With Father's Day around the corner, some big-name action collections are being released on home video. Film expert John McKay looks at some of the current crop including Die Hard, James Bond, and Dirty Harry.
There`s still the old assumption that for Father`s Day, good old Dad wants nothing more than to watch the manliest of action films on video. And this year they`re going all out with a series of Blu-ray sets that include some of the all-time he-man heroes. Beginning with A Good Day to Die Hard (Fox), Bruce Willis` latest entry in his 25-year-old frnahise featuring him as NYPD detective John McClane. And this one, like all big-budget action movies these days, is chock-full of high-octane computer-generated F/X. Fox is also releasing the Die Hard Legacy Collection, which includes the previous four instalments. Yippee-ki-yay!Warners, meanwhile, offers Blu-rays not only of the Mad Max Trilogy, but a Clint Eastwood 20-film collection including three Dirty Harry titles. And finally, if you prefer only Daniel Craig as 007, MGM offers the latest three of the James Bond films in the Daniel Craig Collection.