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Format: DVD
Sku: 40693990
UPC: 024543036708
UPC 14: 00024543036708
Sales Rank: 6213
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When massive spaceships begin to destroy major cities across the globe, a band of survivors must try to defeat the invaders and save mankind.
Editor's 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.

Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/22/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 145 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1996
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2003670D
Video UPC UPC: 00024543036708
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Bill Pullman
Video Cast Info Vivica A. Fox
Video Cast Info Judd Hirsch
Video Cast Info Randy Quaid
Video Cast Info Robert Loggia
Video Cast Info Mary McDonnell
Video Cast Info Margaret Colin
Video Cast Info James Duval
Video Cast Info Harvey Fierstein
Video Cast Info Harry Connick Jr.
Video Cast Info Jeff Goldblum
Video Cast Info Will Smith
Video Cast Info James Rebhorn
Video Cast Info Joseph A. Porro - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Karl Walter Lindenlaub - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info David Brenner - Editor
Video Cast Info Lincoln D. Hiatt - Producer
Video Cast Info David Arnold - Composer
Video Cast Info William Fay - Producer
Video Cast Info Peter Winther - Producer
Video Cast Info Roland Emmerich - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Dean Devlin - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Roland Emmerich - Producer
Video Cast Info Patrick Tatopoulos - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Ute Emmerich - Producer
Video Cast Info Oliver Scholl - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Dean Devlin - Producer
Video Cast Info Roland Emmerich - Director
Plot 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

"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.

Professional Reviews

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

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Smith,Will
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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