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Independence Day [Blu-ray]

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Bill Pullman , Jeff Goldblum , Roland Emmerich    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin
  • Directors: Roland Emmerich
  • Producers: Dean Devlin
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Dec 2007
  • Run Time: 139 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000WBZZB6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,581 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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If you’ve got your high definition television set up, and your Blu-ray player or Playstation 3 at the ready, then surely home cinema demo material rarely comes in better shape than Independence Day.

The spectacular 1996 blockbuster stars Will Smith in the early part of his movie career and, of course, tells the tale of invaders from other worlds bringing mighty ships to the Earth. And particularly in the first half, Independence Day wrings so much tension and style from their arrival that few films have equalled it since. The sheer spectacle of set pieces such as the blowing up of the White House, or the massive battle in the skies, simply deserves to be seen and enjoyed in high definition.

Independence Day, of course, does go a bit daft as it goes about wrapping up its simple-yet-compelling premise, but it’s really very hard not to forgive it. So ambitious were the effects at the time that they still stand up now, and as far as science fiction blockbusters go, this remains one of the finest in recent memory.

Of course, high definition does it wonders. The film looks razor-sharp, and coupled with a punchy sound mix, Independence Day is quite superb demo material. That it’s also a fun blockbuster too is an added, and very welcome treat. --Jon Foster

Product Description

Roland Emmerich directs this special effects-laden sci-fi blockbuster starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. When massive spaceships appear, hovering above planet Earth, the world stands in awe and wonder. But this soon turns to terror as the aliens launch an all-out attack, devastating the planet's major cities. As the Earth's survivors try to come to terms with what has happened, a group of Americans including President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman), fighter pilot Steve Hiller (Smith) and computer boffin David Levinson (Goldblum) decide to fight back.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fresh Prince Saves The World 25 Aug 2011
Format:DVD
A 'B' movie made on an 'A' movie budget. It's not deep and it certainly ain't clever but it looks good and there's a mothership load of excitement.
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By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
At the time of release (1996) the jaw-dropping destruction of American cities featured in "Independence Day" seemed like the cutting edge of special effects (they were). But in 2014 "Man Of Steel" or indeed any of the "Transformer" films have gone so much further – that what once seemed brill - now looks tame in comparison. But that doesn’t stop "ID" from being great fun – even if the Fresh Prince of Bel Air saving the world with a cigar in his mouth and 'attitude' stretches belief just a tad…

Still if you're a fan of the movie (or Roland Emmerich lover like I am) - note that the 'US' BLU RAY on 20th Century Fox is REGION A LOCKED - so it will not play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are).

Stick with the UK BLU RAY individual title or 3-film bundles - and you won't have Region-Coding trashing your exploding building count...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better in blu-ray 18 Nov 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The film is well known but the blu-ray version has better graphic quality with even better sound effects than the dvd
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FUN 27 Oct 2013
By Osmics
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'THE 'U.S.A' SAVE THE WORLD AGAIN' 24 May 2014
By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Enough Entertainment 2 May 2004
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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54 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice one... 22 Jan 2008
Format:Blu-ray
...for damning the film because of a technical issue. To the chap who gave the film 1 star, you realise everyone will see that, for some reason Independance Day has been rated a surprisingly low score? And you've done this because Amazon didn't tell you it wasn't US-player compatible? Grow up! Post your comments in the forums, and email Amazon. I'm all for the trade descriptions act, but putting people off the film because yours doesn't work?
To balance it out, I think the film is great, it's not the smartest of films, but who cares? It's from that era when everything WIll Smith touch turned to gold, with this, Men In Black and Wild WIld West. Ok, not Wild Wild West, but nevermind. A classic 'Hollywood Blockbuster', re-jigged in Shiny-Hi-Def-Vision (c), which ticks all the right boxes on the basic, bright colours and loud noises film checklist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars But what happened to the dog?? 22 July 2014
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Watched this over and over again. I love the special effects and the scale of the piece, as well as the kind of old fashioned 50s feel it has: "If we all work together we an do this!" It has a really consistent vision throughout . Great to have a BLACK hero - who is a real person and not just a cut-out. It's long but sustains the rush from start to finish. Aliens much copied in later films; interesting still to see the influence of H.G. Wells in the tentacles and the huge brain/no speech aspect of the things. it may not be great art, but it tries to show the best of the US without cynicism. I shall be watching it many times in the years to come
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