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My own history with the property has been sketchy at best with only vague awareness of most of the feature films and an occasional encounter with the live-action television show back when it first came to DVD. I think the trouble with the whole mythos is that while set in a post-apocalyptic time frame and touted as science fiction, the actual structure of the show's delivery much more closely resembles fantasy than it does sci-fi. No disrespect to fantasy intended; it's just a bit of surprise when you go into something expecting Star Trek and end up getting Lord of the Rings.
That brings us to Highlander The Animated Series, which made its broadcast debut back in 1994 (nine years after the franchise officially began as a movie). Like you may have reasoned, I somehow managed to remain oblivious to the show's existence for many years until recommended the 4-disc DVD release based on similar-era animated box set purchase made (think Batman & X-Men The Animated Series).
Long story short, I picked up the box set and was very pleasantly surprised. First let's take a look at the hard facts, shall we?
Released across 4-discs housed in a standard-size DVD clamshell case, Highlander The Complete Animated Series comes in at a runtime of 15 hours (40 episodes). It's presented in 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround (stereo).Read more ›
I suppose judging the show on its merits as a simple villain of the week cartoon I shouldn’t be so harsh but that’s the problem more then a few animation shows of the 90s had established villains and a coherent mythology that if it wasn’t award winning or groundbreaking was at least watchable but Highlander the animated series has no such examples just basically the same storyline every week with Quintin expected to learn a different moral lesson.
Overall-After 10 episodes or so you will find yourself rooting for Kortan. Sometimes nostalgia is a great indicator of what animation you will like as an adult and sometimes it is not.
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it was horrible, don't waste your money! As a alternate reality, it is ok, just barely. I reviewed all forty episodes and they were all horrible. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
A must have for Highlander fans that have children. It also goes well with my cartoons made from movies Genre.Published 22 months ago by Chauncey Navarro
This is a good buy, but the artist isn't really good of the times. But the plot is great. Price is good to for a series. Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by Mr Leroy L Beavers Jr
The animation was a little slow, the story was never fully completed or explained, and the parts that were explained were done so very repetitively. Read morePublished on October 13, 2010 by ImaginaryTigers