DVD Review: Die Hard Collection

MGM/Fox Home Entertainment

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the scourge of terrorists everywhere, a blue-collar cop that simply is trying to do right by his family and country, a man whose very name strikes fear in the hearts of terrorists (or maybe not, since they keep crossing him), I give you John McClane.

If you don’t watch popcorn films, you might not know the character or the series. Actually that really is not true. If you lived under a rock in the late 80s and the 90s, you might not know the character or the series.

John McClane (Bruce Willis) is a NYC cop that was introduced to the world in 1988 (Note: I had originally put 1984, but it has since been pointed out that my memory is not what it used to be, and that it was 1988.) when he foiled a terrorist takeover (actually a robbery attempt) of his estranged wife’s office building. Since then, he has saved America (Ok, at least parts of it) two additional times.

What we have here is pretty much everything a fan could possibly want (with the exception of the new flick Live Free Or Die Hard, which will almost certainly appear in the next box set) in regards to the Die Hard series. Each film gets a disc full of goodies (most of which are on the individual releases) that will inform and enlighten you on all things Die Hard. Extra scenes, trailers/TV ads, interviews and featurettes (mostly on how stunts and wacky action scenes are done) are provided for each film.

The fourth disc offers a TRAILER!!!!! for new the Die Hard film (Live Free or Die Hard) and a new featurette looking back at the series. While it does make for interesting viewing, this new segment is hardly worth the cost of the set. If you already own these films, I can’t see buying this. If you do not, this set is fun and should be owned by fans of the films.

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