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  • by Jeff Beck

Independence Day: Resurgence Comes to Digital HD September 27th and Blu-ray/DVD October 18th

It's been a long 20 years since the explosively entertaining "Independence Day" hit theaters back in 1996, and even though there wasn't a whole lot of demand for a sequel, that's exactly what we got this year in the form of "Independence Day: Resurgence." The response from both critics and audiences was not exactly enthusiastic, with the film earning some pretty miserable ratings from both groups, but I suppose that's the kind of thing that happens when you make a rather unnecessary sequel two decades after the original was a smash hit.

Today, 20th Century Fox has announced the home release of the film, declaring that it will be coming to Digital HD on September 27th and Blu-ray/DVD October 18th.

The following special features will be included:

  • Eight Deleted Scenes with Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich

  • The War of 1996

  • It’s Early, ABQ!

  • Another Day: The Making of Independence Day: Resurgence (available as Digital HD Extra on DVD only)

  • Gag Reel

  • Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich

  • Concept Art

  • Theatrical Trailers and TV Spot

At least it looks as though some of the extras should be interesting, including a commentary from director/co-writer Roland Emmerich, deleted scenes, and a "Making of" featurette. If nothing else, it's usually interesting to see how big budget spectacles like this are made, especially if it goes into a lot of depth.

Those dates again are September 27th for Digital HD and October 18th for Blu-ray/DVD, so if you were one of the film's few fans, then be sure to take note.

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