Highlander (Episode 49) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky
Release Date: 04/14/2017
Australian director Russell Mulcahy had only one previous narrative film credit on his resume, 1985's Razorback, when he landed the gig directing future cult classic Highlander. Razorback's atmosphere and muscularity and Mulcahy's experience with vivid short form filmmaking directing scores of music videos for the likes of Duran Duran, Elton John, Def Leppard and Human League, both played into him landing the gig. A flop on it's initial release, the film gave birth to a mini cottage industry after a huge HBO and VHS following spawned five sequels and two TV versions, not to mention books and graphic novels.
Having never seen the film, Dan and Vicky look at the Highlander mystique with fresh eyes and ears (Queen did the songs and Michael Kamen provided the bombastic score) and they have strong thoughts on stars Christopher Lambert, Clancy Brown and Sean Connery and the directing style of Mulcahy. There's also lots of recently seen including the comedy of Dave Chappelle, Dave Cross and Patton Oswalt, the new films Belko Experiment and Life, a double dose of Black Christmas, Rob Zombie's 31, and Almodovar's Julieta. Vicky also sounds off on the Tommy Wiseau classic The Room and announces our arrival on Stitcher! And Dan does his own time-traveling when a listener's letter takes him back to high school.
Go back to 1986 with us -- with some Heart, John Mellencamp and Atlantic Starr thrown in for good measure - for a dash of sword play and Immortal love with Hot Date 49: Highlander. Leave us some feedback or a star rating.