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This one is for all the geeks out there: DEBIL DEAD... claymation Ash vs. Connor MacLeod!

Published at: April 25, 2005, 9 p.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with something to get them good ol' geek juices flowin'. Being a child of the '80s and having grown up with the dancing California Raisens and Pee-Wee's Playhouse, this claymation short film featuring a fictional fight between The Highlander and The King himself really hit a chord with me. I hope this makes you smile as well! Enjoy!


Are you interested by Evil Dead versus Highlander ?

Ash versus Connor MacLeod, Bruce Campbell versus Christophe Lambert featuring Bruce Willis, Leatherface et Wesley Snipes, can you believe in that ?

A French madman (Pierre Fernandez) directed this short animated film with big love and joy... The title is "Debil Dead" (it is a French joke which means Dumb Dead in English), it is in English spoken.

In my opinion, it is very better than Batman : dead end, Grayson, and Co.

You can see it here in Quicktime :


3 minutes of pure joy !

If you use this call me, JFC

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  • April 25, 2005, 9:02 p.m. CST


    by A G

    I rewatched army of darkness tonight - classic.

  • April 25, 2005, 9:06 p.m. CST

    by MisterCynic

    pretty cool, but connor doesnt belong in the same sentence as ash.

  • April 25, 2005, 9:11 p.m. CST


    by PianoMonkey

    Dude. You got that totally backwards. Much as I like Mr. Boomstick, there can be only one. Bruce Campbell >> Christopher Lambert, but MacLeod > Ash. Not by very much, but MacLeod wins nonetheless.

  • April 25, 2005, 9:24 p.m. CST


    by plissken77

    That was fucking awesome. We need more imaginative minds like that to give us cool crossover shit.

  • April 25, 2005, 9:26 p.m. CST

    MisterCynic is right

    by junoshalaman

    Highlander Blows. The only thing good about that series were the Connery moments in the first one. Ash, though, just awesome.

  • April 25, 2005, 9:41 p.m. CST

    You didn't just go where I think you just went PianoMonkey?

    by Drunken Fugitive

    Connor might have ruled in one Highlander movie but Ash stomps Connor a new one every day of the week and twice on sundays, nuff said!

  • April 25, 2005, 10:21 p.m. CST

    That was Christopher Lambert's best movie since... well... ever.

    by Agent Blue

  • April 25, 2005, 10:31 p.m. CST

    The best thing about Highlander was Clancy Brown

    by John-Locke

    Connery was second and the rest was forgetable. Ash Rules no contest...

  • April 25, 2005, 11:31 p.m. CST

    this is groovy, but...

    by BurlIvesLeftNut

    There is no way that Ash would go down like a bitch.

  • April 25, 2005, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Thank God for this!

    by Henry Fool

    In an absurd way I must stop and be thankful for the time I live in. Why? Because we live in an age where more people are making movies than ever. The animation on this thing isn't very good but that doesn't matter. The people who did this clearly loved what they were doing. And because of the Internet people can get their stuff out there. In an age where the corporate owned studio system is more concerned with product placement than story telling, it's good to know that there is a community of filmmakers using this medium to do... well, whatever the Hell they want. I mean these guys just wanted to see what would happen if Ash and Connor had a fight. No deep meaning. No profound commentary on society. And about Locke's comment, Clancy Brown has a habit of stealing the show in just about everything he does. He da man.

  • April 26, 2005, 1:40 a.m. CST


    by kintar0

    Batman: Dead End and Grayson were way better than this. And Evil Dead 2 is my pelicula numero uno.

  • April 26, 2005, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Duncan > Connor

    by Hamtaro_Hentai

    And 'Highlander: The Series' > Buffy. Sorry, but it's true.

  • April 26, 2005, 2:44 a.m. CST


    by Durendal

    I wasn't that impressed. They could have at least tried making Ash sound like Ash instead of giving him that high voice. Nice bit at the end, though.

  • April 26, 2005, 3:40 a.m. CST

    For what it is, not too bad, nice job.

    by Bargin Hunter in 3D

    Although I'm not all that impressed with any of the Evil Dead films (I enjoy the comentaries of each better), or the Highlander series or films this was lots of fun. I wish I had the tallent and patience to do something like that, glad there are creative folks out there how care enough to out something like that together. It's only a few minutes long but it succeede it entertaining us all, too bad Hollywoodland finds that so difficult to pull off these days.

  • April 26, 2005, 3:41 a.m. CST


    by TheDarkKnight

    Check out the new MTV trailer, not sure about the music but everything else is pumping!

  • April 26, 2005, 4:10 a.m. CST

    and another thing...

    by kintar0

    why the FUCK is the trailer for Land Of The Dead attached to XXX2 and NOT online?

  • April 26, 2005, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Can Paris Hilton versus Ash be too far behind?

    by grandwiz

    Did anybody else see this? Weird.

  • April 26, 2005, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Endgame wasn't bad if you liked the tv series and Clancy Brown s

    by Big Bad Clone

    that is, if they wanted to do Sabretooth like the comic books instead of just a wrestler. Just imagine that voice taunting Wolverine while they get in a down and dirty fight.

  • April 26, 2005, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Yeah.... I forgot Clancy Brown

    by junoshalaman

    My shame. Only saw Highlander once. But after seeing a bunch of Highlander: Endgame on cable, I had no desire to revisit the original. The man does steal everything he is in. Best thing about Shawshank, honest to go it's true. Man can even steal cartoons with just his voice. Best Lex Luthor ever.

  • April 26, 2005, 12:03 p.m. CST


    by junoshalaman

    Clancy Brown would have been a better choice for Lex Luthor than Kevin Spacey in Superman Returns.

  • April 26, 2005, 12:28 p.m. CST

    That was fun as hell!!!

    by payton 34


  • April 26, 2005, 1:12 p.m. CST

    You ever play chicken?

    by Doc_Strange


  • April 26, 2005, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Holy Marilyn Manson PJs BATMAN!

    by Neosamurai85

    Over all it was quite fun and made me smile on a day when I

  • April 26, 2005, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Highlander was a documentary...

    by fiester

    ...and the events happened in real time.

  • April 26, 2005, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Others I'd like to see Ash take on

    by Melvin Junko

    Ash Vs "The Donald" Ash Vs Van Damme Ash Vs Sleestacks Ash Vs Chaka Ash Vs Larry Bird Ash Vs Ecks Vs Sever Ash Vs John Saxon in Battle Beyond the Stars Ash Vs The Might Poppalotzes Ash Vs the lead singer of Wild Cherry Ash Vs Robbie Williams Ash Vs David Beckham Ash Vs Prince Ash Vs David Schwimmer Ash Vs Charles Nelson Reily Ash & Allan Ludden Vs Jim Lange and Jack Narz Ash Vs My Boss here at the newspaper.

  • April 26, 2005, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Musical Tribute to Ash... the greatest movie hero since Indiana

    by FingerBros

    Nice short! Keep up the great work! For those that might be interested, check out the following site to listen to an original musical tribute to Ash. Scroll down to the "Turtleheads & Prariedogs" section and click on "Ashes to Ashes." Lots of other great free music there, too. Geeks might also enjoy my tribute to Disney's Haunted Mansion (The ride - not the Eddie Murphy Cr_pfest). Hope you enjoy!

  • April 26, 2005, 11:17 p.m. CST

    That was not funny

    by Sharingon!

    Seriously, what was that? That was on par with the humor of a Jordan's furniture commercial.

  • April 29, 2005, 12:39 a.m. CST

    And 'Highlander: The Series' > Buffy. Sorry, but it's true.

    by Key_Card

    I'm soryy, but huh? Highlander The Series had it's moments, and was enjoyable for what it was. Which was a monster of the week show that rarely deviated from that format. For anyone that hasn't watched it before here is a synopsis of 90% of the episodes. Immortal comes to town. Cut in flashback from a time when Duncan previously met said immortal. Cue fight to the death. Run credits. Besides, what is the point of comparing the two shows anyways. Apples and oranges.

  • April 30, 2005, 7:01 p.m. CST


    by The_Alienist

    That was great, although ash clearly should have been the victor. foolish gauls!

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