Title: The Fifth Element (Superbit) (DTS)
Year of Release: 1997
Film Studio: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
Genre: Si-Fi / Comedy / Action Adventure
The Fifth Element, is a futuristic journey, from the past into the future. From the first scenes showing the scientist yelling, "Azees Light!", with the Luke Perry character keeping a tally of how many times, the statement, is yelled, we are drawn into this charismatic, Si-Fi / Comedy / Adventure. Personally, I thought the fact that, this film really doesn't take it self too seriously, played very well with me. Bruce Willis, does his expected, "action hero", role with a positive, tongue-in-cheek, twinkle-in-the-eye flare, which he pulls off in great comic style. IMHO, this film is one of Bruce Willis's best films. Kudos to, Ian Holm, he is just fantastic, as the bumbling priest and would-be protector of, the fifth element - "Lee Lu" portrayed beautifully by, Milla Jovovich. Ms. Jovocich performance is intense and yet vulnerable. She is challenged to show all the emotions during this film and she does so with marvelous style and grace. IMHO, this is also one of her best films.
This film, for me, has become, over the last year or so, one of my favorite sound and visual films. The reason why is that from the opening credits the DTS sound just blows you away. It is so rich in sound and color... Totally awesome, Si-Fi sounds i. e., erie deep bass, intermixed with high pitched pings, as the whole movie screen revolves around slowly... It is just fantastic! I use this movie to, "Wow", my friends and relative on how great my Martin Logan HT system sounds, and they are always very impressed. I use the scenes with the "Diva" and her beautiful "Aria", which cascades through all of my ML electrostatic panels. Her crisp clear female voice rings so clear and pure through ML speakers a true high point of this glorious film
I would definitely say that the, "Fifth Element" is sonically up to the task. When this film finally comes out on, 'Blue-Ray', High Def., I'll be the first in-line to purchase it, yet again, another up-graded copy, for my DVD collection.
But, for now, I highly recommend this highly entertaining, excellently crafted, escapist, Si-Fi / Comedy / Action Adventure film.
HT relaxed, comfortably surrounded in ML bliss, until next time, let the movies turn you on...