Friday 24 February 2017

Immortal prize for Highlander fans

Fans of Sir Sean Connery film Highlander are being given a chance to become immortal in a competition
Fans of Sir Sean Connery film Highlander are being given a chance to become immortal in a competition

Fans of the cult movie Highlander are being given their own chance to become immortal as the film's 25th anniversary in celebrated.

Christopher Lambert starred as Connor MacLeod in the 1986 release which portrayed battles fought by immortal warriors in the Highlands of Scotland and present-day New York.

Filming took place on the Isle of Skye, where enthusiasts are being offered the chance to have a gorge named after them. The newly-named feature, which lies within Clan MacLeod territory, will then be made official in the forthcoming 2012 Collins Big Road Atlas of Britain.

The competition was launched by video-on-demand website blinkbox, which features the Highlander television series. The winner will be picked by Rachael Jackson, a descendent of the Clan MacLeod, which co-runs The Skye Food Company.

Highlander, which also starred Sir Sean Connery, received mixed reviews on its release but went on to achieve cult status, spawning several sequels and a TV spin-off. The Russell Mulcahy-directed movie featured the well-known tagline "There can be only one" and had a soundtrack by rock band Queen.

Michael Comish, of blinkbox, said: "Highlander is one of our most popular TV series and it is a fantastic opportunity to bring the history and incredible setting of the show to life and offer a form of immortality to our winner."

To enter, participants must visit www.blinkbox.com and explain in 140 characters or fewer why they deserve to become immortal. Alternatively, people can post their entry to Twitter by adding #IMMORTALWIN to their message.

The closing date is Wednesday January 26.

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