Father’s Day Gift Idea: Independence Day – 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

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Independence Day - 20th Anniversary Edition

Looking for an inexpensive gift for a dad who loves movies? Then you are in luck. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment recently released the 20th Anniversary Edition of Independence Day. I saw the action-packed sci-fi film about 20 years ago. It was good back then and just as good when I watched it again recently. I think many dads would enjoy Independence Day too — especially if they are going to see the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence (opens in theaters June 24th). Independence Day – 20th Anniversary Edition is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD. BTW, an Attacker Edition is also available. It includes a limited edition 3D Alien Ship Collector’s Set for the super fan.

The Sci-fi Story

The movie starts off with the arrival of gigantic space ships on Earth. The aliens are silent so no one knows what they are up to. But then a civilian discovers a hidden signal embedded in Earth’s satellite system. He concludes it’s a countdown timer for the aliens’ attack. He warns the President, but is too late. The aliens launch their coordinated attack through out the planet. The humans are no match for the aliens and their advanced technology. But a small group eventually figures out a way to fight back.

The Independence Day Cast

Independence Day stars Will Smith (Captain Steven Hiller), Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson) and Bill Pullman (President Thomas J. Whitmore). Other cast members include Mary McDonnell (First Lady Marilyn Whitmore), Judd Hirsch (Julius Levinson), Robert Loggia (General William Grey), Randy Quaid (Russell Casse), Margaret Colin (Constance Spano), Vivica A. Fox (Jasmine Dubrow), James Rebhorn (Albert Nimziki), Harvey Fierstein (Marty Gilbert), Adam Baldwin (Major Mitchell), Brent Spiner (Dr. Brakish Okun), James Duval (Miguel), and Lisa Jakub (Alicia). Independence Day was directed by Roland Emmerich.

Independence Day – 20th Anniversary Edition Special Features

The 20th Anniversary Edition includes an all-new 30-Minute Documentary – Independence Day: A Legacy Surging Forward (not available in the DVD packaging):

  • Attacker Edition Gift Set Blu-ray
    • Newly restored Extended and Original Theatrical Cuts
    • All-new 30-Minute documentary – Independence Day: A Legacy Surging Forward
    • Limited Edition Alien Ship Replica
    • Collectible Booklet
    • Includes two Blu-ray discs and Digital HD
  • Blu-ray
    • Newly restored Extended and Original Theatrical Cuts
    • All-new 30-Minute documentary – Independence Day: A Legacy Surging Forward
    • Includes two Blu-ray discs and Digital HD
  • DVD
    • Newly restored Theatrical Cut
    • Includes Digital HD
  • Digital HD
    • First time Digital HD extras including newly restored Extended Cut
    • All-new 30-Minute documentary – Independence Day: A Legacy Surging Forward

Independence Day – 20th Anniversary Edition Synopsis

Experience the original OSCAR®-Winning sci-fi epic that launched a new era in blockbuster filmmaking. Director Roland Emmerich, producer Dean Devlin and an all-star cast including Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman join forces to deliver the ultimate encounter between powerful aliens and the human race. When massive spaceships appear in Earth’s skies and blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet, a determined band of survivors must unite for one last strike against the invaders before it’s the end of mankind.

More info: Independence Day – 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

[Disclosure: I received a movie for review on my dad blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]

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