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Talk:The Fifth Element

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Nobody has capped this film yet? Wow. This is one of the coolest sci-fi films ever and we have one photo from it up? Guess it's time to fire up the old DVD capture software!! -J3

You know, I've watched this film many times over the years, and I only recently noticed the AK underneath the shell. --GLOCK10mm (talk) 01:09, 9 December 2012 (EST)

AK-103 rifles misconcept

I don't remember these were used in films (only futuristic guns were used), and it is highly unlikely that AK-103s (rather rare weapon EVEN in Russia during middle 1990s as it was designed only in 1994) were used as base to build the props. By the way - no screencaps are given to prove the claim. --RussianTrooper 23:17, 2 October 2010 (UTC)


I guess all that junk at the front must come off or swing out of the way, but even so, must've been a bugger getting a magazine into the blank-firing versions of it. Evil Tim (talk) 09:34, 12 April 2013 (EDT)

I don't have the magazine article (it was print only, and came out 20 years ago) where Simon Atherton described how the ZF-1 was built, but I recall that he stated that the blank-firing version was designed from the ground-up so that it could easily open up from the top, and the AKS-74U could be pulled in and out rather easily. I recall Mr. Atherton also mentioning that Luc Besson gave him a lot of flexibility with the designs of all the weapons, which made his job easier (as opposed to Aliens, where James Cameron had designed the weapons and Mr. Atherton basically had to figure out how to realize Cameron's vision). They certainly couldn't have made it too difficult to reload the practical weapon, because I'm sure that every scene involving the ZF-1 firing blanks was multiple takes, during which the AKS-74U(s) fired hundreds, or even thousands, of rounds. The production wouldn't have been able to wait around for too long while the armorer got the weapon reloaded for each take (remember, on a film set, time is money), so I am sure the ZF-1 was designed with that consideration in mind. -MT2008 (talk) 19:16, 29 November 2020 (EST)

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