La Femme Nikita [WS] [Blu-ray] [1990]

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  • Release Date: 12/02/2008
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (34 out of 35)

Synopsis


La Femme Nikita
The serpentine plotline of Luc Besson's La Femme Nikita begins its 117-minute slither when punkish, psychotic, and drug-ridden Nikita (Anne Parillaud) fires her gun into a cop's face following the stick-up of a drug store, and is promptly imprisoned. She is thrown into a dank cell, then injected with a substance and told it is a lethal toxin. Instead of dying, however, she comes to in an all-white interrogation room, where French intelligence officer Bob (Tchéky Karyo), informs her that an alternate to execution exists: she can receive covert government training as an assassin. She accepts the bid, is rigorously trained, and later returns to society as a seemingly normal and gentle civilian, but falls in love with a supermarket employee while she's waiting for that first government assignment. The paradoxical concept of a young woman blossoming socially while carrying out cold-blooded murders was downplayed when La Femme Nikita was remade in America as the silly and disappointing Point of No Return, directed by John Badham with Bridget Fonda in the lead. A far less sociopathic TV-series version of La Femme Nikita surfaced on the USA cable network in early 1997. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Anne Parillaud
    Anne Parillaud - Nikita
  • Jean-Hugues Anglade
    Jean-Hugues Anglade - Marco
  • Jeanne Moreau
    Jeanne Moreau - Amande
  • Jean Reno
    Jean Reno - Victor the Cleaner
  • Roland Blanche
    Roland Blanche - Police Investigator



Customer rating

4.4
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Luc Besson movie get a good updated

    Posted
    Bigkillerfan67

    La Femme Nikita is a good movie to update and put on blueray with better audio and picture.The story still feals fresh even by today standards.The movie has a lot of action and drama.I like the fact they have both audios english and french with english subtitles.The only bad thing about this movie is still the ending of it i will not tell what it is but when you see it you might feal the same way i do but dont let that keep you from buying this movie it is still a good movie and anyone that owns a blueray dvd player should own this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The original and still the best.

    Posted
    oldman928
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    No matter how good this character/story has been portrayed via film or serials--or copy cats--this Luc Besson thriller has the luck of having Anne Parilloud as Nikita in a tour-de-force performance. It also served to really launch Jean Rino and Tcheky Karyo into the US/world market. Great action, acting, editing, plot. I wonder how it would have turned had it been made in today's advanced world of CGI. Lastly, tt was a steal at the reduced price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still packs a punch after all these years

    Posted
    Carpo
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    It's no wonder that this kinetic treat spawned an American remake and two television series and was arguably the inspiration for cultural icons like Alias and Salt. Conceptually strong and full of distinct and shocking moments it continues to impress after 20 years. The blu-ray transfer offers rich visuals and sound (even dubbed). If you're jonesing for an interesting and unique spy thriller, look no further.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Dissappointing Luc Beeson production

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    123654
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    I had heard about this film and wanted to see it. I found it somewhat disappointing - not the usual excitement and elegance of something by Luc Beeson. This is one of his first films, which explains a lot. Four years later (1994) he produces "Leon: The Professional", which is fantastic, and he has made many more fine films since. Its value lies in the historical perspective of Beeson's work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    OK for subtitled.

    Posted
    moobmoob
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    It zapped right by me the this French made movie was subtitled. However, the more I got into it and caught up on my 'speedy reading' course in college, I got along fine with it. I think over dubbing it would not have worked well. Was more curious than anything as I liked the Bridget Fonda adaptation. Still prefer the B.F. to this original but found some enjoyment here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great international action flick

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    Pespita
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    And I thought "Point of No Return" was pretty good as it was a remake of this blue ray DVD I found on sale. "La Femme Nikita" is way better with its foreign flick flair and the action scenes are superb! Great sale price at Best Buy for this DVD so this also sweetened the deal/experience!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The first

    Posted
    FireGuy
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    Written and directed by Luc Besson. Any movie connected with him is entertaining. Remember "The Professional" and "The Fifth Element"? Well, this is another of his movies. This movie was so good they remade it in an American version and then they made a tv series out of it. Watch it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must See!

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    Thefeelbot
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    This is some of Luc Besson's early work, though he is probably better known for Leon the Professional and the Fifth Element. If you're a fan of either those movies then I think you will appreciate this film greatly.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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