'Alien Anthology' Officially Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM PDT by

All four films in the classic sci-fi franchise are headed to Blu-ray this October!

20th Century Fox is working on the 'Alien Anthology' box set for a Blu-ray bow on October 26.

This six-disc set contains about 60 hours of special features and over 12,000 images, including material from the legendary early 1990s LaserDisc release, the "Legacy" release and the Quadrilogy DVDs and have been "reinvigorated for an intense Blu-ray high-definition viewing experience."

New content includes original screen tests of Sigourney Weaver prior to filming the original Alien, unseen deleted scenes, and the previously unseen original cut of "Wreckage and Rage: The Making of Alien3," and the "MU-TH-UR Mode," an interactive feature enabling easy access to all content on the discs.

The 6-disc set will contain the four films with 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtracks, and full contents are as follows:

Disc One: Alien - 1979 Theatrical Version; 2003 Director's Cut with Ridley Scott Introduction; Audio commentary with Director Ridley Scott, writer Dan O'Bannon, executive producer Ronald Shusett, editor Terry Rawlings, and actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt; Audio commentary with Ridley Scott (on theatrical cut only); Final theatrical isolated score by Jerry Goldsmith; Composer's original isolated score by Jerry Goldsmith; Deleted and extended scenes; and 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, and 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; and 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., and actors Paul McGann and Lance Henriksen; Final theatrical isolated score by Elliot Goldenthal; Deleted and extended scenes; and 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 Herve Schneid, A.C.E., alien effects creators Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., visual effects supervisor Pitof, conceptual artist Sylvain Despretz, and actors Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser; Final theatrical isolated score by John Frizzell; Deleted and extended scenes; and MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream.

Disc Five: Making the Anthology - The Beast Within: Making Alien, Superior Firepower: Making Aliens, Wreckage and Rage: Making Alien3, One Step Beyond: Making Alien Resurrection.

Disc Six: The Anthology Archives - Pre-production, production, post-production, and aftermath featurettes, concept art, screen tests, photo galleries, and more for all four films.


The release will also apparently be available in limited edition collectible egg packaging.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray box set is $139.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Alien Anthology' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under October 26.

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