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The Fifth Element

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    86
    from 4 reviewers
  • The Fifth Element
    1997
    126 min
    PG-13
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Luc Besson

    Actors: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich

    Plot: In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

    Disc Release Date: 11 July 2017

    • Video
      85
    • Audio
      91
    • Extra
      73
    • Movie
      80

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • The Fifth Element makes a more widespread debut than its Besson partner-in-crime, Leon, hitting US 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray presented in 3840 x 2160p with a widescreen 2.39:1 aspect ratio, using 10-bit video...

    • Audio
      100
    • The accompanying Dolby Atmos track is framed on an equally reference Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core, which delivers a stunning, engulfing, and veritably immersive mix that draws you into the wacky and colourful...

    • Extra
      70
    • Somewhat curiously, Sony haven't made this a bare-bones Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, but - at the same time - haven't bothered to actually port over all of the extras from the accompanying Blu-ray disc, so you'll...

    • Movie
      80
    • With Luc Besson returning to big screen sci-fi for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, it seems apt to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his sci-fi fan favourite The Fifth Element in proper style....

    • Total
      90
    • Few sci-fi actioners manage to mix so many colourful - and outright slapstick - moments in a film that you can still get involved in Making for a strange but welcome companion-piece to Besson's Leon, The...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      90
    • To be perfectly frank about it, the average new release UHD isn't that impressive when compared to a top-of-the-line Blu-ray, which most of today's major studio releases that earn a companion UHD generally...

    • Audio
      100
    • While the previous "Mastered in 4K" Blu-ray featured a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, Blu-ray.com was then not equipped to cover it. While this is not a full-fledged review as most everything from the previous...

    • Extra
      80
    • This UHD release of The Fifth Element does contain one new extra of note that's exclusive to the 4K release. The Director's Notes: Luc Besson Looks Back (2160p, standard color, 10:29) features the acclaimed...

    • Movie
      90
    • The Fifth Element is a movie that seems, lately, anyway, inexorably joined at the hip with The Professional. Both were directed by Luc Besson. Both seem to lately release atthe same time to home video,...

    • Total
      90
    • The Fifth Element is not only a great film that stands up to the test of time, it's earned a definitive home video release. The UHD picture quality is absolutely spectacular, the Atmos soundtrack is the...

    High-Def Digest review by Kyle Newton
    • Video
      70
    • The Fifth Element comes to life on Ultra HD with a 2160p HEVC/ H.265 encode that fares quite well compared to what I was expecting. Some movies are filmed in such a hyper-stylized way that I feel like...

    • Audio
      100
    • Sony blasts The Fifth Element onto Ultra HD with the same wonderfully bombastic Atmos track that appeared on the 2015 remaster. And why not? That was an amazing Atmos track and it is transferred over here....

    • Extra
      60
    • The Visual Element (SD 18:25) - A featurette that focuses on the visuals of the film.The Visual Elements Extras (SD 6:13) -  A collection of test footage from many scenes such as inside the pyramid and...

    • Movie
      80
    • Thanks to the success of films like Guardians Of The Galaxy, the Action/Sci-Fi genre seems to be in the middle of a revival. Growing up on the genre in the 80s and 90s, I always felt a certain level of...

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      80
    • If you look at my page on this site, you will read that I love fun popcorn flicks. That is exactly what The Fifth Element is. Is it silly? Yes. Does it have weird tonal shifts and tangents? Absolutely....

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      92
    • Sony remastered The Fifth Element from the original 35mm film elements, and I believe Its presentation in Ultra HD is derived from the 4K Digital Intermediate....

    • Audio
      92
    • Extra
    • Disc 1: The Fifth Element Ultra HD Blu-ray NEW The Director’s Notes: Luc Besson Looks Back Disc 2: The Fifth Element Blu-ray The Visual Element The Digital Element The Star Element The Alien Element The...

    • Movie
    • Two hundred and fifty years in the future, life as we know it is threatened by the arrival of Evil. Only Leeloo, the Fifth Element, a supreme being (Milla Jovovich) for good, can stop the Evil from extinguishing...

    • Total
      92