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The best Die Hard set available (including Blu-ray),
This review is from: Die Hard: Ultimate Collection (Die Hard / Die Hard 2: Die Harder / Die Hard: With a Vengeance / Live Free or Die Hard) (DVD)
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.
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Initial post: Sep 24, 2010 1:09:49 PM PDT
Brian Crain says:
Why give five stars for obvious lackluster performance for the first two disks?
Posted on May 31, 2012 9:43:34 AM PDT
Steve Douglas says:
How was the audio, was it lossless or what? Were the surrounds used properly? Glad you focused on the quality of the discs rather than a summary of the plot lines but you could have taken this review further
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2012 12:00:29 PM PDT
It's not even close to deserving five stars... I've seen Die Hard on Blu and trust me, without the Branching, it looks like the DVD version. If you've got the Five-Star DVD version, keep that one and pass up the Blu Ray Collection. FOX really messed up here. Independence Day at least got the video right but still same problem, stripped down normal cut of the film. FOX, QUIT cutting Blu Ray movies to shreds. Release them right or not at all.
Posted on Feb 15, 2013 2:03:24 PM PST
I suspect Fox, like many others are waiting to re-master older action films like the first two, that they are adding sequels to, so they can market up the capital to perform the re-mastering from original film stock and soundtracts. I agree, don't give five stars to poor reproductions. The rating is intended for the set, not one movie. However, I thought "The Game's" review was worth five stars. I won't be re-purchasing this or initially purchasing any other sets until re-mastering has been performed on all of the films in set, and it's fully disclosed that each movie's film and soundtracks have been re-mastered. This is all about clever, but deceptive marketing.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013 2:26:39 PM PST
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Steve Douglas says:
Warner Brothers is just as bad. Look at the mess they made of Goodfellas, with lossy audio even.
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