'Highlander' 4K: Clancy Brown reveals Kurgan costume secret (exclusive)

Watch: Clancy Brown talks about Kurgan in this new Highlander 4K extra

Highlander star Clancy Brown has revealed that he customised the armour he wore to play Kurgan in the 1986 fantasy film after finding it too uncomfortable to wear.

Talking in a new interview for the 4K re-release of the movie about his eye-catching costume — designed by James Acheson — Brown said it was 'gorgeous' and 'mind-blowing' but that it 'sucked to wear it a little bit'.

Brown admits he clashed with Acheson about the costume after he kept having to saw part of the armour off to wear it while riding a horse.

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The revelation comes courtesy of a new 4K UHD re-release of the cult movie by Studiocanal, which comes with a host of new extras including an interview with Brown.

Clancy Brown (R) as Kurgan in Highlander.  (Studiocanal)
Clancy Brown (R) as Kurgan in Highlander. (Studiocanal)

The Highlander 4K UHD Collector’s Edition will be released on 31 October 31 with brand-new artwork from celebrated artist Matt Ferguson, a 64-page booklet, prequel comic #1 Way of the Sword, a set of badges, art cards and poster.

The two-disc set will also include a wealth of new extras including the first extensive ‘Making of’ documentary featuring all of the main cast and crew. The 4K version will be released digitally in the UK the same day.

Highlander 4K UHD Collector's Edition (Studiocanal)
Highlander 4K UHD Collector's Edition (Studiocanal)

A certified ‘80s cult classic, the film was directed by Russell Mulcahy (Swimming Upstream, The Real McCoy) and stars Christopher Lambert (Mortal Combat, Fortress), Sean Connery (James Bond), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers) and Roxanne Hart.

Featuring an unforgettable original score by Michael Kamen and Queen, Highlander went on to inspire four further sequels and a television series.

The Highlander 4K UHD collector's edition will be released by Studiocanal on 31 October. Watch a trailer below.