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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yippee ki yay
This is the most bullet-ridden, blood stained, fire breathing movie of all time, it has all of the above mixed in with great one liners and superb characters. No questions it is THE best action movie of all time, and to prove it i need say only this...... i put a mark on the back of my long-owned precious die hard vhs case every time i watch it....currently at 143 no...
Published on 31 Oct 2003 by lucee

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars brilliant movie bad blu-ray
This is certainly one of the best action movies of all time. Unfortunately this blu-ray disc is not up to this standard. I've watched about 90 blu-rays so far and this may very well be the worst looking one.
Published on 13 Jun 2009 by ocelot99


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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action All The Way!!, 7 Aug 2002
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E. A. Redfearn "eredfearn2" (Middlesbrough) - See all my reviews
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When this film was first released on video a few years ago it turned out to be a technical dud. The picture was squashed, pan and scan and certainly did not do the film any justice. Now, thanks to the wonders of DVD, this great action movie can now be enjoyed in all its glory. The print and sound, especially if you have a home cinema set up, are quite superb. And its in widescreen too!! Bruce Willis plays John McClaine who is visiting his estranged wife on Christmas Eve. Caught up in a terrorist raid, he has to use all his skills and experience in order to survive. This is an exceptionally fine action movie with many heart stopping moments. Go out and buy if you havent, and dont forget to buy the popcorn while you are it.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action Action Action, 15 Mar 2000
This review is from: Die Hard [VHS] [1989] (VHS Tape)
One of the best action thrillers ever made which lead to a further two Die Hard's to be filmed. Bruce Willis is John McClane a hard arse cop who foils a bunch of terrorists plot. The destruction, explosions, shooting and just pure action would rival any other action film ever made. Pure action movie buff heaven.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good..., 10 Feb 2013
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Ms. K. Jones "KrazyKatLady" (Hampshire) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Die Hard [DVD] [1989] (DVD)
Typical Bruce movie, lots of guns, blood, baddies, goodies, cops and terrorists. Bought so we could have the whole collection and watch before the latest film comes out.
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10 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Die Harder please, 29 July 2007
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This review is from: Die Hard [DVD] [1989] (DVD)
In 1987, fresh from his success on the Muppet Show and Gentle Ben, Bruce Willis made the step to the big screen. In this low budget action film based on the comic book series, he plays hardended ambulance driver John McCauscky, a man who finds himself caught up on a hostage seige in an apartment block in Canada.

Leading the terrorist gang (who are all French) is reknowned English stage actor Hugh Grant who chills as Hans Zimmer. Although Grant does a passable French accent, he was wisely re-dubbed by veteran comic Bernard Manning. In other scenes, Grant's own voice is used and subtitles are displayed.

Angela Langsbury, star of T.V's Columbo plays Willis' long suffering wife Kelly McCausky. The twenty five year age gap between the leads is just believable, although Langsbury was wisley body-doubled for the steamy shower love scene.

Generally, the action and pacing of the film are good, although there are some musical numbers which are jarringly out of place amidst the scenes of carnage and explosions. Willis' insistence on including his then hit single 'under The Boardwalk' whenever the character is on-screen was also a mis-fire. The end fight between Willis and chief henchman Luigi played by Patrick Stewart is good. Stewart who was in great shape at the time gets to show off his rippling six-pack and showcase his famous 'split kicks'.

The musical score by composer Andrew Llyod Webber is haunting, although use of percussion instruments like the bongo drum and xylophone do seem to drown out the detail.

All in all, a solid effort if you like your action films a little rustic. Decision to shoot the film in black and white is also commendable at a time when colour films were becoming all the rage.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure brilliance, 6 Oct 2001
This review is from: Die Hard [VHS] [1989] (VHS Tape)
Pure;y brilliant film, you really will get no better than this action pic. It is sooo good. Only beated by one or two Arnie films. but Willis handles the film brillaintly and its brilliantly directed. if you havent, BUY it NOW!!!!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars greatest film, 23 Nov 2009
This review is from: Die Hard [DVD] [1989] (DVD)
probably the greatest film of all time, the off duty john mclean having marriage problems and getting caught up in a multi million dollar robbery with german gangsters, not exactly what you plan for your christmas holiday! Brilliant action and acting and storyline which probably paved the way for many other great films.
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars McLean, Where are my detonators?, 21 July 2004
This review is from: Die Hard [DVD] [1989] (DVD)
The eighties were full of action movies, but this is the one everyone remembers. It's dumb, full of mindless killing, corny one liners, but it's brilliant. Bruce's best movie by a mile.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Die Hard Blu-ray, 28 Mar 2014
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This isn't IMDB or "Blu-ray.com" so I won't be talking about the film rating or the picture quality...however, I am here to talk about the delivery, It arrived with a few other films I ordered in good condition wrapped up in the plastic sealing. Nothing else to say.

Buy it!
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome, 12 Sep 2005
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Mr. James J. Gaddes "gaddes80" (Warwickshire, England.) - See all my reviews
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Die hard films are 'awesome' especially if you enjoy those shot 'em kill 'em films, with quick witted slogan...you know such as "ippy ki'a mf".. or summit like that.
Worth the money. Buy box set unless you want those extra interviews..
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars one of the the worst action films., 23 Feb 2013
This review is from: Die Hard [DVD] [1989] (DVD)
RUBBISH THIS IS BAD ACTING ,WILLIS JUST RUNS ROUNd TALKING WITTY , WEARING HIS SHIRT AND THEN ONLY HALF AT THE END BECAUSE HES BEEN FIGHTING its a shoot em up TERRORIST FILM .POINTLESS CRAP.
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