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Die Hard At 30: 4K & Collector’s Artwork

Make fists with your toes… the big 3-0 is approaching for one of the manliest movies of all time.  Although not yet, Die Hard is not technically 30 until July.

But it’s good to see Fox are treating it properly and acknowledging the occasion.  They are going to finally release the movie on UHD and a further collector’s set on Blu-Ray.

Press release:

Bruce Willis is John McClane in the film that launched the billion-dollar action franchise, DIE HARD. McClane, a New York City cop, flies to L.A. on Christmas Eve to visit his wife at a party in her company’s lavish high-rise. Plans change once a group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), seize the building and take everyone hostage, McClane slips away and becomes the only chance anyone has in this beginning-to-end heart-stopping action thriller.

Fans can also purchase the complete DIE HARD COLLECTION limited edition Blu-ray™ Steelbook, available only at Zavvi on 14 May. The box set will include all five films in the franchise!

DIE HARD 30th Anniversary Bonus Features (previously available on Blu-ray):

Commentary by Director John McTiernan and Production Designer Jackson DeGovia

Scene-Specific Commentary by Special Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund

The News Casts Featurette

Interactive Style Gallery

Trailers & TV Spots

DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER
– Commentary •
– Trailers •
– Deleted Scenes •
– Featurettes

DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE
– Trailers •
– Visual Effects Segments •
– Alternate Ending •
– Featurettes •
– Interview with Bruce Willis

DIE HARD 4.0: LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD
– Making of •
– Featurettes •
– Trailer

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
– Feature -– Original & HARDER EXTENDED CUT •
– Deleted Scenes •
– Featurettes •
– Commentary by Director John Moore and First Assistant Director Mark Cotone (on Extended Cut)

Die Hard arrives on 4K UHD on May 14th and the Die Hard steelbook collection arrives on the same date in the UK.

14 Comments

  1. cescoss

    May 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    I hope for predator 1 4k in september..

  2. Mucho Macho

    May 1, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    An epic manly masterpiece of biblical proportions.

    • mt1974kc

      May 1, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      Agreed Mucho,

      Unlike quite a few 80s/90s action films this actually had a good script something that a top tier action film needs.

      The only issue is “zombie karl”.
      After his epic fight with John he was clearly dead, shown hung by a metal chain and hanging several feet from the ground.

      He returned just to give John’s black police pal AL the chance to draw his gun and shoot a justified bad guy after his tragic tale of his accidental shooting of a teenage boy with a toy gun.

      Honestly I think they should have just left AL to not shoot anyone. He was clearly a likeable guy who deeply regretted this tragic mistake.

      Overall though one misjudgement in an otherwise great film still for me makes it an easy 10 out of 10.

      Probably my favourite action film of all time that doesn’t have any sci-fi, fantasy, horror or comic book elements.

      • Mucho Macho

        May 2, 2018 at 2:11 am

        Al’s arc to shoot the bad guy had a purpose. For the most part men who join the police force don’t want to ride a desk their entire career, they are looked down upon & called “Desk Jockeys”. Al’s mistake was made when he was a rookie & not only had taken a personal toll on the guy but it had also derailed his career. Al was apprehensive about pulling his gun out again on duty & when you have those emotions of fear it can not only cost you your life but the life of your fellow police officers as well , so Al was relegated to desk duties or crappy assignments.

        Him shooting Karl in the moment & saving not only McClane’s life but others in most likehood as well (cause of the weapon he was gonna use )
        was a way to redeem himself . He will always feel the loss of the life he accidentally took but now that he saved some lives he knows what that is like & can go on to be a police officer again.

        Al shootin Karl not only saved McClane’s & others lifes but by doing so he saved his own life in more ways than one as well. Karl had to go🔫👍
        Die Hard is a masterpiece

        • mt1974kc

          May 2, 2018 at 8:57 am

          Mucho,

          I actually agree with everything you said and realise why killing Karl would be right for his character development.

          It’s not that him shooting Karl was a bad idea at all from a character development point of view, the problem was that Karl was clearly dead.

          There is a shot in the film of Karl prior to his shooting by Al after his epic fight with John where he is hanging by the metal chain totally motionless several feet from the ground.

          This makes him clearly dead and unable to be there for AL to then shoot him.

          If perhaps John had just knocked out Karl or some other situation where he didn’t clearly kill him then this could have worked very well but that wasn’t the case.

          I find the film great (a film doesn’t have to be perfect to get a 10 from me) but I can still acknowledge it’s one mistake.

          I have thought about it again and I think it is my favourite action film of all time (so far) that doesn’t have any fantasy, sci-fi, horror or comic book elements.

          • Mucho Macho

            May 2, 2018 at 12:20 pm

            Well , the film is called Die Hard and I guess that applies to the bad guys too😂

            You know it’s a movie cliche that in movies the bad guy or one of the bad guys has to come back for one last scare. Perhaps they should have gone with another villain that wasn’t clearly as dead as Karl but you know he was brought back because of the brother angle.

            Or maybe Karl knew a German breathing technique we were not aware of & that’s why he was able to survive his hanging😀

            Still..great moment from a great movie👍

        • David Barber

          May 2, 2018 at 10:36 pm

          Reminds me of Deke DaSilva in Nighthawks. He argued with anti-terrorist adviser Hartman over his shoot to kill policy, pointing out innocent people might get hurt, then later on, he pointed out that Deke fought in Vietnam and killed 52 Viet Cong soldiers. Since then, he had never killed anyone again after becoming a cop but then came Wulfgar, another blonde terrorist psycho like Karl.

          • Mucho Macho

            May 3, 2018 at 1:22 am

            Nighthawks was awesome.
            Good example as well.
            If I’m not mistaken I think Nighthawks was edited and toned down it’s screen violence. We need an unrated cut

            & btw…Billy Dee Williams is the only Lando Calrissian in my book😂

          • David Barber

            May 3, 2018 at 1:49 pm

            You’re right. It was going to be a 2 hr 30 min film and according to Lindsay Wagner, Sly himself directed a lot of scenes and cut out many that only featured Rutger Hauer as Wulfgar. Someone on imdb once claimed that he saw the full uncut version in Europe (Holland or Germany) where there were more graphic scenes of violence and gore.

            Saw a cool Billy Dee Williams film in the weekend called Time Bomb. Lots of action and hi-tech gadgetry.

  3. pegon125

    May 2, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    An epic manly masterpiece of biblical proportions.

  4. French Predator

    May 3, 2018 at 11:09 am

    How about releasing the workprints for a change.DH3 was butchered by the studios.