Léon to get new U.K. DVD release

U.K. readers have something to look forward to StudioCanel will be re-releasing Luc Besson’s amazing Léon in February. While not available for U.S. fans, those in the U.K. will see the cult classic on February 3rd. This film features the debut of Natalie Portman in a performance that is world class.

Official synopsis: Jean Reno (Mission Impossible, Ronin), Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Dark Knight Rises) and Natalie Portman (Black Swan, V for Vendetta) all star in this highly influential, seminal ’90’s action/thriller. Directed by Luc Besson (Subway, The Big Blue, Nikita, The Fifth Element), Leon is the controversial and unforgettable story of an unlikely friendship within a brutal and violent world.

Twelve-year-old Mathilda lives within the desperate confines of a squalid New York apartment block. On returning form a shopping trip, Mathilda finds that her abusive, dysfunctional family (and her younger brother) have been slaughtered by a psychotic, drug dealing police officer. In fear for her life she takes refuge with her reluctant, mysterious and solitary neighbour. His name is Leon and he’s one of the world’s deadliest assassins. And while Mathilda begins to teach him how to live, Leon begins to teach her how to kill.

A one disc Blu-ray featuring both the Director’s and Theatrical cut.

Interview with Jean Reno
Interview with Eric Serra
Audio interview with Luc Besson