Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment has announced the upcoming DVD release of Luc Besson’s first major film Le Dernier Combat. The film, who’s title translates to “The Final Combat” is the fifth Besson film to be released on DVD after his American films “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc” and “The Fifth Element” and his French films “Léon” and “Le Grand Bleu” have made their DVD debut some time earlier.
In the post-apocalyptic future, only a few humans are left. No one is able to speak; the film contains no dialogue, and characters communicate non-verbally. A determined loner befriends a reclusive older man and these two battle against vicious thugs for food, shelter and life itself.
Just like all other DVD releases of Luc Besson’s films, upon the director’s request, “Le Dernier Combat” will not contain any noteable bonus supplements, and only a theatrical trailer accompanied by trailers for other Besson films will be part of the release. The disc will contain an anamorphic widescreen transfer preserving the films original widescreen ratio.
On August 21, 2001 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment will release the DVD with a suggested retail price of $29.95.