I got sent a lot of mash-ups and holiday-themed videos this week, but this one was the only one that inspired me to post it. That has to count for something, right? It’s just that Die Hard is the best Christmas movie of all time, and this mash-up (“Die Hard, Interrupted”), from RigorTortoiseComedy, took a novel approach. And it’s hard to go wrong with Hans Gruber, I always say.
Join me after the jump for some additional Die Hard trivia.
As awesome as Die Hard is, did you know it actually started as Commando 2?
John McTiernan was originally going to make Commando 2, but Arnold Schwarzenegger turned the role offer down. Commando 2 was transformed into this film; Schwarzenegger was the first actor offered the title role, but he again declined. Eventually Bruce Willis would get the part after it had been offered to Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Richard Gere. [IMDB]
Whoa, Burt Reynolds as John McClaine, now that’s a mental image. I imagine him sliding right through that ventilation duct, his hairy chest all covered in baby oil. Then he’d just fall out onto a bear-skin rug and light up a cigarette. It’s much easier to picture Mel Gibson in the role, but that’s just asking for a whole other mash-up.