Blu-ray Die Hard [Blu-ray] [Canadian] [] [1995] [1 disc] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (Blu-ray 6307124),
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Die Hard [Blu-ray] [Canadian] [] [1995] [1 disc] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • NR
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • One of the greatest action movies of the late 1980s, DIE HARD ushered in a new standard for the genre. With the dissolution of the Cold War, both the stereotypical Russian threat (represented in movies such as TOP GUN and RED DAWN) and the destructive egoist (as seen in OCTOPUSSY) became less fearful. With DIE HARD, director John McTiernan introduced Hollywood to a new type of villain: the terrorist entrepreneur. Alan Rickman stars as Hans Gruber, a relentless businessman whose lethal tactics achieve his goals. Unlike most '80s film villains who committed globally dangerous acts for liberty, genocide, or megalomania, DIE HARD's Gruber uses guns, explosives, and cunning to storm the Takagi Corporation's Christmas party and heist millions of dollars from the company. In addition, DIE HARD also saw the development of the clumsy or bad luck hero with John McClane (Bruce Willis), a man in the wrong place at the wrong time who chooses to intervene. Action fans would see this misfit hero archetype again in UNDER SIEGE (Steven Segal) and THE PHANTOM MENACE (Jar Jar Binks). Although DIE HARD contains many action movie cliches (one-liners, pyrotechnics), it also broke new ground in its genre.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2248242

  • Credits
    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia, Robert Davi, Mary Ellen Trainor, Reginald VelJohnson, Paul Gleason, Paul Xavier Gleason, De'voreaux White, Hart Bochner, Clarence Gilyard
  • Critic Reviews
    Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...It works....Relentless energy and smashing special-effects extravagance..."
    New York Times

    "...A triumph of well-oiled mechanical precision that performs miracles of destruction. As a grand flourish of cinematic technique, it is awesome..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...DIE HARD is still the definitive action thriller. Alan Rickman delivers a deliciously ruthless Hollywood debut at the eloquent villain..."
    Total Film

    "A seductive mix of machismo and humility, Willis reinvented the reluctant hero for the action age."

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