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Following its recent return to theaters to celebrate its 20th anniversary, The Fifth Element will continue to be commemorated by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment with their 4K Ultra HD release of the film, and we have the official details on what fans can look forward to experiencing on the new home media release when it hits shelves on July 11th.

Press Release: CULVER CITY, Calif. (May 18, 2016) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Luc Besson’s outrageous sci-fi epic, THE FIFTH ELEMENT, with a 4K Ultra HD release on July 11. The influential classic, starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman, follows a cab driver who unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon. Also included, in addition to hours of archival special features, is the all-new bonus featurette, presented in 4K, “The Director’s Notes: Luc Besson Looks Back,” where the acclaimed director discusses the origins and impact of the celebrated film.

Also debuting on July 11 is the beloved action classic from director Luc Besson, LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL, debuting exclusively on 4K Ultra HD at Best Buy. This release includes both the theatrical and extended versions of the movie in full 4K resolution with Dolby Atmos audio.

4K Ultra HD is the perfect way to experience both films at 4K resolution in the home – both featuring four times the resolution ofhigh definition audio, delivering captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.®, along with High Dynamic Range (HDR), which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays. Additionally, the films are remixed specifically for the home theater environment with Dolby Atmos

THE FIFTH ELEMENT 4K Ultra HD Release Includes:

  • Feature films in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Dolby Atmos soundtracks (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) *
  • ALL-NEW FEATURETTE: “The Director’s Notes: Luc Besson Looks Back”
  • Includes high-def Blu-rays featuring the films and hours of archival special features

* To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

Synopsis:
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. 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 anunbelievabletwenty-third century world. Now presented in full 4K resolution, experience this dynamic action favorite like never before.

Directed by Luc Besson from a screenplay by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, based on a story by Luc Besson, THE FIFTH ELEMENT was produced by Patrice Ledoux.

THE FIFTH ELEMENT has a run time of approximately 126 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi violence, some sexuality and brief nudity.

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