A Good Day To Win All Four 'Die Hard' Movies on Blu-ray

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by Matt Singer
February 1, 2013 11:41 AM
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"Live Free or Die Hard."

Just in time for the fifth film in the "Die Hard" franchise -- truly, this is a series that lives up to its title -- there's a new 25th Anniversary Collection Blu-ray out; the first four "Die Hard" films plus a fifth all-new bonus disc. And, thanks to the folks at Fox, we have a free copy to give away.

Want to know how to get it? Simple: all you need to do is answer this question: As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with 7 wives, every wife had 7 sacks, every sack had 7 cats, every cat had 7 kittens, kittens, cats sacks and wives. How many were going to St. Ives?

Ah, I'm just kidding. You do not need to follow Jeremy Irons on a mad goose chase around New York City to win. To enter, simply email a link to your favorite piece of film criticism about the "Die Hard" franchise to critic@indiewire.com with the subject line "Die Hard Blu-ray Contest." 

There's no correct answer here; I will not respond to your email with "Sorry Hans, wrong guess! Would you like to go for Double Jeopardy where the scores can really change?" (Although, as I think you can tell, I reeeeeeally want to). We'll simply collect all the entries and select one random winner. And maybe we'll turn your picks into a fun post on Criticwire celebrating the best film writing (or video essays or podcasts) on the web about "Die Hard." 

So find some good criticism about "Die Hard" (or make some of your own) and email us -- but do it before Friday, February 8th at 12:00 PM eastern. The clock is ticking! Thanks, good luck, yippee ki yay, etc.

Enter our "A Good Day to Win a Copy of 'Die Hard'" Contest.

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  • John Barrie | February 4, 2013 1:48 PMReply

    I have to go with Roger Ebert's 2-star review (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19880715/REVIEWS/807150301) for being so completely wrong. As I am sure is the case with many people around my age, my perception of film criticism growing up was almost completely defined by Siskel and Ebert. Ebert was and continues to be a great voice for exploring the workings of film, and so I have to wonder what was going through his head when he watched Die Hard. Comparing Bruce Willis to the other action stars of the era? I love Arnold, liked Stallone, and tolerated the Segals, Van Dammes, and Norrisses, but it blew me away that John McClain--at least in the early movies--seemed human. He crashed through a glass window and he was messed up for the rest of the film. This was new territory for me regarding action films. I can't believe Ebert overlooks it as the same-old, same-old. And then, to reduce Rickman's classic villain to a single "eh, he was good" sentence, but throw the film as a whole under the bus due to a tiny side character? It almost makes me wonder if an intern was "at the movies" that day instead.

  • Don | February 1, 2013 12:56 PMReply

    Hmm, I wrote in and suggested the recent Filmspotting mothership discussion of Die Hard - they're not the most brilliant of the two Filmspotting offerings but they're still pretty great (feel free to take that opinion into consideration in choosing your winner) - but I just noticed you ask initially for "criticism" but your next paragraph says film WRITING. Are links to audio or video okay should we take it under advisement that it should be written?

  • Matt Singer | February 1, 2013 1:03 PM

    Don- Video/audio reviews are totally acceptable. Thanks for entering and good luck!

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