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Leon: Director's Cut - £4.99 delivered @ HMV (RRP 15.99)

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French director Luc Besson (The 5th Element, Arthur And The Invisibles) tackles his first American movie in this unusual tale of Leon (Jean Reno), a stoic assassin who develops a reluctant relationshi…
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7y, 5m agoFound 7 years, 5 months ago
French director Luc Besson (The 5th Element, Arthur And The Invisibles) tackles his first American movie in this unusual tale of Leon (Jean Reno), a stoic assassin who develops a reluctant relationship with an orphaned 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman, in an excellent debut performance). When a corrupt DEA official (Gary Oldman) murders the girl's parents in a botched drug deal, the diminutive New Yorker has no one to turn to but Leon, the hit man down the hall. A combination of thrilling action and heartfelt emotion, LEON is a remarkably unique and engaging film.

If you haven't seen it, here's your chance. I could go on and on about how Nathalie Portman was revealed as the star she is now, how Jean Reno will take your breath away with this very emotional rendering of a killer that you cannot help but like, or how Gary Oldman sets the path for himself to becoming an acclaimed villain, but it's probably better you see it for yourself. And when the closing credits open to Sting's emotional "Shape of my Heart", I'd be surprised if you didn't have tears coming to your eyes. In one word it's one of my very favourite movies...
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#1
Could the cowardly cold voters say where you can get this cheaper please? I loved this film and would like to see the directors version.
#2
great film
[mod]#3
Excellent price for this new release and simply an awesome film
#4
Back to 0°, soon freezing... :cry:
#5
This film was so difficult to find not long ago. I assume its probably a little easier to find now that the blu-ray is/soon to come out. So i'm giving this heat.
#6
One of my fav all time films.:thumbsup:
#7
Excellent film - been out of print for toooooo long.

Good price too, some of the 'Used' prices on Amazon were getting ridiculous!
#8
Pavers
One of my fav all time films.:thumbsup:


and mine :)
#9
about time the directors version was out. remember seeing the US version and realising how much of the film was missing in the UK release. very tempted

heat added
#10
Heat added for one of the best films EVER!
#11
is this longer than the original uk version?
#12
shutdown;6469592
about time the directors version was out. remember seeing the US version and realising how much of the film was missing in the UK release. very tempted

heat added


Worth watching the uncut version then?
#13
Heat added
Great price
One of the best film's ever made!!
#14
from imbd.com

110 min | France:136 min (uncut version) | 133 min (International version) | Turkey:100 min (TV version)
#15
The extended version is 23 minutes longer and is much better for it. It's not just padding, it really does make it a better film. In fact, the only reason it was cut down in the first place was to make it more of an action thriller for the US Multiplex crowd. This is true, original version of the film, not just a re-edit done after the fact.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A9on_%28film%29#International_Cut
#16
Damn it, I was after a region 2 copy last year of the longer cut version. Found out it had not been released in R2 so had to get it as R1, now they tell me R2 is coming out :(

Still, scorcher of a movie and likewise as a deal.
#17
Many thanks, thought I'd be waiting a few months for a good price. This was only released 2 or 3 weeks ago right?

Love this film, but I haven't seen it in years, as my cousin stole my disk. All I have is an empty case.
#18
belovedmonster
The extended version is 23 minutes longer and is much better for it. It's not just padding, it really does make it a better film. In fact, the only reason it was cut down in the first place was to make it more of an action thriller for the US Multiplex crowd. This is true, original version of the film, not just a re-edit done after the fact.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A9on_%28film%29#International_Cut


Wasn't it more that the (dumbass) US test audiences thought that the additional material between Leon and Mathilda was verging on the paedophilic?

Either way, the full uncut version is the only one worth watching. The cut version isn't nearly as good, and full of holes.
#19
what a movie!!! and for a fiver. great. thanks op. heat added.
#20
Great movie
#21
Great movie! heat added!
#22
sput2001
Wasn't it more that the (dumbass) US test audiences thought that the additional material between Leon and Mathilda was verging on the paedophilic?

Either way, the full uncut version is the only one worth watching. The cut version isn't nearly as good, and full of holes.


You are very much right. The original film was cut due to scenes between Leon and Mathilda as there was a possibilty, it was giving connotations of him being a paedophile e.g. he takes her to dinner. But now the full directors cut has been released in the UK, and now a very tempting price!
#23
This is the movie that all those 'Taken' fanboys should watch if they want to see some proper Luc Besson type ar$ekicking..
#24
The cut version worked quite well in places, much more indie. The film didn't hand everything to you, there was a little mystery to it. Leon's background and mention of his past for example. But I do prefer the uncut version and would recommend it over the edited one. Heat added.
#25
I paid this for a used copy on eBay a few months ago and was happy with the bargain then.

Great price, great film!!!

Heat.
#26
Brilliant

Mrs Tomb & her friend stayed at the Hotel Chelsea while visiting New York last December. (The Hotel Chelsea is where all the stairwell scenes were filmed).

I managed to get hold of a second hand copy (from a very kind HUKD member) as a pressie for the wifes pal earlier this year as buying it new was very, very difficult.

Guess what Mrs Tomb will be getting in her stocking this year....... :thumbsup:
#27
Is this the same as the International version? If so, this is a good price as I paid about £15 sometime ago for the extended R1 DVD.
The original movie, is in my top 5 films of all time, however, I would say the extra scenes included on the extended version spoil the film, and IMO hinted at a "relationship" which I found a bit disturbing.
#28
Those extra 23 minutes transform the film. it makes the ending more understandable and make sense. You may love the version you saw but when you see this one you'll love it even more

the bonding they have could be questionable but that's the way society has made us think these days and would say that it's not what Luc Besson was hinting at. If anything it 's Matilda that's creating the uneasy element by her confessions of love (not a spoiler, she says it in the cut version)
#29
Availability:
back in stock in 7 days

been waiting for this to come out ... loved it years ago, hope i still like it ;)
#30
Fantastic film Oldman, Portman and Reno are superb
banned#31
If you are unsure about getting this then bite the bullet and go for it. The extended version is miles better than the UK cut version. The hunting down of some nasty drug dealers is worth the extra money alone. I bought this when it first came out from Canada as I had heard the Director's version was better. Cost me about £25 at the time. Worth every penny. Must have watched it about 20 times. If you are willing to pay a bit more then hunt down the Deluxe Edition. You will need a R1 player though. Along with Amelie this is my fav film. The UK version is spoilt by the cuts though.
#32
never seen this version, but i love this film! heat big time
#33
hang on, is this uk dc still cut?
banned#34
Smiff
hang on, is this uk dc still cut?


Not sure - I can't find a run time for it. I am unsure what the difference is between the 133 and 136 minute versions.
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Not sure - I can't find a run time for it. I am unsure what the difference is between the 133 and 136 minute versions.


Its about 3 mins I think :thumbsup:

(Sorry couldnt resist :thinking:)
#36
Tomb
Its about 3 mins I think :thumbsup:

(Sorry couldnt resist :thinking:)


*rolling on the floor*
Excellent!

To whomever was asking about this being a new release, yes, Leon itself was only released on DVD quite recently, for years it was out of stock. This version must be brand new, I spotted it as I was ordering Hate (La Haine) that was posted here yesterday. I can't believe it's discounted that low already, but I'm loving it.
#37
:thumbsup: thank you great pressie!
#38
wow, nice one for finding this, been looking for it for ages but no where seemed to sell it.

Ordered a copy and heat added!
#39
Great film although I personally didn't like the extra scene in the restraunt where they celebrate after Matilda's first 'kill'. Too creepy and goes against the way Leon acts i.e. keeping a low profile.

The scenes with him training Matilda and showing them breaking into apartments etc with the bolt croppers are excellent.
#40
Ordered ... Heat added :-)

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