Widescreen version; special ed.
2 videodiscs (153 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
024543000457, 024543058472, 2454300045
Videodisc release of the 1996 motion picture.
Disc 1: Includes both the special editions, with 9 minutes of restored footage, plus the original theatrical version of the film. Scene-specific commentary by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin. Commentary by Oscar winning special effects supervisors Volker Engel and Doug Smith.
Disc 2: "Creating Reality" 30-minute documentary on the making of ID4 ; "ID4 Invasion" 22-minute alien invasion mock-umentary ; "HBO First Look: Independence Day" 33-minute feature hosted by Jeff Goldblum ; original biplane ending sequence ; storyboards, original artwork, production stills ; DVD-ROM game "Get Off My Planet" ; mock news clips ; destruction clip showcase.
Includes supplemental material.
Directed by Roland Emmerich ; produced by Dean Devlin ; written by Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich ; director of photography, Karl Walter Lindenhaub ; film editor, David Brenner ; music, David Arnold.
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Harvey Fierstein.
Massive spaceships appear in Earth's skies and wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet. The world's only hope lies with a determined band of survivors.
DVD; Region 1; Digital surround, Dolby surround.
English or French soundtracks ; subtitles in English or Spanish.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.