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Highlander: The Raven - The Complete Series
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- All 22 episodes
- Cast and crew interviews
- Audio commentaries
- Photo gallery and blooper reel
- CD-ROM features:
- Production notes and storyboards
Top Customer Reviews
I really enjoy the lead character, Amanda! She is beautiful, elegant, dangerous, and more than a little eccentric!
I also liked the variation on the Highlander theme, of using an immortal female as the lead. And I thought she looked great during the sword fighting. ( I just wished there was a little more of that)
I enjoyed the whole romance thing they've added with Nick Wolf, a mortal man. But then I'm a sucker for romance.
I totally disagree with the above review that claims there was no chemistry between the leads. I felt and saw a connection on screen - which I guess means they were professional actors in spite of the fact they didn't get along off camera.
And lets remember extreme dislike creates heat too.
I thought the interviews were a total hoot! I absolutely loved them!
You listen with your jaw on the floor, you really do!
I couldn't believe how honest everyone was about how bad the atomsphere was on the set. I don't think I've ever heard anything quite like it!
The interveiws made this worth the purchase price for me!
But I loved the series and I really wish they could have had at least one season more...
There IS a big reveal in the last episode and I would have loved to see what a new season would bring to the characters Amanda and Nick.
But the actors would have killed each other if it had!
When I watched the show during its orginial broadcast run in 1998, I thought it was a funny, action-oriented series with three or four well developed characters. When the show was cancelled at the end of its first season, I figured some network suit had decided that another "Friends" like sitcom or one more knockoff of the home-video shows that depict stupid human tricks would get higher ratings and/or cost less to make.
I didn't know how much Hollywood BS had gone on. How Elizabeth Gracen and Paul Johansson despised each other. How the creative team had had no idea where to take the show after the initial episodes. How the money dried up in mid-season.
I have watched the first five DVDs, and there has to be about an hour of the interviews I mentioned. I suppose a better title for these vignettes would be "Elizabeth Gracen and her enablers". She went well out of her way to give Johansson a hard way to go, even demanding of the show's brass that one script's ending be changed. This ending did not directly involve Amanda's character, but did involve Nick's.
Personally, I find the conversations on these discs surprising. What is depicted is pretty much How Not to Make a Succesful Show. "The Raven" suffered as a result, and something that could have been very good was cut short after 22 only episodes.
Incidentally, the episodes themselves are pretty good. Well written, and for the most part well acted. Lucy and Bert Myers are excellent supporting chracters in what is pretty much a cop show.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Item shipped quickly and in perfect condition. I remember this show and loved the action and swordplay. Thank you!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
As a Highlander fan, and a fan of Amanda, I greatly enjoyed The Raven. Thanks for a great setPublished 4 months ago by Lum Cooper
Lightning doesn't strike twice. Amanda is a perfect foil / side character...she comes in disrupts the Highlander's stabile life, throws in fun, sexuality and chaos and exits... Read morePublished 6 months ago by gene ward
Big potential lost due to personal problems and lack of focus. The special feature telling how and why this series went down the drain is worth the price of this set. Read morePublished 7 months ago by R. Cushman
Not a great series, but nice to have as part of my Highlander collection.Published 8 months ago by Bob Shirley
The cover looks pretty serious. I purchased because I saw a few episodes and they were pretty good. There is more humor than you might think. Read morePublished 8 months ago by GristMill
I LOVE IT, wish they made more episodes, that's why I'm here at Amazon looking for them, to buy.Published 15 months ago by terrance mulligan