Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray disc releases of Independence Day and I, Robot — both available on March 11 — will be among the first Blu-ray Discs to support D-Box motion code, which gives viewers a Star Tours-like “moving” experience.
D-Box Technologies designs and manufactures motion systems that, if the film, TV program or video game is coded for it, will result in motion that is perfectly synchronized with on-screen action. In essence, it’s like Star Tours at Disneyland and other motion simulators.
As part of D-Box’s agreement with Fox, every frame in Independence Day and I, Robot has been encoded by the motion artists at the D-Box editing studio. The effect is that viewers equipped with a D-Box integrated motion system will actually feel the rush of flight, the torque of speed and bumps in the road.
In addition to the upcoming releases of Independence Day and I, Robot on Blu-ray Disc, Fox has previously released two Blu-ray titles with the D-Box Motion Code support: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Live Free or Die Hard.