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Win a copy of Live Free or Die Hard

Posted by Janett on November 11, 2007

The action explodes as never before in this 2-Disc Collector's Edition of

The action explodes as never before in this 2-Disc Collector’s Edition of “Live Free Or Die Hard!” Start with the unrated movie version, packed with more thrills, more attitude… more John McClane! Then add a spectacular 10-part documentary that takes you where no “Die Hard” fan has gone before, plus an uncensored interview with Bruce Willis on the studio backlot and more.

By M&C News Nov 9, 2007, 15:29 GMT

Bruce Willis is back with the DVD release of Live Free or Die Hard. M&C is celebrating the release by giving away five copies of the Live Free or Die Hard – Unrated (Two-Disc Special Edition).

Live Free or Die Hard is coming to DVD on Nov 20th, and will be available in two different configurations – a single-disc widescreen unrated edition, and a special two-disc unrated edition loaded with exclusive elements such as “Conversation with Bruce Willis and Kevin Smith,” and feature-length Making-Of documentary.

Both editions will be highlighted by audio commentary with Bruce Willis and director Len Wiseman. Wiseman (Underworld) takes the series into the new millennium with a seamless composite of explosive scenes jaw-dropping stunt work, groundbreaking special effects and the ever popular quips.

Plot Synopsis:

When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division; the Director decides to round up all the hackers who could have done this. When he’s told that because it’s the 4th of July most of their agents are not around so they might have trouble getting people to get the hackers.

So he instructs them to get local PD’S to take care of it. And one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them. McClane manages to get them out but they’re still being pursued. And it’s just when McClane arrives in Washington that the whole system breaks down and chaos ensues.

Special Features include:

Commentary by Bruce Willis, Director Len Wiseman and Editor Nicolas De Toth
Music Video – Die Hard by Guyz Nite
Behind-the-Scenes with Guyz Nite
Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of Live Free or Die Hard documentary
Yippee-Ki-Yay Mother F*****! – One-on-One Conversation with Bruce Willis & Kevin Smith (23 minutes)
Fox Movie Channel Presents Fox Legacy
Theatrical trailer
5.1 Dolby Digital
Spanish, French Dolby Surround Audio
English, Spanish and French Subtitles

To enter, contestants need to provide a name and e-mail address. Upon notification of winning, contestants will have five days to reply with the name and address of where their prize should be sent.

Sorry but this competition is open to residents of the USA only (PR Companies can not ship prizes outside U.S.).

Live Free or Die Hard – Unrated (Two-Disc Special Edition) is now available for pre-order at Amazon. It is now available at AmazonUK. Visit the DVD database for more information. Click Here to enter to win a copy of the DVD.

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Harrelson joins Willis in Vietnam Drama

Posted by Janett on October 31, 2007

By Carly Mayberry

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Woody Harrelson is reteaming with his “Natural Born Killers” director Oliver Stone for the Vietnam War drama “Pinkville.”

Harrelson joins Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum in the United Artists project, which centres on the infamous 1968 My Lai Massacre, in which upward of 500 people — mostly women, children and the elderly — were killed by U.S. soldiers. The massacre ended up being a turning point in the war.

Harrelson will play Col. Henderson, the conflicted officer in charge of the task force that committed the massacre.

Michael Pena, who appeared in Stone’s “World Trade Centre” and plays an Army Ranger in Afghanistan in Robert Redford’s “Lions for Lambs,” also has been cast.

Production is set to begin next year, with MGM distributing.

Willis will portray William R. Peers, the Army general who investigated the incident. Tatum will play Hugh Thompson Jr., an Army helicopter pilot who aided the villagers and later testified against the soldiers.

Stone, who served in Vietnam, already revisited the conflict with the films “Platoon,” “Born on the Fourth of July” and “Heaven and Earth.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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Bruce returns in Die Hard 4 DVD

Posted by Janett on October 31, 2007

The quintessential hard man Bruce Willis is back playing John McClane again on DVD after 12 long years.

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In the latest chapter in the legacy of New York’s most heavy-duty hero, terrorists initiate a plot to bring down the US in a cyber attack.

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Justin Long and Maggie Q also star in Die Hard 4.0.

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Willis kills opposition in action film poll

Posted by Janett on October 7, 2007

BRUCE Willis has spectacularly killed off all Hollywood opposition – with his original Die Hard film named as the greatest action movie ever made.

Willis’s hard-nosed cop John McClane first exploded on cinema screens like an incendiary bomb 19 years ago.

His jaw-dropping, heart-stopping, bone-crunching, metal-twisting blockbuster can’t be beaten for its non-stop pace, according to a poll by influential American magazine Entertainment Weekly.

It ranks Die Hard No.1 in a survey to find the films that gave “the biggest bang for the buck”.

Apart from the films mentioned right, other blockbusters in the top 10 were Aliens (1986); Gladiator (2000); Saving Private Ryan (1998); Hard Boiled (1992); Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).

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Robert Rodriguez part of Grindhouse with Bruce Willis

Posted by Janett on October 7, 2007

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Planet Terror (Extended and Unrated 2-Disc Edition) (DVD)

Posted by Janett on October 7, 2007

grind-1.jpgBruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Marley Shelton, Josh Brolin, Freddy Rodriguez, Naveen Andrews, Fergie, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn, Rebel Rodriguez, The Crazy Babysitter Twins, Michael Parks, Tom Savini, Quentin TarantinoTom Savini. Blood. Gore. Deputy McGraw. Erotic Dancers. Monsters. Rapists. Stunts. Has-beens. Bruce Willis. Big Guns. Well it has to be a Robert Rodriguez movie doesn’t it? Unlike say, “Desperado” or “Sin City” though, “Planet Terror” is trash – but intentionally so.

Originally released in a double bill with the Quentin Tarantino directed “Death Proof” – under the ‘Grindhouse’ label – this homage to everything Drive-in Theatre takes its cue from the classically over-the-top zombie movies of the 70s; you know, the ones with the corn syrup, exploding heads and mass amputations. It’s meant to look and feel like a crappy old movie – problem is, it’s pretty good. Trashy, but good.

gh9907-452b4.jpgFeaturing ‘it’ stars like Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Naveen Andrews, Freddy Rodriguez, Marley Shelton and Josh Brolin, as well as forgotten action vets like Michael Biehn and Jeff Fahey (playing brothers here), “Terror” is an hour-and-a-half of non-stop gory and over-the-top zombie madness. You’ve got a bunch of reanimated corpses invading a small town with a local rebel (Rodriguez), his recently amputated friend (McGowan, looking ever so sexy) and the local police force (led By Sheriff Biehn, of “The Terminator” fame) out to stop them. Brolin hams it up as a psychotic doctor; Shelton plays his long-suffering young wife; Andrews (TVs “Lost”) plays a kick-ass military scientist ; Willis plays a hard-nosed military man, and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino pops up to play the film’s big sleaze, a rapist.

With film crackles, missing reels, and cigarette burns accompanying the corny fun on screen, “Planet Terror” is a unique and enjoyable trip back to yesteryear. (I don’t know if I personally enjoyed it as much as Tarantino’s “Death Proof”, but it’s been said that will like one more so than the other). Not to say the film is merely endurable rubbish, it isn’t, in fact Rodriguez’s film borderlines on actually being a ‘real’ flick – something that could’ve been released without the film crackles and missing reels. He’s put a lot of his work into this – right down to making the audience give a hoot about the characters, not to mention the crafty special effects – much more so than any filmmaker in the “Grindhouse” days would’ve. Still, the novelty of it does start to wear off about an hour into it, but stick with it, if only for the reveal of the big bad at the end.

The two-disc “Planet Terror” DVD features roughly the same amount and type of extras that the “Death Proof” DVD did – including featurettes on the cast, the director’s, the stunts and so on – but the only difference here is Rodriguez was good enough to do an audio commentary (Tarantino did not). Like his ’10 Minute Film School’, where he talks about cost-effective ways to do effects and the like, Rodriguez gives listeners a heap of pointers in the commentary, assuming most are listening because they’re wannabe filmmakers. He’s also not afraid to be brutally honest or let slip some insider secrets.

Reviewer : Clint Morris

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Bruce Willis in Oliver Stone’s “Pinkville”

Posted by Janett on September 16, 2007

 

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Oliver Stone is set to make a return to the subject of the Vietnam War with “Pinkville,” a project that United Artists is financing. Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum are set to star in the feature, with Michael Pena in negotiations as well.

Based on a true story, “Pinkville” will tell of real-life Army general William R. Peers (Willis) who investigated the infamous 1968 My Lai Massacre of Vietnamese civilians. About 350-500 people, including mostly women, children and the elderly, were killed by U.S. soldiers. Tatum will play Hugh Thompson Jr., an Army helicopter pilot who helped stop the killing by flying between the attackers and the My Lai villagers. He rescued survivors and later testified against the soldiers. Pena would play Capt. Ernest Medina, the office who was in charge of commanding the troops. He was charged for the massacre but later found not guilty.

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Nerd meets cool Bruce Willis

Posted by Janett on September 16, 2007

MOST of us imagine it’s only mere mortals who get star-struck.

But Die Hard 4.0’s Justin Long admits he was like a kid in a candy shop when he got a voice message from action movie hero Bruce Willis.”I got a call from him that I’ve saved to this day,” Long says.

“It was very surreal. He said: ‘Justin Long, this is Bruce goddamn Willis. How the hell are ya? I hear we’re working together. Truly psyched . . .’ And went on about how excited he was to work with me.

“I’m such a nerd I played it for all my friends: ‘Bruce Willis just called me. And he calls himself Bruce goddamn Willis. That’s the coolest thing I’ve ever heard.’

“I tried saying that for a while – ‘I’m Justin goddamn Long’ – but it didn’t quite have the same ring.”

It seems, however, that this phone call from Willis had the desired effect. At the time Long – probably best known as “the Mac guy” in the recent Apple commercials and a puny nerd in Ben Stiller’s Dodgeball – was wavering about accepting a role in the highly anticipated sequel.

“It seems silly to say now, because I can’t believe I hesitated at all to do this movie,” Long says. “But at the time I had been offered this really cool little romantic comedy. So I was on the fence, surprisingly. My friends were all ready to slap me in the face: ‘You’re genuinely thinking about not doing Die Hard 4 with Bruce Willis?’.”

Strangely enough, Long suspects Willis may have been aware of this when he made the fateful phone call.

“We were about three weeks away from starting work on Die Hard, but I hadn’t said yes yet. Maybe Bruce found out that I hadn’t said yes, or he was just calling to intimidate me,” he says. “I was like, ‘I can’t say no to that, that’s so cool’.”

Once on set, it didn’t take Long to realise Willis was human. He says it helped that his character is required to treat the action star with disdain.

“At first I was mistaking his cool, stoic demeanour for like, he really thought he was cool,” Long says. “I felt he was intimidating. But in these scenes we were doing, I had to think he was a douchebag and give him shit, so I really had to let go of that.

“And he didn’t make it hard to do. I know this is such a cliche, but he’s just a dude, like any of us, flawed . . . he just makes a lot more money. And he has daughters with different-sounding names,” Long jokes, referring to the star’s daughters – Rumer, 19, Scout, 16, and Tallulah Belle, 13.

In Die Hard 4.0, Long plays computer nerd Matt Farrell, who helps Willis’s resolutely low-tech character, Detective John McClane, fight a digital attack on the US which is slowly crippling transport and communications computers.

It is a touch of type-casting for Long, as Willis apparently decided he was right for the role after spotting him as the cool – some may say smug – guy who represents the personification of a Macintosh computer in a long-running series of Apple Mac ads.

“Bruce saw this hipster dude and was like ‘That’s the guy’.”

But the role itself involved quite a different set of skills. “In fact, while we were filming I had a hard time being a wise-ass and saying sarcastic lines when we were getting shot at,” Long says, saying the crew were quickly on to him. “They kept saying things like, ‘We want you to be the Mac guy’. And I’m saying, ‘Well, the Mac guy doesn’t get shot at!’.”

Long said he’s not concerned about continuing in the role of “the Mac guy” for now. “But if five years from now I’m still playing only hackers and computer guys, that’ll answer the question, I’m sure.”

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Willis kills opposition in action film poll

Posted by Janett on September 16, 2007

BRUCE Willis has spectacularly killed off all Hollywood opposition – with his original Die Hard film named as the greatest action movie ever made.

Willis’s hard-nosed cop John McClane first exploded on cinema screens like an incendiary bomb 19 years ago.

His jaw-dropping, heart-stopping, bone-crunching, metal-twisting blockbuster can’t be beaten for its non-stop pace, according to a poll by influential American magazine Entertainment Weekly.

It ranks Die Hard No.1 in a survey to find the films that gave “the biggest bang for the buck”.

Apart from the films mentioned right, other blockbusters in the top 10 were Aliens (1986); Gladiator (2000); Saving Private Ryan (1998); Hard Boiled (1992); Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).

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Last Full Measure’ set for filming in South Carolina

Posted by Janett on September 16, 2007

Production on “The Last Full Measure” is scheduled to begin in South Carolina during October, according to Columbia filmmaker Julian Adams.

The movie tells the story of Ohio native William Pitsenbarger, who died in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2000. It stars Robert Duvall, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Andy Garcia, Laurence Fishburne and Amy Madigan.

Adams, who recently saw his independent film “The Last Confederate” released theatrically and on DVD, will be a producer and actor on “The Last Full Measure.”

Filming will be in Columbia and Charleston as well as Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and possibly Thailand, Adams said. Pre-production work is taking place now.

The film focuses on Pitsenbarger’s bravery and sacrifice and the lengthy efforts to secure him the Medal of Honor, which finally became a reality 34 years after his death.

On April 11, 1966, the 21-year-old Pitsenbarger was nearing his 300th combat mission when some men with the U.S. Army’s 1st Division were ambushed and pinned down in an area 45 miles east of Saigon. “Pits,” as he was known to his friends, was on one of the helicopters rushed to the scene to lift out the wounded.

Pits was lowered to the ground, where he went to work on those injured. As six of them were flown to an aid station, Pits stayed behind to continue assisting the infantrymen who were still alive. When the choppers returned for a second time, Pits had a chance to save himself but again elected to stay behind to treat the wounded while also engaging in combat.

That evening, as he continued to assist his comrades, Pitsenbarger was killed by Viet Cong snipers. When his body was found the next day, one hand held a rifle and the other a medical kit.

Duvall will play Pitsenbarger’s father, Frank, who was behind the push to get the Medal of Honor for his son, Adams said.

In the second half of the film, Willis, Freeman, Garcia and Fishburne play older versions of the soldiers who served with Pitsenbarger.

“The Last Full Measure,” which will be released by New Line Cinema, is being produced by John Watson, who also oversaw the making of such films as “Backdraft” with Kurt Russell and Robert De Niro and “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” starring Kevin Costner and Freeman.

Todd Robinson (“Lonely Hearts,” “White Squall”) is the director and writer on the project. _krdDartInc++; document.write(”);

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