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Die Hard 4.0 [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Long, Maggie Q, Cliff Curtis
  • Directors: Len Wiseman
  • Producers: Bruce Willis, Michael Fottrell, John McTiernan, Arnold Rifkin
  • Subtitles: Danish, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Dubbed: German, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Jun 2013
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CLDQCGK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,829 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Time to pull on the vest one more time as Bruce Willis reprises his role of John McClane, everyday NY cop with a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Set in Washington DC, this fourth instalment of the franchise, finds McClane routinely asked to bring in a computer hacker, Matt Farrell (Justin Long) for questioning. In transit, events overtake them as they witness a full-scale cyber attack on the country's infrastructure led by mystery attacker Thomas Gabriel (Timothy Oliphant), who plans to systematically shut down or destroy the nation's major networks over three days. With time running out, McClane and his hacker friend have to stop the mastermind before it's too late. Yippee Ki Yay.

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Twelve years after Die Hard with a Vengeance, the third and previous film in the Die Hard franchise, Die Hard 4.0 finds John McClane (Bruce Willis) a few years older, not any happier, and just as kick-ass as ever. Right after he has a fight with his college-age daughter (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a call comes in to pick up a hacker (Justin Long, Dodgeball) who might help the FBI learn something about a brief security blip in their systems. Now any Die Hard fan knows that this is when the assassins with foreign accents and high-powered weaponry show up, telling McClane that once again he's stumbled into an assignment that's anything but routine. Once that wreckage has cleared, it is revealed that the hacker is only one of many hackers who are being targeted for extermination after they helped set up a "fire sale," a three-pronged cyberattack designed to bring down the entire country by crippling its transportation, finances, and utilities. That plan is now being put into action by a mysterious team (Timothy Olyphant, Deadwood, and Maggie Q, Mission: Impossible 3) that seems to be operating under the government's noses. Die Hard 4.0 uses some of the cat-and-mouse elements of Die Hard with a Vengeance along with some of the pick-'em-off-one-by-one elements of the now-classic original movie. And it's the most consistently enjoyable installment of the franchise since the original, with eye-popping stunts (directed by Len Wiseman of the Underworld franchise), good humour, and Willis's ability to toss off a quip while barely alive. Yippee-ki-ay! --David Horiuchi --This text refers to the DVD edition.

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Riley on 21 Jan 2013
Format: DVD
Overall a fairly enjoyable action romp set against the backdrop of a disconcertingly plausible "what if" premise: a massive cyber-terror attack.

Bruce makes a reasonable fist of it and has not yet become an ageing caricature of himself (like VanDamme or Segal for example).

The big let-down for me though were the numerous "fridge-nukings", the most ludicrous of which was the climactic big chase scene involving a semitrailer driven by Bruce and a jet fighter aircraft. That was where plausibility went right out of the window. I know that a "Die Hard" film will always plenty of death-defying stunts. But really - sometimes there are limits to one's suspension of disbelief.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Nov 2007
Format: DVD
This movie sits comfortably alongside Die Hard 2 as an above average action movie with plenty of spectacle and wit but not much that will stay with you after the end credits roll.
The film represents an interesting (but slightly irritating) departure from the Hollywood action block buster formula where the generic action hero survives on his wits: He/she finds solutions to problems in the blink of any eye and out wit baddies with a mix lightening reflexes and smarts. (e.g.Die Hard hero John McClane used to tape guns to his back, fire blanks at police chiefs, etc).
But in Die Hard 4.0 John McClane is almost totally witless and only manages to win the day through a mix of stubborn courage and dumb luck. Maybe this is a subtle metaphor for American foreign policy? Probably not...
The last `money shot' involves McClane surviving a shown down between a jet fighter and a truck which destroys an entire section of freeway. How does he do it? Dumb luck. A formula that had really started to grate on me by this point in the film.
One last comment: Justin "Hi, I'm a mac" Long gives a really enjoyable performance. I hope we get to see him in some more prominent roles in the future. Kevin Smith is as useless as ever. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a great feisty heroine.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 22 Oct 2007
Format: DVD
We were a bit wary before we watched this. Die Hards 1 and 2 were excellent but by 3 is was all getting a bit tired and run of the mill. No need to worry; even after all this time 4.0 is seriously entertaining. Some of the action scenes are so fast and hard and in-yer-face that you get breathless just watching it.
The script is plausible (cyber-terrorists bring the USA to a grinding halt for their own devious means), and John McClane has to save the day again. He also has to save a geeky hacker who might be able to unravel the online mayhem, and he has to save his grown up daughter too.

There's guns, there's shooting, there's quick-cut running and driving and shouting and -- heck, there's even a scene where Bruce takes out a helicopter (in mid air) with a car. 'My gun was out of bullets' he says, smirking.
There's plenty of one-liners, punchy dialouge and it all rattles by at a fair old pace. Bruce Willis plays the role well, too; you believe in his age and you can believe that he's just about taking the punishment. Although he doesn't strip down to his vest this time!

Great action movie, nothing too taxing for the brain cells, nothing too scary for younger kids. There's some stand-out fight scenes (especially with the guy who climbs a ventilation shaft like he's some kind of rabbit, and the karate kicking bad girl) and plenty of 'wow!' moments.
Afterwards, you might wonder about some of the plot twists -- but don't think about it too hard. Just sit back and enjoy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By stephen on 6 Nov 2007
Format: DVD
Bruce Willis slips effortlessly back into the McClane role in this
superb action movie. What i liked most was the banter between Justin Long and McClane its like they exist in different worlds, when Willis puts on the car stereo Long criticises his taste in music then for listening to the news as it is all manipulated propaganda according to Longs character.

Timothy Olyphant is good as the villian although he is no Alan Rickman but then who is, he is also backed up by some deadly sidekicks Maggie Q and one guy who is an expert in the art of freerunning. The script is not oscar material but their is enough suitable quips especially Olyphant referring to Bruce Willis as a timex watch in a digital age.

The stunt are fantastic especially with the fighter jet and good shootouts. And just like Casino Royale this is a welcome return to form for a dying franchise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Best Crime Books TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Nov 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Die Hard first started in 1988 and then followed up with Die Hard 2 in 1990 and then Die Hard with a vengeance in 1995. It was therefore a 12 year gap before Die Hard 4 was released.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the movie here is the background of the story and characters.

John McClane is an NYPC Cop...with an attitude. He never plays by the rules and does things his way. He was married to Holly McClane and they have two children. He is renowned for breaking the rules and in the first three films he is challenged beyond all limits with various terrorists attacking various people and places.

Die Hard: John McClane goes to visit his estranged wife Holly at Christmas Time over in Los Angeles. She works at the Nakatomi Building and John kind of gatecrashes the party in an attempt to make peace with Holly. In the middle of the party Hans Gruber and his men show up. Their intention is to steal the money that is stashed in the buildings vault making them millionaires. It is John McLane's intention to not only stop them but save the hostages they have taken as well one of which is his wife.

Die Hard 2: A group of terrorists are taking over Dulles Airport and are threatening to start crashing airplanes unless their demands are met. John McClane is there to meet his wife Holly who is one of those airplanes. McClane realises that the airport security and police can't handle this sort of threat so goes it alone in a bid to stop the terrorists from carrying out their threat.

Die Hard with a Vengeance: A man calling himself Simon decides to play a game of `Simon Says' with McClane. John accidentally gets caught up in a game that could turn deadly.
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