Leon - The Professional

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  1. Samuel Des

    Samuel Des Supporting Actor

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    Anyone picking this one up?
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  2. Niko Nykanen

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    What? Is this being re-released?!?
    What? Provide us with some more info. Please.
     
  3. Henry Gale

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    Que?
    This was released in August 2000. And my LD 3 years before that.
    Is there something new?
     
  4. cafink

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    I'm pretty sure you're allowed to buy DVDs even years after the initial release.
     
  5. Seth T

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    LOL Carl! [​IMG]
    I bought the original "The Professional" several years ago, and then a couple years later they came out with "Leon - The Professional" which is the uncut international version (according to Amazon). It was a decent movie, but I couldn't see repurchasing the "uncut" version.
    Seth
     
  6. Sean Moon

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    Trust me...the uncutt version makes a big difference. Elevates the film to a true classic. Do yourself a favor and get the uncut version.
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  7. Elbert Lee

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    Seth - If you feel that the movie is worth repeat viewing down the line, LEON is a noticably different film. It's not just extensions of existing scenes, but whole new sequences that flesh out the relationship between the title characters that is enough to change your feeling toward what the film was about. Believe, it's not just an "UNRATED" dvd like the Universal releases of American Pie or Nutty Professor
     
  8. Samuel Des

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    Opps... didn't mean to alarm folks. [​IMG] Just wanted to get a mini discussion going. I haven't seen the uncut version, and am probably going to pick it up this week or so.
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  9. Barry_B_B

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    Sam, is that you? I thought you were strictly gore [​IMG]
    The Professional is one of my favorite movies, haven't gotten around to picking up the international version but plan to do so. One of your excellent reviews would be most welcome.
    BBB
     
  10. Samuel Des

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    Hi Barry -- Glad to see another Horror/Gore thread vet surfing along with me! [​IMG] What did you think of the video and sound quality of this DVD?
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  11. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Michael, was there a recall or exchange similar to the dts version of Jurassik Park? That's what you get when you preorder online. You get the defective merchandise and than the studio quietly issues the correct one. I wonder how many more title have been like this?
     
  13. Samuel Des

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    Wow, thanks Michael. [​IMG] Great tip. Man, you REALLY know your DVD. [​IMG]
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  14. Barry_B_B

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    Sam,
    Don't have the DVD yet, only VHS [​IMG] hard to keep up with alll the new releases.
    Thanks for the warning, Michael [​IMG]
     
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  16. ChristopherM

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    I understand that the shorter cut (which was the version originally released to theatres, even in France) is actually the one that director Luc Besson prefers. Apparently he released the longer cut "as a present to the fans".
    For what it's worth, I prefer the longer cut (although a line later in the movie should have been redubbed to accommodate the extra events).
    In any case, though, the longer version is worth buying if only for Eric Serra's isolated score in 5.1.
    By the way, "Les Années Laser" reported last month that a 2-disc DTS special edition was being prepared for release in France. However, on the basis of the label's past releases, we can expect them to impose French subtitles on the English soundtrack in order to dissuade importers.
     
  17. Ted Lee

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    just ordered this from columbiahouse (i still have to fulfill my membership obligation). i was surprised they had the "uncut" version. i can't wait! [​IMG]
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  18. Liam S

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    I bought my copy of the uncut version back when it was released last year. It's spine number is "04730". Is there any way I can get a replacement?
     
  19. Elbert Lee

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    Liam - at the time that LEON was first released, they were replacing all defective copies with a corrected version. Because it was an admitted defect in the soundtrack, I'm sure the studio is still honoring the replacement.
    Elbert
     
  20. Liam S

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    Thanks for the help Elbert, but I can't seem to find any contact info for Columbia Pictures. Does anyone know how to contact them about getting a replacement?
     

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