Sensational extras adorn this lovely 2 disc
Special edition featuring 9 minutes
additional footage and the original theatrical cut of the movie.
Audio Commentary: Special
Effects Supervisors. This track is done by Volker Engel & Doug Smith.
It is a very technical commentary and enjoyable to listen to as they give
quite a lot of info regarding the effects don in the movie.
Audio Commentary: Director &
Producer. Featuring Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin. Sadly the same cannot
be said for this track, it is boring, they make too many jokes and it is
The second disc of this set features most
of the extras. The menus are based around Area 51 and each section has
Documentary: Creating Reality. 4:3
format, Dolby Digital 2.0. This is a 30 minute feature about the special
effects creation with interviews and footage.
Documentary: The ID4 Invasion. 4:3
format, Dolby Digital 2.0. This is a promotional feature that ran on TV as
the release was pending. It runs for 22 minutes and is quite a laugh to
Documentary: HBO First Look:
Making Of ID4. 4:3 format, Dolby Digital 2.0. This is a really cheesy 30
minute documentary hosted by Jeff Goldblum but still does have quite a bit
of info on the creation of the movies effects.
Original Biplane Ending Sequence:
Framed at 2:35:1 with commentary by Dean Devlin. This ending shows the
originally intended ending with Randy Quaid flying his biplane against the
Apple Computer TV Spot: This is
the cross promotional TV spot for Macintosh laptops.
ID4 Online Trailer: A short
trailer for the new ID4 Internet game which includes one month free
Theatrical Trailer: Framed at
2:35:1 with Dolby Digital 2.0 sound. This is a great trailer that is
technically lacking as the soundtrack is only in mono! Why no 5.1 on this
or the teaser trailers?
Teaser Trailers: Same again, 3
trailers in varying aspect ratios between 1:85:1 and 2:35:1 with a Dolby
Digital 2.0 mono track.
15 Second TV Spot: Dolby Digital
2.0 sound framed at 4:3 ratio.
30 Second TV Spots: Ditto for
these TV spots as well.
Storyboards: Standard storyboards
done for the production of the movie.
Artwork: Original artwork
paintings featuring sketches of the aliens, ships and other designs.
Production Photographs: Quite high
quality photos taken during filming.
Closed Captioned, Spanish