New Sony 4K UHD Blu-ray Movie Releases Include “The Fifth Element” & “The Professional”

by on May 18, 2017

Stephan Jukic – May 18, 2017

Fans of French film director Luc Besson as well as more general 4K HDR TV-owning fans of watching cool movies at the best level of picture quality ever seen in digital film history have a few cool new developments to be really happy about.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially made the announcement that it will be releasing 4K ultra HD Blu-ray disc versions of “The Fifth Element” and “Leon: The Professional” with HDR mastering included on 7/11, almost in time to coincide with the theatrical release of Besson’s latest flick, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” only ten days further down the road.

Leon: the Professional 4K UHD Blu-ray

The two new 4K Blu-ray disc packages for each movie will also come with regular Blu-ray versions of the respective movies and are going to be packaged up with plenty of bonus material which includes archival special features and behind-the-scenes looks at shooting. Both movie releases will also include formatting for Dolby Atmos audio and the “Leon: the Professional” release will come with both a theatrical cut version and the extended cut edition of the movie in full 4K resolution. “The Fifth Element” 4K disc package will also come with completely new Director’s Notes as an added featurette.

Leon the Profssional 4K Blu-ray

Then there’s the even more important bottom line. These two visually spectacular movies are virtually perfect examples of absolutely the kind of home entertainment that’s truly worth watching in HDR and 4K resolution. “The Fifth Element” in particular offers stunning science fiction visuals that would look absolutely stunning on any serious HDR 4K TV worth its salt, and the action sequences of either title fully deserve this kind of release as well as the accompanying Dolby Atmos sound that you’ll get with them if you buy a copy and your TV sound system happens to be rigged for the spec.

The Fifth Element 4K Blu-ray

Amazon isn’t yet offering these two titles on pre-order but it will be soon and we’ll b sure to add the links when both become available. We’re expecting a price tag of over $25 for either movie package.

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  • MrSatyre
    May 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Argh. That stock photo above just ruined Leon for me. Terrible fingering of the trigger. Utterly unprofessional.


    • Samuel Holmes
      July 9, 2017 at 12:41 am

      MrSatyre, I am former Marine Sniper, and a Special Weapons and Tactics Instructor and I feel your pain. That was, in fact, the first thing that caught my eye and I’ll never view him the same!


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