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Alien Anthology Blu-ray

It seems like everyone’s favorite killer aliens are back, but this time they are coming in high def!

The Alien Anthology will be released on Blu-ray on October 26, 2010 with all four films from the franchise: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection. The special features on this set are amazing and every film comes with their own bonus material. This set is a must-have for any science fiction fan or any fan of film in general.

This was one of the most ground-breaking series and I am so happy to see it coming to Blu-ray and I look forward to seeing Space Marines in high def.

There are two versions of the packaging currently available for pre-order: Alien Anthology Blu-ray regular packing or for a few more bucks there’s Alien Anthology Comicon (Egg Package) Blu-ray package.

See below for a detailed list of bonus features.

About

The ALIEN ANTHOLOGY is a truly unique home entertainment experience. For the first time ever, Fox has united the material from every home video release of the ALIEN saga including the 1991/1992 laserdisc releases, the 1999 “Legacy” release and 2003’s groundbreaking ALIEN QUADRILOGY release into one complete Blu-ray collection. The set also includes two versions of each film and over four hours of previously unreleased exclusive material such as original screentests of Sigourney Weaver prior to filming the original ALIEN, , unseen deleted scenes, thousands of still photographs from the Fox archives, the previously unseen original cut of “Wreckage and Rage: The Making of ALIEN3,” and much, much more.

Special Features

Special Features
DISC ONE: ALIEN
· 1979 Theatrical Version
· 2003 Director’s Cut with Ridley Scott Introduction
· Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Writer Dan O’Bannon, Executive Producer Ronald Shusett, Editor Terry Rawlings, Actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt
· Audio Commentary (for Theatrical Cut only) by Ridley Scott
· Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
· Composer’s Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

DISC TWO: ALIENS
· 1986 Theatrical Version
· 1991 Special Edition with James Cameron Introduction
· Audio Commentary by Director James Cameron, Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Alien Effects Creator Stan Winston, Visual Effects Supervisors Robert Skotak and Dennis Skotak, Miniature Effects Supervisor Pat McClung, Actors Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn and Christopher Henn
· Final Theatrical Isolated Score by James Horner
· Composer’s Original Isolated Score by James Horner
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

DISC THREE: ALIEN3
· 1992 Theatrical Version
· 2003 Special Edition (Restored Workprint Version)
· Audio Commentary by Cinematographer Alex Thomson, B.S.C., Editor Terry Rawlings, Alien Effects Designers Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., Visual Effects Producer Richard Edlund, A.S.C., Actors Paul McGann and Lance Henriksen
· Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Elliot Goldenthal
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

DISC FOUR: ALIEN RESURRECTION
· 1997 Theatrical Version
· 2003 Special Edition with Jean-Pierre Jeunet Introduction
· Audio Commentary by Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Editor Hervé Schneid, A.C.E., Alien Effects Creators Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., Visual Effects Supervisor Pitof, Conceptual Artist Sylvain Despretz, Actors Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser
· Final Theatrical Isolated Score by John Frizzell
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

DISC FIVE: MAKING THE ANTHOLOGY
In addition to over 12 hours of candid, in-depth documentaries, you now have the ability to go even deeper into Alien Anthology history with nearly five hours of additional video Enhancement Pods created exclusively for this collection, presenting behind-the-scenes footage, raw dailies and interview outtakes from all four films. At topical points in the documentaries, you may access these pods to enhance your experience, or watch them on their own from the separate Enhancement Pod index.

The Beast Within: Making ALIEN
o Star Beast: Developing the Story
o The Visualists: Direction and Design
o Truckers in Space: Casting
o Fear of the Unknown: Shepperton Studios, 1978
o The Darkest Reaches: Nostromo and Alien Planet
o The Eighth Passenger: Creature Design
o Future Tense: Editing and Music
o Outward Bound: Visual Effects
o A Nightmare Fulfilled: Reaction to the Film
· Enhancement Pods

Superior Firepower: Making ALIENS
o 57 Years Later: Continuing the Story
o Building Better Worlds: From Concept to Construction
o Preparing for Battle: Casting and Characterization
o This Time It’s War: Pinewood Studios, 1985
o The Risk Always Lives: Weapons and Action
o Bug Hunt: Creature Design
o Beauty and the Bitch: Power Loader vs. Queen Alien
o Two Orphans: Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn
o The Final Countdown: Music, Editing and Sound
o The Power of Real Tech: Visual Effects
o Aliens Unleashed: Reaction to the Film
· Enhancement Pods

Wreckage and Rage: Making ALIEN3
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o Development Hell: Concluding the Story
o Tales of the Wooden Planet: Vincent Ward’s Vision
o Stasis Interrupted: David Fincher’s Vision
o Xeno-Erotic: H.R. Giger’s Redesign
o The Color of Blood: Pinewood Studios, 1991
o Adaptive Organism: Creature Design
o The Downward Spiral: Creative Differences
o Where the Sun Burns Cold: Fox Studios, L.A. 1992
o Optical Fury: Visual Effects
o Requiem for a Scream: Music, Editing and Sound
o Post-Mortem: Reaction to the Film
· Enhancement Pods

One Step Beyond: Making ALIEN RESURRECTION
o From the Ashes: Reviving the Story
o French Twist: Direction and Design
o Under the Skin: Casting and Characterization
o Death from Below: Fox Studios, Los Angeles, 1996
o In the Zone: The Basketball Scene
o Unnatural Mutation: Creature Design
o Genetic Composition: Music
o Virtual Aliens: Computer Generated Imagery
o A Matter of Scale: Miniature Photography
o Critical Juncture: Reaction to the Film
· Enhancement Pods

· MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience to Access and Control Enhancement Pods

DISC SIX: THE ANTHOLOGY ARCHIVES
ALIEN
· Pre-Production
o First Draft Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon
o Ridleygrams: Original Thumbnails and Notes
o Storyboard Archive
o The Art of Alien: Conceptual Art Portfolio
o Sigourney Weaver Screen Tests with Select Director Commentary
o Cast Portrait Gallery
· Production
o The Chestbuster: Multi-Angle Sequence with Commentary
o Video Graphics Gallery
o Production Image Galleries
o Continuity Polaroids
o The Sets of Alien
o H.R. Giger’s Workshop Gallery
· Post-Production and Aftermath
o Additional Deleted Scenes
o Image & Poster Galleries
· Experience in Terror
· Special Collector’s Edition LaserDisc Archive
· The Alien Legacy
· American Cinematheque: Ridley Scott Q&A
· Trailers & TV Spots

ALIENS
· Pre-Production
o Original Treatment by James Cameron
o Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Videomatics with Commentary
o Storyboard Archive
o The Art of Aliens: Image Galleries
o Cast Portrait Gallery
· Production
o Production Image Galleries
o Continuity Polaroids
o Weapons and Vehicles
o Stan Winston’s Workshop
o Colonial Marine Helmet Cameras
o Video Graphics Gallery
o Weyland-Yutani Inquest: Nostromo Dossiers
· Post-Production and Aftermath
o Deleted Scene: Burke Cocooned
o Deleted Scene Montage
o Image Galleries
o Special Collector’s Edition LaserDisc Archive
o Main Title Exploration
o Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright
o Trailers & TV Spots

ALIEN3
· Pre-Production
o Storyboard Archive
o The Art of Arceon
o The Art of Fiorina
· Production
o Furnace Construction: Time-Lapse Sequence
o EEV Bioscan: Multi-Angle Vignette with Commentary
o Production Image Galleries
o A.D.I.’s Workshop
· Post-Production and Aftermath
o Visual Effects Gallery
o Special Shoot: Promotional Photo Archive
· Alien3 Advance Featurette
· The Making of Alien3 Promotional Featurette
· Trailers & TV Spots

ALIEN RESURRECTION
· Pre-Production
o First Draft Screenplay by Joss Whedon
o Test Footage: A.D.I. Creature Shop with Commentary
o Test Footage: Costumes, Hair and Makeup
o Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Rehearsals
o Storyboard Archive
o The Marc Caro Portfolio: Character Designs
o The Art of Resurrection: Image Galleries
· Production
o Production Image Galleries
o A.D.I.’s Workshop
· Post-Production and Aftermath
o Visual Effects Gallery
o Special Shoot: Promotional Photo Archive
· HBO First Look: The Making of Alien Resurrection
· Alien Resurrection Promotional Featurette
· Trailers & TV Spots

ANTHOLOGY
· Two Versions of Alien Evolution
· The Alien Saga
· Patches and Logos Gallery
· Aliens 3D Attraction Scripts and Gallery
· Aliens in the Basement: The Bob Burns Collection
· Parodies
· Dark Horse Cover Gallery
· Patches and Logos Gallery
· MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience

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1 Comment »

  1. This would be exciting for a contest, but seriously, how many of us grew up watching these films? This is just old stuff being repackaged, because right around the corner we’ll have another Alien movie. It happens all the time – Rocky, Rambo, Terminator, Indiana Jones, Robocop; Studios make an “ultimate” box set and then a year later there’s another movie (thus another box set is lined up for down the road). ALL IN THE NAME OF PROFIT.

    Besides, Blu-Ray hasn’t enhanced squat when it comes to enjoying a movie. Download everything, pay for nothing.

    Comment by Devon — August 9, 2010 @ 11:14 am

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