forms a "phantom head" (where his head used to be) made out of energy, that wasn't there before. [/quote]

Now that I watched one of the trailers more closely, I see this appeared in it, so I could be wrong on this point...


UNLESS of course, this special effect was unfinished in the US cut and tweaked in the international versions (since trailers aren't always identical to the theatrical release of a film).

I'd have to go back and check my US non-DC Vhs tape over the summer...


Please do, I just checked the French cut as the effects on the last beheading on that were different to that of the international/US DC but checking the Fasil quickening that was the same as all other cuts.
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#301089
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Highlander (1985) US theatrical cut, anyone?
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Received the 3-disc ultimate edition of Highlander a short while back and while French cut technically isn't the same as the US theatrical it is the closest thing to it. Remove the WWII flashback and re-insert the detective Bedsoe scene and... voila... there you have it.
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#296954
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Phineasbg/ HIGHLANDER II: Extended Versions
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It finished dl'ing yesterday and I've kept seeding it.
I'll keep on seeding it but pause for a bit later on so I can make a DVD of it. I'm still seeding the other Highlander II versions made available earlier as well. They deserve that since they are probably as close to the original intent had they've had the opportunity to finish and edit it as they had planned.
Now I have nearly all official cuts of all the Highlander movies.
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#293518
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Highlander (1985) US theatrical cut, anyone?
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Originally posted by: mcfly89
As I recall, the director's cut had this cheesy exploding-glass transition to the WWII flashback. I always thought this was added in the 90's for the director's cut DVD. Is the same transition in the french cut from the 80's?


It was in the European cut prior to the release of the US director's cut. Can't speak for the French cut.
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#293516
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Highlander (1985) US theatrical cut, anyone?
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Originally posted by: Ash595
Originally posted by: ferdinandhudson
A preservation project perhaps?
Anyone thought about doing the US theatrical of Highlander? There's a French 2-DVD set out with the second disc supposedly containing the US theatrical cut in widescreen albeit with French audio. Is anyone game for taking the audio off the US laserdisc and merging that with the French DVD, assuming someone could get their hands on these?


the french disc does NOT include the Us cut. it includes the European Cut and the French cut (shorter than the int. cut but longer than the Us Cut). The french cut has the WWII flashback.



Ah, thanks. Oh well, guess not. But now we have a fourth version...
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#293135
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Highlander (1985) US theatrical cut, anyone?
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Originally posted by: mcfly89
From imdb:"In the original U.S. release during the scene when Connor and Ramirez jump off the cliff, you can hear Ramirez yell, "MacLeod, this is the Quickening!" In the European version, Ramirez and Connor just yell as they jump."


Hmm, that doesn't sound quite right, the European version does have that line. The US Director's cut doesn't though.

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#293134
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Highlander (1985) US theatrical cut, anyone?
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It is a small scene of Det. Bedsoe outside Brenda Wyatt's apartment building. I guess it wasn't really needed since it is established when Connor spots him gazing out her living room window.
Also, after taking the Kurgan's head he says "I want to go home" which is left out of all other versions.
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#293034
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Highlander (1985) US theatrical cut, anyone?
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A preservation project perhaps?
Anyone thought about doing the US theatrical of Highlander? There's a French 2-DVD set out with the second disc supposedly containing the US theatrical cut in widescreen albeit with French audio. Is anyone game for taking the audio off the US laserdisc and merging that with the French DVD, assuming someone could get their hands on these?
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#292295
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Phineasbg/ HIGHLANDER II: Extended Versions
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Absolutely brilliant! Just make sure they now what it is before the dl it or you might find yourself running for the hills...
I'd sure have some fun with my friends with a version like that!
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#287149
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Phineasbg/ HIGHLANDER II: Extended Versions
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Originally posted by: Mitch
HIGHLANDER II: THE EXTENDED ZEIST EDITION


DELAYED- Ft two weeks, a massive re-edit will begin shorlty.

Recently discovered footage has allowed us to restore the film in 2:35.1 complete as well as restoring the Euro version...


Thanks to William Tracker for tracking it down ;-)

- Biff


Don't mind the delay. The better the edit, the happier I'll be.
I greatly appreciate the work you're putting down on this!
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#286806
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Highlander 5: The Source
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Originally posted by: FanFiltration
But again, this is still not the official edit of the film...

FF

It was the official edit of the film until Lion's Gate complained. This is the cut that was sold to international distributors including the Russian company that issued the DVD that found its way onto the net.
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#286789
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Phineasbg/ HIGHLANDER II: Extended Versions
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Originally posted by: Mitch
I think your right, although my german cut iN 1:85.1 CLOCKS IN PAL @ 97.46 hmmm!!!!!

That's odd, what does the German cut have that the others don't have I wonder. Seeing as the Germans like to cut up movies it would be more likely to go the other way... shorter!
The timings given by the Norwegian and Swedish ratings bureaus differed slightly but that could be from counting blank frames so hard to say if there were longer cuts than the one given to the UK board for review.
Norwegian Media Authority 1:40:43
Statens Biografbyrå (Sweden) 1:40:33

Does the German movie ratings board have an online site and is it searchable?
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#286668
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Phineasbg/ HIGHLANDER II: Extended Versions
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Originally posted by: MitchWhat you have is the CUT version of the Euro Cut at 93.59, the full cut would be around 97.46 PAL, it was edited for contact.


97.46? That timing sounds wrong to me. According to my calculations the full version, as viewed by the BBFC, would be 96.23 PAL.

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