'Léon: The Professional' and 'The Fifth Element' Prepped for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Posted Mon May 15, 2017 at 10:06 AM PDT by
Léon The Professional

A pair of Luc Besson classics will be getting the 4K Ultra HD treatment in July.

In an early announcement to retailers, Sony is working on 'Léon: The Professional' for Ultra HD Blu-ray on July 11.

A corrupt Drug Enforcement Administration boss and his thugs murder Mathilda's family in a drug deal gone awry. Orphaned by the massacre, Mathilda is forced to take shelter in the apartment of a neighbor, Léon, whom she knows only slightly. He's a loner and first generation immigrant, who also happens to be a professional hitman. He's never had reason to care about anybody and she has no one else to turn to. Together they form a makeshift bond that will forever change both their lives.

Sony is also preparing to bring 'The Fifth Element' to Ultra HD Blu-ray on the same date.

Set in the 23rd century, 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. Now, together, they must save the world.

No other details have been revealed at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'Léon: The Professional - Ultra HD Blu-ray' and 'The Fifth Element - Ultra HD Blu-ray' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under July 11.

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