Yippee kye yay! Die Hard (1988) on Blu-Ray


This one came out of no where. I only found out last week that all four Die Hard films were released on Blu-Ray in the UK. After doing a little bit of research I found some screenshots of the discs over at the AVS forum. If any readers doubt the difference in quality between standard definition and high definition go to this link and see for yourself.

Die Hard (1988) is a film I watch every Christmas Eve. It has become something of a ritual for me. I regard it as the best Hollywood action film ever made and have probably seen it well over thirty times. Since UK Blu-Ray discs are quite pricey I have decided to purchase them one by one. The first Die Hard (1988) arrived this morning and just gave it a spin. Wow! The difference between the SD-DVD release and the Blu-Ray versions is marked. The level of detail offered is astounding and, much like my earlier experience of watching Halloween (1978) on Blu-Ray, it is almost like watching the film for the first time as you are more aware of everything in the frame. It is a real delight to see this film in such a great presentation. I will certainly be purchasing the next two titles before Christmas but will not be picking up Die Hard 4.0 (2007) until it has been released on Blu-Ray in its uncut variant.

I purchased Die Hard from The Hut. If you enter the discount code HUKD5 it will give you 5% off and take the price of the disc below ??15. I have to say that I am rather impressed by their service; they posted the disc yesterday and it arrived this morning. I will certainly be using them again when I purchase Die Hard 2 (1990). Sadly, Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) will not be released on Blu-Ray in the UK but will be released in Australia early December. It can be pre- ordered from DVD Crave.

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