“If you want the job done right, hire a professional.”
Luc Besson’s 1994 dark action thriller “Leon” remains one his most celebrated movies. Showing in only a handful of ‘art-house’ cinemas the worldwide advertising campaign was very low key with this Japanese B2 that accompanied the limited cinema release being truly scarce. On first release the stylish design was unique to Japan but was so well received it was used for the later French re-release of the movie. Originally rolled (as issued) it presents in excellent original unrestored condition. A very hard to find poster in any condition which makes this high grade rolled investment condition piece a real talking piece. Hugely collectable & desirable original film memorabilia from a truly stylish cult classic movie of the 90’s.
TRIVIA: Luc Besson got the idea of doing this movie while working on his previous movie, Nikita(1990). In that film’s third act, Victor the Cleaner appears to deal with the aftermath of Nikita’s botched mission. Realizing the potential of the character was underused in that movie, Besson decided to create a story that focused on the activities of such a character. Both Victor and Leon appear dressed in a long wool coat, sunglasses and a knit cap. Both are played by Jean Reno. The film’s working title was “The Cleaner”.
Japan B2 / (28.5" x 20.25") / Single sided
Near mint minus; originally rolled (as issued)
Peter Appel, Danny Aiello, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno, Natalie Portman