Die Hard (30th Anniversary Edition)

Willis, Bruce

SKU: 024543475866

UPC 024543475866
Release Date 2018-05-15
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 1
Length 132
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis 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.Color by DeLuxe; shot in Panavision. Estimated budget $28 million. Bruce Willis was reportedly paid $5 million to appear in the film. Began shooting November 2, 1987; shot on location in Los Angeles, California. Released theatrically in the USA July 20, 1988. Shown at the London Film Festival November 27, 1988. Film debut for British stage actor Alan Rickman. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.Nice suit, it would be a shame to ruin it. -- Hans to Mr. Takagi (Alan Rickman to James Shigeta) When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer. Benefits of a classical education. -- Hans to Mr. Takagi (Alan Rickman to James Shigeta)A New York City policeman, John McClane, visiting his estranged wife and two daughters on Christmas Eve, joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon the cop realizes that there's no one to save the hostages -- but him.Rating: A-...It works....Relentless energy and smashing special-effects extravagance......A triumph of well-oiled mechanical precision that performs miracles of destruction. As a grand flourish of cinematic technique, it is awesome......DIE HARD is still the definitive action thriller. Alan Rickman delivers a deliciously ruthless Hollywood debut at the eloquent villain...A seductive mix of machismo and humility, Willis reinvented the reluctant hero for the action age.
Cast John McTiernan (Director)
Paul Gleason (Star)
Alexander Godunov (Star)
Alan Rickman (Star)
Jeb Stuart (Screenwriter)
De'voreaux White (Star)
Lawrence Gordon (Producer)
Steven E. De Souza (Screenwriter)
Bonnie Bedelia (Star)
Reginald VelJohnson (Star)
Clarence Gilyard (Star)
Jan de Bont (Director of Photography)
Jackson De Govia (Production Designer)
Bruce Willis (Star)
Mary Ellen Trainor (Star)
John F. Link (Editor)
Frank J. Urioste (Editor)
Michael Kamen (Composer)
Joel Silver (Producer)
Hart Bochner (Star)
Robert Davi (Star)
Roderick Thorp (Source Writer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Commentary by director John McTiernan and production designer Jackson DeGovia Scene-specific commentary by special effects supervisor Richard Edlund Subtitle commentary by various cast and crew The News Casts featurette Interactive still gallery Interactive articles from Cinefex and American Cinematographer Full-length screenplay Trailers & TV spots Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.16000
Height 0.75000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Suspense/Thriller
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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