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Independence Day [WS] [DVD] [1996]-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie, Misleading features!

    Posted
    Stealthbat
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    I bought this movie to add the 4K version of this fantastic classic film to my collection, both physical and digital. I got everything I wanted with one exception, NO 4K Digital Copy! That's right. The Digital copy is in Standard HD. That's 1080p ONLY! Not 4K! I thought to myself that I might have missed something so I quickly checked the box for the 3rd time (1st was at the store, and the 2nd was at home before opening the product), and just as I thought, there was nothing on the front or back of the retail packaging that says the Digital copy only comes in Standard HD. I even checked the Paper Inserts and there is nothing there either. At this point I was very upset because All other companies such as Disney, Sony, Universal Studios and so many others DO offer 4K Digital Copies with their 4K films at this point. So, I called the FOX Customer service hotline number on the back of the box and they told me strait to my ears that they do not offer 4K digital copies for any of their movies, period! According to them (Fox customer service) all HD & 4K movies that come with Digital copies, only come with Standard HD Digital copies regardless of whether the physical movie is in 4K or Standard HD. So, this means that If you buy a 4K version of a FOX film. You will NOT be getting a 4K digital copy. Only a Standard HD version. Because of this, I am heavily disappointed in this purchase since It took opening the product and calling their customer service hotline to find this out. Plus, because I opened the product to realize this, I can't return this purchase. So, I tell you now. I love this movie to the ends of the earth. But I will not be buying any more FOX films until they start offering 4K Digital Copies with their 4K movies. Again, I love this film. But as it stands, this purchase was a blunder from the moment I opened the box.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    My First 4K Blu-ray movie purchase

    Posted
    td85306
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    I purchased this movie to see what a 4K UHD would be like on our newly upgraded system. It seems when the movie was reissued only the fight scenes and explosions were upgrade to 4K. The rest of the movie was in the standard 1080p. I guess that makes sense though, that the manufacture wants to capitalize on the 4K market but is limited to what they can upgrade, without having to reshoot the entire movie. My recommendation is to not buy previously released movies re-released in 4K UHD. I know I will only purchase the new released movies - not worth the added cost to see brighter reds and oranges in a explosion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    total rip off

    Posted
    ReviewerLance
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    Read some of the comments on the 4K blu ray version of ID4 claiming how amazing the 4k quality is. From the second I popped it into my 4K blu ray player I knew I'd just been swindled. This barely even looks like DVD quality let alone BluRay or 4K BLURAY. Even the menu was shabby and grainy. Only one or two high contrast shots every 10 minutes or so is enough to give the illusion of high definition, but this is a complete disappointment. I've just spent $30 for something I've already had for almost a decade. Next time I won't be so trusting of BB customer reviews.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Missing Bonus Features

    Posted
    kevman79

    'Independence Day' is probably one of the most anticipated movies in history, and its box office receipts show that. The film set records in terms of financial success, but at the same time just left certain people like myself scratching our heads at the product itself. What appeared so cool and intriguing during the trailers, really turned out to be nothing more than a campy, special-effects-laden kids movie full of wooden acting. Widescreen, some bonus material, but again missing many features available on the standard special edition dvd release.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It Looked Cool In the Trailers

    Posted
    kevman79

    'Independence Day' is probably one of the most anticipated movies in history, and its box office receipts show that. The film set records in terms of financial success, but at the same time just left certain people like myself scratching our heads at the product itself. What appeared so cool and intriguing during the trailers, really turned out to be nothing more than a campy, special-effects-laden kids movie full of wooden acting. Widescreen, with ample bonus material.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The Trailers Looked Cool

    Posted
    kevman79

    'Independence Day' is probably one of the most anticipated movies in history, and its box office receipts show that. The film set records in terms of financial success, but at the same time just left certain people like myself scratching our heads at the product itself. What appeared so cool and intriguing during the trailers, really turned out to be nothing more than a campy, special-effects-laden kids movie full of wooden acting. Widescreen, decent bonus material.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fun movie

    Posted
    Shipmonsterz
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    Fun movie but the transfer into 4k is unbearable. Is soooooooo grainy throughout the entire film. I don't understand why they would release something like this. I grew up on ID4, watching it over and over. When I saw the 4k I got nostalgic.I didn't check the bluray copy to see if it suffers from the same issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    incorrect specs

    Posted
    tomm
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    purchased copy which I already have in my collection the remastered picture is great the covers say the sound is DTS-master audio 7.1 was exited to hear it on my 7.1 system only has 5.1 sound called Fox they blew me off "sorry about that "happily I used the ticket and enjoyed the bonus disc still love best buy

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    Posted
    Iszzy727
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    No difference in quality dispite having a 4K TV. I thought buying a 4K movie and having a 4K Tv (that by the way I brought a bestbuy) would make all the difference . I was very disappointed with the quality of both products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sequel Too Late

    Posted
    zer0zer0aGEnt
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    Been wanting this movie for the longest time. 20 years might have been too late. The effects from the original were cool at the time, but like most modern sequels, this seemed to be a CGI fest. Liam Hemsworth didn't help this movie much.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not into it

    Posted
    kordash
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    It's been what, 20 years since this film was released. I just wanted to polish my memory before seeing the new release. Well, I could have waited another 20 years. This is when Will Smith could NOT act.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as 1st movie

    Posted
    Drtysan
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    The 1st Independence Day was great but the sequel was not as good. Sure they got a lot of the characters from the 1st movie but it's not the same. Worth a rental.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Plays everything but the movie

    Posted
    Al1977
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    Way to hard to use. So many menu hoops to jump through. I can never get movie to play.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    This movie was a major disappointment

    Posted
    batman87
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    I had high hopes for this movie. I really enjoyed the first one but this one was just plain silly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A classic

    Posted
    Kenh
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    It's a good family action movie. It's definitely better than the 2nd movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very interesting

    Posted
    Cambodian
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    It was ok movie but the new one is three times better then this one

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    an ok sequal

    Posted
    sf49giants
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    it's brain dead but still entertaining. Missing Margaret Colin!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Was not impressed

    Posted
    Lalis123
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    I wonder why it was so cheat was not a good movie at all :(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend