The Fifth Element SE (CONSOLIDATED THREAD)

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  1. Chris_Marin

    Chris_Marin Stunt Coordinator

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    It was originally reported that this would be Superbit.

    I doubt if we will ever get an audio commentary for The Fifth Element from Besson, Oldman or Willis; and it is very unlikely that Tucker or Holm will record one either. The only person who I think would be up for a commentary would be Jovovich, as the others rarely contribute to DVD extras - especially Besson who is totally against them.

    We have the full extra feature listing now for The Fifth Element:



    Full aritcle here.
     
  2. Mike Wadkins

    Mike Wadkins Supporting Actor

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    its better than nothing thanks for the update chris
     
  3. Will_B

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    Here's what the UK special edition of Fifth Element already had:

    Making of Documentary
    Four Featurettes:
    Imagining the Fifth Element
    The Art of the Fifth Element
    An Audience with the Diva Plavalaguna
    Elements of Style with Paul Gaultier
    Trailers and TV spots
    Launching the Fifth Element: Cannes MTV Special<
    Poster Gallery
    The Sixth Element Essay
    Interactive Menus (no duh)




    Here's what the US special edition has announced:

    Looks likely that they just renamed the UK features ("The Star Element" on the US edition may be what is called the "Cannes MTV Special" on the UK edition). But we'll see.

    It will be worth getting just to get in NTSC. Plus, the film itself on the UK version was in relatively bad quality.



    That cover art is beyond horrible! It doesn't even use the Fifth Element font. That cover art needs to change and change quick before it actually gets released.
     
  4. Will_B

    Will_B Producer

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    Why oh why couldn't the cover have been something iconic from the film, like...







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  5. Chris Bergmann

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    This morning the official site still had that cover - now it has a small 'Image Not Available' box.





    http://www.sonypictures.com/homevid...3396074385.html





    I've never heard anything about an international version - but how can this have a PG-13 rating?





    I don't have the DVD but from watching this in the theater and on TV a few months ago I think I remember that Milla Jovovich is pretty naked while she is being "created" and once while she's changing clothes.
     
  6. Russell G

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    Does any one have the superbit of Fifth Element? A friend of mine swears that it is non-anamorphic, which doesn't make sense to me seeing as this is a super bit title. I know that anamorphic enhanced doesn't necessarly make for a better picture, but I thought that was one of the selling points for the upgrade into superbits.





    Just curious.
     
  7. Cameron Yee

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    The SuperBit is most definitely anamorphic and has DTS.
     
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    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    I was thinking the exact same thing!
     
  9. Ray H

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    As long as it's not sexual in nature, nudity doesn't automatically warrant an R. Remember Titanic where Kate Winslet was nude while posing for the sketch.
     
  10. Chris_Marin

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    The Superbit version is definitely the best release to date. Gorgeous anamorphic widescreen transfer and superb DTS audio. Better than any other release to date, even the European 2-disc DTS6.1 releases.
     
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    I was always partial to this poster:

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    I had it on my wall for a nice long time until it got ripped. [​IMG]
     
  12. Brian Johnson

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    This is indeed great news.

    The Fifth Element is in MY top ten favorite movies.

    Such fun to watch & well written.

    It appears the cover that was posted is indeed the one. The cover is back up at Sonys website

    Link
     
  13. Peter Svensson

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    As I understand it, this is the exact same release as the Superbit regarding the transfer (A/V). But there is also a bonus disc with some crappy extras. Give me the PQ of the Superbit and the SE fullrate DTS track and a nice packing. Otherwise I will not rebuy this and sell my French Superbit with digipacking.
     
  14. Grant H

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    All R1 releases anyway have been anamorphic. I have the original which at the time was considered reference. It has aged a bit since then. You can easily see how it could be improved upon based on the fact it was double sided with a P&S version on one side and widescreen on the other--long before thd days of dual-layered, doubled-sided discs. In the old days Columbia-Tri-Star was praised for the quality of their releases. I think all their widescreen versions were anamorphic from the get-go.

    If I could get the SE for a decent price I'd buy. I like Superbits, but I don't upgrade to them too often since they're so over-priced. I think the SB quality in exchange for total lack of extras should be a fair trade. Unfortunately, Sony doesn't seem to think so.
     
  15. Will_B

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    These extras have been much requested for years. So THANKS to TriStar for finally releasing them in the US. What else is there to offer, beyond a commentary track? It's not as if there is another version of the film. All they can offer, to make a superlative package, is the film in great quality, and as many extras as they can. They've done this, and I appreciate it tremendously.
     
  16. Rob T

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    I'll probably double dip for Leon but I'm happy with the superbit of Fifth Element.
     
  17. Mark_TS

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    hmmmm.... hoping there is nothing but the movie on disc one so I can swap it out for my Superbit, and sell the other...
     
  18. KyleC

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    I sold my older copy and was planning on getting the superbit. Should I just get this now instead? Is everyone positive the first disc is the superbit?
     
  19. Jim Barg

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    Neat. Always wondered when Sony was going to reissue this in the States. Should be worth picking up, as I currently don't own it...

    and that cover is UGLY. Milla Jovovich looks like Uma Thurman in that pic.
     
  20. Ben_@

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    cool that they are using the Superbit disc. Being that i've been holding off for an SE, this is good news for me. I was really looking forward to some extras on this movie because its about time that they had something to offer with this underappreciated film.
     

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