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Independence day [videorecording] / 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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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library.

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Summary:

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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Pendleton Public Library DVD INDEP (Text) 37801000656437 DVD DVD Branch_Only_3months 09/05/2020 Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 20th anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Commentary by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin; commentary by special effects supervisors Volker Engel and Doug Smith.
Special features (disc 2): All new 30-minute documentary "Independence Day: a Legacy Surging forward"; gag reel; creating reality; ID4 invasion mock-umentary; The making of ID4; monitor Earth broadcasts; gallery.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Harvey Fierstein.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for sci-fi destruction and violence.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language Note:
English SDH, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Human-alien encounters > United States > Drama.
Life on other planets > Drama.
Scientists > Nevada > Area 51 > Drama.
Battles > United States > Drama.
Area 51 (Nev.) > Drama.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Genre: Science fiction films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.

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