Book Review: The Book Of Alien: Augmented Reality Survival Manual
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The Book Of Alien: Augmented Reality Survival Manual
By Owen Williams
Publisher: Harper Design | HarperCollins
Release date: November 14, 2017

Remember those video game guide books that were sold in the magazine section at local book stores? Imagine if someone took one of those and turned it into a gorgeous hardcover coffee-table book with high quality images throughout. That’s what it felt like reading The Book of Alien: Augmented Reality Survival Manual by Owen Williams. The book, from Harper Design, doubles as a beautiful assortment of photos and artwork from the Alien franchise as well as an interactive game you play on your phone.

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Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Won’t Undo ‘Alien 3’ and ‘Alien Resurrection’ Canon
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Neill Blomkamp talked a little bit about his planned Alien film during the Chappie press tour, saying that he wants to make it a “genetic sibling.” Confirming that his film is indeed part of the Alien canon, the District 9 director said that it goes “Alien, Aliens, and then this film.” According to him and star Sigourney Weaver, the new chapter in the Alien franchise would give Ripley’s story a proper ending. These comments led to the speculation that his film would ignore Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection.

While that “proper ending” would lead some to believe that it would undo the last two films of the Alien franchise, Blomkamp clarified his previous comments, saying that he’s “not trying to undo Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection” and said that his goals are to “make a film that’s connected to Alien and Aliens.” Hit the jump for more.

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Blu-ray Deal: Alien Anthology Box Set For $20!
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The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is Alien Anthology Blu-ray Edition box set for only $19.99 (that’s 71% off the list price of $69.99).

Note – this deal is valid only for today, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

This Blu-ray box set includes all four standalone Alien films, which starred Sigourney Weaver: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection.

Along with the two versions of each film are two bonus discs with over 65 hours of special features, with over four hours of previously unreleased exclusive material such as original screen tests 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 more.

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