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When DIE HARD hit theaters in the summer of 1988, no one would’ve expected that the film would become a perennial favorite… at Christmastime. Released in July, but with the action taking place on Christmas Eve, DIE HARD became a cultural phenomenon that launched a franchise, turned Bruce Willis into an action hero, and brought some boom to the holiday season. The Christmas vibe was back when DIE HARD 2 arrived in 1990, and while the next three installments avoided seasonality, those first two movies have forever been required holiday viewing for me (and many others). For 2015, and released in the same week that it was revealed that Len Wiseman would be helming a prequel entitled DIE HARD: YEAR ONE, the first five films in the DIE HARD franchise have been re-issued on Blu-ray and Digital HD in an ultimate edition – NAKATOMI PLAZA: DIE HARD COLLECTION. This exciting new set is a featured item in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide!

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me one of these sets for review, and I did a live unboxing via Periscope that has since been captured at uploaded to Rock Father TV on YouTube…

The replica of the famous Nakatomi Plaza (in real-life, FOX Plaza in Los Angeles) is very cool. It reminds me a lot of the buildings you’d get to accompany at HO Scale model train set. Being the big kid that I am, I told my wife that I would place a helicopter of some kind on the rooftop helipad. Would it be a Hot Wheels helicopter… or perhaps something else? 


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  • Blu-ray & Digital HD Versions
  • Die Hard
  • Die Hard 2: Die Harder
  • Die Hard: With A Vengeance
  • Live Free or Die Hard (includes Unrated Version)
  • A Good Day to Die Hard (includes Unrated Version)
  • Blu-ray Bonus Disc: “Decoding Die Hard”
  • 5 Exclusive Villain Collectible Cards
  • 32-Page Behind-The-Scenes Booklet on the Franchise

The bonus features are all very cool, and for me I can now ditch my DVD versions (I had all but the fifth film, which I didn’t enjoy) in lieu of these beautiful high-def versions.

With a suggested retail price of just $129.99, this would make a fantastic gift for any fan of the DIE HARD franchise. Available now via Amazon and retailers Nationwide.

Want more Rock Father-approved Holiday Gift ideas? http://www.therockfather.com/wishguide

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