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Alien Anthology Coming October 25th

20th Century Fox have officially announced that the Alien Anthology Blu-Ray set will be released October 25th in the UK, October 26th in the US and November 3rd in Australia. There are over 60 hours of special features and the discs include two versions of each film with over four hours of unreleased material. It has a suggested retail price of $139.99 in the US.

 Alien Anthology Coming October 25th

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 Alien Anthology Coming October 25th

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 Alien Anthology Coming October 25th

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The Ultimate Collection Featuring All Four ALIEN Films Hatches On

Blu-ray On October 25 With Never-Before-Seen Bonus Material And The Debut Of The Exclusive and Groundbreaking Interactive Experience, MU-TH-UR Mode

LONDON (July 15, 2010) – Sometimes, the scariest things come from within. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents one of the most successful and terrifying film franchises of all time when the ALIEN ANTHOLOGY debuts on Blu-ray for the first time ever on October 25.

All four ALIEN films have been reinvigorated for an intense Blu-ray high-definition viewing experience. The release also marks the debut of MU-TH-UR Mode, a fully interactive companion that takes the extensive materials in the ALIEN ANTHOLOGY and puts them in the user’s hand – connecting fans to special features on all six discs and instantly providing an index of all available ALIEN content, including over 60 hours of special features and over 12,000 images. ALIEN ANTHOLOGY will also be available in a Limited Edition Collector’s Set featuring ‘The Guardian’ – an exclusive illuminated egg statue sculpted by Sideshow Collectibles®.

The ALIEN ANTHOLOGY is a truly unique home entertainment experience.  For the first time ever, the studio has united the material from every home video release of the ALIEN saga including the 1991/1992 laserdisc releases, the 1999 “Legacy” release and 2003’s groundbreaking ALIEN QUADRILOGY release into one complete Blu-ray collection.  The set also includes two versions of each film and over four hours of previously unreleased exclusive material such as original screen tests of Sigourney Weaver prior to filming the original ALIEN, unseen deleted scenes, thousands of still photographs from the Fox archives, the previously unseen original cut of “Wreckage and Rage: The Making of ALIEN3,” and much, much more.

The ALIEN ANTHOLOGY is just one aspect of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s
yearlong campaign to honor the studio’s 75th birthday.  This year the division will debut several select fan-favorites on Blu-ray for the first time ever including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and The Sound of Music.

DISC ONE: 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 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, 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

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., Actors Paul McGann and Lance Henriksen
  • Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Elliot Goldenthal
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • 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 Hervé Schneid, A.C.E., Alien Effects Creators Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., Visual Effects Supervisor Pitof, Conceptual Artist Sylvain Despretz, Actors Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser
  • Final Theatrical Isolated Score by John Frizzell
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

DISC FIVE: MAKING THE ANTHOLOGY

In addition to over 12 hours of candid, in-depth documentaries, you now have the ability to go even deeper into Alien Anthology history with nearly five hours of additional video Enhancement Pods created exclusively for this collection, presenting behind-the-scenes footage, raw dailies and interview outtakes from all four films. At topical points in the documentaries, you may access these pods to enhance your experience, or watch them on their own from the separate Enhancement Pod index.

The Beast Within: Making ALIEN

  • Star Beast: Developing the Story
  • The Visualists: Direction and Design
  • Truckers in Space: Casting
  • Fear of the Unknown: Shepperton Studios, 1978
  • The Darkest Reaches: Nostromo and Alien Planet
  • The Eighth Passenger: Creature Design
  • Future Tense: Editing and Music
  • Outward Bound: Visual Effects
  • A Nightmare Fulfilled: Reaction to the Film
  • Enhancement Pods

Superior Firepower: Making ALIENS

  • 57 Years Later: Continuing the Story
  • Building Better Worlds: From Concept to Construction
  • Preparing for Battle: Casting and Characterization
  • This Time It’s War: 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: Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn
  • The Final Countdown: Music, Editing and Sound
  • The Power of Real Tech: Visual Effects
  • Aliens Unleashed: Reaction to the Film
  • Enhancement Pods

Wreckage and Rage: Making ALIEN3

    • Development Hell: Concluding the Story
    • Tales of the Wooden Planet: Vincent Ward’s Vision
    • Stasis Interrupted: David Fincher’s Vision
    • Xeno-Erotic: H.R. Giger’s Redesign
    • The Color of Blood: Pinewood Studios, 1991
    • Adaptive Organism: Creature Design
    • The Downward Spiral: Creative Differences
    • Where the Sun Burns Cold: Fox Studios, L.A. 1992
    • Optical Fury: Visual Effects
    • Requiem for a Scream: Music, Editing and Sound
    • Post-Mortem: Reaction to the Film
  • Enhancement Pods

One Step Beyond: Making ALIEN RESURRECTION

  • From the Ashes: Reviving the Story
  • French Twist: Direction and Design
  • Under the Skin: Casting and Characterization
  • Death from Below: Fox Studios, Los Angeles, 1996
  • In the Zone: The Basketball Scene
  • Unnatural Mutation: Creature Design
  • Genetic Composition: Music
  • Virtual Aliens: Computer Generated Imagery
  • A Matter of Scale: Miniature Photography
  • Critical Juncture: Reaction to the Film
  • Enhancement Pods
  • MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience to Access and Control Enhancement Pods

DISC SIX: THE ANTHOLOGY ARCHIVES

ALIEN

  • Pre-Production
    • First Draft Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon
    • Ridleygrams: Original Thumbnails and Notes
    • Storyboard Archive
    • The Art of Alien: Conceptual Art Portfolio
    • Sigourney Weaver Screen Tests with Select Director Commentary
    • Cast Portrait Gallery
  • Production
    • The Chestbuster: Multi-Angle Sequence with Commentary
    • Video Graphics Gallery
    • Production Image Galleries
    • Continuity Polaroids
    • The Sets of Alien
    • H.R. Giger’s Workshop Gallery
  • Post-Production and Aftermath
    • Additional Deleted Scenes
    • Image & Poster Galleries
  • Experience in Terror
  • Special Collector’s Edition LaserDisc Archive
  • The Alien Legacy
  • American Cinematheque: Ridley Scott Q&A
  • Trailers & TV Spots

ALIENS

  • Pre-Production
    • Original Treatment by James Cameron
    • Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Videomatics with Commentary
    • Storyboard Archive
    • The Art of Aliens: Image Galleries
    • Cast Portrait Gallery
  • Production
    • Production Image Galleries
    • Continuity Polaroids
    • Weapons and Vehicles
    • Stan Winston’s Workshop
    • Colonial Marine Helmet Cameras
    • Video Graphics Gallery
    • Weyland-Yutani Inquest: Nostromo Dossiers
  • Post-Production and Aftermath
    • Deleted Scene: Burke Cocooned
    • Deleted Scene Montage
    • Image Galleries
    • Special Collector’s Edition LaserDisc Archive
    • Main Title Exploration
    • Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright
    • Trailers & TV Spots

ALIEN3

  • Pre-Production
    • Storyboard Archive
    • The Art of Arceon
    • The Art of Fiorina
  • Production
    • Furnace Construction: Time-Lapse Sequence
    • EEV Bioscan: Multi-Angle Vignette with Commentary
    • Production Image Galleries
    • A.D.I.’s Workshop
  • Post-Production and Aftermath
    • Visual Effects Gallery
    • Special Shoot: Promotional Photo Archive
  • Alien3 Advance Featurette
  • The Making of Alien3 Promotional Featurette
  • Trailers & TV Spots

ALIEN RESURRECTION

  • Pre-Production
    • First Draft Screenplay by Joss Whedon
    • Test Footage: A.D.I. Creature Shop with Commentary
    • Test Footage: Costumes, Hair and Makeup
    • Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Rehearsals
    • Storyboard Archive
    • The Marc Caro Portfolio: Character Designs
    • The Art of Resurrection: Image Galleries
    • Production
      • Production Image Galleries
      • A.D.I.’s Workshop
      • Post-Production and Aftermath
        • Visual Effects Gallery
        • Special Shoot: Promotional Photo Archive
        • HBO First Look: The Making of Alien Resurrection
        • Alien Resurrection Promotional Featurette
        • Trailers & TV Spots

ANTHOLOGY

  • Two Versions of Alien Evolution
  • The Alien Saga
  • Patches and Logos Gallery
  • Aliens 3D Attraction Scripts and Gallery
  • Aliens in the Basement: The Bob Burns Collection
  • Parodies
  • Dark Horse Cover Gallery
  • Patches and Logos Gallery
  • MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience


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Comments: 49
  1. Sav
    For everyone searching for preorders, just ordered mine from Play.com for the collectors edition, i'm in the uk but I presume they deliver worlwide aswell. Only place I could find in the uk.
  2. Guest
    on an extras basis there really isnt much more. especially if u allready have all the dvds.

    are there any new commentaires? also are they going to unedit the original ones as most of them especially with the actors where like a highlight reel.
  3. Ash 937
    Blu-Ray or not, there is no need to pay $139.99 for these discs if most of the stuff is already in the Quadrilogy box set (and you own it).  And keep in mind, all of the new special features will make their way to the internet sooner or later anyway.

    Not worth it.
  4. azrael55
    the difference between a good BR disc and a good DVD is HUGE... i can only recommend comparing the dark knight DVD and BR. the opening sequence should answer all your questions regarding the (potential) picture quality of blu rays...
  5. TheAncientEnemy
    The art inside the packaging is atrocious and looks like the imagery for the original Aliens Vs. Predator game for the PC from way back when. I wish they would keep it classy instead of cheesing it up with bad artwork and aliens flying all over the place.
  6. Mr. Clemens
    Well, yeah, if you don't have an HDTV, I guess this isn't the set for you. No worries, I'm sure someone'll put those new extras up somewhere on the internet for you dvd guys...   ;)
  7. Yutaniditch
    Nope... I am pretty comfy with my Alien Quadrilogy on DVD...

    I just want the NEW EXTRAS, not have the same movies twice... Waste of money, if you ask me...

    I thought you were gonna say 'There are FOUR hours not two'... ;D  ;)

    For me, the BR is only interesting if you have an HD TV... And even then, the difference to a good quality DVD is marginal for the sheer GB space it takes...

    For $140,00, it isn't worth it...hence why I hoped there to be a DVD version of the New Extras... BUt I don't think FOX cares that much about Alien Quadrilogy owners...

    ::)
  8. YutaniDitch
    I would hope that FOX would make a DVD version of the NEW EXTRAS if they amount enough for hat...IT is disrespectful to the original ALIEN QUADRILOGY such as myself to having to buy it YET AGAIN in BR just for an hour or two of new extras... Hope FOX has thought about that...

    Naaaah!  ::)
  9. Vader the White
    I wish I was rich enough to get both anything that can play Blu-Rays (I was wishing this simply to see the special features on the Trick 'r Treat Blu-Ray) and this, simply to see the Burke deleted scene (which should have been with the Quadrilogy anyway!)
  10. rycher
    so why the hell would they release this NOW when there are 2 Alien prequels coming out which one of them is coming out within the next year or two??? they could have waited and released the Prequels with it..... ::)
  11. Frank Elgyn
    I am happy, but I dont know why they didn't put the original ALIEN cut, which is 3 hours. Ridley cut scenes from the Theatrical Version and put in new scenes to the Director's cut, but the duration of the two movies are the same. Why didn't he just add new scenes (or at least the extended scenes, for example : death of Brett, Alien Transmission, the chestburster scene) and didn't cut out like in the other alien movies director's cut. By the way I read somewhere that James Cameron's Avatar original cut is 360 min  ;D
  12. AcidGlow
    How many times are we gonna get dvds with more 'unseen footage from 1980..".. wtf lol.. All that crap should've been put into the first DVD feature EVER made lol.. 2 years from now.. they will release ANOTHER dvd.. and they will say "we dug up even MORE unseen footage from 1980".. LOL.. whatever.. =p
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