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Leon - The Professional - November

Woo hoo! A definite Day 1 purchase....provided we get both cuts with good PQ and AQ. From blu-ray.com:

Léon (The Professional) Blu-ray for November

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced the Blu-ray release of Luc Besson's 'Léon' (also known as 'The Professional'), starring Jean Reno as a hitman who becomes the guardian of a 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman, in her first starring role). The Blu-ray will hit store shelves on November 17, and will include both the theatrical and the extended cuts of the movie.

Special features include:
10 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back
Jean Reno: The Road to Leon
Natalie Portman: Starting Young
Fact Track



MODS: I put November on the title thread, but it didn't come through. Can someone add that?

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FINALLY!!! please let this get a good transfer!
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A no-brainer purchase. Such a fantastic movie.
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November is going to be really expensive!
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re: Leon - The Professional - November

Awesome...
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re: Leon - The Professional - November

One of my all-time favorite movies. It looks like the same extras as the recent special edition DVD, so at least I can unload that copy.
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re: Leon - The Professional - November

Would make a great DigiBook release.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Would make a great DigiBook release.
I was just thinking that. I hope Sony decides to do so, but I guess if they were going to, we'd know already.
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November is shaping up to be an expensive month.
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Originally Posted by Drav3n View Post
FINALLY!!! please let this get a good transfer!
QFT

It seems like every Blu-ray I get excited for has some botched transfer or is missing bonus material.
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re: Leon - The Professional - November

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Would make a great DigiBook release.
Mine is in a steelbook!!

If this is the same transfer as the German release then it should look really good. Spectacular news for us, Playstation 3 owners.
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If this is the same transfer as the German release then it should look really good.
Land of Whimsy's review of the Kinowelt release in case it does.

And some mouseover comparisons with the most recent DVD from Caps-a-Holic.
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re: Leon - The Professional - November

I'm not going to instantly get excited like everyone else here. I'll wait for a review of the transfer before I start going nuts. WAY too many Blus have been releases so far w/ anticipated & sub-par PQ.
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^ Agreed, but if this gets done right I'll be VERY happy to pick it up.
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I'm not going to instantly get excited like everyone else here. I'll wait for a review of the transfer before I start going nuts. WAY too many Blus have been releases so far w/ anticipated & sub-par PQ.
Sony has a decent track record.
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The foreign releases have been good so far, so we should be safe
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re: Leon - The Professional - November

At this point they could tell me Star Wars Trilogy was coming out with both original and SE in BLU and I would not get excited.

How can you release in Hi-Def and just use a sub par source???
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Re: Leon - The Professional - November

Excited, although, I have a couple of mild reservations about the mouse-over caps. It looks a little blown out (disappearing power lines in the explosion cap and less detail on the buildings in the exercise cap) and I still see faint traces of EE on some things (like the curtains in the exercise cap and around Natalie in the shot of her with the groceries).

That said, I have pretty good faith in Sony. They're invested in the format, it's more recent than Ghostbusters and they aren't going to treat it like a no-name catalog release like the recent two Bessons. Right?
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Re: Leon - The Professional - November

I'll wait for a few reviews, but If they're positive this a definite buy.
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Re: Leon - The Professional - November

FINALLY! OH MY GOD FINALLY.

And OH SNAP, both versions on one disc?! FINALLY.

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!
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Yes! I've almost had to tie myself up to keep from ordering an import version of this, contrast-blown-out regardless. I hope we get a good transfer here!
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Re: Leon - The Professional - November

Hell yeah. I have a feeling this is going to look and sound better than my French BD. The French disc is nice but I know Sony can do a great job if motivated.
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Re: Leon - The Professional - November

Is this the first (US) release that has both versions of the movie on it?
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Re: Leon - The Professional - November

Wow. I hope they do this right. What a great movie
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Re: Leon - The Professional - November

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Is this the first (US) release that has both versions of the movie on it?
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