Die Hard: The Ultimate Collection (Die Hard / Die Hard 2 / Die Hard With A Vengeance) [Import]
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Contains: *Die Hard *Die Hard Bonus Disc *Die Hard 2: Die Harder *Die Hard 2: Die Harder Bonus Disc *Die Hard: With a Vengeance *Die Hard: With a Vengeance Bonus Disc
Christmas is not a good time of year in the McClane family. Especially for John McClane, who always happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. But if it weren't for the heroics of this rugged, resourceful cop, many lives would be lost and megalomaniacal terrorists with various European accents would be having their evil way. In 1988, director John McTiernan and the phenomenal hit Die Hard introduced the world to maverick Sgt. John McClane (Bruce Willis) of the New York Police Department, and in the course of this film and two blockbuster sequels McClane was frantically saving lives, buildings, airports, schools, cities, and even his marriage from the threat of international terrorists, psychopaths, and cagey mercenaries. Now you can watch antihero McClane blast his way through all three movies. Witness his transition from a happy-go-lucky, slightly cranky cop to extremely burnt-out, partially alcoholic cop with a propensity to attract extreme violence and catastrophe. Yet the one thing that always overshadows his character flaws is his uncanny ability to spoil the schemes of stylish villains with slick names such as Hans Gruber (the nasty terrorist from the first film, played to perfection by Alan Rickman). Sit down, pop some corn, grab a bottle of Coca-Cola, and get ready to watch (in any order you please) the Die Hard Trilogy--a must for any action buff or fan of Bruce Willis, who owes his film career to the enduring appeal of these global box-office hits. --Jeremy Storey --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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No need to rehash the plots of all three first movies, but let's get nostalgic for a while: the DVD menus are very good, using 3D technology and animations that give us more than a simple fast-paced montage of scenes from the movies (blu-ray, I'm looking at you).
Plus, some of the special features you find in this boxed set are NOT available on the blu-rays, whichever edition you pick. So grab this one while you can.
To be more specific, the entire second disc of the first Die Hard is not available save for deleted scenes. There's a series of interviews on Die Hard 3 that was left on the second disc and didn't pan on the blu-ray, but that's about it... yet, if you're completists like myself, you won't hesitate much longer (unless the price isn't right).
"Die Hard" begins with hard - boiled police officer John McClane (Willis) arriving in Los Angeles to join his estranged wife Holly (Bonny Bedelia) and his kids for Christmas. He meets her at Nakatomi Plaza, a 40 - foot skyscraper, as well his wife's office building. They plan to go home as soon as the Christmas party ends. McClane is hoping that maybe he and Holly will even reconcile. However, these plans go awry when a group of Russian terrorists led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman in a showstealing role). Holding the building hostage and executing the boss, McClane knows that he has to spring into action and rescue his wives as well as thousands of other hostages. What entails is nonstop action: great shootouts, great lines (Yippe - ky - a, well you know the rest) and the powerful ending. Also included is "Family Matters"' Reginald Vel Johnson as Sgt. Al Powell, who brings comic relief as John's only friend outside the building. So buckle up, it's going to be an exciting ride.
McTernian was absent for 1990's "Die Hard 2: Die Harder". Director Renny Harlin was called in to hlm this blockbuster sequel. It takes place in Washington D.C., exactly one year at Dulles International Airport.Read more ›
DIE HARD (1988): This is likely to be considered the best of the Die Hard movies in this series. Although that may be difficult for me to agree, I do have to say that it was a groundbreaking and terrifying but fun ride. In this one, John McClane, a tired out NYPD officer takes a vacation to Los Angeles to visit his estranged wife who he hadn't spoken to in a long time. However, the dream turns into a cesspool of a nightmare when the building that Mrs. McClane is in, is taken over by a band of vicious terrorists lead by renegade Hans Gruber. John McClane, now leads a one-man army (That's himself) in a fight against the terrorists and to rescue the hostages in the building. Bruce Willis is awesome playing the disgruntled terrorist-fighter John McClane but Alan Rickman steals the spotlight as the vicious terrorist leader Hans Gruber, whose cunning personality is quiet yet very threatening as to warrant attention. This movie was a well-deserved smash hit and is an action classic that was many years ahead of it's time. The explosions, fight scenes while a bit much at times, were totally awesome.Read more ›
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Die Hard defined the concept of tension, with McClane trapped in a building, maybe in elevator shafts, trying to kill the terrorists, save his wife, and destroy the building. Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2004 by Nathan Redmond
With action films all the rage in the 1980s', director John McTernian took a stab at it and struck gold with "Die Hard". Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by Anthony Nasti
I could have chosen the Lord of the Rings box set, Star Wars box set, or the Die Hard box set and in the end I chose this one. I love this set. Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by MMAfan
For me, this will always be one of the classic action trilogies. John McClane is a great action-movie hero---a domestic James Bond in the guise of everyman---and Bruce Willis will... Read morePublished on May 31 2004 by Kenji Fujishima
These movies are great, the action all makes sense, and my favorite is the first one. This trilogy is considered the greatest action trilogy of all time, and i strongly agree. Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by Marco Freire
This movie box set is a perfect gift or just movie set for the action fan. These movies have a lot of action, humor, suspense,and a great main character (Bruce Willis). Read morePublished on Dec 3 2003
Without question, the finest of the action-movie genre are all rolled into one in this DVD package (even DH2, the weakest of the three, grows on you after ten or twenty... Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003
I love this set, it includes Die Hard, Die Harder 2: Die Harder and Die Hard with Vengeance,
all three movies in their specials edition. Read more
"Die Hard" (produced by "Lethal Weapon" Joel Silver) shot a much needed jolt of adrinalin into the wanning action movie genere. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2003 by Vagabond77
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