[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Léon The Professional’ & ‘The Fifth Element’: Now Available Separately On Supreme Cinema Series & Blu-ray From Sony

Leon.The.Professional-The.Fifth.Element-4K.Remastered-Blu-ray.CoversToday we check out the recently released Standard Edition Blu-ray releases of ‘Léon the Professional’ and ‘The Fifth Element’ both of which were directed by filmmaker Luc Besson and sport gorgeous new high definition video presentations fully remastered in 4K, along with hard hitting new Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) soundtracks. Each film is also available in Limited Edition Supreme Cinema Series Blu-ray editions with luxurious packaging for the avid collector. Hit the jump to check out our full reviews of both titles which are now available to own separately.

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Léon The Professional (New 4K Master) [Blu-Ray] amazon-cart-logo

Director: Luc Besson

Cast: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman

Release Date: Now Available on Supreme Cinema Series & Standard Blu-ray

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 8/10

 

Synopsis:

Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman and Danny Aiello star in LÉON: THE PROFESSIONAL, a go-for-broke thriller about a professional assassin whose work becomes dangerously personal. Calling himself a “cleaner,” the mysterious Léon is New York’s top hitman. When his next-door neighbors are murdered, Léon becomes the unwilling guardian of the family’s sole survivor – 12-year-old Mathilda. But Mathilda doesn’t just want protection; she wants revenge. Training her in the deadly tricks of his trade, Léon helps her track the psychotic agent who murdered her family. From the electrifying opening to the fatal finale, LÉON THE PROFESSIONAL is a nonstop crescendo of action and suspense. Experience both the U.S. theatrical and international versions of this beloved action masterpiece, now fully remastered in 4K.

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Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Luc Besson, ‘Léon the Professional’ still holds up today in every way and remains one of my favorite films of all time. Following a young girl whose family was brutally murdered, an attack which she narrowly escaped and her quiet neighbor, a professional assassin with an awkward nature who was kind enough to take her in and the unique bond subsequently formed between the two as everything in their lives change as a result. Guided with a perfectly suited uneasy grace by Luc Besson and featuring memorable performances by Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and Natalie Portman in her debut role, ‘Léon the Professional’ is filmmaking at its finest and a true masterpiece.

Fans of Luc Besson’s acclaimed classic ‘Léon the Professional’ will without question want to make certain to pick up a copy of either the Limited Edition Supreme Cinema Series Blu-ray or the new standard Blu-ray release to add to their collections. This latest Blu-ray edition easily marks the most impressive and gorgeous version of the film by far, featuring both cuts of the film and sporting an absolutely gorgeous new high definition video transfer mastered in 4K in addition to a new Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) audio presentation. While the release doesn’t contain a great deal in the way of bonus content and I’m fairly certain all of that which is included was also available on previous releases of the title, these stellar new video and audio presentations will easily make this release a must own regardless.

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VIDEO:

The latest Blu-ray release of ‘Léon the Professional’ features a new full 1080p High Definition presentation fully remastered in 4K and utilizing the film’s original 2.40:1 Cinemascope Aspect Ratio. The video presentation looks outstanding, delivering a rich, detailed and overall amazing presentation that contains no notable faults to be found within and holds up impressively even during the darkly lit and fast moving sequences, never for a moment resulting in anything occurring on screen to appear anything short of stunning, never appearing distorted in any way, let alone rendered indiscernible. Overall, this is a truly impressive high definition video presentation that will undoubtedly thrill the many fans of this phenomenal film.

AUDIO:

The Blu-ray release features a Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 channel compatible) soundtrack. As many are already surely familiar, this review will cover the lossless Dolby TrueHD 7.1 channel soundtrack as I likely won’t be able to upgrade to a fully capable Dolby Atmos system anytime in the foreseeable future. This lossless multichannel soundtrack sounds amazing, providing a clean, crisp and consistently aggressive audio presentation throughout, utilizing all seven available channels regularly in order to surround the viewer with the films gorgeous score in addition to bullets and debris whizzing past in addition to plenty of other suitably fitting auditory elements, while never resulting in any dialogue which may be occurring simultaneously to become distorted or rendered inaudible. Overall, this is a fantastic Dolby Atmos (TrueHD 7.1 compatible) soundtrack that can’t possibly disappoint in the slightest.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

This Blu-ray release of ‘Léon the Professional’ includes a couple of solid extras. Included on the release are a few Featurettes exploring the film and reflecting on it, they include: ’10 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back’ (running approximately 25 minutes in length), ‘Jean Reno: The Road to Léon’ (approximately 12 minutes), and ‘Natalie Portman: Starting Young’ (14 minutes). Also included on the release are a ‘Fact Track’ (only available on the Extended Cut) and the ‘Theatrical Trailer’ for the film.

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*Please note that the above images are taken from the Blu-Ray and resized. They additionally will suffer quality loss as a result of .jpg compression. Larger versions of each image can be viewed by clicking on the image. All images and content included on this Blu-Ray release are the property of their respective owners.

Disc Rating: 8/10

‘Léon The Professional’ is Now Available to own On Limited Edition Supreme Cinema Series & Standard Blu-Ray™ From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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Director: Luc Besson

Cast: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman

Release Date: Now Available on Supreme Cinema Series & Standard Blu-ray

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 9/10

 

Synopsis:

New York cab driver Korben Dallas didn’t mean to be a hero, but he just picked up the kind of fare that only comes along every five thousand years: A perfect beauty, a perfect being, a perfect weapon. Together, they must save the world. Bruce Willis, MillaJovovich, and Gary Oldman star in acclaimed director Luc Besson’s outrageous sci-fi adventure, an extravagantly styled tale of good against evil set in an unbelievable twenty-third century world. Now fully remastered in 4K, experience this dynamic action favorite like never before.

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Yet another unforgettable effort in the career of filmmaker Luc Besson, ‘The Fifth Element’ takes us into Luc Besson’s unique vision of the distant future as the most unlikely assortment of individuals including a bitter cab driver, a selected priest and more who must fight against a terrible evil in order to save the galaxy from a threat that could eradicate life as they know it in its entirety. Beautifully guided by Luc Besson and featuring a powerhouse cast of talented individuals comprising the cast and at top form including Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm and many more, ‘The Fifth Element’ is intense and action-packed futuristic fun that still holds up in nearly every way today.

Fellow fans of Luc Besson’s futuristic sci-fi classic ‘The Fifth Element’ will definitely want to make certain to pick up a copy of the Limited Edition Supreme Cinema Series Blu-ray if not at least the standard Blu-ray release to add to their collections. This latest Blu-ray release of the movie delivers a brand new high definition video presentation fully remastered in 4K along with an explosive and amazing new Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) soundtrack, combining into what is unquestionably the best version of the film currently available to own by a long shot. The release is also jam-packed with bonus content, although once again I believe the majority of the included extras were previously included on other releases, nonetheless the phenomenal new video and audio presentations will still make this release a definite must own.

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VIDEO:

This latest Blu-ray release of ‘The Fifth Element’ also features a new full 1080p High Definition presentation fully remastered in 4K and utilizing the film’s original 2.40:1 Cinemascope Aspect Ratio. This newly remastered video presentation looks remarkable, delivering a sharp, detailed and outright gorgeous video presentation that perfectly represents the warm, vivid colors and other important aspects of the film, holding up impressively even during the fast moving and darkly lit sequences and never resulting in anything occurring on screen to become negatively affected or rendered indiscernible; no notable faults of any kind were found within. Overall, this is a phenomenal high definition video presentation that is sure to immensely please the films many fans.

AUDIO:

This Blu-ray release features a Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 channel compatible) soundtrack. Once again this review pertains to the lossless 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD soundtrack. This lossless multichannel soundtrack sounds wonderful, providing a clean, discrete and highly aggressive audio presentation, frequently utilizing all seven available channels in order to surround the viewer with the films wonderful soundtrack in addition to flying cars, explosions and plenty of other auditory elements zooming past the viewer at any given moment, while never causing any dialogue which may be occurring simultaneously to become distorted or rendered inaudible at any point. Overall, this is a top notch Dolby Atmos (TrueHD 7.1 compatible) soundtrack that should not disappoint fans in the slightest.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

This Blu-ray release of ‘The Fifth Element’ includes a number of enjoyable extras, consisting mostly of numerous Featurettes that explore different aspects of the film and bringing it to life and featuring behind the scenes footage along with interviews/comments from members of the cast and crew and more, they include: ‘The Visual Element’ (running approximately 18 minutes in length), The Visual Element Extras’ (6 minutes), ‘The Star Element: Bruce Willis’ (approximately 4 minutes), ‘The Star Element: Milla Jovovich’ (13 minutes), ‘The Star Element: Milla Jovovich Extras’ (12 minutes), ‘The Star Element: Chris Tucker’ (4 minutes), ‘The Alien Element: Mondoshawans’ (8 minutes), ‘The Alien Element: Mondoshawans Extras’ (3 minutes), ‘The Alien Element: Mangalores’ (10 minutes), ‘The Alien Element: Mangalores Extras’ (2 minutes), ‘The Alien Element: Picasso’ (4 minutes), ‘The Alien Element: Strikers’ (3 minutes) , ‘The Alien Element: Strikers Extras’ (2 minutes), ‘The Fashion Element’ (8 minutes), ‘The Fashion Element Extras’ (5 minutes), ‘The Diva’ (16 minutes), ‘The Diva Extras’ (8 minutes), ‘The Digital Element’ (10 minutes), ‘Imagining The Fifth Element’ (5 minutes), and ‘The Elements of Style’ (5 minutes). We are additionally treated to a ‘Fact Track’ for the film.

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*Please note that the above images are taken from the Blu-Ray and resized. They additionally will suffer quality loss as a result of .jpg compression. Larger versions of each image can be viewed by clicking on the image. All images and content included on this Blu-Ray release are the property of their respective owners.

Disc Rating: 9/10

‘The Fifth Element’ is Now Available to own On Limited Edition Supreme Cinema Series & Standard Blu-Ray™ From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Purchase your copy of the Blu-Ray on Amazon (while also supporting our site) by clicking on the Amazon cart Icon immediately below!

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