A Better Day To Die Hard

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Yippee Ki-yay Mother Russia
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Original Release Date:
2013
Original Running Time:
97
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Fanedit Running Time:
108
Time Added:
11
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Brief Synopsis:
Combining aspects of the theatrical release and the extended cut this edit features 4 deleted scenes, a full colour regrade, new subtitles and some rescoring.
Intention:
I was rather surprised when I watch Die Hard 5. It wasn't as bad as I'd expected. It wasn't great but I definitely enjoyed it far more than most people. Perhaps seven years of diminishing expectation helped. I hope that by giving the film a lift with a newly regraded colours and extending it as much as possible the film will have a little more appeal to those who found it lacking originally.
Other Sources:
Theme from New York New York By Frank Sinatra
Special Thanks:
To everyone who followed along with this project on Fanedit.org and Reddit.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I used MakeMKV, Avidemux, handbrake and Lightworks to complete this edit.
Cuts and Additions:
Reinstated 4 deleted scenes:
1. Russian girls on the plane
2. Assault on the safe house
3. Gun store
4. Car park incident

Full colour regrade
New hard coded subtitles
Rescored courthouse scene
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9.5
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9.9(8)
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9.7
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Definitely worth a watch for any Die Hard fan left wanting after this mediocre entry in the franchise. The color regrade is a huge improvement. Keeps the gritty tone, but makes it far more realistic. The addition of the deleted scenes adds much needed texture that the theatrical cut lacked. Feels much more like a Die Hard movie, for which I'm thankful. Overall, an excellent improvement on the original source.

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The editing is top notch. The visual grading is much better they the original and the score is now really fitting the picture like an epoxy mixture. The only thing I find it funny is the sound effects in the deleted carjacking fight scene. Other than that, everything's good. I enjoyed it.

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9.3
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Another great edit from Malthus. My thoughts on the original theatrical cut was it was an average, the action was fine, the villain was pretty good and it was one of the more weaker die hard movies. This edit definitely upped my enjoyment of the movie by seamlessly integrating the deleted scenes, giving the movie much better colour grading and having better larger subtitles. The rescoring done was also top notch the "New York, New York" sequence which was just fantastic- really felt like an iconic moment. One nitpick I have though is the car park deleted scene in which the punching sound effects were a bit cartoonish like it was from street fighter- why the director or movie editor put those effects on the deleted scene is beyond me. Overall if like me you found Die Hard 5 pretty meh and want to revisit it for a die hard marathon this is the edit for you to replace the theatrical version.

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9.8
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I enjoyed it as when I watched the trilogy as a child.
I know this fifth installment of the adventures of John McClane is not the best accepted, but it worked well for me. The practical effects of this film are impressive and the story that editor Malthus developed works best.

- My only objection is the long duration of the music "New York", but the rest is perfect.

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9.1
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I have been a big fan of all Die Hard movies and to this day I'm not sure why Die Hard 4 get so much flak as its one of my favorites. However, when I first watched Die Hard 5 a few years ago I found it to be a fun action movie but very mediocre Die Hard movie due to poorly written script and some character decisions (eg Jack instantly becoming unlikable as he points a gun at his father). I appreciate what Malthus has done in this edit by adding the extra deleted scenes, larger subtitles and color grading and it certainly does improve the film quite a lot. I do recommend this edit if you found DH5 to be a meh film and have desire to revisit as the improvements does make a difference.

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