Greetings from Planet Zeist! When you think of the Highlander franchise you probably think of swords, Scotsmen, and “There can only be one!” but I bet you don’t think about aliens. Well in Highlander 2 you get exactly that…. Well depending on what version you watch. You see the producers realized the mistakes they made with continuity (and there are A LOT) and quickly altered the original version of this movies to take out all the references to the Highlander and Ramirez being from a different planet. Well we here at At Least You Tried won’t stand for that and we went to GREAT LENGTHS to find the original version of this movie NO JOKE. Matt bought 2 laser disc players, a dvd collection, and eventually a VHS copy of the movie just to find the original version but I’d like to say it was worth it.
This movie includes many great scenes worth experiencing such as:
– The main villain Katana sending two porcupine haired henchmen after our titular Highlander, both of which cackle in high pitched annoying laughs
-Katana hijacks a subway, raises the speed to over 400 mph and kills everyone on the train
– The Highlander removes a forcefield around the earth by just stepping into it’s generators core.
I would suggest you find this movie and watch it but as we’ve stated it’s kinda hard to find but if you can find the original it’s definitely worth a watch.
While not necessarily a theme for the month a few movies this month include everyone’s favorite Scotsman Sean Connery. The first of these is a lesser known science fiction/ western/ crime drama known as Outland. Weird genre aside the movie is fairly straight forward in plot. Sean Connery plays a federal marshal that gets assigned to a mining rig on one of Jupiter’s moons. All is well and good until he discovers there’s a hidden drug trade going on and when he confronts the man in charge about it a hit is put on him leading to a massive shootout. It’s all the over the top scifi cheese you could want along with Sean beating the crap out of villains with his fists despite having high tech weapons.
You should tune in for this one or “I might just have to kick your nasty ass all over this room”
When you think of the master of horror George A. Romero one thing comes to mind: Monkeys. Monkeys, right? Well in this weeks episode we watched Monkeyshines, the tale of a paraplegic man tormented by his helper monkey… Horror at it’s finest
It’s a long movie but it has some fine moments, especially it’s finale. We’ll include it below, hopefully that’ll entice you to check it out but if you do you’l be treated to
– A man carrying a backpack full of bricks getting hit by a truck and doing multiple spins in the air before falling
– A monkey setting fire to a cabin
– A small capuchin monkey fending off people much larger than it
– An ending that is reason in itself to watch the movie