One of the more unorthodox heroes around but a
hilarious and very popular one at that, shop all things John McClane with our
range of Die Hard merchandise & gifts.
Including everything from Die Hard blu ray &
DVD right through to posters and pop vinyls, it’s a loot that Hans Gruber will
be desperate to lay his hands on.
Since hitting cinemas around the world in the
summer of 1988, Die Hard has become a huge hit and something of a phenomenon.
Grossing over $140m at the box office, the original
signalled the start of something special with the ever impressive Bruce Willis
making John McClane a real household name.
The ridiculous NYPD cop may be there to serve the
law, but it’s his way of doing so that makes him such a great and unique
The first Die Hard movie takes place on Christmas
Eve, with McClane at his wife Holly’s Christmas party at the Nakatomi Corporation.
He goes there attempting to reconcile with her but
what unfolds is something quite different to what they both expected, with a group of mercenaries led by
the evil but brilliant Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) taking the building by storm.
With huge sums of money locked away in a vault
within the tower, Gruber and his team lock the building down, takes everyone as
hostage and attempts to take the money.
The hostages don’t stand a chance, but their
missing one person from the party and you can guess who it is.
McClane becomes a one-man army with no help
available on the inside, taking on Gruber’s team singlehandedly with
devastating effect despite him being outside his jurisdiction.
His battle with Gruber’s mercenaries gained cinema stardom
for a number of reasons – namely John McClane’s vest which has gained cult
status. Along with the cop who helps him from the outside, Al Powell, this guy is the absolute don.
He looks ridiculous as he pummels his way through
several enemies, but he’s a real badass in the process so he gets away with it. Your
usual heroes wear costumes or eye-catching outfits, this guy does it in a vest
and bare feet – iconic.
Die Hard has gone on to be recognised by many as a
Christmas film despite it being a summer release, with many of us watching it
as tradition. What better way is there to celebrate the holidays than a McClane
v Gruber battle, right?
Such was the success of this ’88 classic that it’s
gone onto to form a big franchise. There’s been four sequels in
the form of Die Hard 2, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Live Free or Die Hard and a
Good Day to Die Hard.
A series spanning over 25 years, it’s one of the
longest around and here at Zavvi UK we’re huge fans of Willis in these all action
If you love this vested hero, then be sure to check
out our range of Die Hard merchandise which is full of great gifts and
memorabilia for fans of all levels.
Re-live all the high octane drama and battles through
our collection of Die Hard blu ray & DVD. What better way is there to
experience McClane battle an army of German mercenaries than in full HD
goodness right? These make a great a gift but if you’re buying for a super fan,
we have Die Hard box sets available featuring all five of the movies – get that
With this series being so iconic and long standing,
there’s plenty of memorabilia and collectibles on offer. Die Hard pop vinyls
make a mean addition to any collection and let’s be honest – who wouldn’t want
a McClane or Gruber funko pop?
You can also bring some of the saga to your home
with a Die Hard poster or movie print that will make a pretty sweet addition to
This was a real career defining role for Willis,
with his superb performance really nailing down Die Hard as a classic and a
Christmas film for many! Shop all things from this great franchise with Zavvi
UK and our range of merch.
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