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The Fifth Element (Superbit Collection) (1997)

Bruce Willis , Milla Jovovich , Luc Besson  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,272 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker
  • Directors: Luc Besson
  • Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
  • Producers: Iain Smith, John A. Amicarella, Patrice Ledoux
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 9, 2001
  • Run Time: 126 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,272 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NRNA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,526 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Fifth Element (Superbit Collection)" on IMDb

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New York cab driver Korben Dallas didn't mean to be a hero, but he just picked up the kind of fare that only comes along every five thousand years: A perfect beauty, a perfect being, a perfect weapon. Now, together, they must save the world. Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, and Gary Oldman star in acclaimed director Luc Besson's outrageous sci-fi adventure, an extravagantly styled tale of good against evil set in an unbelievable twenty-third century world.

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366 of 381 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie finally remastered July 2, 2007
Format:Blu-ray
This is a really fun, fun movie. It's not the beat all of science fiction as it was hyped when it was released, but it certainly is a good combination high adventure, situation comedy, cyberpunk, and Bruce Willis gun fighting action. Doesn't make sense? Don't worry. I'll explain.

High adventure comes from the plot: save the earth from evil by finding some mystic items and a perfect human before the appointed zero hour. That much is obvious. Cyberpunk explains in a way the setting of the futuristic urban scenes, which are fantastically portrayed in this movie. All of the settings and technology were impressive as well as stylish. The special effects were well above average and in many scenes very impressive, but a situation comedy? You got it. I won't get into the details. I will say there are quite a few scenes that involve the kind of subplots you find in sitcoms. This is a good thing by the way. A lesser movie would mess this up. Director Luc Besson made all of these elements (no pun intended) fit seamlessly.

Acting is great. Despite popular opinion of models not being very good actors the models that acted in this film did a good job of being campy in an entertaining way without hamming it up. I can go on an on about each of the reas actors and how they succeeded in pulling off whatever character, but I will digress to two ends of the spectrum. Chris Tucker as Ruby Rhod is priceless and worth the price of admission alone. One exception I would have to say is Tommy "Tiny" Lister as the President. Up until the final scenes his acting was pretty dry. I also have to criticize whoever decided to hype up the fact the movie has Luke Perry in it, who played Billy. Billy did nothing to carry the plot and only had a cameo role in the beginning. Ugh... Hollywood.
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405 of 428 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
"how can you tell the difference between the old and new packaging?" It's a good question because outside of a few minor visual clues there's nothing obvious that really separates the discs from one another, at least not until you know what to look for. First off the new disc has a TrueHD logo on the back, the original obviously didn't. The security tape across the top of the disc case reads "FIFTH ELEMENT, THE RMSTD BD" on the new version, the catalog number on the spine of the re-master is 21520, the originals catalog number was 15018 and lastly the bottom border (front cover) area that contains the "Experience High Definition" slogan is set against a silver/foil background on the re-master versus a flat gray border on the original.
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335 of 359 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wild, Giddy Space Opera... November 16, 2003
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The story goes that director Luc Besson began writing THE FIFTH ELEMENT in his teens, incorporating all the Sci-Fi elements he loved into one over-the-top, grand space opera...sort of an "E.E. 'Doc' Smith 'Skylark' Meets Flash Gordon and Barbarella" hybrid with sex, intergalactic action, and even some pseudo-religious overtones tossed in...in other words, a teenage daydream come true! Critics panned the end result for this very reason, sneering at Bruce Willis' Earth-saving (yet again!) Korben Dallas, and Besson's then-girlfriend, clothing-optional Milla Jovovich, as the innocent demigod, Leeloo.

The critics were wrong!

THE FIFTH ELEMENT is, in the best sense of the word, a classic 'B' movie, a space opera where a prologue vaguely similar to STARGATE leads to a future Earth where traffic jams occur thirty stories above the ground, humanity is ruled by beefy 'Tiny' Lister Jr., and where the Ultimate Evil is served by everyone's favorite villain, Gary Oldman, sporting a Southern accent! If this DOESN'T convince you that this is a 'popcorn' flick, not to be taken too seriously, there is Chris Tucker, sporting a blond hairdo, as the Galaxy's favorite media personality, promoting himself as he hits on his adoring female fans; Ian Holm, as the monk who knows 'the Secret', forced, despite himself, to become an active participant in the adventure; and some of the most ... ugly alien mercenaries you'll ever see, terrorizing a space resort, until they meet their match in Bruce Willis' 'DIE HARD in Space' protagonist! Yippee-Ki-Yay, indeed!

The FX are astonishing, the comedy, broad and sly, the heroics, macho, and as Leeloo, sent to save Earth, Jovovich manages to be both naive and sexy, with broken English and a gymnast's grace.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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Format:DVD
Well, I've only read some of the reviews here and I feel I must say a few words. You guys ought to sit back and relax and enjoy this movie. In just the past decade the Sci-Fi movie genre has sunken quite low. Star Trek has played out, Star Wars should have stopped after Return, and nothing else is much worth mentioning.
All loads of money spent for little return. Hoards of computer power no longer are impressive. This movie was also probably too expensive, but I was impressed by its almost complete lack of seriousness. Yes the characters are all unidimensional, the plot is incredibly simplistic, Milla is a model not an actress (but she did just fine), Chris Tucker ticked a lot of people off (I loved him - the character is used well to illustrate how silly our "culture" is becoming. Even 2 or 3 people saving the universe is covered on the most popular show on the air.), Bruce plays Bruce as always (so who the heck did John Wayne ever play besides himself?? Or Bogey??), and so on and so forth.
I read several valid complaints and too many rousing endorsements of an "awesome" movie. Let's face it. This movie was just good plain fun. Whenever I run into it on HBO, I sit down and watch most or all of it again. I've lost track of how many times I've seen it, but I'm sure its way too many. Lighten up folks. Its just a movie. But, as George C. Scott said "God help me, I do love it so." I'm sure I'll see it again soon.
Just a quick word about the soundtrack. Wonderful stuff. Never heard of Erik Serra but I do like this audio weirdness.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blu-Ray is a must own, even if you have seen this movie a thousand...
If you dont own this movie on blu ray and have only seen it on tv and or dvd, or as a young kid many years ago, on a tv ripped VHS, then you are missing out on fantastic detail... Read more
Published 2 days ago by D. R. Hobbs
5.0 out of 5 stars First time listener, long time caller to the Ruby Rhod show
The first DVD I ever bought was The Fifth Element, and that was before I even owned a DVD player. Now I'm stoked to own this amazing remastering. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
Great movie! Fun and enjoyable!
Published 5 days ago by jason
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 6 days ago by Steven C. Minnich
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A very funny movie.
Published 8 days ago by Shakti G. Subramanian
1.0 out of 5 stars Sub-par quality
Terrible quality, the cover looks like it was printed on a bubblejet printer. Overly grainy (some grain is expected when converting from film to digital, but this was supposedly a... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Darren Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars This movie is so funny, Bruce Willis did an outstanding job
This movie is so funny, Bruce Willis did an outstanding job, the animation was incredible.
Published 16 days ago by Odette
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good movie.
Published 16 days ago by Jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie! If you like future movies
Published 17 days ago by TmFD
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Would buy from seller again very satisfied
Published 17 days ago by Kevin Reeves
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how do I do amazon's price guarantee?
How can you not offer a price adjustment when you change the price next day? I'll return the item instead which will end up costing you a more to process the return than to adjust the price and you end up with a mad customer as well.
Dec 11, 2009 by Waves |  See all 10 posts
Remastered version or the regular one
Chris Tucker is the best part imo.
Feb 25, 2013 by Shawn Johansan |  See all 3 posts
Anyone have sound problems with DVD?
Hi W,

I had the same problem at first with no sound! As you have probably figured out by now, you need to go to 'set up' and choose 5.1. Evidently, the Ultimate Edition is only set up for that. If your disk is like mine, you should then be fine.
Dec 2, 2008 by Larkinfield |  See all 2 posts
wtf wasn't this movie just 14.99???
yeah, they always fluctuate the pricing. right now, it's back to 14.95. bought a LCD TV after watching it for about a month, and the price just kept going up and down. i finally pulled the trigger and a week later it went down another 170+ bucks. fortunately, Amazon has a 30 day post-purchase... Read More
Apr 20, 2008 by Amazon Customer |  See all 3 posts
special features?
No.
May 12, 2008 by M. Titho |  See all 6 posts
Audio glitch with remastered BD. Be the first to reply
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