Independence Day
Five Star Collection
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1996
Director: Roland Emmerich
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 024543-000457
Running time: 2:33 (153 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: June 27, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#789)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 09, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Overview
One of the biggest box office hits of all time delivers the ultimate encounter when mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion against the human race.

The spectacle begins when massive spaceships appear in Earth's skies. But wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet.

Now the world's only hope lies with a determined band of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders – before it's the end of mankind.
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Genres
Action
Science-Fiction
Disaster
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Twentieth Century Fox
 • Centropolis Entertainment
Media Companies:
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Interactive Game
 • THX Certified
 • Closed Captioned
 • Theatrical & Special Edition Versions, 12-Page Booklet
Easter Eggs
On the second disc of the release, go to the 'Data Console.' Highlight the 'Main Menu' entry on this screen and then press the 'Right' arrow button on your remote control, which will start up the computer and display the message 'Access: 7-4-Enter' on the computer monitor. Accompanied by music you will also notice that the alien space ship in the background is now floating, as you have basically activated the ship.
Now return to the main menu to enter the ship. Time is of the essence here, as you will have to enter the ship before it is shut down after about 7 seconds. Use your remote control to enter the numbers '7' and '4' and then press the 'Enter' key and you will find yourself inside the space ship with an entirely new menu. This procedure is handled differently on different players however. If your player's remote control has a '+10' key, you will have to press this one 7 times and then follow it up by pressing the '4' key and then 'Enter.' Some player's don't require you to press the 'Enter' key at all, while other may need you to press '+10' once, followed by the '7' key, then the '4' and 'Enter.' It is a bit tricky and may require a little experimentation depending on your player model.

Once inside the ship you have access to he production credits of the DVD, as well as the 'Combat Review', a section in which you will get to see randomly picked combat and explosion scenes from the movie. The 'Newscast Broadcasts' will show you one of 22 randomly picked pseudo-real broadcast segments that were created for the film. Each of them is significantly longer than the bits you get to see in the movie, so make sure to check them out. Another section is called 'Sound Layer' and gives you the chance to watch a 10-minute segment of the movie with isolated audio tracks. One track contains the dialogues only. Another one contains only the film's sound effects. A third one contains only the music and the fourth track feature the final mix of all elements together.

Interestingly there are also hidden features within this hidden feature. If you enter the code '7-3-Enter' and '7-2-Enter', the other two important dates in the movie, the same way you entered the first access code, you will get to see menus through which you can directly select the combat and broadcast scenes. That way you don't have to rely on watching the randomly picked segments and can instead choose exactly which one you want to see.
Crew
Direction
Roland Emmerich....Director
Writing
Dean Devlin....Writer
Roland Emmerich....Writer
Production
Dean Devlin....Producer
Roland Emmerich....Executive Producer
Ute Emmerich....Executive Producer
William Fay....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Karl Walter Lindenlaub....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Brenner....Film Editor
Music
David Arnold....Composer
Sound
Jeff Wexler....Production Sound Mixer
Sandy Gendler....Supervising Sound Editor
Val Kuklowsky....Supervising Sound Editor
John Paul Fasal....Sound Designer
Noah Blough....Sound Editor
Michael Chandler....Sound Editor
David M. Cowan....Sound Editor
Ronald Eng....Sound Editor
Steffan Falesitch....Sound Editor
Hector C. Gika....Sound Editor
Scott G. G. Haller....Sound Editor
Nils Jensen....Sound Editor
Mark A. Lanza....Sound Editor
Mark R. La Pointe....Sound Editor
Mark L. Mangino....Sound Editor
William Van Daalan....Sound Editor
John O. Wilde....Sound Editor
Anthony Zero....Sound Editor
Chris Carpenter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bill W. Benton....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bob Beemer....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Oliver Scholl....Production Designer
Patrick Tatopoulos....Production Designer
Joseph Porro....Costume Designer
Volker Engel....Visual Effects
Douglas Smith....Visual Effects
Tricia Ashford....Visual Effects
Patrick Tatopoulos....Creature Design
Jim Teegarden....Art Director
Riki Lin Sabusawa....Costume Designer
Zoltan....Make-up Artist
Katalin Elek....Make-up Artist
Michael F. Blake....Make-up Artist
Craig Smith....Make-up Artist
OCS / Freeze Frame / Pixel Magic
Ray McIntyre, Jr.....Visual Effects
Cast
Will Smith....Capt. Steven Hiller
Bill Pullman....President Thomas J. Whitmore
Jeff Goldblum....David Levinson
Mary McDonnell....Marilyn Whitmore
Judd Hirsch....Julius Levinson
Robert Loggia....General William Grey
Randy Quaid....Russell Casse
Margaret Colin....Constance Spano
James Rebhorn....Albert Nimziki
Harvey Fierstein....Marty Gilbert
Adam Baldwin....Major Mitchell
Brent Spiner....Dr. Brakish Okun
James Duval....Miguel
Vivica A. Fox....Jasmine Dubrow
Lisa Jakub....Alicia
Ross Bagley....Dylan
Mae Whitman....Patricia Whitmore
Bill Smitrovich....Captain Watson
Kiersten Warren....Tiffany
Harry Connick, Jr.....Capt. Jimmy Wilder
Giuseppe Andrews....Troy
John Storey....Dr. Isaacs
Frank Novak....Teddy
Devon Gummersall....Philip
Leland Orser....Techy/Med Asst #1
Aides
Mirron E. Willis
Ross Lacy
David Pressman....Whitmore's Aide
Vivian Palermo....Tech/Med Asst
Raphael Sbarge....Commander/Tech
Commanding Officers
Bobby Hosea
Dan Lauria
Radar Techs
Steve Giannelli
Eric Paskel
Carlos Lacamara....Radar Operator
Secret Servicemen
John Bennett Perry
Troy Willis
Tim Kelleher....Technician
Wayne Wilderson....Area 51 Technician
Jay Acovone....Area 51 Guard
James Wong....SETI Tech One
Thom Barry....SETI Tech Two
Jana Marie Hupp....SETI Tech Three
Matt Pashkow....Second Officer
Robert Pine....Chief of Staff
Marisa Morell....Co-Worker #2
Michael Winther....Co-Worker #3
Dexter Warren....Co-Worker #4
Paul LeClair....Co-Worker #5
Capt. Michael 'Chewy' Vacca....Lt. Peterson
David Chanel....Secret Service Agent
John Capodice....Mario
Greg Collins....Military Aide
Derek Webster....Sky Crane Pilot
Pilots
Mark Fite
Eric Neal Newman
Russian Pilots
Levani
Kristof Konrad
Kevin Sifuentes....Tank Commander
Elston Ridgle....Soldier
Mechanics
Randy Oglesby
Jack Moore
Barry Del Sherman....Street Preacher
Lyman Ward....Secret Service Guy
Anthony Crivello....Lincoln
Richard Speight, Jr.....Ed
Barbara Beck....Monica Soloway
Reporters
Joe Fowler
Andrew Warne
Sharon Tay
Peter Jozef Lucas....Russian Reporter
Yelena Danova....Russian Newscaster
Derek Kim....Korean Newscaster
Vanessa J. Wells....Newscaster
Jessika Cardinahl....German Video Newscaster
Video Newscasters
Gary W. Cruz
Ron Pitts
Wendy L. Walsh
Christine Devine
Mark Thompson
Ernie Anastos....Rex Black/NY Newscaster
Kevin Cooney....Atlantic Air CINC
Rance Howard....Chaplain
Nelson Mashita....Japanese Tech
Jeff Phillips....B-2 Pilot
Sayed Badreya....Arab Pilot
Adam Tomei....Sailor
John Bradley....Lucas
Kimberly Beck....Housewife
Thomas F. Duffy....Lieutenant
Andrew Keegan....Older Boy
Jon Matthews....Thomson
Jim Piddock....Reginald
Themselves
Fred Barnes
Eleanor Clift
Jerry Dunphy
Jack Germond
Morton Kondracke
John McLaughlin
Barry Nolan
George Putnam
Eric Michael Zee....Northridge Field Reporter
Pat Skipper....Redneck
Carlos Lara....Farmer Kid
Mike Monteleone....Butler
Lee Strauss....Elvis Fanatic
Lisa Star....Woman on Roof
Malcolm Danare....Intellectual on Roof
Arthur Brooks....Trucker on Roof
Michael G. Moertl....Thief
James J. Joyce....Master C.P.O.
Joyce Cohen....Kim Peters (Reporter)
Julie Moran....Entertainment Tonight Reporter
Robin Groth....Flagstaff News Anchor
Richard Pachorek....LAPD Helicopter Pilot
Dakota....Boomer
Gary Hecker....Alien Vocal Effects (voice)
Frank Welker....Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Puppeteers
Jake Garber....(puppeteer)
Fred Folger....(puppeteer)
Guy Himber....(puppeteer)
Gino Acevedo....(puppeteer)
Thomas Floutz....(puppeteer)
Jonathan Adler....Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Erick Avari....SETI Chief (uncredited)
Dean Devlin....Eagle 2 Pilot (uncredited)
Volker Engel....Man in Office (uncredited)
Bob Friend....Himself (uncredited)
Jeffrey Gold....German Fighter Pilot (uncredited)
Taqi Hasan....Iraqi Fighter Pilot (uncredited)
Lincoln D. Hiatt....Colin Barclay (uncredited)
Scott McKinley....Joint Chiefs of Staff (uncredited)
Bryan D. Moss....Israeli Fighter Pilot (uncredited)
Roy Newton....Pilot (uncredited)
Gary Pike....Helicopter Passenger (uncredited)
Nectar Rose....Stripper (uncredited)
Bonnie Silco....Bride (uncredited)
Tadao Tomomatsu....Big Hat Guy on Tower (uncredited)
Michael A. Valenzano....Young Pilot (uncredited)
Tracey Walter....Area 51 Tech (uncredited)