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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic action movies
I had been waiting for all three of these films to be brought out in a box set for quite some time. To see them at this great price meant I bought the box set instantly, without really thinking too much about the extras that would be included.
All three films are excellent and follow the unfortunate happenings to cop John McClane (Bruce Willis), who is at home in the...
Published on 12 Oct 2005 by mr_random

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2.0 out of 5 stars Beware! Die Hard 3 is censored!
Avoid this boxset. Die Hard 3's very fun gory scenes are cut away, like the blood splattering in Bruce's face in the elevator (in fact, almost the entire elevator shooting is cut) and much more. Except the scene where the guy on the ship gets split in two by the tow cable, guess that's not horrible enough for whoever decided to do this cutting. The other two films are not...
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic action movies, 12 Oct 2005
This review is from: Die Hard Trilogy (6 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
I had been waiting for all three of these films to be brought out in a box set for quite some time. To see them at this great price meant I bought the box set instantly, without really thinking too much about the extras that would be included.
All three films are excellent and follow the unfortunate happenings to cop John McClane (Bruce Willis), who is at home in the role and plays his part excellently. The plotlines are fairly straightforward but effective, which lets face it is exactly what you want when watching action films. The action is gripping and you get the requisite explosions, gunfights and crazed terrorists that you would expect. Perhaps the strange thing is that all three of the films are of a good standard and perhaps the third is the best just for the games that are set. These movies are, in my eyes, much better than the usual action movies that get churned out time and again and definitely worth buying as they all stand up to further viewings.
To be honest I do not really watch the extras with any films I have, although the ones included with this trilogy do seem to include a decent amount and are more than the audio commentaries that are often just thrown in.
In giving 5 stars I have judged these films on value for money entertainment and within the action genre, not within the whole movie field, as there are definitely better films out there. If there was a down side it could only really be that maybe just maybe the films are starting to look a little dated but the quality of the action is still there. If you are after an action movie to sit down and relax with you really cannot go far wrong with this set and at this price it is surely a bargin.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Beware! Die Hard 3 is censored!, 8 Aug 2011
This review is from: Die Hard Trilogy (6 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
Avoid this boxset. Die Hard 3's very fun gory scenes are cut away, like the blood splattering in Bruce's face in the elevator (in fact, almost the entire elevator shooting is cut) and much more. Except the scene where the guy on the ship gets split in two by the tow cable, guess that's not horrible enough for whoever decided to do this cutting. The other two films are not cut.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent trilogy set, 2 Aug 2004
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This set includes all three Die Hard movies, and includes a biography of actors, featurettes and audio commentary. It also includes the original theatrical trailer for Die Hard, and interviews with some of the actors.
This is great value and an excellent addition to anyone's collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Still heavily censored..., 23 Sep 2006
In particular, Die Hard: With A Vengeance, which is actually the 15 certificate UK edit, despite this whole package carrying an 18 certificate. The odd cut here and there to tone the violence down doesn't usually bother me that much, but in this UK release, there's some very clumsy splicing and dubbing used to make the violence and language acceptable for those poor British 15-17 year-olds who would clearly be mortally offended by such things.

If you want to see the proper Die Hard: With A Vengeance movie, get the Region 1 [NTSC] version.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must own set of three classic action films, 3 Feb 2004
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These 3 DVD sets are a perfect way of building your DVD collection. You could not get better value. 3 fims for only 15. This set contains all three of the all time classic Die Hard Films. Amazingly for this price all three films contain minor special features. If you want comprehensive features then buy the films seperately as the special edition versions have an amazing array of extras but will set you back 15 each you do the maths I know what I would Prefer. The features for this set are below.
The packaging is compact and consists of the 3 discs in a gatefold style case the outer cover just slips over the case. The set is only slightly wider than a standard single DVD making it ideal if you have limited shelf space.
Features
Die Hard: Original Theatrical Trailer, FIlmography/Biography and a featurette.
Die Hard 2: Original Theatrical Trailer, FIlmography/Biography and a featurette.
Die Hard 3: Audio Commentary
This set consists of the 3 films Summarised below
Die Hard
New York cop John McClane, facing Christmas alone, flies to Los Angeles to see his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) and their kids in an attempt to patch things up. He arrives at his wife's high tech office building in the middle of their Christmas party just as it is gatecrashed by the ruthless master criminal Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) and a dozen fellow activists intent on relieving the Nakatomi Corporation of six hundred million dollars in negotiable bonds...
Die Hard 2
On a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, a team of terrorists has seized a major International Airport, and now holds thousands of holiday travellers hostage. The terrorists, a renegade band of crack military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer (William Sadler), have come to rescue a drug lord from justice. They've prepared for every contingency, except one: John McClane, an off-duty cop seized by a feeling of deadly de-ja-vu.
Die Hard With A Vengeance
This time, New York cop John McClane (Willis) is the personal target of the mysterious Simon (Jeremy Irons), a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn’t get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian partner (Samuel L. Jackson), McClane careens wildly from one end of New York City to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon’s deadly game.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll "Die Hard" with this action-lover's action movie, 24 Feb 2008
This review is from: Die Hard Trilogy (6 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
One could claim that 1988's "Die Hard" is one of the most influential action movies ever made because it basically revolutionized one of the most copied (but never matched, at least in terms of quality) formulas: a loner, by some unique twist of fate, battles it out with an "x" number of terrorists in an enclosed environment.

By the time that "Die Hard" was released, the action movies were most often dominated by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Chuck Norris. Star Bruce Willis, whose only notable credits at the time were television's "Moonlighting" and 1987's "Blind Date," which was released the year before, was the unlikeliest of them all.

Willis was a wild card - an unlikely choice for the role of our hero "John McClane" - since he didn't have any action credits on his resume' and let's face it: Bruce Willis just didn't have the bulging biceps required for a role like this. But that's the beauty of his performance in this movie: he's an everyday guy, caught in a not-so-everyday situation.

On Christmas, McClane's estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) invites him from New York all the way out to Los Angeles to spend the holidays with the family. But it requires him to make a stop at the Nakatomi offices, which is having an after-hours Christmas party. Riding for the first time in a limo, he's introduced to the suave driver, Argyle (De'voreaux White), who gives him some pretty useful advice on trying to win over the wife.

At Nakatomi, things of course get off to a rough start for McClane, as he gets into an argument with the wife and is left to wallow in his misery. However, those problems are about to take a backseat to the real "party" - twelve terrorists, led by Hans Gruber (all-purpose bad guy Alan Rickman, perfectly cast) - seize control of the building and proceed to rob the Nakatomi building of its assets, most of which include negotiable bonds and other valuables. But they didn't count on the "fly in the ointment" (pain in the a**) to make things hell for these so-called party crashers.

Certainly one of the best known action movies ever, "Die Hard" did receive the scorn of critics upon its 1988 summer release, but the audiences sung a completely different tune.

The film was most often praised for the production, with the brand-new Fox Plaza office tower serving as the fictional Nakatomi building. It was also praised for the energetic and skillful direction of John McTiernan, whose most notable credit was the action-sci-fi thriller "Predator," which was released the year before and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Bruce Willis was the perfect actor for this performance, since he brings the wit and vulnerability to a role like this one. If Stallone or Schwarzenegger were in this movie, I'm sure the effect would have been a lot different.

Personally, I think "Die Hard" is one of the greatest action movies ever, up there close to my favorite action movie of all time, "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Like Indiana Jones in that film, "Die Hard" had an Everyman cast in the role; McClane, like Indiana Jones, wasn't a larger-than-life musclebound grotesque: he was a real guy that you cared about, who got hurt, and had real feelings.

That's why I think both of these movies have sort of stood the test of time as becoming what they are best known for today: action classics, and they're here to stay, ladies and gentlemen.

10/10
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High Octane Movie Action, 5 Jan 2004
Three of the best movies of their genre in one package represents excellent value for money.
These classics can be re-visited time and again and still they pack a punch.
So turn up the heating, open a cold beer, strip to your vest, and enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bruce Willis, the Action Man, 26 Nov 2009
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This review is from: Die Hard Trilogy [DVD] (DVD)
For those who just love action-packed fantasy, this is it! This is vintage Bruce Willis at his best. These three feature length films form a time line sequence of events, all involving the same 'unfortunate' character, John McLane, a New York cop caught up in a bizarre series of situations where he is at the right place at the right time to foil the bad guys. The action is relentless, breathtaking, and just believeable enough to prevent it becoming farcical. A thoroughly good buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy It Now, 4 Jan 2008
This review is from: Die Hard Trilogy (6 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
The 'Die Hard' films are the best films that I have ever seen. Bruce Willis never ceases to amaze me with his brilliant acting as thr reluctant LAPD and NYPD police officer. This film series is simply something that you must watch beore you die. You simply have to press the orange "buy it now" button at the top-right hand corner of your screen NOW!
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5.0 out of 5 stars DVD King of the Universe, 26 Nov 2007
This review is from: Die Hard Trilogy (6 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
THere is not a word in the English Dictionary that sumarises this word, AMAZING comes no where near to the brilliance of this film, I don't care if you don't like action movies get this one!
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