Die Hard details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Alan Rickman, Robert Davi, Bruce Willis, Paul Gleason, Alexander Godunov, William Atherton, Robert D, James Shigeta, Hart Bochner, Bonnie Bedelia|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Westerns, Thriller - Crime|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Cops & Robbers, 100 Eighties Greats, 100 must-see movies, 100 Top Thrillers, Cops & Robbers, Top 10 Christmas films|
Die Hard - Bonus Disc
|Run time:||2 hours 7 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Dec 2001|
|Subtitles:||Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
Most helpful review
Awesome action flickBy Dallas from The Nostromo , 25 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Classic.
Die Hard is one of those seminal action movies that everyone remembers, whether they actually like it or not. That in itself is some achievement given how many of these types of films are released.
Bruce Willis stars as John McClane, a New York cop whose estranged wife invites him to Los Angeles for Christmas, where he is to meet her at her offices, in the dazzling Nakatomi building.
Unfortunately terrorists, led by the stylish Hans Gruber (brilliantly played by Alan Rickman), take control of the building and demand the access codes to the vault below.
Escaping the initial takeover, it is up to McClane, with radio assistance from a deskbound cop who just happened to be passing by, to stop the terrorists from stealing the money and killing everyone held hostage.
Wisecracking galore, classic action set pieces and a relentless pace from Director John McTiernan (who later made Predator), added to a first class performance from all the cast, make this film by far and way a top five action film classic.
The print on this R2 disc is a little soft in places, but the remixed Dolby 5.1 mix really kicks in hard during the numerous gunfights and explosions.
Die Hard 2: Die Harder was a similarly plotted sequel that actually stands comparison with Die Hard and is well worth your time also - unfortunately the same can't be said for Die Hard with a Vengeance, which followed years later.
There are talks afoot to do Die Hard 4 apparently, with Willis returning as McClane, and Britney Spears of all people playing his teenage daughter!! Doesn't sound promising does it? Still, perhaps she'll get her tits out for the boys - her music career could certainly do with the publicity!!
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gg19902By GG1990 (2 reviews) from Daventry , 06 Jan 2010absolute classic, could watch this film over and over!
Die Hard (1988)By Teebs (160 reviews) from Rochester , 03 Dec 2009Twenty years on this is still one of the best '80s action movies. Great action sequences and stunts, a fantastic Alan Rickman super-villain, and a totally charismatic Bruce Willis as the reluctant, and surprisingly vulnerable, hero.
One you must watch before you DieBy bassthing (35 reviews) from Stourbridge , 06 Oct 2009What is there to say about this film that hasn't already been said? Not much, but here goes.
One of the best action films of all times. It introduces, the now cultural icon, John McClane and for that one reason I love the film. However, there is also the amazing score, great direction, and great talented cast including Rickman. This is possibly the film I have now watched more times than any other.
Awesome!!By thommohawk (4 reviews) from Edinburgh , 25 Jul 2009Very difficult to say a bad word against Die Hard, what a film!
Probably the best movie of this genre. Well worth a watch if you haven't seen the film before or you want to watch it again.
ClassicBy amielouise17 (13 reviews) from Derbyshire , 05 Jul 2009I only rented this because people from work couldn't believe I hadn't seen it. It's exactly what you expect - a classic action film. I did find it very slow to get going and mentally switched off for the first 30/40 mins. But, Die Hard is a good film and I enjoyed it!