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The Fifth Element [Blu-ray] [1997]

Bruce Willis , Milla Jovovich , Luc Besson    Parental Guidance   Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Chris Tucker, Ian Holm
  • Directors: Luc Besson
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Jun 2011
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004KKX9AY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,766 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Luc Besson’s incredibly stylistic, enduringly popular science fiction opus The Fifth Element has long been overdue for a high definition upgrade. After all, let’s face it, what other sci-fi film can combine bright, lavish visuals, Jean-Paul Gaultier outfits, a star-making turn from Milla Jovovich and one of the most divisive performances of recent decades, courtesy of Mr Chris Tucker?

It’d be fair to say that The Fifth Element wasn’t a film to everyone’s tastes, but those it does appeal to, your reviewer included, rate it highly. It’s an explosion of ideas, headlined by Bruce Willis, and arguably Luc Besson’s most ambitious American movie.

It looks, as you’d hope, ravishing in high definition. The Fifth Element benefits enormously from a 1080p picture upgrade, and the audio work to match it. Fortunately, there’s no skimping on the extra features too, and the end result is a Blu-ray that genuinely does a distinctive film real justice. It might not win The Fifth Element a legion of fresh fans, but it doesn’t shortchange those who have been long waiting the arrival of one of Luc Besson’s best in high definition. Well worth checking out. --Jon Foster

Product Description

Bruce Willis plays Korben Dallas, a New York cabbie who picks up the type of fare that only comes along once every 5,000 years. Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) isn’t just the perfect beauty; she’s also the perfect weapon. As planet Earth is about to be wiped out, the pair set off on a deadly mission to find a set of stones that represent the four elements and unite them with the fifth. But what is the fifth?

From Luc Besson, the acclaimed director of Leon and Nikita comes a film that reinvents the sci-fi genre. The Fifth Element takes you on an adrenaline-filled journey to a new dimension of sumptuous visuals and spectacular explosions.

Special Features:

  • Discovering The Fifth Element
  • Imagining The Fifth Element
  • The Art of Jean-Claude Mezieres
  • An Audience with Diva Plavalaguna
  • Elements of style
  • MTV Cannes premiere
  • Visual effects commentary
  • Theatrical trailer


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
87 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars 4 Feb 2004
Format:DVD
I worked at a cinema when this film was released. In between work I would sneak into the auditorium to catch snippets. It was an eagerly awaited blockbuster after all. But on each occasion I was repelled by what I saw: futuristic cars that looked like something you'd see at a fair; bright red hair; orange vests; Gary Oldman made to look ridiculous; low-budget-looking monsters. It all seemed wrong.
When the film came out on video I watched it one evening and was engrossed. It worked. Today I own the DVD and I can confidently say that this is one of my top 5 films of all time. I love it. It brings together elements of other well known sci-fi films but goes beyond with a positivity so fresh I can't imagine it ever dating or ceasing to please.
There is a curious mixture about this film of intense effort (it was a long time coming for Luc Besson before the likes of Leon, and after a couple of viewings it is apparent to be a clever and intricate conception) and an almost throwaway modern kitsch (for example the Jean-Paul Gaultier design that I now consider inextricable from the film's attraction) The overall effect of the film is that it not only works but sparkles. It all makes sense and yet makes you giddy. It's like sherbert on the tongue but it still leaves a pleasant after-taste.
Bruce Willis is a true hero, Gary Oldman a true villain, and Milla the most perfect and lovable girl I think I have ever seen on screen. It is not designed to scare or shock, it is not crammed with nerdy effects to wow the computer kids, it is human, funny, emotional and spectacular.
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
The Fifth Element [Blu-ray] [1997]

Going to leave a short-ish review, hopefully putting any fans of the movie at ease.

Wow for starters....I'm very impressed and very relieved. Let it be known I've done my fair share of research before purchasing this product. I've heard the rumours of the disappointing 1st Blu Ray release and the remastered the following year round 2006-07. I was very anxious hoping not to buy the faulty one or be disappointed in the so called "remastered". However I finally stumbled across some news and found out another Blu Ray version was re-re-released only last summer 2011. A sort of "re-remaster". Anyways after taking the plunge as i was 'desperate' to own this movie, i'm delighted. Apart from the obvious dated CGI SFX, the Blu Ray transfer is AMAZING, and could easily be disguised as a movie released yesterday in cinemas...obviously ignoring Bruce Willis has hair and such films as Avatar.

Overall Picture Quality 5/5 Sound Quality 4.5/5 Movie itself of course 5/5

Hope this review helps, don't be discouraged by some random negative reviews, 9x out of the 10 you will realise they are reviewing a different product or version yet in the same review table. I'm reviewing the apparent 6th June 2011 re-re-release of "The Fifth Element" on Blu Ray. It's BEAUTIFUL!
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High octane space opera. 15 Jan 2006
Format:DVD
Bruce Willis stars as Korben Dallas, a retired army major now working as a taxi driver. One day a beautiful young woman drops (literally) into the back of his cab and there starts the adventure. Milla Jovovitch is Leeloo, the girl who ‘dropped in’ on him and who is on the run from the authorities. Her destiny is to save the world from an ancient evil that has reared its head and she needs the help of a reluctant Korben.
Also appearing are Gary Oldman as crooked, evil boss Zorg, Ian Holm as Cornelius,a priest and Chris Tucker, the latter providing comic relief as larger-than-life Ruby Rhod, a manic and neurotic D.J. who ends up accompanying the heroes on their quest.
Luc Besson has created a visually stunning piece of work. The cinematography is vibrant and colourful and the costumes (designed by Jean Paul Gaultier) have to be seen to be believed; the special effects are of the quality you would expect and add to the whole experience. This is a fast paced movie that grabs you and doesn’t let go from start to finish, a real roller coaster ride of a movie that is well worth seeing. Turn up the volume and enjoy the ride.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fifth Element 16 Nov 2003
Format:VHS Tape
I first saw this movie as an example of an exceptional film soundtrack, while The Fifth Element does have this it also has a lot more.
The atmosphere of this film is amazing, you really do feel like you are there, it creates a very colourful, living world which still manages to appear highly realistic. This film definately won't age, the world is its own, the style doesn't appear even slightly dated some 8 years on.
The acting is superb throughout, Milla Jovovich is extremely convincing and you feel that all the 'alien' language spoken by the characters is not artificial. Willis is at his best here and the supporting cast never lets the side down.
Even though on its own the story is reasonably believable as a part of the world, it is never meant to be taken seriously, there is a strong comic element (npi) which makes it even more enjoyable. There are many, many laugh out loud moments which would put movies billed as comedies to shame!
One of my favorite films of all time, any film or Willis fan would be very likely to enjoy this movie.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars visually stunning
this must have been a serious budget for a madcap script and bless those that invested their time and money to make this fabulous movie.
Published 5 days ago by Redgrave
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic sci-fi romp
OK - its one of those films where if you were to sit down and read the story you'd go watch something else instead. But every single thing in this movie works. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Ed Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this film
Had it on video, then DVD and now needed it on blue ray. Old but still a classic Story. !
Published 15 days ago by Alans21
5.0 out of 5 stars What a film
A Great film brought back loads of memories, made me laugh out load in places. Good all round family entertainment.
Published 21 days ago by elaine spence
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Loved the film on VHS (dated) but even better on blue ray. Would buy again if 3D. Old jokes but some good ones.
Published 23 days ago by Planet seeder
5.0 out of 5 stars great!
Great movie, very entertaining, and the blu ray quality is excellent. There is nothing more to say but I am just writting words because amazon review must be at least 20 words! Read more
Published 27 days ago by eleana
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
What a great Sci-Fi romp especially Ruby Rhod who screams like a girl, unfortunately Brion James & John Neville have sinced passed.
Published 28 days ago by lemonexit
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite film
I absolutely love this film, have watched it many times and it makes me laugh, cry and there are so many classic lines...
Published 29 days ago by F. Lebon-springall
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
Fantastic film with an interesting plot and live at the heart of the matter. Sky cars feature and make the action more interesting. Good acting.
Published 1 month ago by Nadia Kate Badger
4.0 out of 5 stars a good piece of entertainement, did not disappoint
I bought this bluray in fear of being disappointed; it is one of the VHS I watched many times with friends 15 years ago and I hadn't seen the film since. Read more
Published 1 month ago by superfrog
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