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Independence day

Author: Dean DevlinRoland EmmerichWill SmithBill PullmanJeff GoldblumAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : 20th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. At first thought to be meteors, the United States military suspect that a number of enormous alien spacecraft are on a collision course with Earth. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Science fiction films
Fiction films
Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dean Devlin; Roland Emmerich; Will Smith; Bill Pullman; Jeff Goldblum; Mary McDonnell; Judd Hirsch; Margaret Colin; Randy Quaid; Robert Loggia; James Rebhorn; Harvey Fierstein; Harry Connick, Jr.; David Arnold; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation,; Centropolis Entertainment (Firm),; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,
OCLC Number: 950525431
Language Note: English, Spanish, or French audio ; English SDH, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Special features: Commentary by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin; commentary by special effects supervisors Volker Engel and Doug Smith.
Credits: Director of photography, Karl Walter Lindenlaub ; editor, David Brenner ; music, David Arnold ; costume designer, Joseph Porro ; production designers, Patrick Tatopoulos, Oliver Scholl ; visual effects, Volker Engel, Douglas Smith.
Cast: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Harvey Fierstein, Harry Connick, Jr.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for sci-fi destruction and violence.
Description: 1 videodisc (145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0
Other Titles: Independence Day (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox presents a Centropolis Entertainment production, a Roland Emmerich film ; produced by Dean Devlin ; written by Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich ; directed by Roland Emmerich.

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On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. At first thought to be meteors, the United States military suspect that a number of enormous alien spacecraft are on a collision course with Earth. 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. Survivors set out 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 killing aliens, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom.

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