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Fifth Element, The
Ultimate Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 94 (Mar 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker & Luke Perry

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The only supplement on disc one of the Ultimate Edition is a fact track in which you are given the option of trivia being displayed in real time as you watch the film. Disc two offers the following behind-the-scenes featurettes: the 18-minute "The Visual Element," which includes the test shoots, Pyramid Test, Cornelius' Apartment Test, Zorg's Office Test, Airport Tests, Fhloston Lobby Test, Fhloston Corridor Test and Fhloston Bedroom Test as separate choices. "The Digital Element" is a ten-minute introduction to Digital Domain, the visual effects house that created the film. "The Star Element" features interviews and screen tests by the stars of The Fifth Element. "The Alien Element" is a presentation of various creatures shown in the film; Mondoshawans, Mangalores, Picasso, and Strikers, with the option of watching their individual featurettes, screen tests, and outtakes. "The Fashion Element" includes an eight-minute fashion featurette on 23rd century fashion, as well as tests for Korben Dallas and Leeloo. Finally, "The Diva" includes a 16-minute never-before seen interview with the woman who played the part of the Diva, as well as her makeup test, two studio outtakes and the opera house outtake. There is also a poster gallery and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 07438
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 126
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1997
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/11/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Luc Besson
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Story Synopsis:
Willis stars as Korben Dallas, a 23rd century airborne cabbie who finds himself in a fight to save the world. It has been prophesied that, at this time, only the alignment of the four elements

DVD Picture:
Appearing identical to the previously released Superbit

Nothing has changed in this newest special edition release over the previous Superbit release. The Dolby

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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