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Die Hard With A Vengeance

Special Edition
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 52 (Sept 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene, Colleen Camp, Larry Bryggman, Anthony Peck, Nick Wyman, Sam Phillips

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Those of you who bought the initial DVD releases of the Die Hard movies can now...throw them away! These newly-issued discs outperform the previous versions in every way imaginable. Fans of the popular Bruce Willis action series will be pleased with what DVD producer David Prior and the folks at Fox have come up with for you. Sold individually for $29.98 or as a set (a better deal at $79.98), each movie is offered as a two-disc Special Edition. New two-disc Special Edition includes all-new anamorphic widescreen transfer, along with Dolby Digital and DTS soundtrack options on Disc One. Plus, the new edition will include audio commentary, alternate ending, two behind-the-scenes TV specials, a featurette, behind-the-scenes vignettes, storyboard sequence, Bruce Willis interview, special effects breakdown, trailers & TV spots.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2002151
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 128
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1995
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/10/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): John McTiernan
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Story Synopsis:
McClane once again finds himself having a really bad day in Die Hard With A Vengeance. This time he joins forces with Zeus, a reluctant civilian (Jackson), to try and outwit a riddle-speaking terrorist (Irons) who plans to empty the Federal Reserve Bank

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced, THX digitally mastered 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a slightly improved picture when compared to the previously released THX-certified non-anamorphic DVD. While noise is not as much a factor on the new disc when compared to the previous version, the appearance of edge enhancement is unacceptable. Ghostly halos create an annoying hard edge throughout. Images are generally sharp, but fine details and clarity are wanting. Colors are generally well balanced, but border oversaturation at times. The picture can appear overly bright with mediocre contrast. The picture has a

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack for this DVD isn