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DVD

Title: Alien: 20th Anniversary Edition

  • Price: $15-$30
  • Release Date: June 1, 1999/May 15, 2000
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1
  • Retail Format: Single Disc
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio/Video: THX, Dolby Surround Sound, Fullscreen, Widescreen
  • Availability: Currently Available
  • Rated: Rated R

Features

  • Full theatrical version of Alien.
  • Color, closed-captioned, THX mastered for superior sound and picture quality.
  • Fullscreen or anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1 ratio.
  • Keep Case.
  • Single side, dual layer.
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 – English.
  • Dolby Surround – English.
  • Dolby Surround – French.
  • Dolby Surround – Production Sound.
  • Behind the scenes footage.
  • Deleted footage/outtakes.
  • Isolated music track.
  • Alternate audio tracks.
  • Audio commentary by Ridley Scott (director).
  • Original theatrical trailer.
  • Production interviews.
  • Interactive menus.
  • Scene access.
  • Photo gallery.
  • Storyboards.
  • Production notes.
  • Booklet.
  • Weblinks.

Title: Aliens: Special Edition

  • Price: $25-$30
  • Release Date: June 1, 1999/May 15, 2000
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1
  • Retail Format: Single Disc
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio/Video: THX, Dolby Surround Sound, Fullscreen, Widescreen
  • Availability: Currently Available

Features

  • Complete director’s cut of Aliens.
  • Color, closed-captioned, THX mastered for superior sound and picture quality.
  • Fullscreen or anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1 ratio.
  • Keep Case.
  • Single side, dual layer.
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 – English.
  • Dolby Surround – English.
  • Dolby Surround – French.
  • Dolby Surround – Production Sound.
  • Aliens, Behind the Scenes:
  • Miniature of Colony.
  • Miniature of Atmosphere Processor.
  • Facehugger mechanism.
  • Sculping The Chestburster.
  • Testing Chestburster’s Inner Skeleton.
  • Testing The Queen.
  • Sculpting Miniature Queens.
  • Sculpting The Full Size Queen.
  • Conceptual art.
  • Deleted scenes/outtakes.
  • Original theatrical trailer.
  • Interview with James Cameron.
  • Interactive menus.
  • Scene access.
  • Screenplay.
  • Photo gallery.
  • Storyboards.
  • Booklet.
  • Weblinks.

Title: Alien 3

  • Price: $25-$30
  • Release Date: 01/06/99
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1
  • Retail Format: Single Disc
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio/Video: THX, Dolby Surround Sound, Fullscreen, Widescreen
  • Availability: Currently Available

Features

  • Full theatrical version of Alien 3.
  • Color, closed-captioned, THX mastered for superior sound and picture quality.
  • Fullscreen or anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1 ratio.
  • Keep Case.
  • Single side, dual layer.
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 – English.
  • Dolby Surround – English.
  • Dolby Surround – French.
  • Dolby Surround – Production Sound.
  • 23-minute behind-the-scenes featurette “The Making of Alien³”.
  • Cast and crew interviews.
  • Original theatrical trailer.
  • Interactive menus.
  • Scene access.
  • Photo gallery.
  • Storyboards.
  • Booklet.
  • Weblinks.

Title: Alien: Resurrection

  • Price: $25-$30
  • Release Date: June 1, 1999/May 25, 2000
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1
  • Retail Format: Single Disc
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio/Video: THX, Dolby Surround Sound, Fullscreen, Widescreen
  • Availability: Currently Available

Features

  • Full theatrical version of Alien: Resurrection.
  • Color, closed-captioned, THX mastered for superior sound and picture quality.
  • Fullscreen or anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1 ratio.
  • Keep Case.
  • Single side, dual layer.
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 – English
  • Dolby Surround – English
  • Dolby Surround – French
  • Dolby Surround – Production Sound
  • Behind-the-scenes footage.
  • 30-minute featurette about the making of Alien: Resurrection.
  • Cast and crew interviews.
  • Original theatrical trailer.
  • Interactive menus.
  • Scene access.
  • Photo gallery.
  • Storyboards.
  • Booklet.
  • Weblinks.

Title: Alien Quadrilogy

  • Price: $50-$100
  • Release Date: 12/02/03
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1, Region 2, Region 4
  • Retail Format: Box Set
  • Number of Discs: 9
  • Audio/Video: DTS Soundtrack for Alien and Alien 3
  • Availability: Currently Available (Rumored to have limited 150,000 copy print)

Features

  • 9 discs including Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, plus bonus disc of extra footage.
  • Theatrical and special editions of all four films.

Alien

  • The original 1979 theatrical version of Alien and the 2003 director’s cut.
  • An introduction by Director Ridley Scott, Dan O’Bannon, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt and more.
  • Brand new commentary by Ridley Scott and the technical crew.
  • Nine brand new documentaries:
    • Star Beast – On developing the Alien story.
    • The Visualists – the direction and design of the film.
    • Truckers In Space – Casting the movie.
    • Fear Of The Unknown – Behind the scenes at Shepperton Studios in 1978.
    • The Darkest Reaches – Developing the Nostromo and Alien planet.
    • The Eighth Passenger – Creating the Alien.
    • Future Tense – Focusing on the music and editing of Alien.
    • Outward Bound – Peering into the film’s visual effects.
    • A Nightmare Fulfilled – Reaction to the film’s opening.
    • A Multi-Angle Scene Study on the chestburster sequence with optional commentary by Ridley Scott and the production team.
    • Sigourney Weaver’s original screen test with optional commentary by Ridley Scott.
    • Seven deleted scenes with a deleted footage marker and deleted scene index.
    • The first draft of the screenplay by Dan O’Bannon.
    • Ridleygrams – Original thumbnails and sketches by Ridley Scott.
    • Storyboard Archives.
    • The Art of Alien including a cast portrait gallery, production gallery, the sets of Alien, H.R. Giger’s Workshop, continuity polaroids and VFX gallery.
    • The original theatrical posters and stills from the premiere.

Aliens

  • The original theatrical version – available for the first time ever on DVD – and James Cameron’s special edition version of Aliens.
  • An introduction by director James Cameron.
  • Brand new commentary by James Cameron, Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn, Terry Henn, Lance Henriksen, Gale Anne Hurd, Pat McClung, Bill Paxton, Dennis Skotak, Robert Skotak and Stan Winston.
  • James Cameron original treatment.
  • Nine brand new featurettes:
    • 57 Years Later – Continuing the saga.
    • Building Better Worlds – From concept to construction.
    • Preparing For Battle – Casting and characterization.
    • This Time It’s War – A look back at Pinewood Studios, 1985.
    • The Risk Always Lives – Weapons and action.
    • Bug Hunt – Creature design.
    • Beauty And The Bitch – Power Loader vs. Queen Alien.
    • Two Orphans – Revisiting Sigourney Weaver And Carrie Henn.
    • Aliens Unleashed – Reaction to the film.
    • The Art of Aliens including conceptual art portfolio, cast portraits, production gallery, continuity polaroids, Stan Winston’s workshop, VFX gallery and premiere stills.
    • Deleted footage marker and deleted scene index.
    • Multi-angle videomatics with optional commentary by Miniature Effect Supervisor, Pat McClung.
    • An Easter Egg: The Boy and His Powerloader.

Alien 3

  • The original theatrical version and a restored pre-release version with more than 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage.
  • Brand new commentary by Cinematographer Alex Thompson, Editor Terry Rawlings, VFX Designers Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., Visual Effects Producer Richard Edlund, and actors Paul McGann and Lance Henriksen.
  • 11 new featurettes:
    • Development – Concluding the story.
    • Tales Of The Wooden Planet – Vincent Ward’s vision.
    • Pre-Production III – The making of Alien 3.
    • Xeno-Erotic – H.R. Giger’s redesign of the Alien creature.
    • Production: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three – The production of the movie.
    • Adaptive Organism – Creature design.
    • Optical Fury – Visual effects.
    • Music, Editing And Sound.
    • Post-Mortem – A reaction to the film.
    • E.E.V. Bio-Scan – A multi-angle vignette with optional commentary by Alex Gillis.
    • The Art of Alien 3 including conceptual art portfolio, production gallery, and visual effects.
    • Furnace construction time lapse.
    • Storyboard archives.

Alien: Resurrection

  • The original theatrical version and an extended cut with alternate opening and ending sequences.
  • An introduction by Director Jean Pierre Jeunet.
  • Brand new commentary by Director Jean Pierre Jeunet, Herve Schneid, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., Pitof, Sylvain Despretz, Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser
  • First draft of the screenplay by Joss Whedon.
  • 11 new featurettes:
    • From The Ashes – Reviving the story.
    • French Twist – Direction and design.
    • Under The Skin – Casting and characters.
    • Death From Below – Underwater photography.
    • In The Zone – Basketball scene.
    • Unnatural Mutation – Creature design.
    • Genetic Mutation – Creature design.
    • Genetic Composition – A listen to the music.
    • Virtual Alien – Computer generated imagery.
    • A Matter Of Scale – Miniature photography.
    • Critical Junction – A reaction to the film.
    • Multi-angle rehearsal footage.
    • A Mike Carro photo gallery, a conceptual art gallery, VFX gallery, a promotional photo archive and continuity polaroids.
    • Storyboard archives.
    • An Easter Egg.

Bonus Disc

  • A brand new Q&A with Ridley Scott.
  • Experience in Terror – A promotional featurette from 1979.
  • Alien Evolution – Channel 4 U.K. exclusive documentary on Alien.
  • A complete laserdisc archive of Alien and Aliens.
  • Original theatrical trailers and TV spots from all four films.
  • Aliens In The Basement – Inside the Bob Burns Alien collection.
  • Dark Horse cover gallery – Anthology of 11 issues of the Alien comics.
  • DVD-ROM feature – Script to screen comparisons.
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