With the latest movie in the Die Hard franchise shaking up the box office, we thought you might fancy a night in to recap Bruce Willis’s top movie performances. All of the below are available now in high definition on Blu-ray.
In Tarantino’s cult classic Pulp Fiction, Willis stars as Butch Coolidge, an aging prize fighter who never quite made it. The movie follows the intersecting lives of LA’s mobsters and small-time criminals, who are headed up by low-rent hit men Vincent (John Travolta) and Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) in roles that revived their careers. The Blu-ray version sheds new light on this innovative masterpiece and includes a retrospective featurette with the cast and crew, deleted scenes and a roundtable discussion from top film critics Elvis Mitchell, Scott Foundas, Stephanie Zacharek, Tim Lucas and Andy Klein.
Bruce Willis’ careful, measured portrayal of Dr Malcolm Crowe, a psychologist trying to treat an eight year old boy who “sees dead people” in the Sixth Sense revealed he could play brains as well as brawn. As the film unfolds, it soon becomes clear that Dr Crowe is completely unprepared to face the truth behind what the haunts the boy.
The Blu-ray version reveals some of the movie’s darkest secrets in special featurettes, including reflections from the set, deleted scenes and an alternative ending.
Willis plays the comedic local sheriff in this heart-warming romantic comedy-drama from Wes Anderson. Moonrise Kingdom is set in the 1960s, and focuses on a young boy and girl who fall in love with each other and flee their idyllic New England town together. However, when they are discovered missing, the town they left behind is turned upside down and a search-party is put together to find them.
The Blu-ray edition includes an array of high-definition featurettes and behind-the-scenes special features including a look at Moonrise Kingdom, a series of guided tours from the film’s locations and a set tour with Bill Murray.
What’s your favourite Bruce Willis movie? Or are there any roles you would like to see Bruce play in the future that he hasn’t done already? Let us know your favourites in the comments below.