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Unique ID Code: 0000014620
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Added on: 1/3/2001 07:11
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Independence Day (UK)

7 / 10
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EARTH Take a good look. It could be your last
Certificate: 12
Running Time: 147 mins
Retail Price: £24.99
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One of the biggest box office hits of all time delivers the ultimate encounter when mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all-out invastion 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 mankind.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Theatrical & Special Editions
Scene specific audio commentary by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin for both Theatrical and Special Edition
Special Effects Supervisor audio commentary for Special Edition Feature
Original BiPlane Ending
Trailers & TV Spots
Documentary `Creating Reality`
TV Special `ID4 Invasion` Mockumentary
HBO First Look `The Making of ID4` with Jeff Goldblum
News Segments
Still Galleries
Story Boards
Original Artwork

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Roland Emmerich

Written By:

Brent Spiner
Adam Baldwin
Harvey Fierstein
Randy Quaid
Robert Loggia
Judd Hirsch
Mary McDonnell
Jeff Goldblum
Bill Pullman
Will Smith

Casting By:
Wendy Kurtzman

Soundtrack By:
David Arnold

Director of Photography:
Karl Walter Lindenlaub

David Brenner

Costume Designer:
Joseph A. Porro

Production Designer:
Patrick Tatopoulos
Oliver Scholl

Peter Winther
Dean Devlin

Executive Producer:
William Fay
Ute Emmerich
Roland Emmerich

Twentieth Century Fox

Your Opinions and Comments

7 / 10
I`ve just watched the extended version of this movie.
The additional eight minutes blended seamlessly into the narrative,unfortunately, those eight minutes seem utterly pointless. They add nothing to the story, the tension or the sfx.
Having said all that, the theatrical release is still an enjoyable film, and some of the extras are interesting.
I think the package would be better on a single disc with a cheaper asking price.
posted by sanejo on 5/4/2001 17:16
4 / 10
This is a fab all action Sci-fi flick despite it`s far fetched and weak plot. BUT shame about the playback quality of this R2 DVD! While the extra features are good and abundant, there are a few scenes that are of "Standards Conversion"quality (blurred motion, poor colour, sound etc). I loved this movie when it came out in 1996, but I was so disappointed about it not being THX mastered that I returned it and bought a Region 1 copy over the internet. I do recommend that anyone in the Region 2 area (UK, Europe & Japan) who felt the same to do what I did. I also hope that Fox Home Video take notice and make amends by releasing the proper (THX mastered) version. Strange considering that at the same time when this R2 disc was released in the UK, THE ABYSS (SPECIAL EDITION) was THX mastered.
posted by The Predator on 3/12/2001 01:39
10 / 10
This DVD set is fantastic. The movie is about Aliens coming to Earth and they hover over all of the biggest cities in the world in ships 15 miles wide. The movie is full of action between the humans and aliens and at the end the humans come out on top and defeat the aliens. The best thing about the DVD is that you can watch the normal version of Independence day or you can watch the Special Edition of the movie which is a fully uncut version of the movie and it is great. There is a director`s commentary and There is a second disc with a whole lot of extra features on it and on both discs the menus are great. The aliens blow up the White House when you press play! This set deserves a full 10/10.
posted by LFC_Lad on 4/4/2003 01:10