WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Independence Day
Genre:Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 29 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn & Harvey Fierstein

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5+
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 0411884
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $49.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 145
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1996
(LD Release Date): 1/9/97
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Roland Emmerich
(Screenplay/Written By): Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich
(Story): NA
(Music): David Arnold
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Patrick Tatopoulos & Oliver Scholl
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(Editor): David Brenner
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(Executive Producers): Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich & William Fay
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Dean Devlin

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Super 35
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.32:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): DTS Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS, SDDS & Dolby Digital
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Independence Day is a thrilling rush of excitement for all audiences. The obliteration of the human race by 36 alien space ships hovering over the Earth’s major cities, is just a matter of time… unless a successful combat can be mounted.

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