The Resource Die hard, Twentieth Century

Die hard, Twentieth Century

Label
Die hard
Title
Die hard
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century
Title variation
  • Die hard
  • Die hard 2
  • Die harder
  • Die hard with a vengeance
  • Live free or die hard
  • Decoding die hard
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Die hard: New York City detective John McClane is in Los Angeles to spend the holidays with his estranged wife Holly. While McClane waits for Holly's office party to end, terrorists take control of the building. As their sinister leader, Hans Gruber, and his savage henchman round up hostages, McClane gets ready to blast a few rounds of his own and launch a one-man war
  • Die hard 2: John McClane is off-duty on Christmas Eve in the nation's capital when a team of terrorists, in town to rescue a drug lord from justice, has taken over a major international airport, holding thousands of travelers hostage. Amidst a blinding blizzard, McClane must race against time to defeat the terrorists and their murderous leader while also contending with an inept airport police chief, the stubborn head of the Army's anti-terrorist squad, and the knowledge that his wife is trapped in a plane desperately low on fuel, circling overhead
  • Die hard with a vengeance: New York cop John McClane is the personal target of the mysterious Simon, a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian, McClane careens wildly from one end of town to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game
  • Live free or die hard:NYPD Detective John McClane has faced some brutal terrorists in his career, but now, he's about to face what may be his most dangerous enemy yet. John, who occasionally does work for the United States Department of Homeland Security, receives a call to bring in a hacker named Matt Farrell, because there has been a breach in an FBI computer system. Farrell is one of the many hackers who are suspected in the attack. After John gets to Matt's apartment, a group of men show up and try to kill John and Matt. They barely escape with their lives. A group of terrorists led by Thomas Gabriel are systematically shutting down the United States computer infrastructure. Luckily, Matt knows enough about hacking to figure out how Gabriel is shutting down the computers. Gabriel plans to bring the country to its knees, but he doesn't count on John and Matt. Gabriel wants John and Matt out of the way. It becomes personal for John when an enraged Gabriel kidnaps his daughter Lucy. Gabriel may think he now has the upper hand on John, but he has no idea how far John is willing to go to rescue Lucy
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Die hard: Director of photography, Jan De Bont ; film editors, Frank J. Urioste, John F. Link ; music, Michael Kamen ; production designer, Jackson DeGovia ; visual effects producer, Richard Edlund
  • Die hard 2: Director of photography, Oliver Wood ; editors, Stuart Baird, Robert A. Ferretti ; music, Michael Kamen ;costume designer, Marilyn Vance-Straker ; production designer, John Vallone ; visual effects, ILM
  • Die hard with a vengeance: Director of photography, Peter Menzies ; editor, John Wright ; music, Michael Kamen ;production designer, Jackson DeGovia
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
PerformerNote
  • Die hard: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia
  • Die hard 2: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, Reginald Veljohnson, Franco Nero, William Sadler, John Amos, Dennis Franz
  • Die hard with a vengeance: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene, Colleen Camp, Larry Bryggman, Sam Phillips
  • Live free or die hard: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Cliff Curtis, Maggie Q
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http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Willis, Bruce
  • McTiernan, John
  • Stuart, Jeb
  • De Souza, Steve
  • Gordon, Lawrence
  • Silver, Joel
  • Harlin, Renny
  • Richardson, Doug
  • Gordon, Charles
  • Vajna, Andrew G.
  • Hensleigh, Jonathan
  • Tadross, Michael
  • Rickman, Alan
  • Godunov, Alexander
  • Bedelia, Bonnie
  • Atherton, William
  • Veljohnson, Reginald
  • Nero, Franco
  • Sadler, William
  • Amos, John
  • Franz, Dennis
  • Irons, Jeremy
  • Jackson, Samuel L
  • Greene, Graham
  • Camp, Colleen
  • Bryggman, Larry
  • Phillips, Sam
  • Long, Justin
  • Olyphant, Timothy
  • Curtis, Cliff
  • Q., Maggie
  • Thorp, Roderick
  • Wager, Walter H
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Gordon Company
  • Silver Pictures
  • Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Inc
Runtime
516
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorists
  • Hostages
  • Heroes
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Die hard, Twentieth Century
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Die hard based on the novel by Roderick Thorp
  • Die hard 2 based on the novel 58 minutes by Walter Wager
  • Die hard originally released as a motion picture in 1988. Die hard 2 originally released as a motion picture in 1990. Die hard with a vengeance originally released as a motion picture in 1995. Live free or die hard originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Bonus disc: Decoding die hard: Join the star and filmmakers for an unprecedented behind-the-scenes journey. Also includes featurettes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Disc 1]: Die hard / Twentieth Century Fox presents a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production ; a John McTiernan film ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. DeSouza ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ;directed by John McTiernan (132 min.) -- [Disc 2]: Die hard 2 / Twentieth Century Fox presents a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production ; a Renny Harlin film ; screenplay by Steven E. De Souza and Doug Richardson ;produced by Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver and Charles Gordon ; directed by Renny Harlin (124 min.) -- [Disc 3]:Die hard with a vengeance / Twentieth Century Fox presents in association with Cinergi an Andrew G. Vajna production; a John McTiernan film ; written by Jonathan Hensleigh ;produced by Michael Tadross ; produced and directed by John McTiernan (131 min.) -- [Disc 4]:Live free or die hard / Twentieth Century Fox ; produced by Michael Fottrell ; story by Mark Bomback and David Marconi ; screenplay by Mark Bomback ; directed by Len Wiseman. -- [Disc 5]:Decording die hard
Control code
19937553
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
25th anniversary Blu-ray collection.
Extent
5 Blu-ray videodiscs (516 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
02454383404580
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
Blu-ray DVDs ; DTS HD-master audio 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Die hard, Twentieth Century
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Die hard based on the novel by Roderick Thorp
  • Die hard 2 based on the novel 58 minutes by Walter Wager
  • Die hard originally released as a motion picture in 1988. Die hard 2 originally released as a motion picture in 1990. Die hard with a vengeance originally released as a motion picture in 1995. Live free or die hard originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Bonus disc: Decoding die hard: Join the star and filmmakers for an unprecedented behind-the-scenes journey. Also includes featurettes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Disc 1]: Die hard / Twentieth Century Fox presents a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production ; a John McTiernan film ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. DeSouza ; produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver ;directed by John McTiernan (132 min.) -- [Disc 2]: Die hard 2 / Twentieth Century Fox presents a Gordon Company/Silver Pictures production ; a Renny Harlin film ; screenplay by Steven E. De Souza and Doug Richardson ;produced by Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver and Charles Gordon ; directed by Renny Harlin (124 min.) -- [Disc 3]:Die hard with a vengeance / Twentieth Century Fox presents in association with Cinergi an Andrew G. Vajna production; a John McTiernan film ; written by Jonathan Hensleigh ;produced by Michael Tadross ; produced and directed by John McTiernan (131 min.) -- [Disc 4]:Live free or die hard / Twentieth Century Fox ; produced by Michael Fottrell ; story by Mark Bomback and David Marconi ; screenplay by Mark Bomback ; directed by Len Wiseman. -- [Disc 5]:Decording die hard
Control code
19937553
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
25th anniversary Blu-ray collection.
Extent
5 Blu-ray videodiscs (516 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
02454383404580
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
Blu-ray DVDs ; DTS HD-master audio 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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