All the recent talk of those very nice 16mm prints of this movie made me want to view my little super 8 extract.
This was a film i bought some years ago on the second hand list at a time i was buying all sorts of stuff in scope to build up our collection of scope films. It's not a film i ever saw in full nor was i too interested, (although now i have seen it, i have changed my mind).
This release was reviewed by Mr Wilton and i believe re- reading the review that this was pretty much the full reel two of the feature. I also believe at the time Derann were planning another reel or so but unfortunately it never happened, however, as a starter to any scope show this is an all action chase. In brief here is what is covered.
The Fifth Element scientists reconstruct a humanoid woman who takes the name Leeloo (Milla Jovovich). Terrified of the unfamiliar surroundings, she escapes, (& takes out a couple of victims), confinement and to avoid the Police,jumps off a ledge, crashing into the flying taxicab of Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), a former major in the special forces. Now the chase is on and it is a fast moving action sequence until the end of the reel, excellent quality and sound on this release, (if a little darker than the usual prints), the only down side is that there is absolutely no end title.
I am currently looking for the scope trailer to this to splice onto the end to make a short show. If you can find a copy of this 400 footer,(approx 360ft) i would recommend it highly as a great little opener to any scope shows.