Live Free or Die Hard [Blu-ray]  [US Import] [Region A]
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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.
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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.
with regards to the storyline & Directing etc
where is the first 3 sequels i would rate close to 10/10 for sure, it's personal preference really
the original DVD release of Die Hard 4 had both the Theatrical cut which ran for about 123mins
and the Unrated cut version which ran about 125-129mins roughly
which had extra scenes of more violence and swearing really
so it was a very Good idea for 20th century fox to release both versions to the public then they could choose which version to watch
but for some bulls*** pathetic reason 20th century fox did not do the same thing for the blu-ray release
which they definitely should have, they had no reason not to, very stupid
this blu-ray release only has the 123mins Theatrical cut, not the Unrated cut
it's common sense check the total runtime of the blu-ray you'll see for yourself
the product Details on the listing says 129mins runtime well this obviously Dead wrong
personally i prefer the Unrated cut which i have on my DVD version of the film,
i have the U.S.Read more ›
Since we last saw John McClane the world has technologically grown up without him. He's an old school cop in a high tech world. The general plot is he is sent to pick up a 'hacker' who is wanted by some terrorists who also want to take over the US using solely technology as their weapon.
The film is 2 hours of action, almost non-stop. Yes you'll need to suspend belief, but it's a Die Hard movie, goes without saying. Personally I really enjoyed this movie and it's great to see Bruce Willis reprise John McClane. Best action movie I've seen this year, so far.
The plot is particularly topical with the way the world is now, and proves the vulnerability of letting networking/computer system have such a large control on the way we live our lives. The story is simple enough - yet another group of terrorists believe they can rob us of our money by playing around with McClaine, as this time round he goes in search of a young man who has taken the work of previous computer hackers (unknowingly to them...) so that he may open up the U.S's Social Security network, and take everybody's financial details. As ever though, McClaine has a habit of being at the wrong place at the wrong time.. and so when he's called upon to simply find a suspect and deliver him to Police, he realises that the young boy himself created one of the pieces of software that's being used to hack into the Government files..
And so, off Brucey goes to rage war during his hunt for whoever is planning to steal our precious information. But things get worse when his daughter is kidnapped by them. Then its personal!
It's only fair really to compare this to the previous films - it is part of a quadrilogy, after all. And in that case, I feel this film lacks the substance and tensity that the first and third outings in particular had, where a more sinister musical score and better choice of villain made the two films a combination of great acting, and edge of seat moments. This latest outing however falls in that it's just pure non-stop action. What's wrong with that you're probably wondering?Read more ›
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My type of movie, the good guy kick seven shades of **** out of the bad guy.Published 6 days ago by Terence M. Stringer
Quick delivery totally satisfied with product and service. ThanksPublished 1 month ago by Peter Savage
Had forgotten most of the brilliant action scenes in this one.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a load of tripe. The first Die Hard film was a refreshing, funny, interesting plot-wise, action flick that introduced us to John McClane, Bruce Willis did a competent job and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ozymandias