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Release Date: December 13th, 2022 Movie Release Year: 1986

Highlander - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray [Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook]

Overview -

Highlander once again arrives at 4K and Blu-ray via steelbook with a Best Buy exclusive. The film is still a blast to watch with all its cheesiness and wacky characters. Plus the score by Queen and Michael Kamen is exceptional. The 4K transfer with Dolby Vision along with the DTS-HD 5.1 audio mix is great. The ocean full of bonus features is well worth the time as well. Highly Recommended!



The original HIGHLANDER, in electrifying 4K! When Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) is slain in battle in the Scottish Highlands, his kinsfolk don’t mourn the tragedy of his death – they mourn the seeming witchcraft that’s brought him back to life. But MacLeod can’t die, and neither can Juan Ramírez (Sean Connery), who befriends Connor and shows him what it means to be immortal. Time dissolves, the centuries pass, and Connor and his fellow immortals are drawn to New York City, where one will be awarded the Prize while the rest lose their literal heads. This is the timeless tale that launched a film and TV franchise, beloved by millions of fans worldwide. There can only be one!


4K Special Features:

- The Immortal Attraction of Highlander - Looking back at four decades of Highlander magic

- A Kind of Magic: Music of The Immortals - A featurette on the soundtrack

- There can only be one Kurgan - Clancy Brown remembers Highlander

- Capturing Immortality: Interview with photographer David James

- Audio Commentary with author Jon Melville

- Audio Commentary with Russell Mulcahy

- Audio Commentary with Russell Mulcahy, Peter S. Davis and William N. Panzer


BD Special Features:

- Audio Commentary with Russell Mulcahy

- Interview with Director Russell Mulcahy

- Interview with Christopher Lambert

- The Making of Highlander

- Deleted Scenes

- Archival Interview with Christopher Lambert

- Trailer

Highly Recommended
Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Technical Specs:
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital
Video Resolution/Codec:
Dolby Vision HDR / HDR 10
Aspect Ratio(s):
Audio Formats:
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
English, English SDH, Spanish
Release Date:
December 13th, 2022

Storyline: Our Reviewer's Take


Capitalizing on that '80s boom of sci-fi action blockbusters, director Russell Mulcahy was determined to bring Highlander to the big screen which involved different time periods, sword fights, and the legend Sean Connery. That sounds great on paper, but the end result was a box office flop. That being said, Highlander went on to achieve cult icon status and even spawned a sequel due to its over-the-top cheese factor and perhaps its story. But one thing is for sure with Highlander, there's nothing else like it today, and it serves as a nostalgic piece of cinema where a lot of great talent came together to create something this bold and fun.

A young and barely English-speaking Christopher Lambert (team Raiden), and a menacing Clancy Brown, along with Sean "you're the man now dog" Connery serve as some of the highlights of the film. With Michael Kamen and Freddie Mercury delivering the score and song pieces for Highlander, the value and tone of the movie are raised with each scene inside their melodic madness and genius. This also amplifies some of Mulcahy's camera shots and transitions as he navigates both timelines with effectiveness and an odd nature that is full of surprises.

But on the other hand, his inability to shoot intense and fun fight scenes might be one of the reasons people have flocked to this cult film because these action sequences make no sense and look like they were orchestrated by someone's nine-year-old brother. Still, that's what makes Highlander cult-level enjoyable. Well, that and Sean Connery hamming it up on the screen.



Vital Disc Stats: The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Highlander travels to 4K+Blu-ray in a steelbook from Lionsgate and Best Buy. The discs are housed inside a glorious steelbook case and an illustrated clear plastic sleeve. The artwork features new artwork of the sword and the two leads fighting it out. Inside are more illustrations of the big fight scenes and one of Lambert himself as well. It looks amazing. There are four lobby cards along with an insert for a digital code inside as well.

Video Review


This Highlander Steelbook comes with a stellar 2160p UHD 4K transfer with Dolby Vision and might be the best the film has looked since it was released all those years ago. This is the same transfer we covered a few weeks ago.


Audio Review


This steelbook release offers both a DTS-HD 5.1 mix and a DTS-HD 2.0 stereo option. The 5.1 track is more fluid with better bass and an overall immersive atmosphere, especially with Kamen and Mercury's music being implanted. Again, these are the same tracks from our previous coverage.


Special Features


There are over 283 minutes of bonus features dedicated to this movie here. New and vintage interviews, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes, and three commentary tracks are all on tap.


  • Audio Commentary #1 - Author Jonathan Melville discusses the film, its tone and themes, the music, and working with everyone related to the movie.
  • Audio Commentary #2 - Director Russell Mulcahy recalls some fond memories of making the movie, enlightens everyone with some fun anecdotes, and talks about how Freddie Mercury lifted this movie up.
  • Audio Commentary #3 - Again, Mulcahy and producers William Panzer and Peter Davis offer up more information and stories from the movie.
  • The Immortal Attraction of Highlander (HD, 57 Mins.) - A wonderfully made retrospective of the film with a ton of interviews with various cast members, crew, and more with fond memories of making the movie.
  • The Kind of Magic: Music of the Immortals (HD, 15 Mins.) - This is a great look at how the score was made with Kamen and Freddie Mercury.
  • Capturing Immortality (HD, 13 Mins.) - An excellent extra that interviews the still cameraman of the movie David James who discusses his time on set.
  • There Can Be Only One Kurgan (HD, 15 Mins.) - Clancy Brown comes to the table and discusses his role, performances, and working with everyone.


  • Audio Commentary - The same one as above with director Russell Mulcahy.
  • Russell Mulcahy Interview (HD, 23 Mins.) - A great interview with the director who talks about making the film which can get pretty candid.
  • Christopher Lambert Interview (HD, 21 Mins.) - Another wonderful interview with the amazing actor who recalls his time on set and in character.
  • The Making of Highlander (HD, 121 Mins.) - A two-hour documentary about the making of the film with interviews, behind-the-scenes, and more.
  • Deleted Scenes (HD, 6 Mins.) - A few silent deleted scenes with music.
  • Archival Interview (HD, 9 Mins.) - A vintage interview with Christopher Lambert is here for your enjoyment.
  • Trailer (HD, 3 Mins.) - A trailer for the film.

Final Thoughts

Highlander is here to stay and there is not only one anymore, but many versions of this release. This Best Buy Exclusive might look the prettiest though with its steelbook artwork, 4K + Blu-ray Discs, inserts and postcards inside, and more. For fans of the film, this might be the ultimate way to view the film and pay tribute to the work of the fantastic extras. Highly Recommended!

There isn't just one - also available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray: 

Highlander - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray


Highlander - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector's Edition [UK Import] 


Highlander - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook [UK Import]