Contest: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (2013) Blu-ray: The McClanes in Russia

Bruce Willis A Good Day to Die Hard

A Good Day to Die Hard Contest Giveaway Sweepstakes. This A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) Blu-ray contest, giveaway, sweepstakes illustrates A Good Day to Die Hard‘s release on Blu-ray and DVD on June 4, 2013.

John Moore‘s A Good Day to Die Hard‘s cast includes: Bruce WillisJai CourtneyPatrick StewartCole Hauser, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Mary Elizabeth WinsteadAmaury NolascoAksel HennieSebastian KochAnne VyalitsynaPasha D. Lychnikoff, and Attila Árpa.

A Good Day to Die Hard‘s plot synopsis: “Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack–unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.”

Die Hard Feature – Iconic American Heroes

It’s hard to think of a more definitive, big-budget All-round American action hero than John McClane. And this Father’s Day, John McClane is back, doing what he does best, taking out terrorists, this time with the help of his son. To celebrate the release of  A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (Arriving on on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD™ June 4), we take a look at the most  Iconic American Action Heroes that you should be watching with your own American hero this Father’s Day.

John Matrix – Arnold Schwarzenegger (Commando)

In the 80s, Arnold Schwarzenegger was no stranger to action. After being a cyborg sent to terminate Sarah Connor, Arnie went on to star as black ops commando John Matrix. The ultimate Dad. While most fathers wouldn’t know what to do if their daughter was kidnapped by South American terrorists, John Matrix proves he is no ordinary Dad as he wages a war against those who have taken poor Ch’enni (Jenny) kidnapped his daughter. Give Schwarzenegger a rocket launcher, some classic one liners and you have got yourself one serious action hero. Best one-liner ‘Don’t disturb my friend, he’s dead tired’

Major. Scott McCoy – Chuck Norris (The Delta Force)

Chuck Norris stole the show opposite Lee Marvin in 1986’s The Delta Force, based on the American military’s elite tactical unit of the same name. He returned to the role in 1990’s Delta Force 2 in which he battled a Colombian drug lord, kicked further ass and uttered some classic and trademark Norris one-liners. No American hero list would be complete without him. Best one-liner ‘I don’t step on necks, I break them’

Martin Riggs – Mel Gibson (Lethal Weapon movies)

Martin Riggs is the unruly cop with a heart of gold in Richard Donner’s Lethal Weapon. However, he’s the partner-from-hell for the almost-retired LAPD veteran Roger Murtaugh. The duo, played by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, form one of the best buddy partnerships of 80s/90s cinema undeniably aided by Shane Black’s sparkling script. Mel Gibson did something quite ground-breaking in his portrayal of the ‘lethal weapon’ Martin Riggs: he brought sorrow and vulnerability to the type of character that should not possess either trait. Mel Gibson made the character of Riggs tough, vulnerable, unpredictable, dangerous, full of zippy one liners (courtesy of writer Shane Black) and an arsenal of kick ass moves that would make Bruce Lee proud.  When his partner asks if he’s ever met anyone he didn’t kill, he cooly quips ‘Well I didn’t kill you yet’

John Rambo – Sylvester Stallone (Rambo movies)

 Rambo is one of the great on-screen American iconic action heroes. The first movie, First Blood  Sylvester Stallone’s finest performances outside of the Rocky series. Here, a broken, emotionally scarred Vietnam veteran is pushed too far by an overbearing local Sheriff who doesn’t like a “drifter” coming into his town. He arrests him but when at the station the other police officers bully and taunt Rambo, forcing him to snap. He escapes to the nearby woods and, during the chase, unwittingly kills one of the deputies. What follows is a relentless pursuit by police and the military as they try to capture him. However, it was the 1985-James Cameron penned sequel that took the character to new iconic heights and by the late 80s, with the release of Rambo III, he was part of American pop culture. And in the words of Rambo himself, ‘When you’re pushed, killin’s as easy as breathing.’

Harry Callahan – Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry film series)

Right wing. Trigger happy. Incorruptible. Tenacious. Iconic. All of these apply to “Dirty” Harry Callahan, San Francisco’s finest crusader for justice, and pain in the ass to politicians and criminals alike. The role was first offered to the likes of John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, and Steve McQueen, before Clint Eastwood decided to take on equally iconic Smith & Western .44 Magnum, gnarling at any petty thief to “go ahead and make my day, punk”.

John McClane – Bruce Willis (Die Hard movies)

 John McClane. Somewhere between 1988’s Die Hard and 1990s equally-action packed follow-up Die Hard 2, Bruce Willis’ John McClane became an iconic movie action hero. With a further 3 huge movies taking the hero to new heights, there’s no question that McClane’s up there with the best of the best. And possibly more relatable than the other heroes on this list, McClane personifies the every-day hero, a true American in himself.  Famed for finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, the hero has most recently teamed up with his equally as tough Son, in A Good Day to Die Hard.  As for his most famous one-liner ‘Yippie Ki-Yay…’ has become part his trademark.

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* Disc 1: Theatrical Feature Blu-ray

-Extended Feature
-Commentary by Director John Moore and First Assistant Director Mark Cotone
-Deleted Scenes
-Making it Hard to Die
-Anatomy of a Car Chase
-Two of a Kind
-Back in Action
-The New Face of Evil
-VFX Sequences
-Concept Art Gallery
-Maximum McClane

* Disc 2: DVD + Digital Copy

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