Here’s Why I Want the New ‘Die Hard’ Blu-ray Collection

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The Nakatomi Plaza: Die Hard Collection. Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC.

“Welcome to the party, pal!”

Sure, I’ve seen the Die Hard movies a jillion times now. Okay—I’ve seen the first one a jillion times. The second and third come in… well, second and third. I’ve actually seen the third one a lot. I’m working my way up to quoting the fourth and the fifth.

However, I would proudly call those last two flicks my own just to have the upcoming Nakatomi Plaza: Die Hard Collection.

The original is probably one of my favorite action movies and definitely one of my favorite Christmas movies. It’s also one of the movies that will always keep me awake at night.

This upcoming special edition packs all five Die Hard flicks into a replica of that very familiar Los Angeles tower. Yes, it’s the same one that had most of its windows shattered, the same one that had John McClane’s bloody footprints stamped onto the side, and the same one that aided in blowing an FBI helicopter right out of the sky.

Inside, it has Blu-ray and Digital HD versions of Die Hard, Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Live Free or Die Hard, and A Good Day to Die Hard. The last two also feature an unrated version of each film. There’s also a bonus Blu-ray on “Decoding Die Hard,” a 32-page booklet about the franchise, and five villain collectible cards. Hans, booby—you’ve got yourself a trading card!

Fox will start taking pre-orders for the Nakatomi Plaza: Die Hard Collection in their booth at San Diego Comic-Con, as well as online. You can expect to pay $89.99 for this magnificent piece, and I’m guessing they won’t take bearer bonds. Otherwise, you can score one when it’s released on October 13, 2015. Yippee-ki-yay!

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Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC.