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TimelineEdit

Format Cover Release Date(s) Publisher Notes
VHS November 26, 1996 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
VHS November 26, 1996 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Widescreen Series
Laserdisc January 22, 1997 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DVD June 27, 2000 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Five Star Collection
2-Disc DVD
DVD February 11, 2003 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Single-Disc Edition
DVD February 11, 2003 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Full Screen Edition
DVD May 11, 2004 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Limited Edition
Blu-ray March 11, 2008 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DVD May 3, 2016 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Anniversary Edition
Blu-ray May 3, 2016 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Anniversary Edition
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray June 7, 2016 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Anniversary Edition

SupplementsEdit

1996 VHSEdit

Video
1
20th Century Fox HE 1995 V1 4x3
2 THEATRICAL PREVIEW
3 Trailer for Volcano
4 Promo for Independence Day Video Game
5
FoxVideo (1995)
6
Thx-80s
7
Fox Modified Screen
8 Independence Day
9
GW345H259

1996 VHS WidescreenEdit

Video
1
20th Century Fox HE 1995 V1 4x3
2 Promo for Widescreen Series
3 ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER SCREEN
4 Trailer for Independence Day
5 BEHIND THE SCENES FEATURETTE SCREEN
6 Independence Day:
Behind-the-Scenes
Featurette (short)
7
FoxVideo (1995)
8
Thx-80s
9 Independence Day
10
GW345H259

1997 LaserdiscEdit

Video
1
20th Century Fox HE 1995 V1 4x3
2
FoxVideo (1995)
3
GW235H156
4
GW287H216
5 Independence Day
6
20th Century Fox HE 1995 V1 4x3
7 THEATRICAL PREVIEW
8 Trailer for Volcano
9
GW345H259

2000 DVDEdit

Disc One

Menus Features
Scene Index
(Theatrical Version)
1. Main Titles/July 2
2. Contact
3. At the White House
4. Approaching Earth
5. Chess Game
6. Compact Cable Chaos
7. Imperial Valley, California
8. Deployment / Def-Con 3
9. Visual Range
10. The Code for Panic
11. Wake up Call
12. Countdown to Extinction
13. Duty Calls
14. Get Out of Town
15. Trailer Camp Confrontation
16. Fighter Pilots Report
17. Strip Club
18. Nice Driving
19. Look up the Number
20. Attempts to Communicate
21. The Clock Is Ticking
22. Communication Breakdown
23. Panic or Party
24. Time's Up
25. July 3
26. Battle Plans
27. First Attack
28. Two on Two
29. Canyon Chase
30. Welcome to Earth
31. Desert RV Caravan
32. The Truth Is Out There
33. Urban Survivors
34. Do You Know the Way to Area 51
35. Area 51
36. The Freak Show
37. Arriving With the Alien
38. In the Ruins of El Toro
39. Alien Surgery
40. Nuclear Attack
41. Recue at El Toro
42. The First Lady's Death
43. July 4 - Solutions
44. Worldwide Plans
45. A Wedding
46. Independence Day
47. Using the Alien Attacker
48. Into the Mothership
49. Engage the Enemy
50. Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows'
51. Time for a Hero
52. Execute 'Jolly Roger'
53. Victory
54. End Titles
Scene Index
(Special Edition)
1. Main Titles/July 2
2. Contact
3. At the White House
4. Approaching Earth
5. Chess Game
6. Compact Cable Chaos
7. Imperial Valley, California
8. Deployment / Def-Con 3
9. A Technical Kiss
10. Visual Range
11. The Code for Panic
12. Wake up Call
13. Countdown to Extinction
14. Duty Calls
15. Get Out of Town
16. Trailer Camp Confrontation
17. Fighter Pilots Report
18. Strip Club
19. Nice Driving
20. Look up the Number
21. Attempts to Communicate
22. The White House Legacy
23. The Clock Is Ticking
24. Communication Breakdown
25. Panic or Party
26. Time's Up
27. July 3
28. Battle Plans
29. First Attack
30. Two on Two
31. Canyon Chase
32. Welcome to Earth
33. Desert RV Caravan
34. The Truth Is Out There
35. Urban Survivors
36. Do You Know the Way to Area 51
37. Area 51
38. The Freak Show
39. Inside the Attacker
40. Arriving With the Alien
41. In the Ruins of El Toro
42. Alien Surgery
43. Nuclear Attack
44. Recue at El Toro
45. The First Lady's Death
46. July 4 - Solutions
47. Worldwide Plans
48. A Wedding
49. Independence Day
50. Using the Alien Attacker
51. Into the Mothership
52. Engage the Enemy
53. Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows'
54. Time for a Hero
55. Execute 'Jolly Roger'
56. Victory
57. End Titles
Language Options LANGUAGES & AUDIO:
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
English Dolby Surround
French Dolby Surround

CAPTIONS & SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

Commentaries Director/Producer Commentary
Visual Effects Commentary (Special Edition Only)

Disc Two

Menus Features
  • Original Theatrical Ending
  • Creating Reality
  • The ID4 Invasion
  • The Making of ID4
  • Apple Computer TV Spot
  • Dvd-rom
  • Still Gallery
  • Superbowl TV Spot
  • 3 Teaser Trailers
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 7 TV Spots

2003 DVD (Full Screen)Edit

Menus Features
Scene Index
(Theatrical Version)
1. Main Titles/July 2
2. Contact
3. At the White House
4. Approaching Earth
5. Chess Game
6. Compact Cable Chaos
7. Imperial Valley, California
8. Deployment / Def-Con 3
9. Visual Range
10. The Code for Panic
11. Wake up Call
12. Countdown to Extinction
13. Duty Calls
14. Get Out of Town
15. Trailer Camp Confrontation
16. Fighter Pilots Report
17. Strip Club
18. Nice Driving
19. Look up the Number
20. Attempts to Communicate
21. The Clock Is Ticking
22. Communication Breakdown
23. Panic or Party
24. Time's Up
25. July 3
26. Battle Plans
27. First Attack
28. Two on Two
29. Canyon Chase
30. Welcome to Earth
31. Desert RV Caravan
32. The Truth Is Out There
33. Urban Survivors
34. Do You Know the Way to Area 51
35. Area 51
36. The Freak Show
37. Arriving With the Alien
38. In the Ruins of El Toro
39. Alien Surgery
40. Nuclear Attack
41. Recue at El Toro
42. The First Lady's Death
43. July 4 - Solutions
44. Worldwide Plans
45. A Wedding
46. Independence Day
47. Using the Alien Attacker
48. Into the Mothership
49. Engage the Enemy
50. Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows'
51. Time for a Hero
52. Execute 'Jolly Roger'
53. Victory
54. End Titles
Language Selections LANGUAGES & AUDIO:
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Spanish Dolby Surround
French Dolby Surround

CAPTIONS & SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

2004 DVD (Limited Edition)Edit

Menus Features
Scene Index
(Theatrical Version)
1. Main Titles/July 2
2. Contact
3. At the White House
4. Approaching Earth
5. Chess Game
6. Compact Cable Chaos
7. Imperial Valley, California
8. Deployment / Def-Con 3
9. Visual Range
10. The Code for Panic
11. Wake up Call
12. Countdown to Extinction
13. Duty Calls
14. Get Out of Town
15. Trailer Camp Confrontation
16. Fighter Pilots Report
17. Strip Club
18. Nice Driving
19. Look up the Number
20. Attempts to Communicate
21. The Clock Is Ticking
22. Communication Breakdown
23. Panic or Party
24. Time's Up
25. July 3
26. Battle Plans
27. First Attack
28. Two on Two
29. Canyon Chase
30. Welcome to Earth
31. Desert RV Caravan
32. The Truth Is Out There
33. Urban Survivors
34. Do You Know the Way to Area 51
35. Area 51
36. The Freak Show
37. Arriving With the Alien
38. In the Ruins of El Toro
39. Alien Surgery
40. Nuclear Attack
41. Recue at El Toro
42. The First Lady's Death
43. July 4 - Solutions
44. Worldwide Plans
45. A Wedding
46. Independence Day
47. Using the Alien Attacker
48. Into the Mothership
49. Engage the Enemy
50. Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows'
51. Time for a Hero
52. Execute 'Jolly Roger'
53. Victory
54. End Titles
Scene Index
(Special Edition)
1. Main Titles/July 2
2. Contact
3. At the White House
4. Approaching Earth
5. Chess Game
6. Compact Cable Chaos
7. Imperial Valley, California
8. Deployment / Def-Con 3
9. A Technical Kiss
10. Visual Range
11. The Code for Panic
12. Wake up Call
13. Countdown to Extinction
14. Duty Calls
15. Get Out of Town
16. Trailer Camp Confrontation
17. Fighter Pilots Report
18. Strip Club
19. Nice Driving
20. Look up the Number
21. Attempts to Communicate
22. The White House Legacy
23. The Clock Is Ticking
24. Communication Breakdown
25. Panic or Party
26. Time's Up
27. July 3
28. Battle Plans
29. First Attack
30. Two on Two
31. Canyon Chase
32. Welcome to Earth
33. Desert RV Caravan
34. The Truth Is Out There
35. Urban Survivors
36. Do You Know the Way to Area 51
37. Area 51
38. The Freak Show
39. Inside the Attacker
40. Arriving With the Alien
41. In the Ruins of El Toro
42. Alien Surgery
43. Nuclear Attack
44. Recue at El Toro
45. The First Lady's Death
46. July 4 - Solutions
47. Worldwide Plans
48. A Wedding
49. Independence Day
50. Using the Alien Attacker
51. Into the Mothership
52. Engage the Enemy
53. Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows'
54. Time for a Hero
55. Execute 'Jolly Roger'
56. Victory
57. End Titles
Language Selection LANGUAGES & AUDIO:
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Spanish Dolby Surround
French Dolby Surround

CAPTIONS & SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

Commentaries Director/Producer Commentary
Visual Effects Commentary (Special Edition Only)

2008 Blu-RayEdit

Menus Features
Scene Index
(Theatrical Version)
1. Main Titles/July 2
2. Contact
3. At the White House
4. Approaching Earth
5. Chess Game
6. Compact Cable Chaos
7. Imperial Valley, California
8. Deployment / Def-Con 3
9. Visual Range
10. The Code for Panic
11. Wake up Call
12. Countdown to Extinction
13. Duty Calls
14. Get Out of Town
15. Trailer Camp Confrontation
16. Fighter Pilots Report
17. Strip Club
18. Nice Driving
19. Look up the Number
20. Attempts to Communicate
21. The Clock Is Ticking
22. Communication Breakdown
23. Panic or Party
24. Time's Up
25. July 3
26. Battle Plans
27. First Attack
28. Two on Two
29. Canyon Chase
30. Welcome to Earth
31. Desert RV Caravan
32. The Truth Is Out There
33. Urban Survivors
34. Do You Know the Way to Area 51
35. Area 51
36. The Freak Show
37. Arriving With the Alien
38. In the Ruins of El Toro
39. Alien Surgery
40. Nuclear Attack
41. Recue at El Toro
42. The First Lady's Death
43. July 4 - Solutions
44. Worldwide Plans
45. A Wedding
46. Independence Day
47. Using the Alien Attacker
48. Into the Mothership
49. Engage the Enemy
50. Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows'
51. Time for a Hero
52. Execute 'Jolly Roger'
53. Victory
54. End Titles
Set-Up AUDIO:
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
French 5.1 Dolby Digital

SUBTITLES
English SDH
Spanish
Cantonese
Korean

Commentaries Director/Producer Commentary
Visual Effects Commentary
Special Features Trivia track
Search content
Alien Scavenger Hunt game
Enhanced for D-Box motion control systems
4 Theatrical trailers

2016 DVD (20th Anniversary)Edit

Menus Features
Scenes 1. Main Titles/July 2
2. Contact
3. At the White House
4. Approaching Earth
5. Chess Game
6. Compact Cable Chaos
7. Imperial Valley, California
8. Deployment / Def-Con 3
9. Visual Range
10. The Code for Panic
11. Wake up Call
12. Countdown to Extinction
13. Duty Calls
14. Get Out of Town
15. Trailer Camp Confrontation
16. Fighter Pilots Report
17. Strip Club
18. Nice Driving
19. Look up the Number
20. Attempts to Communicate
21. The Clock Is Ticking
22. Communication Breakdown
23. Panic or Party
24. Time's Up
25. July 3
26. Battle Plans
27. First Attack
28. Two on Two
29. Canyon Chase
30. Welcome to Earth
31. Desert RV Caravan
32. The Truth Is Out There
33. Urban Survivors
34. Do You Know the Way to Area 51
35. Area 51
36. The Freak Show
37. Arriving With the Alien
38. In the Ruins of El Toro
39. Alien Surgery
40. Nuclear Attack
41. Recue at El Toro
42. The First Lady's Death
43. July 4 - Solutions
44. Worldwide Plans
45. A Wedding
46. Independence Day
47. Using the Alien Attacker
48. Into the Mothership
49. Engage the Enemy
50. Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows'
51. Time for a Hero
52. Execute 'Jolly Roger'
53. Victory
54. End Titles
Set-Up AUDIO:
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
French 2.0 Dolby Digital

SUBTITLES:
English SDH
Spanish
French

Commentaries Director/Producer Commentary
Visual Effects Commentary

2016 Blu-Ray (20th Anniversary)Edit

Disc One

Menus Features
Scene Index
(Theatrical Version)
1. Main Titles/July 2
2. Contact
3. At the White House
4. Approaching Earth
5. Chess Game
6. Compact Cable Chaos
7. Imperial Valley, California
8. Deployment / Def-Con 3
9. Visual Range
10. The Code for Panic
11. Wake up Call
12. Countdown to Extinction
13. Duty Calls
14. Get Out of Town
15. Trailer Camp Confrontation
16. Fighter Pilots Report
17. Strip Club
18. Nice Driving
19. Look up the Number
20. Attempts to Communicate
21. The Clock Is Ticking
22. Communication Breakdown
23. Panic or Party
24. Time's Up
25. July 3
26. Battle Plans
27. First Attack
28. Two on Two
29. Canyon Chase
30. Welcome to Earth
31. Desert RV Caravan
32. The Truth Is Out There
33. Urban Survivors
34. Do You Know the Way to Area 51
35. Area 51
36. The Freak Show
37. Arriving With the Alien
38. In the Ruins of El Toro
39. Alien Surgery
40. Nuclear Attack
41. Recue at El Toro
42. The First Lady's Death
43. July 4 - Solutions
44. Worldwide Plans
45. A Wedding
46. Independence Day
47. Using the Alien Attacker
48. Into the Mothership
49. Engage the Enemy
50. Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows'
51. Time for a Hero
52. Execute 'Jolly Roger'
53. Victory
54. End Titles
Scene Index
(Special Edition)
1. Main Titles/July 2
2. Contact
3. At the White House
4. Approaching Earth
5. Chess Game
6. Compact Cable Chaos
7. Imperial Valley, California
8. Deployment / Def-Con 3
9. A Technical Kiss
10. Visual Range
11. The Code for Panic
12. Wake up Call
13. Countdown to Extinction
14. Duty Calls
15. Get Out of Town
16. Trailer Camp Confrontation
17. Fighter Pilots Report
18. Strip Club
19. Nice Driving
20. Look up the Number
21. Attempts to Communicate
22. The White House Legacy
23. The Clock Is Ticking
24. Communication Breakdown
25. Panic or Party
26. Time's Up
27. July 3
28. Battle Plans
29. First Attack
30. Two on Two
31. Canyon Chase
32. Welcome to Earth
33. Desert RV Caravan
34. The Truth Is Out There
35. Urban Survivors
36. Do You Know the Way to Area 51
37. Area 51
38. The Freak Show
39. Inside the Attacker
40. Arriving With the Alien
41. In the Ruins of El Toro
42. Alien Surgery
43. Nuclear Attack
44. Recue at El Toro
45. The First Lady's Death
46. July 4 - Solutions
47. Worldwide Plans
48. A Wedding
49. Independence Day
50. Using the Alien Attacker
51. Into the Mothership
52. Engage the Enemy
53. Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows'
54. Time for a Hero
55. Execute 'Jolly Roger'
56. Victory
57. End Titles
Set-Up AUDIO:
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
French Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Parisian 5.1 DTS
Castilian 5.1 DTS
German 5.1 DTS
Italian 5.1 DTS
Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital

SUBTITLES
English SDH
French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
Norwegian
Swedish

Commentaries Director/Producer Commentary
Visual Effects Commentary

Disc Two

Menus Features
Special Features
  • Independence Day: a legacy surging forward
  • Gag reel
  • Creating reality
  • ID4 invasion mock-umentary
  • The making of ID4
  • Monitor earth broadcasts
  • Gallery

2016 4K Ultra HD Blu-RayEdit

Menus Features
Scene Index
(Theatrical Version)
1. Main Titles/July 2
2. Contact
3. At the White House
4. Approaching Earth
5. Chess Game
6. Compact Cable Chaos
7. Imperial Valley, California
8. Deployment / Def-Con 3
9. Visual Range
10. The Code for Panic
11. Wake up Call
12. Countdown to Extinction
13. Duty Calls
14. Get Out of Town
15. Trailer Camp Confrontation
16. Fighter Pilots Report
17. Strip Club
18. Nice Driving
19. Look up the Number
20. Attempts to Communicate
21. The Clock Is Ticking
22. Communication Breakdown
23. Panic or Party
24. Time's Up
25. July 3
26. Battle Plans
27. First Attack
28. Two on Two
29. Canyon Chase
30. Welcome to Earth
31. Desert RV Caravan
32. The Truth Is Out There
33. Urban Survivors
34. Do You Know the Way to Area 51
35. Area 51
36. The Freak Show
37. Arriving With the Alien
38. In the Ruins of El Toro
39. Alien Surgery
40. Nuclear Attack
41. Recue at El Toro
42. The First Lady's Death
43. July 4 - Solutions
44. Worldwide Plans
45. A Wedding
46. Independence Day
47. Using the Alien Attacker
48. Into the Mothership
49. Engage the Enemy
50. Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows'
51. Time for a Hero
52. Execute 'Jolly Roger'
53. Victory
54. End Titles
Set-Up AUDIO:
English DTS-X
Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
French 5.1 DTS
German 5.1 DTS
Italian 5.1 DTS

SUBTITLES
English SDH
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
Norwegian
Swedish

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