Die Hard Quadrilogy (Blu-ray) - £42.83 inc delivery or less via quidco @ WH Smith - HotUKDeals
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Good price for the 4 disc boxset. Use promo code 20PRIV to get 10% off and achieve the £42.83 price. You can possibly get another 8% via quidco, making this £39.40!

Release date is 1st December 2008, so not too long now...

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#1
Im sorry but this price is ridiculous - dont care if its high def - its £15 in standard def fgs
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Not a hot deal imo
#2
I would love to get this but its still too expensive,
#3
danloc2 ... if you appreciate high quality audio and video when you view a movie, you pay a little more.

Heat added, just wish that I had not just bought Die Hard 4.0 :(
#4
I understand that it's expensive compared to standard definition DVD's, but you must remember that DVD's were around £20 each when new back in the day...

£10 for a blu-ray isn't really that bad...
#5
si666
danloc2 ... if you appreciate high quality audio and video when you view a movie, you pay a little more.

Heat added, just wish that I had not just bought Die Hard 4.0 :(


I had 91 hd dvds - i dont mind paying £5 a film but as a boxset its just ridiculous
#6
dandoc2;3310521
I had 91 hd dvds - i dont mind paying £5 a film but as a boxset its just ridiculous


I have HD-DVD also and have much enjoyed the cheap prices. However, the fact is that new films are not being provided on this format. If these discs were available for £5 each on HD-DVD, of course I'd agree that £10 is expensive. This isn't the case though...so IMO it's unreasonable to compare HD-DVD prices with Blu-ray.
#7
HD-DVD is out of market. 5 quid just because they are getting rid of stock. No new titels and 10quid per Blu-Ray is a decent price. If someone can find it cheaper than this could be cold!
#8
dandoc2
I had 91 hd dvds - i dont mind paying £5 a film but as a boxset its just ridiculous


Not a realistic argument really. Its luike comparing VHS to Betamax. Yours are cheaper becuase it is a dead format. £10 per disk is a decent price, given that many retailers are still asking £17+ for a bluray
#9
Would be good if it were just 1 &2, 3 &4 shouldn't have been made.

Hot deal anyway
#10
Reviews of 1 and 2 from HighDef Digest:

Die Hard

First up is the oldest flick in the bunch, and unfortunately 'Die Hard' looks every one of its twenty years. You'd at least hope for a clean source, but this one's both grainy and bespeckled. Black are fine, but contrast could have been punchier. The image is quite soft and flat throughout, and shadow delineation is generally left wanting. Likewise, there's never any depth to the presentation, and although detail is decent overall, it doesn't deliver the level of upgrade compared to the standard DVD that I've come to expect.

At least color reproduction is pretty good, with little bleeding or chroma noise, although fleshtones can appear too pink. I also noted some banding and pixelization during fast action. Despite these issues, I'm still giving the video transfer an above average score, if only because it's far from the worst catalog title I've seen. Having said that, especially for such a high-profile release, it's hard not to rank this this one as a disappointment.

My video score for the original 'Die Hard': 3 stars (out of 5)

Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Coming only two years later but with a much bigger budget, 'Die Hard 2' doesn't deliver much of a jump in picture quality over 'Die Hard.' The picture still looks flat, soft and lacking in definition. Blacks and contrast are about on par with the original as well, and again there's no "pop." Likewise, shadow delineation remains only fair, with fine textures pretty much lost in the darkest areas of the picture.

On the bright side, colors are a bit better saturated than 'Die Hard,' particularly reds and blues, which look more vivid and clean. Fleshtones still skew a bit too much toward the reds too much for me, with poor Bonnie Bedelia looking much like Miss Piggy's long-lost sister. At least there are no major compression artifacts to speak of, so that's a plus.

An overall wash with its predecessor, 'Die Hard 2' earns a video score of 3.


Audio reviews:

Die Hard

Kicking things off is the series' first installment, and it's a nostalgic return to the days before multi-channel surround was commonplace in theatrical exhibition. This remix clearly has a processed feel, with discrete effects only jumping in during the big bang moments, as if only a select frequency range was bled out and directed to the rears. That does give the surrounds some sense of life during the action scenes, but don't expect imaging that's seamless, or any sustained atmosphere. There's only minor score bleed, too. Fidelity on the rest of the track is only average, with flat highs and a compressed feel to the midrange that's dated. Likewise, low bass is fine, but hardly couch-shaking. Dialogue is also somewhat muted in the mix.

My score: 3 (out of 5).

Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Much to my disappointment, 'Die Hard 2' actually sounds weaker than 'Die Hard,' at least in terms of envelopment. Surrounds are almost completely inactive except during the bursts of action. Discrete effects feel just as processed as on the first film, although when the more aggressive moments kick in, the heft and clarity of the rear soundstage is improved. Realism and depth to the dynamic range is also superior, though it still sounds its age. And again, dialogue left me straining to hear lower tones, with anyone with a deeper voice tending to get lost in the mix.

My score: another 3.





As they're the best two films, I'd stay with SD-DVD and pocket the cash:p
#11
mminghella
Not a realistic argument really. Its luike comparing VHS to Betamax. Yours are cheaper becuase it is a dead format. £10 per disk is a decent price, given that many retailers are still asking £17+ for a bluray


no what i meant was i dont mind paying extra for high def but £43 for 4 films is just excessive

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