'Die Hard' director John McTiernan finds his movies ''embarrassing.''

The 63-year-old filmmaker - who has given his first interview since release from prison in February - is best known for his action films including 'Predator' and 'The Hunt for Red October' and despite his success he finds it difficult to watch a movie back without being critical.

He told Empire magazine: ''I find all of my movies embarrassing. I'm not saying they're bad but I sit there groaning. Cuts I'm not happy with, parts where I f**ked up. I find them emotionally difficult.''

McTiernan insists he changed the scope of 1998 hit film 'Die Hard', starring Bruce Willis, and transformed it from being a ''terrorist'' film into a ''date night'' movie.

He said: ''The original screenplay was a grim terrorist movie. On my second week working on it, I said, 'Guys, there's no part of terrorism that's fun. Robbers are fun bad guys. Let's make this a date movie'. And they had the courage to do it.''