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Independence Day

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

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    81
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  • Independence Day
    1996
    145 min
    PG-13
    True 4K
    HDR10
    DTS:X

    Director: Roland Emmerich

    Actors: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

    Plot: The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

    Disc Release Date: 7 June 2016

    • Video
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    • Audio
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    • Extra
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    • Movie
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    • Video
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    • Independence Day was actually shot on Super 35 and 20th Century Fox have fully restored the original negative at a resolution of 4K, which forms the basis of this new Ultra HD Blu-ray release. The disc...

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    • Independence Day was originally released theatrically with Dolby Digital, DTS and SDDS soundtrack but for this Ultra HD Blu-ray release 20th Century Fox have created a new immersive audio DTS:X mix. The...

    • Extra
      80
    • The US Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Independence Day comes in a black Amaray case with three discs, the Ultra HD Blu-ray, the Full HD Blu-ray and a Blu-ray of extras. The Ultra HD Blu-ray doesn't use regional...

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      80
    • Twenty years on and we return to one of the greatest ever high concept summer blockbuster films, the 1996 hit Independence Day. It's hard to believe it's really been that long since Roland Emmerich and...

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    • To celebrate Independence Day's twentieth anniversary 20th Century Fox have released the film on Ultra HD Blu-ray with a transfer taken from the restored original negative and graded using HDR. The film...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • Independence Day was re-released to Blu-ray only weeks prior to the UHD version's debut. Fox's 1080p presentation really nailed down the image quality. It was practically perfect, leaving precious little...

    • Audio
      100
    • Uh, wow. Fox's previous Blu-ray releases of Independence Day, both the above referenced re-release and, of course, the original from 2008, contained fantastic DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtracks,...

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    • Independence Dayhere for a full review. For convenience, below is a disc-by-disc breakdown of what's included:UHD Disc:Audio Commentary: Director Roland Emmerich and Producer Dean Devlin. Audio Commentary:...

    • Movie
      90
    • Today, we celebrate our new reference release!Note: The included screenshots are sourced from a 1080p Blu-ray disc. Watch for 4K screenshots at a later date.20th Century Fox has re-released the fan favorite...

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    • 20th Century Fox's UHD Blu-ray release of Independence Dayhighest recommendation....

    High-Def Digest review by Michael S. Palmer
    • Video
      80
    • 'Independence Day' welcomes arrives with a vivid, but imperfect HVEC/H.265 encode and HDR10 / WCG grading that is framed in the film's original 2.39:1 aspect ratio.Before I dive in, I want to make very...

    • Audio
      100
    • While the video may have minor limitations, 'Independence Day' fights back in the audio department with the strongest (and most aggressive) DTS:X sound mix I've heard thus far. Honestly, I wouldn't be...

    • Extra
      70
    • Ultra HD Blu-ray & Blu-ray Disc OneAudio Commentary: This is a vintage audio commentary track from Director and Co-writer Roland Emmerich and Producer Co-writer Dean Devlin, the pair regularly refer to...

    • Movie
      70
    • There's something about the 90s era summer blockbusters that make me happy whenever I sit down to revisit them. Movies like 'Jurassic Park,' 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day,' and 'Batman Returns' are all...

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    • While Roland Emmerich has destroyed the world a dozen times over in the last twenty years, his 1996 collaboration with Dean Devlin holds up as one of the better disaster/alien-invasion movies in the history...

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