La Femme Nikita B+,C+
Pioneer/1991/117/WS 2.35

     Film stylist Luc Besson finds a perfect match for his talents in the story of a scruffy violent street punk who is trained by the French Secret Police as an assassin. Along with   visually stunning camera work, Annie Parrilaud is a perfect Nikita, fragile yet dangerous.

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Killer looks.   Trimark

      The DVD improves upon the laser laser incarnation of La Femme Nikita with sharp detail and the absence of color noise. Perhaps there's a bit too much edge enhancement used as some scenes play havoc with the NTSC aliasing artifact. The score by Besson collaborator Eric Serra is as snappy as Nikita's moves.






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