It’s Settled: ‘Die Hard’ IS an X-Mas Movie in New Trailer

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Although not technically a horror movie, pop culture enthusiasts have given this action flick a green card across all genres, including comedy.

But there has been one ongoing argument that seems to have people pretty divided: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Well, the people over at 20th Century Fox have given their final answer, yes! 

Although the film’s writer, Steven de Souza, confirmed it last year, the studio is driving the point home. 

In fact, they have re-edited the original trailer and made it more upbeat with the focus on the spirit of yuletide to celebrate the Die Hard – Christmas Edition now available on Blu-ray™ and Digital. 

They have even appropriated a Christmas classic to drive the point home:

‘Twas the night before Christmas, at Nakatomi Plaza,
The office party was festive, but soon interrupted by drama.
Hans Gruber and his men, had forced their way in, 
And taken everyone hostage, trapping them within.
But how could they know, there was a cop up above,
John McClane had arrived, to win back his wife’s love.
He would take them all out, winning everyone’s praise,
Welcoming Christmas Day, with his favorite catchphrase. 


For those of you who haven’t seen this
quintessential action pic, here’s the synopsis:

Bruce Willis is John McClane in the film that launched the billion-dollar action franchise, DIE HARD.  McClane, a New York City cop, flies to L.A. on Christmas Eve to visit his wife at a party in her company’s lavish high-rise.

Plans change once a group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), seize the building and take everyone hostage, McClane slips away and becomes the only chance anyone has in this beginning-to-end heart-stopping action thriller.”

All five DIE HARD films are also newly available on 4K Digital.