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Do u prefer Leon or The Professional?

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Leon (International Cut)
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Do u prefer Leon or The Professional?

 
Old 01-27-04, 12:31 AM
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Do u prefer Leon or The Professional?

I'm getting one of them, but I dont know which cut is the most prefered? Any opinions? Is longer the better?

Out of curiosity, why was the US version trimmed?
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Old 01-27-04, 12:35 AM
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Get the uncut international version.

Don't settle for the US cut.
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I like the international version a little better, plus that is the version used on the Superbit release.
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Old 01-27-04, 02:01 AM
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Leon

No question.
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Theres so much added story Leon that the choice is very simple.
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Old 01-27-04, 02:23 AM
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Get the international cut! Nuff said. Great movie.
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They are both dear to my heart, but Leon is much better. Besides, as noted, that is the version used on the Superbit so you can't lose.
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Old 01-27-04, 03:54 AM
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Originally posted by onebyone
Besides, as noted, that is the version used on the Superbit so you can't lose.
Actually, you can lose since the SuperBit edition is a load of crap. If you wanna get Leon... then pick of the original release.
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I like my Superbit a lot, it looks really good. It isn't the sharpest Superbit I have ever seen, but the picture I think is much better than the other releases of this particular movie I have seen. This movie is one of my favorites so I have seen them all, but to each their own.

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Old 01-27-04, 04:17 AM
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Leon, no questions.
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Old 01-27-04, 04:26 AM
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Another vote for Leon... for the reasons stated above.
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Old 01-27-04, 04:26 AM
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The international release adds more meaning to the grenade pin. More training to become a 'cleaner' and deeper relationship between Portman & Reno. Definetly the original.

Censored or cut versions = Always Bad
Director's cut = Usually good
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No contest.

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Leon.

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Old 01-27-04, 06:04 AM
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Go with Leon. Great movie.
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Old 01-27-04, 06:11 AM
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Get Leon! Its the real movie!
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The only surprise here is that 2 people (so far) have voted for the The Professional. Neither posted their reason as to why they prefer that version, though. I'd be curious to know they thoughts here...
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Old 01-27-04, 08:01 AM
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Leon.

Although, wasn't there a big beef about the Superbit picture quality being worse than the original release a while back?
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Leon without a doubt.
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Leon. The U.S. cut was already amazing when I saw it back in '94, but when the Integral version came out, it put the movie up on a whole new level.
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Cool.. Thnax for the input.. but Superbits worse picture than the regular release????
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The Professional sounds like The Specialist, The Recruit, and The [insert any profession].

Leon is better.

Leon: The Professional is much better.
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Originally posted by aaryn
Cool.. Thnax for the input.. but Superbits worse picture than the regular release????
I believe so. Check out the reviews at a few sites before you buy.(DVDTalk, digitalbits, IGN, and many others)

I probably read 6 reviews for Mask of Zorro: SB before deciding not to upgrade from the SE. Differences were minimal.
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Originally posted by Apone
Censored or cut versions = Always Bad
Director's cut = Usually good
The director's cut in this case would be US cut.
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