Independence Day

Independence Day


Independence Day review

Film description

In a nutshell:

Space invaders arrive intent on destroying the world, but they didn't reckon on Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum or Apple computers.


The day we'll fight back.


'Once again, the LAPD is asking Los Angelenos not to fire their guns at the visitor spacecraft. You may inadvertently trigger an interstellar war.'

'I have got to get me one of these!'

'I picked a hell of a day to quit drinkin'.


When giant spaceships appear over every major world city, the human race is confronted with their own galactic insignificance, and a big problem; do they come in peace?

When scientist Jeff Goldblum discovers that a strange signal being transmitted by the ships is a countdown timer, the world goes on alert.

Fears are confirmed when the countdwn reaches zero and the ships open fire, using giant lasers to completely obliterate the cities.

Air Force Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) takes to the skies but finds his F-16 outmanouvered and outgunned.

Still managing to capture an alien, he teams up with a group of survivors at Area 51, including the President and Jeff Goldblum, and together they plot to use an Apple laptop to bring down the invasion.

Better on Blu Ray:

City-sized spaceships blow up mankind’s most iconic landmarks before meeting their match in the ripped, smart-mouthed form of Big Willie Smith.

By then, of course, your eyes and ears will have been put through their paces by the booming DTS-HD sound and pin-sharp visuals: trust us, you haven’t seen the White House explode until you’ve seen every spinning splinter on Blu-ray;

You haven’t heard the wet squelch of Will’s fist rearranging an alien fizog until you’ve heard it on Blu-ray, you haven’t scoffed at one dog’s refusal to go to the farm in the sky until you’ve seen it duck fireballs on Blu-ray.

Exclusive extras include a trivia track that spills all the secrets of Area 51 and an ‘Alien Scavenger Hunt’ interactive game.

Blu Ray Extras:

    *  Filmmaker Audio Commentary
    * Visual Effects Audio Commentary
    * Theatrical Trailers (HD) - A theatrical teaser and three different theatrical trailers for 'Independence Day,' and HD trailers for 'Alien vs. Predator,' 'The Fly,' 'I, Robot,' 'Planet of the Apes,' 'Predator' and 'X-Men: The Last Stand.'

Blu Ray Bonus Content:

    * ID4 Datastream Trivia Track
    * "Alien Scavenger Hunt" Interactive Game
    * Bookmarks
    * Keyword Search
    * D-Box

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Release Dates

UK DVD release
July 1st 2004
UK DVD release
May 1st 2001
UK Blu-ray release
August 13th 2009

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