The second sequel to the mold-making action film ''Die Hard'' brings Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) to New York City to face a better villain than in ''Die Hard 2''. Played by Jeremy Irons, he's the brother of the Germanic terrorist-thief Alan Rickman played in the original film. But this bad guy has his sights set higher: on the Federal Reserve's cache of gold. As a distraction, he sets McClane running fool's errands all over New York--and eventually, McClane attracts an unintentional partner, a Harlem dry cleaner (Samuel L. Jackson) with a chip on his shoulder. Some great action sequences, though they can't obscure the rather large plot holes in the film's final 45 minutes. ''--Marshall Fine''
*Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
*Available Audio Tracks: English (DTS), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
*Commentary by: director John McTiernan
*Never-before-seen alternate ending with optional commentary by screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh
*Bruce Willis interview
*"Behind the Scenes: Die Hard with a Vengeance" (21:44; "making of" originally created for HBO)
*"A Night to Die For/McClane Is Back" (21:35; special aired in conjunction with TV broadcast of Die Hard 2)
*Making-of featurette (4 min.; created for Fox's publicity electronic press kit)
*Production featurettes: "Blowing Up Bonwit," "Prepping the Park," "Terror in the Subway"
*Villain's profile: "Villains with a Vengeance" (4 min.)
*Trailer and TV spots
*THX Optimode tests