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    Unique ID Code: 0000005111
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    Added on: 22/5/2000 06:21
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    Leon (UK)

    8 / 10
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    From the Director of "La Femme Nikita"
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 106 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    A perfect assassin. An innocent girl. They have nothing left to lose except each other. He moves without sound. Kills without emotion. Disappears without trace. Only a 12 year old girl knows his weakness.

    One of the most eagerly awaited DVD`s is has finally been given a release date. Jean Reno plays the perfect assassin, Leon. Natalie Portman plays Mathilda the not so innocent 12-year-old girl who Leon reluctantly take care of after her parents and little brother are killed in a revenge attack by Stansfield and his gang, after her father gets involved in drugs.

    Mathilda who was out of the New York apartment at the time shopping, survives by finding shelter with neighbour Leon. She soon discovers his profession, a hit man, and seeks his help to extract revenge on her families killers. Leon a ruthless killer who is unfamiliar with friendships and fatherly tasks, soon discovers his abilities to love and care for a 12-year-old with nothing to lose.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Luc Besson

    Written By:

    Peter Appel
    Danny Aiello
    Natalie Portman
    Gary Oldman
    Jean Reno

    Casting By:
    Todd M. Thaler

    Soundtrack By:
    Eric Serra

    Director of Photography:
    Thierry Arbogast

    Sylvie Landra

    Costume Designer:
    Magali Guidasci

    Production Designer:
    Dan Weil

    Bernard Grenet
    Luc Besson

    Executive Producer:
    Claude Besson

    Buena Vista

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    Good print of one of the best films of the 90`s
    posted by Richard73 on 16/10/2000 23:25
    7 / 10
    One of my favourite movies and the reason why Luc Besson became one of the interesting director`s in the world.Natalie Portman makes a great acting job with Jean Reno, who was also great in Mission Impossible, Gary Oldman one of my top 20 actor`s and many others.The video and audio are a nice clear & clean, but no features, once again.This could have been a great dvd, if they would have put some nice extras and visually great menus, but no.

    posted by Hamill82 on 3/1/2001 10:13
    8 / 10
    Possibly the best film of the nineties arrives on DVD in not so brilliant form.

    The picture quality of this disc is good, colours are nice and vibrant but sadly the transfer is non-anamorphic.

    The sound on the disc is good with all the speech heard nice and clearly, plus the soundtrack in this movie is one of the best I`ve heard.

    The extra features are non-existent which is a shame, but in the end, the fact that the film is so good makes up for this.
    posted by Mike Jones on 22/9/2001 15:42
    6 / 10
    Having read all the reviews for this film, I`m afraid I must disagree with your reviews. I agree with the fact that THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE 90`S. However when it comes to the disc itself, I would advise you all to go and purchase the International region 1 vesion. This has about 25 extra minutes uncut that the UK will probably never get and the print and sound are far better than the disgraceful region 2 version. An excellent film on a poor UK release, BUY THE REGION 1 VERSION.
    posted by spiller on 10/4/2002 16:37