Don't get this Blu-ray set
ASP | NJ | 01/02/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When I think Blu-ray, I expect high quality video and sound, otherwise there is no point to buying a blu-ray version of an already existing dvd.
The first two movies, Die Hard 1 & 2 from the 80's, look terrible visually. FOX did a horrible job in re-mastering these for blu-ray, or they did not re-master them at all. It is possible they used the regular dvd's and just up-converted them without remastering/restoring them digitally. Sound is decent. The third film, Die Hard with a Vengeance is more recent from the 90's, but it doesn't look great. The fourth film does look good and sounds great, but it would be more convenient to just purchase the fourth film as a blu-ray version and get the first three on regular DVD if you don't own them already. You would save a lot more money and you would be getting the same thing as this box set here. FOX definitely messed up with this whole set."
The best Die Hard set available (including Blu-ray)
The GAME | Steph's bedroom | 06/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having viewed both this set and the blu-ray collection, I can honestly say this is the set to buy. The blu-ray collection is very nice and looks good but the older films (especially the first) just dont look any better in blu-ray. It actually looks more grainy on the blu-ray than the traditional dvd. However, the 4th film looks spectacular in blu-ray but that is the only one I would say is worth the extra cash. This set costs about half of the blu-ray edition and includes more extra features than any Die Hard fan could want. Each movie comes with a bonus disc chalk full of commentaries, documentaries, and behind the scenes footage. I found the audio and video of these dvds to be mastered very well considering the 1st film is 20 years old. The only issue i noticed was slight edge enhancement on certain scenes in the first 3 movies, but hardly distracting. So do yourself a favor, save the cash and buy a set that is just about as good. You wont be disappointed."
Good, but could have been better.
K. Wiggins II | Clarksburg, MD USA | 10/17/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up with the Die Hard movies. I really liked the 1st movie and am in the minority becuase I also enjoyed the second. The 3rd and 4th movie I liked, though not as much, because they didn't feel like Die Hard movies as much as the first two did. 1&2 consentrated mostly on John McClain. With the 3rd you had Samuel Jackson. He was a big focus during the movie, but was similar enough to Bruce Willis' character that it didn't distract too much from the movie.
With the 4th movie, it didn't feel like Die Hard so much. At times, it almost felt like a sequel to 16 blocks, that had been watered down to a PG13. Don't get me wrong though, I did enjoy the movie, but it definitely isn't the Die Hard I grew up with.
The audio was very good on all films, but I was disappointed by the earlier films video quality. After recently seeing what Warner Bros. were able to do for Blade Runner, the first two movies are pretty disappointing. BR is 25 years old and they were able to make it look like it was made almost yesterday (except for obviously dated tech). I wish they would have taken a little more time and cleaned up the films better.
While this is a good deal for all 4 movies, you might want to wait for an unrated version before purchasing these. I'm hoping the reason there wasn't an unrated blu-ray version is that they're going back to do some re-edits to make it better than the unrated version released on DVD."