Independence Day (Blu-ray) PG-13

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Blu-ray Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: December 4, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: 20Th Century Fox
  • Special Packaging - D-Box
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish, French
    • DTS 5.1 HD - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentaries - Roland Emerich - Director; Dean Devlin - Producer; Volker Engel, Doug Smith - FX Supervisors
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Teaser
      2. Theatrical Trailers (3)
  • Interactive Features:
    • Games - Alien Scavenger Hunt (Java Game)
    • Scene Selection
    • Trivia - Trivia Track

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Produced by , , , , &
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"You know how I'm always trying to save the planet' Well, here's my chance."
  - David Levinson (JEFF GOLDBLUM)
"What's the rush' You think we'll get to Washington, it won't be there'"
  - Julius Levinson (JUDD HIRSCH), to his son, David Levinson (JEFF GOLDBLUM), while the two frantically drive to the capital city.
"Welcome to Earth."
  - Capt. Steven Hiller (Will Smith), after punching the daylights out of an alien who has crash-landed in Arizona.

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1996 - Best Visual Effects

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh65%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 71

Upright75%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 977,330
Splendidly cheesy entertainment. Full Review
CNN.com
Mar 5, 2008
I think what's great about this is the re-watchability factor of it, you can put it on at any time, watch it, have a great time with it, and show it to other generations. Full Review
What the Flick?!
Jun 6, 2018
Sonnenfeld has directed with gusto and precision from a vaguely plotted but often hilarious screenplay, and his view of Manhattan as a holding pen for intergalactic refugees has the touch of authentic experience fundamental to all great comedy. Full Review
New York Daily News
Jan 18, 2018
...INDEPENDENCE DAY fulfills the promise of the movies: to deliver the audience out of the everyday and into the sensational...
Sight and Sound
Aug 1, 1996
But what if that's just masking everything that we're afraid to admit? What if we were manipulated into liking this movie, and we've been blind to it all this time? Full Review
Tor.com
Jan 14, 2019
...A spectacularly scaled mix of '50s-style alien invader science fiction, '70s disaster epics and all-season gung-ho military actioners...
Variety
Jul 1, 1996
...For fun, fright and thrills, there's not a wilder joy ride around...
Rolling Stone
Aug 8, 1996

Product Description:

With a $71 million budget and mind-blowing special effects, INDEPENDENCE DAY is a grand, high-tech throwback to such films of the 1950s as THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and WAR OF THE WORLDS. Here, aliens, in numerous gargantuan spaceships, arrive without warning and hover over the world's most important cities, creating global panic. The nasty visitors use death rays to blow New York, Washington D.C, and Los Angeles to smithereens. A handful of plucky Americans, including the Clinton-esque President (Bill Pullman), a gung-ho fighter pilot (Will Smith) and a computer geek named David (Jeff Goldblum), attempt to devise a strategy against the invaders.

On July 4th, their risky plan is put into effect, as dozens of fighter pilots (including the President) wage an assault on the spaceships. However, their success (and the fate of the world) depends on David, who is attempting to disarm the aliens's mothership.

Plot Synopsis:

INDEPENDENCE DAY is a pyrotechnic, futuristic, disaster, action mondo-adventure about aliens attacking Earth and humans giving them the big boot. When mountain-sized flying saucers open fire on the world's cities, a ragtag band of colorful characters sets out to bring the alien critters to their pseudopodic knees. Borrowing liberally from science fiction classics like WAR OF THE WORLDS and THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and a host of disaster movies from TOWERING INFERNO to METEOR, ID4 maintains a mindless mission to entertain with dazzling special effects and unabashed feel-good charm. Academy Award Nominations: Best Sound, Best Visual Effects. Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects.

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Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in the USA Tuesday July 2, 1996.
  • Color by DeLuxe; in Super 35 Panavision widescreen; digitally mastered in THX.
  • "Independence Day" earned $100 million at the box office in just seven days -- which is faster than any other film ever made.
  • Additional cast: Ross Bagley (Dylan).
  • Additional credits: Pamela Klamer and Julia Levine (set design); Terry Clotiaux (visual effects producer); Joseph Viskocil (miniature pyrotechnics/mechanical effects supervisor); Michael Joyce (model shop supervisor); Peter Winther (associate producer) and Jonathan Taylor (second unit camera).
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 71,868
  • UPC: 024543444237
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
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