Independence Day 1996 Subtitles

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When massive spaceships appear, hovering above planet Earth, the world stands in awe and wonder. This soon turns to terror as the aliens launch an all-out attack, devastating the planet. The survivors, led by American President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman), decide to fight back.

Starring:
Bill Pullman,Randy Quaid
Runtime:
2 hours, 24 minutes

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Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Roland Emmerich
Starring Bill Pullman, Randy Quaid
Supporting actors Mary Mcdonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Jeff Goldblum, Robert Loggia, Will Smith
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 50 REVIEWER on 24 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
When this film was released back in 96' We'd already seen
the early 'star war' movies, which had impressive graphics at that time.
When they came to make 'independence day' film makers
were experimenting with new technology which at that time
was pretty realistic and set a 'benchmark' for future film
makers to improve upon.( we all know they have )
At the time the 'special effects were more than impressive..
The film -
'Giant' alien craft hover above significant locations
around the globe,they are hell- bent on wiping out both life
and the infra-structure of planet earth.
Attempts to communicate with the uninvited visitors proves
futile.
'Wlll smith' as Captain Steven Hiller to the rescue with a little
help from 'Randy Quaid' as 'Russell Casse'
Seriously this is a fast moving and very enjoyable movie
experience, plenty of, sometimes tongue-in-cheek action
sequences.
Blu-ray upgrade is pretty good.
A Sci-fi adventure always worth re-visiting occasionally.
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After the surprise hit of 1994, STARGATE, director Roland Emmerich was given a budget that would make possible a film that would eventually be one of the highest grossing movies of all time. The ground-breaking special effects went on to win an Oscar, & many of these, the miniatures, C.G.I. & digital effects are examined & explained in the comprehensive 'special features' which comprises the second of this 2 disc presentation. INDEPENDENCE DAY in this 'definitive edition' contains scenes not in the original cut, of which some make sense & others superfluous, but all most likely edited for time. For a sci-fi adventure film, the script throughout is eceptionally good with only minor cringe-making moments. The military & technical installations are authentic & the many crowd scenes, in particular, the 'panic in the streets' sequences are entirely believable & well-handled. The excellent cast, headed by Will Smith & Jeff Goldblum have well-drawn characters & have a terrific rapport in their scenes together. The 2 female leads are strong & also perfectly cast, as are all the supporting actors, but it is the rle of President that keeps the whole thing together & here Bill Pullman surely gives the performance of his career. The rousing speech he gives just before the final showdown, is a well written piece of patriotic jargon & gift to any actor, though his character taking part in the aerial battle is open to contention!Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Seymoure on 30 Nov. 2014
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One of the best alien invasion movies I have ever seen. Very American, but global in perspective. Will Smith is fantastic in the lead role and many more of the actors in this film are so good as to pull you into the story and make you believe in their characters. The destruction sequences are well filmed and edited. There is an excellent tension throughout the movie, broken by light humour on occasion. Love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wendy Woo on 27 Mar. 2015
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Classic 90's action / sci-fi film by Roland Emmerich featuring Lonestar, Brundlefly and that guy with the irritating and talentless offspring. Contains endless alien peril, the decimation of many popular landmarks and the best presidential speech ever.

Hold on, I almost forgot Randy Quaid ' Hello boys, I'm baaaaack!'

Awesome movie, go watch it now!!
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Format: DVD
I watched Stargate at the cinema when it first came out in 1994 and thought it was very good. Then a few months later I read in a magazine that they were going to bring out another Science Fiction film by the same creators called Independence Day, so I thought I'll watch that when it comes out. And I did. In 1996 I saw this a thought wow. It featured Spectacular Special Effects and I knew from the moment I saw them they would get an Oscar. A great cast including Jeff Goldblum who had made 2 of my favourite films, the great remake of The Fly and Jurassic Park. And it also had some great sound effects that made me jump in the cinema a few times. The only problem with this movie is that the screenwriters didn't write much of a script. But still this is Good Enough Entertainment while it lasts and i highly recommend this brilliant 2-Disc DVD set. It has some great extras.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Osmics on 27 Oct. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
lovely HD so aslong as you know how to watch a Blu Ray film on good equipment you wont go wrong
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Davies on 15 Feb. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
If you're thinking of adding this to your blu-ray collection then you've no doubt seen the film itself many times.

The DTS-Master Audio lossless track is stunning. Absolutely sensational and worth the upgrade alone should you have the equipment to be able to showcase lossless sound.

The video is excellent. Plenty of detail and light years ahead of any DVD version you may own. Pretty much the best the film is ever going to look.

Where the disc disappoints slightly is in the extras. Only some of the wealth of features from the previous DVD releases have made it to blu-ray.
There's no making of material that I remember enjoying in the past.
The commentaries are still there, and there's games and the original trailers in HD.

Whilst I wouldn't be surprised to see some sort of special edition next year to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the film, well this is definitely worth picking up for a tenner.

One of the better blockbusters of the 90's presented very nicely in high definition,
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