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Hard: 30th Anniversary. Den 15. juli er det 30 år siden den første
Die Hard film blev vist i biografen (USA)
Under en julefest i en skyskraber tages gæsterne som gidsler af
terrorister, men politimanden John McClane er også i bygningen og han
har ikke tænkt sig at give op uden kamp…!
Udgivelse 7-jun-18. Vi fejrer denne eksklusive Blu-ray Steelbook med
masser af ekstramateriale.
• Commentary by Director John McTiernan and Production Designer Jackson
• Scene-Specific Commentary by Special Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund
• Subtitle Commentary by Various Cast and Crew
• The News Casts Featurette
• Interactive Style Gallery
• Interactive Articles from Cinefex and American Cinematographer
• Full-Length Screenplay
30 FUN FACTS ABOUT DIE HARD
1. IT’S GOT A LITERARY BACKGROUND.
Think some action-loving Hollywood scribe came up with the concept for
Die Hard? Think again. The movie is based on Roderick Thorp’s 1979 crime
novel Nothing Lasts Forever, which is a sequel to his 1966 novel, The
Detective. In 2013, Thorp’s long out-of-print book was resurrected to
coincide with the film’s 25th anniversary.
2. IT WAS INSPIRED BY THE TOWERING INFERNO.
The idea for Nothing Lasts Forever was inspired John Guillermin’s 1974
disaster flick The Towering Inferno. After seeing the film, Thorp had a
dream about a man being chased through a skyscraper by a group of men
with guns. He eventually turned that snippet of an idea into a sequel to
3. FRANK SINATRA GOT FIRST DIBS ON PLAYING THE ROLE OF JOHN MCCLANE.
Because he had starred in the big-screen adaptation of The Detective,
Frank Sinatra had to be offered the role in its sequel. At the age of
73, he smartly turned it down.
4. BRUCE WILLIS’S BIG-SCREEN DEBUT WAS WITH FRANK SINATRA.
In 1980, Willis made his film debut (albeit uncredited) in the crime
thriller The First Deadly Sin. He has no name and if you blink you’ll
miss him, but the role simply required that Willis entered a diner as
Sinatra’s character left it. Maybe it was kismet?
5. CLINT EASTWOOD PLANNED TO TAKE A STAB AT THE PART.
Originally, it was Clint Eastwood who owned the movie rights to Nothing
Lasts Forever, which he had planned to star in in the early 1980s. That
obviously never happened.
6. IT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE A SEQUEL TO COMMANDO.
This is one of the most popular internet stories about Die Hard. But
according to Stephen de Souza, the screenwriter of both Die Hard and
Commando, while there was a sequel to Commando planned, the only
similarity with Die Hard is that they both took place in buildings.
According to de Souza, Escape Plan is the closest to his original
Commando 2 idea and Die Hard was never supposed to be anything but Die
7. BRUCE WILLIS WASN’T EVEN THE STUDIO’S THIRD CHOICE FOR THE ROLE.
If Die Hard was to be a success, the studio knew they needed a bona fide
action star in the part, so they set about offering it to a seemingly
never-ending list of A-listers of the time. Rumor has it that Sylvester
Stallone, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, Charles Bronson, Nick Nolte,
Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Don Johnson, Burt Reynolds, and Richard Dean
Anderson (yes, MacGyver!) were all considered for the role of John
McClane. And all declined it.
8. BRUCE WILLIS WAS CONSIDERED A COMEDIC ACTOR AT THE TIME.
Die Hard’s producers had nothing against Bruce Willis, of course. He
just wasn’t an immediate choice for the role because, up until that
point, he was known solely as a comedic actor, not an action star.
Following the success of the film, the action genre really became
Willis’s bread and butter, and although he has two Emmys for his comedy
work, it has remained as such to this day.
9. BRUCE WILLIS WAS BARELY EVEN SEEN ON THE MOVIE’S POSTERS.
Bruce Willis stars as John McClane in 'Die Hard.'
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
Because the studio’s marketing gurus were unconvinced that audiences
would pay to see an action movie starring the funny guy from
Moonlighting, the original batch of posters for the film centered on
Nakatomi Plaza instead of Willis’s mug. As the film gained steam, the
marketing materials were altered, and Willis was more prominent in the
10. WILLIS WAS PAID $5 MILLION TO MAKE THE MOVIE.
Even with all the uncertainly surrounding whether he could pull the film
off, Willis was paid $5 million to make Die Hard, which was considered a
rather hefty sum at the time—a figure reserved for only the top tier of
11. WILLIS SUGGESTED THAT BONNIE BEDELIA PLAY HIS WIFE.
Though we suspect that she wasn’t paid $5 million for the gig.
12. BRUCE WILLIS WAS ABLE TO SAY YES THANKS TO A WELL-TIMED PREGNANCY.
The first few times Bruce Willis was asked to star in the movie, he had
to say no because of his commitments to Moonlighting. Then costar Cybill
Shepard announced that she was pregnant. Because her pregnancy wouldn’t
work within the show, producer Glenn Caron gave everyone 11 weeks off,
allowing Willis to say yes.
13. SAM NEILL WAS ORIGINALLY APPROACHED FOR THE PART OF HANS GRUBER.
But Neill ended up turning the film down. Then, in the spring of 1987,
the casting director saw Alan Rickman playing the dastardly Valmont in a
stage production of Dangerous Liaisons and knew they had found their
14. DIE HARD WAS ALAN RICKMAN’S FEATURE FILM DEBUT.
Though Rickman may have played the part of Hans as cool as the other
side of the pillow, it was actually his first role in a feature film.
JOHN MCTIERNAN TURNED THE MOVIE DOWN, TOO.
And not just once, but on a few different occasions. His reason was that
the material just seemed too dark and cynical for him. “The original
screenplay was a grim terrorist movie,” McTiernan told Empire magazine
in 2014. “On my second week working on it, I said, 'Guys, there's no
part of terrorism that's fun. Robbers are fun bad guys. Let's make this
a date movie.’ And they had the courage to do it.”
16. MCTIERNAN SEES IT AS A SHAKESPEAREAN TALE.
In the original script, the action in Die Hard takes place over a
three-day span, but McTiernan—inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer
Night’s Dream—insisted that it be condensed into a single evening.
17. NAKATOMI PLAZA IS ACTUALLY FOX PLAZA.
Yes, the corporate headquarters of 20th Century Fox—the very studio
making the movie—proved to be the perfect location for the movie’s
much-needed Nakatomi Plaza. And as it was still under construction,
there wasn’t a whole lot they needed to do to the space to make it
movie-ready. The studio charged itself rent to use its own space.
18. THE ROOM WHERE THE HOSTAGES ARE BEING HELD IS LITERALLY SUPPOSED TO
BE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S FALLINGWATER.
"In this period, Japanese corporations were buying America," production
designer Jackson De Govia said in the Die Hard DVD audio commentary. "We
posited that ... Nakatami Corporation bought Fallingwater, disassembled
it, and reassembled it in the atrium, like a trophy."
19. THAT PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE CITY BELOW? IT’S NOT REAL.
A 380-foot-long background painting provided the illusion of a
breathtaking city view in the movie. And it was a state-of-the-art one,
too, with animated lights, moving traffic, and the ability to change
from night to day. The painting is still the property of the studio and
has been used in other productions since.
20. THE FILM’S SUCCESS SPAWNED A BONA FIDE FRANCHISE.
In addition to its four sequels, Die Hard has spawned video games and
comic books, too.
21. JOHN MCCLANE’S TUMBLE DOWN A VENTILATION SHAFT WAS AN ACCIDENT.
Or maybe “error” would be a better word. But in the scene in which
McClane jumps into an elevator shaft, his stunt man was supposed to grab
onto the first vent. But he missed. By a lot. Which made the footage
even more exciting to watch, so editor Frank J. Urioste kept it in the
22. ALAN RICKMAN’S DEATH SCENE WAS ALSO PRETTY SCARY.
At least it was for Rickman. In order to make it look as if he was
falling off a building, Rickman was supposed to drop 20 feet onto an air
bag while holding onto a stunt man. But in order to get a genuinely
terrified reaction out of him, they dropped him on the count of two—not
three, as was planned.
23. BRUCE WILLIS SUFFERED PERMANENT HEARING LOSS.
In order to get the hyper-realism that director John McTiernan was
looking for, the blanks used in the guns in the movie were modified to
be extra loud. In one scene, Willis shoots a terrorist through a table,
which put the action star in extremely close proximity to the gun—and
caused permanent hearing loss. He referenced the injury in a 2007
interview with The Guardian. When they asked Willis his most unappealing
habit, he replied that, “Due to an accident on the first Die Hard, I
suffer two-thirds partial hearing loss in my left ear and have a
tendency to say, ‘Whaaa?’”
24. ALAN RICKMAN WASN’T FOND OF THE NOISE EITHER.
Whenever he had to shoot a gun in the film, Rickman couldn’t help but
flinch. Which forced McTiernan to have to cut away from him so that his
reactions were not caught on film.
25. GRUBER’S AMERICAN ACCENT POSED NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS.
The scene in which Rickman, as Gruber, slips into an American accent and
pretends to be yet another hostage who got away was insisted on by
screenwriter Steven de Souza, who wanted them in a room together to duke
it out. But McTiernan was never happy with Rickman’s American accent,
saying, “I still hear Alan Rickman’s English accent. I was never quite
happy with the way he opened his mouth [in that scene] ... I shot it
three times trying to get him to sound more stridently American ... it’s
odd for someone who has such enormous verbal skills; he just had
terrible trouble getting an American accent.”
26. HANS GRUBER’S GERMAN IS MOSTLY GIBBERISH.
And the bulk of his German cohorts were not German either. Bruce Willis,
on the other hand, was actually born in West Germany to an American
father and a German mother.
27. BRUCE WILLIS HAS FOUR FEET.
As Willis spends much of the movie in his bare feet running through
broken glass, he was given a pair of rubber feet to wear as a safety
precaution. Which is great and all, but if you look closely in certain
scenes, you can actually see the fake appendages.
28. YOU CAN SEE—BUT NOT TOUCH—JOHN MCCLANE’S SWEATY TANK TOP.
In 2007, Willis donated the blood-soaked tank top he wore in Die Hard to
the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian.
29. “YIPPEE-KI-YAY” STOLE THE MOVIE.
It was a simple line: “Yippee-ki-yay, motherf*cker!” But it became the
film’s defining moment, and the unofficial catchphrase that has been
used in all four Die Hard sequels as well.
30. CREDIT FOR THE LINE IS OWED TO WILLIS.
In a 2013 interview with Ryan Seacrest, Bruce Willis admitted that
“Yippee-ki-yay, motherf*cker!” was really just a joke. “It was a
throwaway,” said Willis. “I was just trying to crack up the crew and I
never thought it was going to be allowed to stay in the film."
Pictures to Host 40th Anniversary Screening of GREASE at the Cannes Film
John Travolta and Director Randal Kleiser to Attend Celebratory Event on
May 16, 2018
Danmark 2018-05-09 - Paramount Pictures announced today that it will
host a special screening of the enduringly popular cultural phenomenon
GREASE at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the film’s 40th
anniversary. John Travolta and director Randal Kleiser will take part in
the Cinéma de la Plage event on May 16th when fans will have the chance
to relive the unforgettable moments, sensational soundtrack and classic
love story at a spectacular outdoor screening of the newly restored film
on the beach.
In anticipation of the film’s anniversary, GREASE was restored to its
original vibrancy with the highest quality sound, picture resolution and
color. The original negative was scanned and received extensive clean up
and color correction using previously unavailable digital restoration
tools. In addition, the audio was enhanced from a six-track mix created
for an original 70mm release, giving the music more clarity.
“GREASE remains one of the most popular films in Paramount’s historic
library and we are delighted to be presenting this spectacular restored
version in celebration of its 40th anniversary,” said Bob Buchi,
President, Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures. “This
iconic, feel-good celebration made an indelible impact on popular
culture and continues to delight new fans 40 years after its original
A new 40th anniversary edition of the fully restored film will be
released on 19th of July on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
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2018-04-03 - Hver år udgiver Walk This Way europæiske kvalitets film og
dokumentar på nye markeder gemmen deres Video on Demand (VoD) distribution.
Filmene og dokumentarene bliver distribueret gennem de gobale VoD platforme
iTunes og Google Play. I marts og April bliver de to kollektioner Dokumentar
og Drama tilgængelig via VoD, som en del af Walk This Ways udgivelser i
2018. Titlerne er omhyggeligt udvalgt og senere vil kollektionerne Comedies
à la Carte (juni) samt Unexpected Love Stories (september) blive
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samt Profilere – At skue ind i mørket er nu tilgængelige som VoD. Den 9.
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Folkeskolen. Dagens Skønhed, et fransk erotisk drama med Cathérine Deneuve
fra 1967, fuld a lyst og spændning.
For at markere Dagens Skønheds 50 års jubilæum er filmen blevet
restaureret og genudgivet. Dagens Skønhed er et erotiske drama om en
hjemmegående hustru, der keder sig og beslutter sig for at begive sig ud
i prostitution. Filmen har vundet mange priser.
Séverine er Pierres meget diskrete kone. Han er en højt respekteret
kirurg fra Paris. Hun elsker ham, men mellem de to er der ikke meget
intimitet. Den smukke hustru keder sig og har masochistiske fantasier,
der afslører hendes seksuelle frustrationer. Hun føler, at ting oplevet
i hendes barndom, er årsag til de fantasier, som hun ikke kan få udlevet
i hendes ægteskab. Af nysgerrighed og uden at fortælle Pierre om det,
begynder Séverine at arbejde på bordellet Anaïs. Sadomasochisme,
domination og andre seksuelle variationer udleves i Séverines liv. Hun
ved hvorledes hun kan finde sig selv og hendes fantasier ved at
fyldsgøre kundernes ønsker og eksperimentere; hun genvinder kontrollen
over hendes seksualitet. Om dagen er hun ”Dagens Skønhed”, og feteret af
hendes kunder som ‘Perle’. Om aftenen er hun hustru til en kirurg fra
Paris. Hendes nye spændende liv syntes at fungere, indtil Marcel, en
gangster og fast kunde i huset, forelsker sig i hende.
Et elegant erotisk mesterværk om en hustru der keder sig og beslutter
sig for at begå deltids prostitution. I 2010 var Belle de Jour nummer 56
af de bedste film ifølge Empire Magazines liste over de 100 bedste film
Original titel: Belle de jour
International titel: Beauty of the Day
Instruktør: Luis Buñuel
Medvirkende: Cathérine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève
Page og Pierre Clémenti
Oprindelse: Frankrig | Italien
Længde: 100 min
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kunstigt kød, insekter, industrielt landbrug til trendy hjemmedyrkning.
Instruktør, bestseller forfatter og madaktivist, Valentin Thurn (Taste The
Waste) leder efter globale løsninger og sætter fokus på innovationer og
visioner for vores fremtid.
Original titel: 10 Milliarden - wie werden wir alle satt
International titel: 10 Milliarden
Instruktør: Valentin Thurn
Medvirkende: Sebastian Stobbe, Valentin Thurn
Profilere – At skue ind i mørket
Deres job er at undersøge seriemordere, terrorister og voldtægtsmænds mørke
sind. Mens fiktive historier om kriminalprofilere fascinerer masserne,
medfører deres professionelle virkelighed en enorm psykologisk byrde.
Filmen portrætterer top-profiles fra USA, Finland, Sydafrika og Tyskland, i
deres daglige rutine og i udfordringen med at leve et "normalt" liv.
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Original titel: Blick in den Abgrund
International titel: Profilers - Gaze Into The Abyss
Instruktør: Barbara Eder
Medvirkende: Roger L. Depue, Stephan Harbort og Robert R. Hazelwood
Florence er en folkeskolelærer, som er meget dedikeret til sine elever. Da
hun møder Sacha, en problematisk elev, gør hun alt, hvad hun kan, for at
redde ham, og forsømmer endda sine egne forpligtigelser og sætter
spørgsmålstegn ved sit kald som lærer. Florence vil snart indse, at det
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Original titel: Primaire
Instruktør: Hélène Angel
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