Fox Re-Jiggers 'Die Hard' Blu-ray Plans

Posted Mon Sep 17, 2007 at 07:00 AM PDT by
Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard with a Vengeance [Blu-ray Box Art]

Fox Home Entertainment has issued updated specs for its Blu-ray debut of the 'Die Hard' franchise, and in a change of plans, it turns out fans will be able to purchase all four films either together as a complete set or as stand-alone releases.

This configuration differs from the one outlined in Fox's earlier annnouncement that it would bring all four films in the blockbuster 'Die Hard' franchise to Blu-ray on November 20. Originally, the latest installment 'Live Free or Die Hard' was to be made available only as a stand-alone release, while the other three 'Die Hard' films would only be made available as part of a 'Die Hard Trilogy' box set.

Now the studio has released brand new specs for the box set, which has been renamed 'The Die Hard Collection' and is set to include all four films in the franchise. Furthermore, Fox now says it will also make the first three films -- 'Die Hard,' 'Die Hard 2: Die Harder' and 'Die Hard with a Vengeance' -- available as stand-alone Blu-ray releases.

Details for each of the individual films remain the same, with each 'Die Hard' flick enjoying a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 surround tracks.

'Live Free or Die Hard' will boast each of the supplements included on the concurrently-released two-disc standard-def DVD, plus at least one Blu-ray exclusive. Extras on each of the other three flicks will mirror those found on each title's standard-def DVD counterparts.

Retail for each individual 'Die Hard' release will be $39.98, with 'The Die Hard Collection' retailing for $129.98 (a $30 discount versus purchasing each title individually).

You'll find disc details for all four 'Die Hard' releases and the 'Die Hard Collection' box set linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where all are indexed under November 20.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for the next gen debut of the 'Die Hard' flicks in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Die Hard' Blu-ray releases.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Die Hard (Blu-ray)
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (Blu-ray)
Die Hard 3: Die Hard with a Vengeance (Blu-ray)
Live Free or Die Hard (Blu-ray)
The Die Hard Collection (Blu-ray)
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