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Lon the Professional [DVD] [Director's Cut; International Version]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Theatrical Release: September 30, 1994 (U.S.) Color by Technicolor. Shot in Technovision Anamorphic on location in New York City and Hoboken and West New York, New Jersey. In SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound. Clip used from the film "It's Always Fair Weather" (with Gene Kelly dancing on rollerskates) and the television show "Transformers." Additional cast: Willie One Blood, Don Creech, Keith A. Glascoe, Randolph Scott, Jernard Burkes, Matt De Matt (Stansfield's Men); Elizabeth Regan (Mathilda's Sister); Carl J. Matusovich (Mathilda's Brother); Frank Senger (Fatman); Luc Bernard (Mickey); and George Martin (Hotel Receptionist). Additional credits: Bernard Grenet (line producer); John Garland (line producer NY); Chris Silano (Steadicam); Grard Drolon (art director); Franois Groult & Bruno Tarrire (rerecording mixers); Pascal Chaumeil, Eric McGinty (NY), Camille Lipmann, James Bradney (New York) (assistant directors). On June 26, 1996, the 132 minute "director's cut" of the film was released theatrically in France. This version included 26 minutes of additional footage, including scenes of the 12-year-old Mathilda attempting (unsuccessfully) to seduce Leon. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification. Copyright 1994 Gaumont and Les Films du Dauphin.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 06196

  • Credits
    Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello, Peter Appel
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Flying high on explosive action and sly wit, THE PROFESSIONAL gets the job done..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Existential..." -- Rating: A - Recommended
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...It is a well-directed film, because Besson has a natural gift for plunging into drama with a charged-up visual style. And it is well acted..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "The action scenes are explosive and skillful, the story genuinely moving."

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