It has been a long time and fans of the movie have been waiting for this for the longest time. Finally, Columbia TriStar Home Video is preparing the release of Luc Besson’s Léon The Professional in its original, uncut version that includes 24 minutes of
previously cut footage that was deemed too explicit for American audiences. The film had been released earlier in its American theatrical cut and the original version of the 1994 film was only available through costly imports.
All that will change soon. Scheduled for release on August 15, the new DVD version of this action thriller starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello and Natalie Portman, will feature an anamorphic widescreen transfer of the movie with an English 5.1 Dolby Digital audio track, as well as an alternative Dolby Surround track. A third track will contain Eric Serra’s isolated score for the movie. Production Notes and the International Ad Campaign, as well as Talent Files and Trailers can also be found on the disc.
“Léon The Professional” will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95 when it hits retail shelves on August 15. As you can see, we also have been able to obtain the cover of the release or you. Please click on the image for an enlarged version of the packaging art.