BRUCE WILLIS IS JOHN McCLANE, a New York cop who flies to L.A. on Christmas Eve to visit his wife at a party in her company’s lavish high-rise. Plans change once a group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), seize the building and take everyone hostage. McClane slips away and becomes the only chance anyone has in this beginning-to-end heart-stopping action thriller.
Disc 1: Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
**Commentary by Director John McTiernan and Production Designer Jackson DeGovia
**Scene-Specific Commentary by Special Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund
**Subtitle Commentary by Various Cast and Crew
**The News Casts Featurette
**Interactive Still Gallery
**Interactive Articles from Cinefex and American Cinematographer
**Trailers & TV Spots
Disc 2: DVD
Cast & Crew
Die Hard is as high tech, rock hard and souped up as an action film can be.
A serviceable if rather overextended and overblown adventure thriller.
The scenes move with such relentless energy and smashing special-effects extravagance that Die Hard turns out to be everything action-genre fans, and Bruce Willis's relieved investors, might have hoped for.
For what it is, this is the top model -- flash, bang, and witty one-liners all included.
It's good, dumb fun.