Independence Day: Five Star Collection (1996)


Synopsis...


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.

DVD Features...


Scene Access, Audio Commentary, Trailers, Deleted Scenes, 'Making Of' Documentary, Production Notes, Interactive Game, DVD-ROM Content, Closed Captioned, THX, 2-Disc Set, Photo Gallery

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 comabt 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.

Starring...


Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin, James Rebhorn, Harvey Fierstein, Adam Baldwin, Brent Spiner, James Duval, Vivica A. Fox, Lisa Jakub, Ross Bagley, Mae Whitman, Bill Smitrovich, Kiersten Warren, Harry Connick Jr., Giuseppe Andrews, John Storey, Frank Novak, Devon Gummersall, Leland Orser, Mirron E. Willis, Ross Lacy, David Pressman, Vivian Palermo, Raphael Sbarge, Bobby Hosea, Dan Lauria, Steve Giannelli, Eric Paskel, Carlos Lacamara, John Bennett Perry, Troy Willis, Tim Kelleher, Wayne Wilderson, Jay Acovone, James Wong, Thom Barry, Jana Marie Hupp, Matt Pashkow, Robert Pine, Marisa Morell, Michael Winther, Dexter Warren, Paul LeClair, Michael Vacca, David Chanel, John Capodice, Greg Collins, Derek Webster, Mark Fite, Eric Neal Newman, Levani Outchaneichvili, Kristof Konrad, Kevin Sifuentes, Elston Ridgle, Randy Oglesby, Jack Moore, Barry Del Sherman, Lyman Ward, Anthony Crivello, Richard Speight Jr., Barbara Beck, Joe Fowler, Andrew Warne, Sharon Tay, Peter J. Lucas, Yelena Danova, Derek Kim, Vanessa J. Wells, Jessika Cardinahl, Gary W. Cruz, Ron Pitts, Wendy L. Walsh, Christine Devine, Mark Thompson, Ernie Anastos, Kevin Cooney, Rance Howard, Nelson Mashita, Jeff Phillips, Sayed Badreya, Adam Tomei, John Bradley, Kimberly Beck, Thomas F. Duffy, Andrew Keegan, Jon Matthews, Jim Piddock, Frederic W. Barnes, Eleanor Clift, Jerry Dunphy, Jack Germond, Morton Kondracke, John McLaughlin, Barry Nolan, George Putnam, Eric Michael Zee, Pat Skipper, Carlos Lara, Mike Monteleone, Lee Strauss, Lisa Star, Malcolm Danare, Arthur Brooks, Michael Moertl, James J. Joyce, Joyce Cohen, Julie Moran, Robin Groth, Richard Pachorek, Gary A. Hecker, Frank Welker, Taqi Hasan, Erick Avari, Volker Engel, Bob Friend, Roy Newton, Vincent Schiavelli, Kurt Fuller

Directed By...


Roland Emmerich

See Also...


Independence Day: Five Star Collection

Technical Details...
Running Time:
 
153 mins
Region:
 
1
Release Date:
 
6/27/2000
Picture Format:
 
Anamorphic Widescreen
Soundtrack Languages:
 
English: DD 5.1, English: DD 3, French: DD 3, Commentary: DD 2, Commentary: DD 2

UPC:
 
24543-00045
Studio:
 
20th Century Fox, Centropolis Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Home Ent
Genre:
 
Science-Fiction, Action,
Layers:
 
Double-Layered
Subtitles:
 
English, Spanish






Price: $39.98

Collection no. 19


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