Leon: Blu Ray Review
Leon: The Professional - Blu Ray
Released by Madman Entertainment
As Madman continues to release essential Luc Beeson
films (La Femme Nikita is also out on Blu Ray), this remains one of his best.
In a star making turn, Jean Reno plays a hitman
who lives a solitary life (by necessity of his career choice) - however, one day
his world is overturned when Mathilde (debut performance from Natalie Portman)
ends up on his doorstep.
Having escaped being
killed by Gary Oldman's psychotic and corrupt cop, she needs help.
A friendship grows and Leon decides to avenge
Mathilde's losses - by teaching her how to become a hit man&
Just stunning from beginning to end, Leon was one of
the greatest films of the 90s - and remains thoroughly watchable from beginning
to end. It's still awesome and impressive - with all the cast delivering some of
their best performances.
Extended cut, theatrical release, a 10 year doco and portraits of the main
actors are good solid if unspectacular extras for such an iconic film