Posted Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 06:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The low-budget 1980 Italian rip-off of 'Alien' planned for a limited edition Blu-ray release has been detailed.
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The region free Blu-ray will be limited to 30,000 copies and will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 soundtrack, and supplements will include: theatrical trailer from the mega-rare Dutch VHS and Effects outtakes transferred directly from the negative B-roll (in HD).
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Alien 2 on Earth' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 22.
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