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Cover by thepenguin

Added on: 27/10/2002
Latest update: 03/08/2014
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Die Hard (1988) [1666-80]

Country  USA  
Street Date  1989
Publisher  CBS/FOX Video
Price  49.98 USD

UPC  086162166662UPC=086162166662
Category  Action

Color  Color
Length  132 min.
Sides  3
Chapters  24
Size  12"
Picture  Letterboxed
Ratio  2.35:1
Plastic  Transparent
Cover  Gatefold
Rot status  Low probability [?]
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 Spoken Language  Subtitles  CC 
English No subtitle  English 

 Mint Marks sample 
Mitsubishi:
A30G00350 C1666 A 06
B30G04233 C1666 B 52
C30F09096 C1666 C 06
D30F1071 ADD M 44

Pioneer USA:
50-347A1-29   42F23C85
50-347B1-10   19F25609
50-347C1-71   05F31146

 Additional Information by dvdxcopygold (8)   07/05/2007 

Jacket wrongly lists the running time as 127 minutes.

The first pressing CBS/Fox(1989) was pressed by Mitsubishi. The copies available after 1992 from Fox Video are pressed by Pioneer USA.

The Mitsubishi pressing did not have chapter encoding or listing printed on its jacket. However I have seen one copy of the Mitsubishi pressing with phantom chapters on Sides 2 and 3.

The Fox Video repressing removed the CBS/Fox related logos and replaced them with Fox Video, and added a chapter listing on the right side of the jacket, pushing the summary further over to left side of the back.

 Additional Information by tpgb12 (13)   31/07/2013 

Some Mitsubishi pressings of this version of Die Hard have chapters. Later versions of this edition of Die Hard say Laserdisc at the bottom instead of Laser Video Disc.

 Additional Information by disclord    03/08/2014 

As is typical with the early widescreen titles, Die Hard has an aspect ratio of around 2.20:1, far short of the correct 2.39:1 ratio of the original prints. In addition, the left and right sides of the frame are not fully unsqueezed - so while the aspect ratio is wrong, all of the 'Scope image is present.

This was considered a stunning disc release at the time, but looking at it now, its color is shifted towards orange and not correctly saturated - the black levels are off too. Sound-wise, its still an excellent sounding disc and the only home video release with the original 2-channel Dolby MP Matrix mix used for the Dolby Stereo theatrical prints - plus the PCM sound is unlimited, unlike the Dolby A or Dolby SR theatrical prints.