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Old 08-28-22, 10:50 AM
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Didn't see a thread posted for this but there's a big collector's edition of Highlander that is coming out on 10/31/2022:
http://Blu-ray.com/news/?id=31213



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Old 08-28-22, 01:26 PM
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Re: Highlander

Pre-ordered from Amazon UK. Very happy with my They Alice set from a few years ago and this one is well worth the price.
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Re: Highlander


Highlander Zavvi Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Steelbook (Includes Blu-ray)

https://us.zavvi.com/4k/highlander-zavvi-exclusive-4k-ultra-hd-steelbook-includes-blu-ray/13953379.html

Old 08-29-22, 07:51 PM
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Thatís a really nice steelbook. I canít resist the box set but may have to get that too.
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No US date yet? Will go Zavvi if nothing.
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Looks like Best Buy will have the US Exclusive Steelbook
Old 09-01-22, 06:02 PM
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DiabolikDVD has the big box set up for pre-order. If you order it directly from Amazon UK it's cheaper by about $7 - $8 shipped. It's $57 and some change, while DD's is $59.99 plus shipping. FYI
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RocShemp, where the hell have you been?! You've been missing for about five years. We even asked a fellow Rican, james2025, to knock at your grandma's house.
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Re: Highlander

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RocShemp, where the hell have you been?! You've been missing for about five years. We even asked a fellow Rican, james2025, to knock at your grandma's house.
Right, 7 years I brought it up in another thread too.
I canít believe no one has been pushing Roc for some answers.
We need to know.
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Old 09-04-22, 05:41 PM
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Right, 7 years I brought it up in another thread too.
I canít believe no one has been pushing Roc for some answers.
We need to know.
Agreed, but perhaps he wishes not to speak of the lost years.
Old 10-04-22, 09:06 PM
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Re: Highlander

US edition from Lionsgate is due 12/13: https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=31431

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Re: Highlander

Nice thread bump, I have ordered quite a bit from the U.K. this year, but it is always nice to know I can sit tight and grab this in December off Amazon. I like the U.K. look of the Steelbook a bit more, but since I am not a Steelbook collector, and even meh artwork on a title I really want does not drive me nuts, I will get this in December. I just hope the 4K bump in PQ is really noticeable compared to the blu ray, which is actually not that bad and a noticeable bump in PQ compared to the DVD.
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Re: Highlander

The biggest problem with the previous blu-ray was the horrible compression. Hopefully the compression on the 4k is much better, but I don't believe Lionsgate has the best track record.
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Re: Highlander

Iíll still get the import box set from Diabolik.
Old 10-07-22, 11:19 PM
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Steelbook preordered!
Old 10-08-22, 11:41 AM
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I'm sticking to my Amazon UK pre-order.
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Steelbook was a good price on Best Buy so I went ahead and pre-ordered.
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Re: Highlander

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The biggest problem with the previous blu-ray was the horrible compression. Hopefully the compression on the 4k is much better, but I don't believe Lionsgate has the best track record.
The number of UHDs with compression issues can probably be counted on one hand. HEVC is just such so much better than the options on BD that every encode turns out fine. Don't worry about that issue.
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The number of UHDs with compression issues can probably be counted on one hand. HEVC is just such so much better than the options on BD that every encode turns out fine. Don't worry about that issue.
It obviously depends on how sensitive you are to such things, but I think you underestimate the number of UHDs with subpar encoding/compression. Shout, Lionsgate and Studio Canal are probably the biggest offenders.
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Originally Posted by rocket1312 View Post
It obviously depends on how sensitive you are to such things, but I think you underestimate the number of UHDs with subpar encoding/compression. Shout, Lionsgate and Studio Canal are probably the biggest offenders.
I know there are a couple encoding issues with the Halloween UHDs from Scream Factory.
Old 11-07-22, 07:29 PM
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My UK set arrived today. This is the most honest presentation I've seen of the movie on disc. The 5.1 mix is essentially an upmix of the included 2.0 track, but with some tasteful surround use. This is the theatrical mix in both cases, so the music cues are all intact and there are none of the TV series "swooshing" sounds (a.k.a. the "buzz") that were added to the US director's cut back in the VHS and DVD days. Although I do miss the revised sound effects editing of the Immortal Edition director's cut DVD, the quickening sequences sound good (though certainly not amazing -- you won't be using them to showcase your home theater) considering their age. Although be forewarned that the opening rendition of Princes of the Universe sounds like it's playing through a speaker enclosed in a tin can (as has always been the case with this movie).

As for the video, it's a grain hater's nightmare but true to the source. Given the nature of how this is shot, it ranges from super grainy and murky (the opening wrestling match) to super grainy and detailed (the Scotland flashbacks). I think this is the best the movie has ever looked, but don't expect it to look other than as a product of its time. At least there are no traces I've yet to spot of DNR.

For those who care, since this is the UK director's cut it retains the pointless back flips during the opening sword fight.

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Re: Highlander

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
My UK set arrived today. This is the most honest presentation I've seen of the movie on disc. The 5.1 mix is essentially an upmix of the included 2.0 track, but with some tasteful surround use. This is the theatrical mix in both cases, so the music cues are all intact and there are none of the TV series "swooshing" sounds (a.k.a. the "buzz") that were added to the US director's cut back in the VHS and DVD days. Although I do miss the revised sound effects editing of the Immortal Edition director's cut DVD, the quickening sequences sound good (though certainly not amazing -- you won't be using them to showcase your home theater) considering their age. Although be forewarned that the opening rendition of Princes of the Universe sounds like it's playing through a speaker enclosed in a tin can (as has always been the case with this movie).

As for the video, it's a grain hater's nightmare but true to the source. Given the nature of how this is shot, it ranges from super grainy and murky (the opening wrestling match) to super grainy and detailed (the Scotland flashbacks). I think this is the best the movie has ever looked, but don't expect it to look other than as a product of its time. At least there are no traces I've yet to spot of DNR.

For those who care, since this is the UK director's cut it retains the pointless back lips during the opening sword fight.

It's no longer the UK director's cut. This cut is now THE only cut there is (officially). It'll be the same cut when it's released next month by Lionsgate stateside - back flips and all.
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It's no longer the UK director's cut. This cut is now THE only cut there is (officially). It'll be the same cut when it's released next month by Lionsgate stateside - back flips and all.
Really? I thought the US version still ommited the lines "I'll slice you in half" and "Macleod, this is the Quickening!"
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Really? I thought the US version still ommited the lines "I'll slice you in half" and "Macleod, this is the Quickening!"

Not sure about "I'll slice you in half," but my stateside Lionsgate BD has the second line. It also has all of the footage that was in the UK version. If anything, as you say, it may come down to foley effects and lines possibly being omitted, but footage wise, it's still exactly the same.
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I haven't watched the BD in a few years so my memory of it is a tad hazy beyond the differences between it, the DVD, and the VHS. I can't believe I got that VHS at Sam Goody. When did I get so old?

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