Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Luc Besson Collection |
Leon The Professional/The Fifth Element/The Big Blue/Subway/The Messenger/La Femme Nikita
Actors: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Anne Parillaud, Bruce Willis
Director: Luc Besson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
The Professional — Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) made his American directorial debut with this stylized thriller about a French hit man (Jean Reno) who takes in an American girl (Natalie Portman) being pursued by a corrupt... more »
Nicholas Chase | Los Angeles, CA United States | 10/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A long-time Luc Besson fan, I have avoided renting or buying one of my all-time favorite films, 'Subway' because the US dubbed version is so incredibly terrible. I finally got around to shopping for the DVD and discovered that it had been released twice, once in the original, reformatted version with English dubbing (BLECH!) and more recently in wide-screen format with choice of French with English subtitles or the (BLECH!) dubbing. This box set, for those who are curious, includes the latter version. In fact, all the films in the set are in wide-screen format (5th Element includes BOTH modified and wide-screen) and the box set includes Director's Cut (original French version) of The Big Blue. I took the plunge and bought the collection and can honestly say I'm ecstatic to have purchased it. Well worth the money!"
6 DVD Set Luc Besson
Nicholas Chase | 06/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One thing which I wanted to know, but could not find on the packaging until I opened it, was whether the movies in the set were all widescreen. I was quite happy to find out that all of the films in the collection are widescreen, at least according to the packaging. I have watched 4 of these films and enjoyed them all. It would be useful if the technical specifications section would spell out more clearly when films, especially in box sets, are in widescreen."
Luc Besson Rocks!
Mark Benedetto | Castro Valley, CA United States | 07/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simple Review - This is a great collection from a great director. You obviously wouldn't be looking to buy the entire collection if you hadn't seen any of the individual films, so if you like Luc Besson or Jean Reno (an actor in many of Besson's films) then you'll like this set. The good news is that 1) The Professional is the extended international version with 26 additional minutes of footage ($25 on its own), 2) the Big Blue is the director's addition with lots of extra footage, and 3) the Messenger is the extended international version, too. Also, each DVD case has the same spine and border, so they make a really good looking pack. This is a great buy!"