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Die Hard 4.0 and Quadrilogy on DVD and Blu-ray

DieHard4_Poster.jpgDie Hard 4.0 or Live Free or Die Hard (Filmstalker review) if you're not in the UK, was actually surprisingly good, I really enjoyed it, and I'm considering buying the Blu-ray when it gets a UK release on October the 29th, just a few days away.

I've been given the specs for the three different releases, there's the single disc DVD, the double disc DVD and the Blu-ray DVD, all due for release on the same day, there's even a brand new cut of the film never seen in the cinema which will be on the double disc and Blu-ray editions.

John McClane returns in the modern world, older and perhaps not any wiser, and up against a modern more intelligent terrorist, or so they think. Computer terrorists bring down the entire infrastructure of America in a less than a day, and they hold the country to ransom.

In the day of the computer chip, when all power has gone, only the dinasours remain, and that's where McClane comes in. He teams up with a young hacker who had inadvertantly assisted the terrorists and sets out to stop them, the only way he know how.

Certificate: 15
Feature Running Time: 123 mins
DVD Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 (16x9 LB)

Single Disc DVD: (RRP) £19.99
Theatrical release
4 Extended and Deleted scenes
2 Featurettes 'Die Hard by Guyz Nite' and 'Behind the Scenes with Guyz Nite'
Gag reel

Double Disc DVD: (RRP) £24.99
New cut of the film with more "action and attitude" - that perhaps means some violence and swearing put back in
4 Deleted and Extended Scenes
7 Featurettes:
'Die Hard by Guyz Nite'
Behind the Scenes with Guyz Nite'
Yippie-ki-yay Mother F*****!
Fox Movie Channel Presents 'Fox Legacy'
Hacker Underworld
Homeland Security in a Cyber Age
Matt's Pad with Justin Long
'Analogue Hero in a Digital World: Making of Die Hard 4.0 ' (10 part documentary)
Gag Reel

Blu-ray: (RRP) £24.99
New cut of the film as per the double disc DVD release
'Analogue Hero in a Digital World: Making of Die Hard 4.0 ' (10 part documentary)
4 Featurettes
'Die Hard by Guyz Nite'
Behind the Scenes with Guyz Nite'
Yippie-ki-yay Mother F*****!
Fox Movie Channel Presents 'Fox Legacy'
Theatrical Trailer

I really like the fact that they've started releasing the single and double discs at the same time, and not fooling customers into buying the single disc, and then the double when it comes out a few months later. This provides the customer (that's us) with the choice right up front.

You can see more over at the official DVD release site which even carries news on the quadrilogy edition that includes all four Die Hard films and the following special features:

Die Hard 1 & 2 Featurettes
Die Hard 1 & 2 Cast Biographies
Die Hard 1 & 2 Trailers
Audio Commentary by Director John McTiernan on Die Hard With a Vengeaence
Audio Commentary by Bruce Willis, Director Len Wiseman and Editor Nicolas De Toth on Die Hard 4.0
'Die Hard by Guyz Nite'
Behind the Scenes with Guyz Nite'
Deleted and Extended Scenes from Die Hard 4.0

I'm a little disappointed in that release, considering it's all four films couldn't they have managed audio commentaries for all four films? I mean Willis is in them, couldn't he have spared a day to do them at least?

Meanwhile I've just been passed three viral videos which are rather amusing and show people trying to act out their John McClane fantasies. While I realise that these are press virals, it did make me think. What if we really did do this?

People could start making minute long tributes to their favourite film characters...I could see this being quite a laugh actually. To see what I'm talking about have a look at these three short clips in Windows Media Player format (WVX), a href="http://www.clipfresh.com/car.wvx" title="WVX McClaine wannabie clip" target="_blank">Car, a href="http://www.clipfresh.com/van.wvx" title="WVX McClaine wannabie clip" target="_blank">Van and Roof.

My favourite has to be the car, just that guy leaning out and shouting the immortal McClane line in his very non-McClane accent was rather cool.



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