The Lost Colony – The Legend
C- Sound: C- Extras: D Film: D
being a huge fan of the group Queen I never really got into the whole
Highlander film or the sequels or the TV-series, which were at best a mixed bag
of inconsistencies galore. When Highlander: Endgame was released in
2000 and partnered the TV-shows Adrian Paul with longtime favorite Christopher
Lambert things just got a bit strange and the result was the weakest out of the
entire series, which was almost impossible considering how bad Highlander III was.
problems that ensued with Highlander
and its counterparts Adrian Paul continues to pick films that just don’t click,
including The Lost Colony, which has
also been credited as Wraiths of Roanoke. Regardless of its title(s), the film just
doesn’t work. Mixing history and fantasy
the film attempts to explain “the lost colony” of Roanoke (circa 1580) with use
of supernatural forces that haunted them and this ancient evil had to be the
cause of the events there. While this
premise might be an interesting angle, the filmmakers just can’t seem to flush
the story out in a comprehensible way.
full-frame 1.33 X 1 image is average at best and looks just as pretentious as
the film itself. Colors are soft and
black levels are never deep enough to give any illusion of depth. The Dolby Digital 2.0 mix is inexcusable and
weak and doesn’t help the film in the least.
With the combination of a poor film with performance issues and no
extras it would be a hard sale.
- Nate Goss