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The Resource Die hard, Twentieth Century Fox presents a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production, a John McTiernan film ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza ; directed by John McTiernan, (DVD videorecording)

Die hard, Twentieth Century Fox presents a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production, a John McTiernan film ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza ; directed by John McTiernan, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Die hard
Title
Die hard
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century Fox presents a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production, a John McTiernan film ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza ; directed by John McTiernan
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
It's Christmas time in L.A. and on the 30th floor of the Nakatomi Corporation building there's an employee party in progress. The revelry comes to a violent end when the partygoers are taken hostage by a group of terrorists headed by Hans Gruber, who plans to steal the 600 million dollars locked in Nakatomi's high-tech safe. Gruber and his henchmen pretend to be politically motivated in order to throw the authorities off track. Gruber has no intention of allowing anyone to get out of the building alive. Meanwhile, New York cop John McClane has come to L.A. to visit his estranged wife, Holly, who happens to be one of the hostages. Disregarding the orders of the authorities surrounding the building, McClane takes on the villains, armed with one handgun and plenty of cunning
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photographpy, Jan De Bont ; editors, Frank J. Urioste , John F. Link ; music, Michael Kamen ; costume designer, Marilyn Vance-Straker ; production designer, Jackson DeGovia
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English (DTS 5.1, Dolby 5.1, Dolby surround) or French (Dolby surround) dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Bruce Willis, Alan Ruckman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1949-1995
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gordon, Lawrence
  • Silver, Joel
  • Stuart, Jeb
  • De Souza, Steve
  • McTiernan, John
  • Willis, Bruce
  • Rickman, Alan
  • Godunov, Alexander
  • Bedelia, Bonnie
  • Thorp, Roderick
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Gordon Company
  • Silver Pictures
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
132
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parties
  • Hostages
  • Terrorists
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • United States
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Partidos
  • Rehenes
  • Parties
  • Hostages
  • Terrorists
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • United States
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Die hard, Twentieth Century Fox presents a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production, a John McTiernan film ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza ; directed by John McTiernan, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel "Nothing lasts forever" by Roderick Thorp
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1988
  • Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by director and production designer, special effects supervisor and various cast & crew; branching version includes extended shutdown scene; DVD-ROM script-to-screen comparison ; Disc 2: 2 extended scenes: airplane sequence & power shutdown; "The cutting room: re-edit your favorite scenes" featurette; deleted lines and sequences reel; newscasts; interactive articles; screenplay; still gallery; DVD-ROM links, game deoms
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn123378011
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed. ; Steelbook.
Extent
2 videodiscs (132 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543442226
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 12830-12831 2244222
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)123378011
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround, dual-layer, NTSC
Terms governing use
These DVDs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Die hard, Twentieth Century Fox presents a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production, a John McTiernan film ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza ; directed by John McTiernan, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel "Nothing lasts forever" by Roderick Thorp
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1988
  • Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by director and production designer, special effects supervisor and various cast & crew; branching version includes extended shutdown scene; DVD-ROM script-to-screen comparison ; Disc 2: 2 extended scenes: airplane sequence & power shutdown; "The cutting room: re-edit your favorite scenes" featurette; deleted lines and sequences reel; newscasts; interactive articles; screenplay; still gallery; DVD-ROM links, game deoms
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn123378011
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed. ; Steelbook.
Extent
2 videodiscs (132 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543442226
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 12830-12831 2244222
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)123378011
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround, dual-layer, NTSC
Terms governing use
These DVDs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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