CATEGORIES Action, Classics, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, New Releases, Home Entertainment, Movie Marketing, Features, Movie News, New Releases, CinematicalThe good news is every Alien movie is on its way to Blu-ray this year. The bad news is that does include Alien: Resurrection. According to IGN, Fox is planning to release the Alien Anthology Blu-ray edition, collecting all four films together with masses of special features, right in time for Halloween.
Fox say the edition will find the films 'reinvigorated for an intense Blu-ray high-definition viewing experience,' which suggests we'll likely see the benefits of past remastering efforts rather than a whole new full-scale clean up.
For the princely RRP of $139.99, the edition's wealth of special features will give you access to content from the '90s laserdisc edition, the Legacy release and the Quadrilogy. It'll add up to about 60 hours of extra footage, and more than 12,000 images. We'll see Sigourney Weaver's original screen test, an unseen original cut of an Alien 3 making-of and tons of deleted scenes.
And if you're heading to San Diego for Comic-Con this year, Fox Home Entertainment will be pulling out all the stops to promote the release. You'll be able to test out a life-sized version of the Nostromo's hibernation chamber as seen in Alien and have your picture taken in one of the pods.
The set spans six discs and comes in a special edition version in the shape of an Alien egg. It's set for release on October 26th with a UK release date a day earlier on 25th and in Australia on November 3rd.
For a full rundown of all the special features, head over to IGN.
(Oh, and in case you didn't know it, the original version of Alien is the all-time favorite film of Cinematical managing editor Scott Weinberg. He even owns a cat named Jones.)