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  • #16
    Yeah, they really messed up with Lambert's hair and makeup on that film. Apparently someone wanted his hair to resemble the sleeked back look that he had in his fight with the Kurgan in the first film. Terrible idea. That's the only scene in the first film where he has that look, so it's not like you look at it and go "that's the Connor Macleod look". The makers of Highlander 3 realised this. It's almost baffling how badly they failed to make him look good in Endgame. Lambert was in roles a decade later where he looked much better. I know that some fans like to say that they made him look worn to show the effects of the Sanctuary, but if that was true then he wouldn't look as terrible in the scenes that take place in the beginning of the film, but he does. They just did a poor job.
    Last edited by David McMurdo; 05-18-2017, 01:54 PM.
    Formerly known as "Quickening"

    My latest video in which I visit an ancient broch and cairns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxY2hYR6GXw

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    • #17
      it's a mixed bag, some scenes he looks ok, other scenes terrible, in some scenes he goes from looking younger to older and back over and over, especially in his fight scene with Duncan, he actually looks younger in the re-shot portions. in the Scotland scenes he doesn't look as good as he should have, the didn't give him the hairlace wig like in the first and third movies, instead they used hair extensions, and they are at times noticeable as being blended into his natural hair, especially at the beginning of the Scotland flashback. Connor traditionally has thick Scottish hair in those kind of scenes, but in Endgame, his naturally hair is very noticeably thinner, it would have been nice if they had done the hair-lace wig

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        • #19
          I enjoyed it at the time...I don't think the final fight was as badly edited in the theatrical version as it was in the home video version.
          (I really do miss the Connor/Duncan headmorphing in the quickening however)
          the funniest thing happened years later however)
          among my many other interests (Highlander included) I am an avid Trekkie
          while I was getting ready to see the 2011 NuTrek, I went on a tear of watching Classic Trek episodes as well as collecting the old Bantam Star Trek novels released in the 70's and 80's
          One such book caught my eye in a particular way
          Star Trek Devil World

          The detective in me refuses to believe in coincidence, so there must be someone on the movie's writing team who saw this book and figured it was an obscure enough name that they could use it for

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          • #20
            Is it a good book? Now I want to read it!

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            • #21
              Could be onto something. Perhaps the writer read that ages ago and snuck the name in.

              I wonder, was the name Jacob Kell a carryover from the "World Without End" stuff, or brand new in the shooting script?
              Highlander: Dark Places

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              • #22
                Originally posted by dubiousbystander View Post
                Is it a good book? Now I want to read it!
                So do I!!!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Andrew NDB View Post
                  Could be onto something. Perhaps the writer read that ages ago and snuck the name in.

                  I wonder, was the name Jacob Kell a carryover from the "World Without End" stuff, or brand new in the shooting script?
                  I do remember that his name was originally Jacob Kase but that they changed it because it was too phonetically similar to "Kane" from Highlander 3. There was some issue over the fact that "Kell" isn't a Scottish name (while Kase is), but they went with it anyway.
                  Formerly known as "Quickening"

                  My latest video in which I visit an ancient broch and cairns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxY2hYR6GXw

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                  • #24
                    I was eager to watch Highlander: Endgame while I was watching the sixth season of Highlander because that season was not satisfying. I looked into why the season was short, didn't have enough Macleod or other regulars, and didn't seem to follow up on the devastation of Richie's death etc. I found that many of the actors had had other commitments including Adrian Paul who was working on Highlander: Endgame. I thought "well good, something to look forward to because season 6 is sorely wanting."

                    I enjoyed Endgame. It was as though someone said "hey, let's make a Highlander episode into a feature length film with a dash of this and that from the first movie" The quality was beautiful to look at and the story was a good one.

                    In the flashbacks, Duncan still looks like Duncan. Those extensions were just right lol. His haircut (in series and movie) looked nice but threw me off. My eyes kept wondering why his face looked different. But his face was unchanged, it was the hair lol. Connor was a little less Connor and I think I understand they were trying to make him look weary and fed up with living but they missed the mark and made an immortal look as though he had aged.

                    The first question that popped into my mind when Kate/Faith came into the story was "didn't that fortune teller say Duncan would never marry?" Then I saw that the marriage took place before that fortune was read by his gypsy lover. Eh... It was a beautiful story but I found it hard to take seriously given the series context on marriage and Tessa's death. The story would have been better for me if the fortune teller had noted Duncan had married once but would never marry again. It offers a good explanation for why Duncan leans towards relationships with mortal women and not immortal women long term. Trauma. I wouldn't have minded a flashback or two to the gypsies.

                    One thing I find interesting is the parallel between Connor and Duncan and Duncan and Richie in mentor/protege roles. Both Connor and Duncan had an inordinate amount of influence over their students. I couldn't believe Duncan would kill Kate to turn her immortal without first talking to her about it. (To what degree would knowing one is a pre-immortal affect becoming immortal? Isn't the requirement just that one dies violently? Is surprise an important element?) It reminded me of two things, Duncan's friend Walter intent on killing Claudia Jardin to preserve her current youth and talent as an immortal, and Richie deciding not to be with Donna and raise the her baby as the father. Given that Richie didn't live for much longer he should have gone with his heart and ignored Macleod. Both Connor and Duncan used the pain of past personal experience to deter their students from "making the same mistake" which only made them commit greater mistakes rather than following their own good sense.

                    I think I will re-watch Endgame tonight. How long was Sanctuary supposed to have existed? Something about that didn't gel for me either. The refrain is that the Watchers don't interfere... except when they're keeping caches of volunteer immortals in holy ground basements? Again, eh...

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                    • #25
                      Kind of surprising Connor wouldn't have gotten a slight pick-me-up from all the Quickenings going on right next to him in the Sanctuary. I suppose it doesn't work like that, though.
                      Highlander: Dark Places

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                      • #26
                        He wasn't the closest immortal at the time of the killing, Kell was.
                        But maybe he did pick up on the misery of the others who chose to be locked away, resulting in him seeking out Duncan for the final confrontation.
                        May flights of Demons guide you to your final rest...

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Nicholas Ward View Post
                          He wasn't the closest immortal at the time of the killing, Kell was.
                          But Kell was going down a line, cutting all the heads off, then stopping. There's no way Connor wasn't the closest one to at least the guy to his left or right.
                          Highlander: Dark Places

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                          • #28
                            He was at the time the Quickening(s) manifested, not at the time of the beheadings.

                            And the immortals were in a circle, not a line by my recollection. But I might be wrong on that.
                            May flights of Demons guide you to your final rest...

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