Home cinema was practically invented for Die Hard
movies. The first film in particular remains an unbeatable action classic, a mixture of taut situations, Bruce Willis in excellent form as John McClane, and some outstanding directorial work from John McTiernan. The sequels? Well, everyone has their favourite. Take your pick from Dulles International Airport being taken over by terrorists at Christmas, Willis and Samuel L Jackson joining forces to tear through New York City, or computer hackers looking to bring things to a standstill. It’s four films, rammed full of action, and unashamedly so.
The main reason for upgrading the films to Blu-ray, in this case, is to see what’s been done with the physical presentation of them. The news here is good: the Die Hard Quadrilogy sparkles in high definition, with razor sharp imagery, and fast moving action flashing before your eyes. And then there’s the sound mix, a workout for whatever scale of speaker setup that you have.
The deal is then sweetened by the inclusion of a varied collection of behind the scenes material for each of the films, with some of the archive pieces in particular being of real interest.
Yet ultimately, it’s the four films, in tip-top condition, that make the Die Hard Quadrilogy a Blu-ray must-have. Top quality action, fabulous set pieces and excellent presentation: it’s a set not to be missed. --Jon Foster
Box set includes all four Die Hard
movies in high definition and packed with explosive special features. Die Hard
High above the city of Los Angeles, a team of terrorists have seized a building and taken hostages. But an off-duty cop named John McClane (Bruce Willis) slips away unnoticed--and wages a one-man war against the bad guys.
Offers Italian language dubbing and Italian and Polish subtitles.Die Hard 2: Die Harder
On a snowy Christmas Eve in Washington DC, off-duty cop John McClane must battle a team of terrorists who have taken over a major international airport--while his wife is trapped in a plane circling overhead.
Offers Italian language dubbing and Italian and Polish subtitles.Die Hard With A Vengeance
Accompanied by a reluctant civilian (Samuel L. Jackson), New York cop John McClane engages in a tense battle of wits with a psychopathic genius who is determined to blow up the city if he doesn’t get what he wants.
Offers French and German language dubbing and French, German, Dutch and Icelandic subtitles.Die Hard 4.0
John McClane delivers old-school justice to a new breed of techno-terrorists when a massive computer attack on the U.S infrastructure threatens to shut down the entire country.
Offers English audio description and both German language dubbing and subtitles.