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Old 09-12-03, 11:55 AM
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Fifth Element - 2 Disc Special Edition - UK Region 2

Pathe have announced that they are releasing a 2-disc special edition of The Fifith Element. The movie will boast DTS audio and an excellent collection of extra features including:

Special Effects audio commentary with Mark Stetson, Karen E. Goulekas, Bill Neil and Ron Gress
Making of Documentary - Discovering the Fifth Element
Special Effects Featurette - Imagining the Fifth Element
The Art of the Fifth Element with Jean-Claude Mezieres Featurette
An Audience with Diva Plavalaguna Featurette
Elements of Style - Jean-Paul Gaultier Featurette
Trailers & TV Spots
Launching the Fifth Element the Cannes Opening Night Party
Storyboard and Production Notes
The 6th Element Essay



News story here.
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This film is one I always felt could use a special edition with tons of extras, but the director wanted the film to stand on its own... that's too bad - I would've loved to see some behind the scenes and outtakes and such... even a commentary by cast and crew would be great. This one only has a few extras that I'd be interested in... kinda sparse for a 2 disc special. I'll keep my eye open for a good price though - thanks for the heads up.
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Unusual cover. I recognze the taxi motif, and I like that it alludes to the more fun aspects of the film, but this film is so colorful and bright - I reckon they should have picked a more substantial cover.

Maybe it's just a slipcase with the poster art underneath, like the excellent packaging for The Long Good Friday.
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maybe you're just missing a big floating "American" head!!!...??
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Fingers crossed this is the best version on the market anywhere.
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Originally posted by pro-bassoonist
maybe you're just missing a big floating "American" head!!!...??
What? I think the original poster art is nice.

Though not as nice as the teaser poster. That one just looks cool. You know, the one that's just "IT MU5T BE FOUND" against a starfield.
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I'll have to jump on this one. That cover is SLICK!
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i can finally give away my old two-sided r1 to my dad! if this is on par with the superbit r1, i'm there.
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I don't think it's been mentioned yet...the release date is 11-3-03.
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The release date is November 24th (11-24-03).
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still no 'deleted footage' - come on, even the German 2-disc SE disappoints in this respect. Me thinks all the cutting room footage is lost forever.
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Luc Besson has go on record stating that he will not contribute any extra material to this movie, as it says everything he wants it to say in the current cut.
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You either respect the man or get frustrated, DVD extras have spoiled everyone.
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menu shots up here...

http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?se...articleId=5896
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Originally posted by Londo
menu shots up here...

http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?se...articleId=5896
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What's the actual date for this set. Amazon UK has one listed for November 3rd and I've also heard November 24th. Which one is the right one?
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The PR that we receiveced from Pathe says November 24th.
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damn man, I think I have to get this since the German Deluxe edition I own doesnt have the audio commentary. I think this has got to be at least the fifth time I have bought another version of this film on video (laser, DVD, superbit DVD, German DTS-ES Deluxe edition).
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Meh... I like the fact that the original art is under the slipcase though.






How much you wanna bet that there's an easter egg on that screen? Or just DVD credits. Which suck.
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Originally posted by malkmuz
if this is on par with the superbit r1, i'm there.
I doubt it will be. All the press releases and info that's been posted on various sites makes no mention of a new transfer. This would indicate that it will use the original Pathe R2 transfer which is not very good - overblown contrast, slightly blurry, unexceptional colour definition, and quite a few noticeable artefacts. I've just upgraded to the Superbit because of this.

You can see some comparison screenshots between the R1 Superbit and the existing R2 UK Pathe release here

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Well, it has next Monday as a release date and myself and a friend are excited about it.

Anybody else or are we all waiting to see what someone who has ordered this has to say?
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There is a review here
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Thanks Squirrel God. That's a pretty positive review
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Just over $20 at CDwow!
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Mine shipped this past Friday. I can't wait! I may have it this week.

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