Disc 1: **"Die Hard" Widescreen Feature with optional Commentary by director John McTiernan and production designer Jackson DeGovia **Additional scene-specific commentary by special effects supervisor Richard Edlund **Subt... more »itled commentary by various cast and crew **Branching version with the extended power shutdown scene **DVD-ROM - script-to- screen comparison Disc 2: **"Die Harder" Widescreen Feature **Directors commentary Disc 3: **"Die Hard with a Vengeance" Widescreen Feature **Directors commentary Disc 4 Bonus Disc: **Inside Look: LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD **Wrong Guy, Wrong Place, Wrong Time: A Look Back At Die Hard **The Continuing Adventures of John McClane« less
"The Die Hard films are the greatest action series ever made. This is a small collection of the trilogy. It does not have all the extras of the six disc ultimate box set that was released a couple years ago, but you get what you are paying for here. For $30 you get the three films. You can look at it as only getting half of the old box set, but you are getting it for half the price as well.
This is a Die Hard set for people like me who don't care about a million extra features and just want to enjoy the movies at an affordable price. Don't get me wrong, it isn't like I dislike extras, but to be honest I only watch them once or twice, so to me it isn't worth the extra cash."
Don't waste your money
Some Gravity | Indiana, USA | 05/05/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"How can one not love the "Die Hard" films? As most would agree,the DH films are some of the best and most influential action films of all time (don't forget to add successful,something that has been proven). But,as exciting as "The Die Hard Collection" may appear to be,don't waste your money. Sure,you do get the original three "Die Hard" films("Die Hard","Die Hard 2:Die Harder",and "Die Hard with a Vengeance")here,alongside a bonus disc that goes behind the scenes into the making of the forthcoming(as of this writing)DH film,"Live Free or Die Hard". But,unfortunately,this set recycles the previously released box set of the "Die Hard" films,omitting half of the bonus feautures that were on the original box set of the DH films ("Die Hard--The Ultimate Collection")and keeping half of the original ones,with only a few new bonus feautures being present for the original DH films (the disc for the forthcoming DH film is only an inside look into the making of the film). Do yourself a favor--pass this up,buy "Die Hard--The Ultimate Collection",and wait until "Live Free or Die Hard" has been released on DVD. You will be happy that you did,as unfortunately,this is just a last minute attempt to earn some extra $.
P.S. Check out my "So You'd Like To..." guide on how to learn more about the first "Die Hard" film."
Fantastic value for people who don't own the movies yet
SpartanMark05 | 06/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let me start by assuring you that, no, I am not employed by Fox or the production or development teams behind the Die Hard franchise, nor am I one of the actors / actresses involved. I'm just a regular movie buff like most everybody else who surfs the movie pages on Amazon. Now that that is out of the way . . .
After seeing all (and I mean ALL) the other reviews trashing this product, I feel it is necessary to bring attention the positive side to this product (and yes, there is one). The fact of the matter is that, for those movie enthusiasts who don't yet own the Die Hard films in their libraries and/or who have little or no interest in the usually excessive "extras," this package is an excellent value.
For $28.00 you get three great actions movies with some extras (the ones that are probably actually worth watching anyways), a preview of the upcoming fourth Die Hard, as well as a voucher to see it for free when it comes to theaters. It is beyond me how anybody could call this a bad deal.
Comparatively, the previous boxed-set everybody else keeps mentioning is around $10.00 more in price, doesn't include the free movie ticket (a $10.00 or more value in some areas these days), and has fatter cases that will hog more of your precious shelf-space. Sure, they have the infamous "second" discs flaunted by movie studios, but unless you are seriously obsessed with the movies, these second discs usually amount to junk anyways - usually thrown together to give the studio an excuse to inflate the price and bulk up their own profits.
In the end, for the vast majority of movie-watchers, this new edition of the Die Hard collection amounts to a more than ample package and experience, and at a price to "die" for.
**UPDATE** Upon acquiring and opening my copy of this Die hard boxed-set, I have found that the "free" movie voucher is good up to only $8.50 (not $10.00 as I previously mentioned in this review). This is still a sufficient discount, and should cover the majority of one admission - if not all - in most theaters around the country. While this won't affect my score, I do feel readers are entitled to know exactly what they will be getting, and to know that I had no intention to mislead anybody with my previous comments on this feature.
**SECOND UPDATE** Be forewarned, AMC Theatres really don't want to take the Die Hard movie vouchers. I attempted to use mine at the AMC near me recently, and succeeded only after taking my case to the guest services counter. Employees there claimed AMC doesn't honor the vouchers, but nowhere on the voucher or in the theater or its box office was there any form of disclaimer stating so in writing for customers to see freely. So, if you are planning on using your voucher at an AMC, don't be surprised if the cashier turns it down, and be prepared to stand your ground. It's amazing to me that a movie theater would be so reluctant to take a coupon (one for which they get completely reimbursed) issued directly from the very studios that are keeping them in business."
Don't buy, this version is crappier.
Poopy McButt-Stain | Oregon | 05/10/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This boxed set is the product of media hype. This boxed set is the crappier of the two Die Hard box set. This one only has one disc per film, where as the older silver box is a 6 disc set, 2 for each film. There is nothing better about THIS version except the packaging, and all they've done is recycle some of the features. This one is LAME. BUY THE OLD ONE! THE OLD ONE IS THE SAME PRICE, WITH MORE FEATURES!!!!!!!!!!!!"
It is worth it
Ellen T. Gillham | Georgia | 07/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For this kind of bargain you cannot go wrong can you? For less than 30 dollars you are getting 3 Die Hard movies (1,2 and 3) and a bonus disc with extras that is showing how they are making the next one. I understand how people can be angry at thinking this is just a way of kipping more money in the height of the anticipated 4th Die Hard film (in theaters now) but still, look at it this way, you are getting the first three films for less than 30 dollars! I look forward to getting the fourth one on DVD to complete my DH collection."