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INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE [Additional Material,Audio description]

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE <span>[Additional Material,Audio description]</span> artwork

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE [Additional Material,Audio description]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 114m 46s

Release date 14/11/2016

Ratings Info moderate threat, action violence, moderate bad language

Genre(s) Additional Production Material

Director(s) Roland Emmerich

Cast includes Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE is a sci-fi action sequel in which, twenty years after the first invasion, aliens attack Earth once again.


Large-scale alien attacks result in a variety of disasters, including cities being destroyed, with implied but undetailed loss of lives. There are also more personalised moments of threat as aliens wrap tentacles around people's necks, resulting in injury or death; some of these moments are a little scary, but they are not frequent or sustained.


There are scenes of moderate action violence, including aerial dogfights between human and alien craft, which result in large scale explosions, as well as the use of fantastical weapons which shoot lasers.


There is a use of moderate bad language ('bitch'). Milder bad language includes 'shit', 'God', 'Christ', 'hell', 'damn', 'Jesus', 'butt', 'son of a bitch' and 'ass'.

There is a mild sex reference when a boy says that his school bus teacher abandoned him to "go have sex with his girlfriend".


Title Information
Additional Material,Audio description
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
114m 46s
BBFC reference
Audio Descriptive

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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