Die Hard

2 x LaserDisc, Repress, CLV, Widescreen

Main Details
Identifying Codes
Catalog Number 1666-80
Barcode 086162166662
Mint Marks Side 1 50-347A1-29 42F23C85
Mint Marks Side 2 50-347B1-10 19F25609
Mint Marks Side 3 50-347C1-71 05F31146
  • 2 x LaserDisc Description: Repress, CLV, Widescreen
Language English
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned)
Territories United States
Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Colour Color
Audio Dolby Surround (Digital), Dolby Surround (Analog), Stereo
Run Time 132 Minutes
Colour Encoding NTSC
Notes Repress of the CBS FOX Video release, manufactured by Pioneer USA.
This 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.

Jacket wrongly lists the running time as 127 minutes.
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.
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