This year marks the 40th anniversary of the theatrical release of Alien, the 1979 scifi/horror masterpiece from director Ridley Scott, starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto. Now, Fathom Events, TCM, and Twentieth Century Fox are bringing the film back to theaters nationwide for 3 days only this month.
Theaters nationwide will be showing the film on October 13, 15, and 16, as part of TCM’s Big Screen Classics Series. The screenings will include special commentary before and after the film from TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz, as well as an introduction with newly unearthed and rarely seen alternate takes.
Welcome back to another edition of The Digital Wire. For this week’s roundup of the coolest upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release news, we have a sorely neglected summer sci-fi thrill ride, an epic documentary about one of the world’s greatest heavy metal bands, a Bigfoot movie made by a stand-up comedian, a pair of obscure westerns starring a baby-faced Jack Nicholson, and an Oscar-winning comedy starring Dustin Hoffman in drag.
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Earlier this month it was revealed that anyone who pre-orders the upcoming video game Alien: Isolation would be given special bonus missions where they would be able to play as some of the characters from Ridley Scott’s original Alien, voiced by the original actors, including Sigourney Weaver‘s Ellen Ripley.
A new preview video for the game has been released online in which these actors talk about the original movie and the game, including chats with Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Yaphet Kotto, Veronica Cartwright, and Harry Dean Stanton with a classic old guy moment. You can watch it below.
As if everything that we’ve seen of Alien: Isolation wasn’t exciting enough for fans of Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror Alien, now comes word that Sigourney Weaver and others will also be reprising their roles from the original movie for the new game.
Everyone who pre-orders Isolation will get a special bonus mission dubbed “Crew Expendable.” In it, you can play as either Ripley (voiced by Weaver), Dallas (voiced by Tom Skerritt), or Parker (Yaphet Kotto). Also appearing is Lambert (Veronica Cartwright), Brett (Harry Dean Stanton), and Ash (using Ian Holm‘s likeness but not voice).
Those who pre-order the game at Gamestop will get this bonus as well as a second exclusive bonus mission titled “Last Survivor.” You can learn more about both below.
Ever since his career as governor of California came to a close Arnold Schwarzenegger has been working overtime getting his chiseled mug back into the world of action cinema. Last weekend he returned to theaters with an expanded role in The Expendables 2, but the Austrian Oak won’t be seen in a starring since making his comeback until next January when The Last Stand hits theaters.
Here’s a first look at the movie via a newly released trailer. You can check it out here below.
Schwarzenegger plays former Ray Owens, a former Los Angeles cop who has taken on the job of sheriff in a sleepy border town. When one of the biggest drug lords in the world (Eduardo Noriega) makes a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy and heads for Owens’ town at top speed with a hostage and a gang of ruthless thugs in town the sheriff must gather his meager forces and stop the drug lord from getting across the border and evading justice forever.