Independence Day(Blu-ray)

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on 4/30/2012

Great movie one of the best alien movies ever. This classic alien film has to be a mile stone for scifi. It has a good plot and a good cast. It has some great air battles. The aliens are great and have some great scenes. It also has some of the best will smith moments in all of his career. I would recommend this film to anyone. Read More

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worth watching it again and again

on 5/3/2012

This movie was the first sci/fi- alien movie of my life, which I watched it a long time ago. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this again in blu ray. The cast is great, the visual effects are just awesome, and story is really good. Overall, this is one of the best sci/fi movies in hollywood. Read More

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Product Overview

One of the biggest box office hits of all time delivers the ultimate encounter when mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion against the human race. The spectacle begins when massive spaceships appear in Earth's skies. But wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet. Now the world's only hope lies with a determined band of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders - before it's the end of all mankind.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 205838890
UPC 024543444237
UPC 14 00024543444237
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/5/2015
Rating Rating
Big Battles
High Flying
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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 Summary
Summary 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.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "You know how I'm always trying to save the planet? Well, here's my chance." -- David Levinson (JEFF GOLDBLUM)
Quote "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.
Quote "Welcome to Earth." -- Capt. Steven Hiller (Will Smith), after punching the daylights out of an alien who has crash-landed in Arizona.
Rolling Stone "...For fun, fright and thrills, there's not a wilder joy ride around..." 08/08/1996 p.68
Sight and Sound "...INDEPENDENCE DAY fulfills the promise of the movies: to deliver the audience out of the everyday and into the sensational..." 08/01/1996 p.53-4
USA Today "...A rousing state-of-the-art cartoon capped by an aerial-combat climax..." 07/02/1996 p.1D
Entertainment Weekly "...Witty, of-the-moment fun." -- Rating: B 08/09/1996 p.44
Variety "...A spectacularly scaled mix of '50s-style alien invader science fiction, '70s disaster epics and all-season gung-ho military actioners..." 07/01/1996
Roland Emmerich
Bill Pullman
Jeff Goldblum
Will Smith
Cast & Crew
Bill Pullman - Actor
David Arnold - Original Music By
David Brenner - Editor
Dean Devlin - Writer
Dean Devlin - Producer
Harry Connick, Jr. - Actor
Jeff Goldblum - Actor
Judd Hirsch - Actor
Karl Walter Lindenlaub - Cinematographer
Randy Quaid - Actor
Robert Loggia - Actor
Roland Emmerich - Writer
Roland Emmerich - Executive Producer
Roland Emmerich - Director
Vivica A. Fox - Actor
Will Smith - Actor
William James Teegarden - Art Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 2244423
UPC 00024543444237
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 147 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Winner (1997) MTV Award, Will Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Best Kiss,Oscar, Volker Engel, et. al., Best Effects, Visual Effects,People's Choice, Independence Day, Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture
Nominee (1997) MTV Award, Independence Day, Best Action Sequence,MTV Award, Vivica A. Fox, Best Breakthrough Performance,MTV Award, Will Smith, Best Male Performance,MTV Award, Independence Day, Best Movie,Oscar, Chris Carpenter, et. al., Best Sound
Review In true summer-movie style, the plot is pretty preposterous - do you really think two earthlings could pilot an alien aircraft into space and upload a computer virus into the mother ship in 30 seconds? - but that doesn't matter. Independence Day succeeds as mainstream entertainment; a grand spectacle in the tradition of The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, not to mention more recent entries like Armageddon...In fact, it was '70s disaster flicks like Poseidon and Inferno, not sci-fi epics like Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, that inspired director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin (the team behind Stargate and Godzilla) when it came to making ID4.
Reviewer Betsy Bozdech
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review From the beginning, there have been reasons to doubt Independence Day's creative foundation. After all, it comes from Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the team responsible for Stargate, one of the most disappointing and derivative science fiction films of the decade. Theirs is not a pedigree to inspire confidence, and, as it turns out, Independence Day is no better than Stargate...Independence Day isn't about logic and intelligence. It's about space battles, mass destruction, and a laughably "rousing" speech by the President. This is a spectacle, pure and simple. Unfortunately, because the film makers mistakenly tried to inject a load of weak dramatic elements, Independence Day turns out to be overlong, overblown, and overdone. For alien invasions this summer, give me The Arrival instead.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Smith,Will
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Brandon Judell, Critics, Inc. Like cotton candy its a high caloric treat thats always fun for the taste buds.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle The alien attack, taking place in several cities at once, is breathtaking...
Mike Clark, USA Today A rousing state-of-the-art cartoon capped by an aerial-combat climax...

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