The Resource Die hard, 20th Century Fox presents ; a Gordon Company / Silver Pictures production ; produced by Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza ; directed by John McTiernan, (videorecording DVD)

Die hard, 20th Century Fox presents ; a Gordon Company / Silver Pictures production ; produced by Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza ; directed by John McTiernan, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Die hard
Title
Die hard
Statement of responsibility
20th Century Fox presents ; a Gordon Company / Silver Pictures production ; produced by Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza ; directed by John McTiernan
Contributor
Actor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • 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
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music by Michael Kamen ; editors, Frank J. Urioste, John F. Link ; director of photography, Jan De Bont
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: R
Language note
English and French language with English and Spanish subtitles, closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Reginald VelJohnson, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov, Paul Gleason, William Atherton, De'voreaux White, Hart Bochner, Robert Davi, Grand L. Bush
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1936-
  • 1955-
  • 1946-
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gordon, Lawrence
  • Stuart, Jeb
  • De Souza, Steve
  • McTiernan, John
  • Willis, Bruce
  • Rickman, Alan
  • Bedelia, Bonnie
  • Veljohnson, Reginald
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Mark Gordon Company
  • Silver Pictures
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
132
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • United States
  • Hostages
  • Terrorists
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Die hard, 20th Century Fox presents ; a Gordon Company / Silver Pictures production ; produced by Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza ; directed by John McTiernan, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Special features: Commentary by director John McTiernan and production designer Jackson DeGovia; Scene-specific commentary by special effects supervisor Richard Edlund; Subtitle commentary by various cast and crew; Branching version with the extended power shutdown scene cut back in
  • Some copies reissued in 2013
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 132 min.)
Isbn
9786311067123
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543440864
  • 024543440826
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2283766
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; English Dolby digital 5.1, English DTS 5.1, English Surround Dolby digital, French Surround Dolby digital ; widescreen 2.35:1 ; NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Die hard, 20th Century Fox presents ; a Gordon Company / Silver Pictures production ; produced by Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver ; screenplay by Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza ; directed by John McTiernan, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Special features: Commentary by director John McTiernan and production designer Jackson DeGovia; Scene-specific commentary by special effects supervisor Richard Edlund; Subtitle commentary by various cast and crew; Branching version with the extended power shutdown scene cut back in
  • Some copies reissued in 2013
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 132 min.)
Isbn
9786311067123
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543440864
  • 024543440826
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2283766
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; English Dolby digital 5.1, English DTS 5.1, English Surround Dolby digital, French Surround Dolby digital ; widescreen 2.35:1 ; NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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