Edinburgh International Film Festival to screen Highlander for 30th Anniversary

Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced that a special 30th anniversary screening of the newly 4K restored HIGHLANDER, with special guests in attendance, will take place on Saturday 18th June 2016. 

Clancy Brown who played The Kurgan will be one of the guests in attendance.

Brown commented: “It’s taken a while, but I swore to myself that I would return again to Scotland after filming ‘Highlander’ 30 years ago where I first learned of Robert the Bruce, James Macpherson, The Fortingall Yew and, most blissfully, single-malt scotch whisky.”

 Mark Adams, EIFF Artistic Director said: “We are truly delighted to be screening this cult classic on its 30th anniversary. It is a vibrant, fun and thrilling film and just as entertaining as it was all of those years ago. Plus it features some magnificent Scottish locations. This will be a great celebratory event for the 70th edition of EIFF.”

Restored by Deluxe London, the restoration of ‘Highlander’ is based on a 4K scan of the original camera negative, followed by a full 4K workflow, with the approval of director Russell Mulcahy. The film will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on 11th July complete with brand new bonus material.

Tickets priced £8/£6 will be on sale at 12noon on Monday 9th May and can be purchased here: bit.ly/1WjSfEm

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