Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has pulled Independence Day on Blu-ray Disc from its December 4 release date, citing a technical issue with the disc. Independence Day joins Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World, which was delayed from October 2 to February 5.
Apparently as with Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the Independence Day disc is experiencing playback issues on approximaetly 5% of the Blu-ray Disc players on the market. Rather than repeat the fiasco with FF:ROSS, Fox will fix the disc before releasing it into the wild.
The new release date has been pegged for sometime in March, 2008. We’ll pass along a more concrete release date as soon as we receive it.