THE LUC BESSON COLLECTION COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME ENTERTAINMENT SALUTES ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR LUC BESSON WITH A BEAUTIFULLY PACKAGED DVD SIX-PACK CONTAINING "THE BIG BLUE," "THE MESSENGER: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC," "LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL," "SUBWAY," "THE FIFTH ELEMENT" AND "LA FEMME NIKITA" AVAILABLE ON NOVEMBER 6, 2001 FOR ONLY $175.95 Culver City, CA (8/29/01) - On November 6, 2001 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, will release a DVD six-pack containing the following hit movies from director Luc Besson: THE BIG BLUE - THE DIRECTOR'S CUT * Photo Gallery: International Ad Campaign * Digitally Mastered Audio and Anamorphic Video * Isolated Music Score * Animated Menus * Production Notes * Filmographies (Luc Besson, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette and Jean-Marc Barr) Experience the peril and intensity of the world's most dangerous sport in THE BIG BLUE. Jacques (Jean-Marc Barr, Breaking the Waves) and his friendly rival Enzo (Jean Reno) are considered masters of free-diving and have made a career out of this one-of-a-kind competition. Jacques' life-long obsession with diving comes from his unusual bond with the sea, while Enzo thrives on the challenges of its inherent danger. In his travels, Jacques meet Johanna (Rosanna Arquette), who is attracted to his innocent qualities and follows him across Europe to share his adventures, triumphs and ultimately tragic bond with Enzo. With breathtaking underwater photography and matching musical support from Eric Serra (The Fifth Element), THE BIG BLUE immerses you in a life and death adventure you'll never forget. Rated PG Color Closed-Captioned 168 Minutes Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2-Channel Dolby Surround Format: Widescreen Approximate Length: 168 Minutes Languages: English and French Subtitles: English, French and Spanish Trailers: "The Big Blue," "The Professional" and "The Messenger" THE MESSENGER: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC * "The Messenger: The Search for the Real Joan of Arc" HBO First Look * Isolated Music Score * Filmographies (Luc Besson, Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Faye Dunaway and Dustin Hoffman) In 1429, a 16-year-old girl from a remote village stood before the world and announced she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country. It began as a small voice in the heart of a simple girl. but as the voice grew stronger, rulers were drawn to listen, armies were empowered to fight and her countrymen were inspired to believe. From Columbia Pictures and internationally acclaimed director Luc Besson comes the story of Joan of Arc (Milla Jovovich), the woman who followed her own path and changed the course of history. Rated 18A Color Extended International Feature Length: 158 Minutes Closed-Captioned Format: Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 TVs) Trailers: "The Messenger' Teaser, "The Messenger" Trailer, "Run Lola Run," "Orlando" and "The Professional" Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby 2-Channel Languages: English Subtitles: English LEON THE PROFESSIONAL: UNCUT INTERNATIONAL VERSION * Director's Cut Includes an Additional 24 Minutes of Footage * International Ad Campaign * Isolated Music Score * Filmographies (Director Luc Besson, Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman) Mathilda (Natalie Portman, The Phantom Menace), a twelve-year-old New York girl, is living an undesirable life with her family. Her father stores drugs for two- faced cop Norman Stansfield (Gary Oldman, The Contender). One day, Stansfield and his team kill the whole family as revenge on her father for stretching the drugs a little. Only Mathilda, who was out shopping, survives by hiding out in L'on's (Jean Reno, Godzilla) apartment. She discovers Leon is an assassin and begs him to help her avenge her little brother's death. L'on does his best to keep Mathilda out of trouble - unsuccessfully. Now, the conflict between a killer and a corrupt police officer rises to immeasurable proportions; all for the sake of a twelve-year-old girl, who has nearly nothing to lose. Rated 18A Closed-Captioned Color Sound: Dolby 2-Channel Surround and Newly Created Dolby Digital 5.1 Format: Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 TVs) Approximate Length: 133 Minutes Trailers: "The Professional," "The Big Blue" and "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" Languages: English Subtitles: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese SUBWAY * Digital Mastered Audio and Video * Production Notes * Interactive Menus * Theatrical Trailers * Scene Selections Fred (Christopher Lambert), a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Metro after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While hiding out in the back rooms and conduits of the Metro, Fred encounters a subterranean society of eccentric characters and petty criminals. Despite being pursued by the henchmen, Fred finds the time to flirt with Helena (Isabelle Adjani), blow a safe, rob a train, evade the hapless Metro police and start a rock band Rated 14A Minutes Closed-Captioned Sound: 2-Channel Dolby Surround Format: Widescreen Languages: English and French Subtitles: English, French and Spanish THE FIFTH ELEMENT Action superstar Bruce Willis ("The Sixth Sense") stars in this futuristic, sci-fi thriller about a man who must find the mysterious "fifth element" in order to save the world from destruction. Also stars Milla Jovovich ("Dazed and Confused"), Gary Oldman ("Air Force One"), Ian Holm ("Big Night") and comedian Chris Tucker ("Rush Hour") and features outrageous costumes designed by famed fashion designer Jean-Paul Gautier. Rated PG-13 126 Minutes Color Closed-Captioned Sound: 2-Channel Dolby Surround and Dolby Digital 5.1 Format: Full Screen and Widescreen Languages: English and Spanish Subtitles: English and Spanish LA FEMME NIKITA * Digital Mastered Audio and Video * Original Theatrical Trailer * Collectible Booklet * Scene Selections Wildly violent, borderline psychopathic Nikita (Anne Parillaud) is a street punk who'll do anything for a fix, even murder a cop at point blank. But Nikita is given a second chance.at killing! Confined to a clandestine government training center for assassins, Nikita is transformed into a calculating bombshell with a license to kill. But when the reinvented operative is finally unleashed into the real world, her hardened exterior is penetrated by a man with whom she falls deeply in love. Now Nikita must choose between the deceitful, complicated maneuverings of her dual identity, or the life threatening mission that will shape her destiny forever. Rating TBD 119 Minutes Color Closed-Captioned Sound: 2-Channel Dolby surround and Dolby Digital 5.1 Format: Widescreen Trailers: "La Femme Nikita" Languages: English and French Subtitles: English, French and Spanish SIX PACK SPECS DVD #04930 UPC Code: 0-43396-04930-7 Price: $175.95 SLP TRADE INFORMATION Order Date: October 9, 2001 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (CTHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a division of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution, television production and distribution, worldwide channel investments, home video acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities, development of new entertainment products, services and technologies, and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the Worldwide Web .