Independence Day (1996) +


Note:  This is Alan's all-time favorite movie ever!

On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles, and Washington. The survivors set out in convoys towards Area 51, a strange government testing ground where it is rumored the military has a captured alien spacecraft of their own. The survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom. July 4th is their Independence Day...

Edition Details:
Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
Color, Closed-captioned, THX, Anamorphic, Box set
Commentary by Roland Emmerich and Dan Devlin
Theatrical trailer(s), TV spot(s)
Multi-story option: Viewer can select original theatrical release or special edition release with 9 minutes of added footage
Scene specific commentary by director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin
Special effects commentary by Academy Award winners Volker Engle and Doug Smith
Interactive Link to Download the Official, Never-Before-Seen ID4 Interactive GameMaking-Of Documentary: Creating Reality (30 min.)
Production Stills Gallery, Story Boards Gallery & Concept Art Gallery
Full 3-D animated interactive menu screens
Original Biplane Ending
Widescreen anamorphic format
Number of discs: 2