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Fan Friday: Independence Day
Written by Spling   
Thursday, 03 December 2009 17:26

Independence Day has got to be one of Roland Emmerich's most memorable films to date. The German film director has had a fascination with America (or its money)... whether they're fighting in the Civil War in The Patriot, bracing themselves for radical climate changes in The Day After Tomorrow, anticipating the end of human kind in 2012, defending themselves against Godzilla or surviving against the onslaught of advanced alien technology  in Independence Day.

Remember that colossal alien ship hovering over the city, an iconic image replicated in District 9 that sent many movie goers scurrying to the cinemas only to find Independence Day was sold out. It was a big release for 1996, deservedly so with a marketing budget of $24 Million.

Emmerich only makes epics it would seem, making Independence Day after being inspired by a question at a Stargate press junket. He cast Will Smith in his first starring role alongside Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park) and Bill Pullman (Lost Highway), after co-starring opposite Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys. The visuals and sound effects are amazing - earning the production an Oscar, the story is epic and the action is literally out-of-thi-world making it a worthy addition to your collection.

An Independence Day DVD is up for grabs for Fan Friday on the SPL!NG page on Facebook. If you want to stand a chance to win this or other fantastic giveaways like this every week, join up... here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2009 17:51