On a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, a team of terrorists has seized a major international airport and now holds thousands of holiday travellers hostage. The terrorists, a renegade band of crack military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer (William Sadler), have come to rescue a drug lord from justice. They've prepared for every contingency except one: John McClane, an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of deadly deja vu. Bruce Willis returns as the heroic cop who battles not only terrorists, but also an incompetent airport police chief (Dennis Franz), the hard-headed commander (John Amos) of the Army's anti-terrorist squad and a deadly winter snowstorm. The runways are littered with death and destruction, and McClane is in a race against time. His wife (Bonnie Bedelia) is trapped on one of the planes circling overhead, which is desperately low on fuel.
The die hard films are all fantastic escapist fun and this is no exception. The suspension of disbelieve is strained sometimes when Bruce seems to escape yet another volley of automatic rifle fire but generally it is gripping enough to allow this. Some of the anti-hero scenes are panto in their extreme. In fact there are probably too many villains even for John McClane or are there??
This disc includes the following special features:
- Audio Commentary by Renny Harlin
- Die Harder: The Making of Die Hard 2 - Featurette
- Deleted Scenes
- Renny Harlin Interview
- Villain's Profile -Featurette
- Behind-The-Scenes - Storyboards Featurette
- Side-By-Side Comparisons
- Visual Effects Sequences
- 4 Trailers