The much-anticipated Alien Anthology Blu-Ray set doesn't hit virtual and real store shelves until October 26th, but 20th-Century Fox, continuing the marketing push begun in earnest last week at San Diego Comic-Con, has released the Comic-Con trailer to their online store. They've also released a second, brief trailer that explains how the limited edition "Egg Package" works. As expected, the limited edition is more expensive than the Blu-Ray collection, but fans of the Alien franchise (yes, even fans like me who have little to no interest in revisiting the third and fourth entries) will be pleased by 20th-Century Fox's all-out effort to create a unique, home-viewing experience.

Here's what the first and second Blu-ray discs will contain:

Disc 1: Alien
· 1979 Theatrical Version
· 2003 Director's Cut with Ridley Scott Introduction
· Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Writer Dan O'Bannon, Executive Producer Ronald Shusett, Editor Terry Rawlings, Actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt
· Audio Commentary (for Theatrical Cut only) by Ridley Scott
· Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
· Composer's Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

[Disc 2 breakdown after the jump.]

Disc 2:
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, 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
· MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

The third and fourth Blu-ray discs are dedicated to Alien3 and Alien Resurrection, while the fifth and sixth discs include an impressive, exhaustive collection of "making-of" bonus features totaling 60 hours.

Here's the Comic-Con trailer:



And here's the trailer for the "Egg Package:"



I'm what a friend described as a "true fan." I've owned practically every iteration of the Alien series, from VHS to DVD, to special edition DVDs, the multi-disc Quadrilogy, and, come October, the Blu-Ray collection. Chances are I'll pick up the Alien series in whatever media format overtakes Blu-Ray (assuming hard media formats are still around that is).

What about you? Have you already pre-ordered the Alien Anthology Blu-Ray Set? Or will you purchase the limited edition "Egg Package?" I haven't decided which one I'm getting, but I'm leaning toward the latter. Either way, I'm looking forward to throwing on the Alien and Aliens Blu-Rays within hours, if not minutes, of receiving my order from Amazon.com (or elsewhere). I'll probably watch the 60 hours of special features first before revisiting Alien3 and Alien Resurrection.

[Hat tip: AICN]