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  1. echobbase79
    I just finished watching the Alien 3 Workprint and the Blu Ray blows the Quad out of the water when it comes to the new sound mix. I'll put these in spoiler tags just in case others want to be surprised:
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
    But this feels like a complete version of the movie now with the fixed dialog and added sounds.
  2. Xeno
    I say we pin Troy down and beat him with a phone book until he tells us  ;D

    No need to pin me down. I already gave you one you need in clue form... H.R. Giger's Workshop... the answer's right there.
    We found this one already, but we're still searching the easter eggs from the Quadrilogy.  ???

    Both on disc six:
    Under Alien
    Highlight Gigers workshop and click right it hilights an icon which gives you tha ash science report.
    Do the same with I think the casting alien bit and get the crew dossiers

    As for the other two...who knows...No really who knows?

    From thedigitalbits.com:

    "That includes the original audio commentaries as well as the new ones recorded for the 2003 Quadrilogy release, AND the original Easter eggs. (There are 4 Easter eggs in all on Disc Six of the Anthology: 2 from the original Alien DVD - the crew dossiers and xenomorph life cycle - and the 2 from the Quad set.) "

    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/reviewshd/bdreviews102210.html
  3. appleguy
    Both on disc six:
    Under Alien
    Highlight Gigers workshop and click right it hilights an icon which gives you tha ash science report.
    Do the same with I think the casting alien bit and get the crew dossiers

    As for the other two...who knows...No really who knows?
  4. echobbase79
    Also can't find the footage of Fincher flipping out. I watched Wreckage and Rage but it wasn't on there.

    Anyone notice that according to the dossiers from Aliens that the Nostromo had previously docked at Gateway. From Ripley's comments in Aliens I'd assumed Gateway was built after Alien.

    Well it's not really a flip out he just calls them a bunch of idiots over a microphone. Most of the footage just shows him looking like, "why am I here?" And it's very short so you got to catch it.
  5. Corporal Hicks
    Also can't find the footage of Fincher flipping out. I watched Wreckage and Rage but it wasn't on there.

    Anyone notice that according to the dossiers from Aliens that the Nostromo had previously docked at Gateway. From Ripley's comments in Aliens I'd assumed Gateway was built after Alien.
  6. echobbase79

    The transfer for Alien ended up being very good even though it was dark in areas, but nothing to serious. But other scenes such as ones in mother's room looked very good. The ship interiors were all very sharp detailed this time around.

    Now on to Aliens which I watched a little bit of before I had to go to bed, but what I saw looked amazing. Especially, the shot of the ships flying outside of Gateway at the beginning.
  7. The Necronoir
    About the Spike issue, I don't know why they didn't keep the scene where he's riding inside the EEV as its craned inside the building and just cut away before the facehugger reveal. That way he's in the movie, and you don't need to show his death for the audience to surmise that the alien has done away with him. Suddenly the scene makes sense again.

    I'm addressing the fact that the SE includes the line where Murphy calls to spike in the air vent, when we don't ever see the dog in that cut.
  8. echobbase79
    About the Spike issue, I don't know why they didn't keep the scene where he's riding inside the EEV as its craned inside the building and just cut away before the facehugger reveal. That way he's in the movie, and you don't need to show his death for the audience to surmise that the alien has done away with him. Suddenly the scene makes sense again.

    Yeah, you lost me there too.

    Anyway, I watched the making of Alien 3 with all the footage that was edited out of the Quad and found it very interesting. To be honest some of it was quite funny. I got to really like executive producer Ezra Swerdlow in this version. He was just kind of thrown into the meat grinder as well. I like how he's very blunt and honest about things and that he actually had more weight on the show than the Quad led you to believe. In the Quad I was just like,"who the f**k is this tool that keeps popping up and talking." All the other stuff was good too.

    It also revealed that Fincher could be an ass too. There's a brief part where the wardrobe guy talks about he worked on the film one day then said he wasn't coming back because of Fincher being an ass. But at the end Fincher was just shooting the film Fox wanted to make. They even comment on how Fox, Giler, and Hill would be in charge of the story end of things and that David would just shoot what they wrote. But David was determined to get more of a say so. Which I commend him for because that's probably why he has the career he has now.

    Also, I agree with Phantom and think the Alien transfer a little darker than previous versions. For example, when Kane goes down into the egg chamber I couldn't make out the eggs in the wide shot when he says, "What the hell is this?" Also, when he's walking along the various pins containing eggs they're very dark. Of course maybe this is what Ridley wanted.
  9. The Necronoir
    About the Spike issue, I don't know why they didn't keep the scene where he's riding inside the EEV as its craned inside the building and just cut away before the facehugger reveal. That way he's in the movie, and you don't need to show his death for the audience to surmise that the alien has done away with him. Suddenly the scene makes sense again.
  10. Bad Replicant
    The "Spike?" line isn't in the special edition on the Quad DVD.

    I think it has to do with using branching scenes for some regions and not others.

    Interesting. That must be it, since I've never seen the special edition without it.

    Well, could we see Murphy talking in the scene?  If Murphy talking while moving to look closer is integral to that scene, then simply removing the audio would show us Murphy opening and closing his mouth with no words coming out.

    You can't. It's definitely ADR done after the fact, so it's an easy fix.
  11. predxeno
    Well, could we see Murphy talking in the scene?  If Murphy talking while moving to look closer is integral to that scene, then simply removing the audio would show us Murphy opening and closing his mouth with no words coming out.
  12. Bad Replicant
    Isn't that kind of what it is? I mean, they re-dubbed dialogue that was messy production audio the first time around and enhanced the image a bit more for the deleted bits; seems like removing those lines so the scene makes more sense would be another logical, simple tweak. I don't mean to sound whiney though. This is just one little gripe with an otherwise outstanding release. 
  13. predxeno
    Oh that.  Yeah, that was my one gripe about the Special Edition.  Though, it would probably make sense for the Anthology to keep it in, otherwise they'd have to rename this version as "the corrected special edition" or something.
  14. echobbase79
    They've even added in some of dialog from the T-C over the scenes of the prisoners talking about how to make a landing, how many are there, three maybe four, and Frank it's going to be forty below in five minutes. This is played over as the prisoners are removing the bodies from the EEV.

    Yeah, that was a nice touch. I did find it odd that Murphy's dialogue about Spike during the vent shaft scene was still present in the special edition, however.

    That irks me that they've kept that in. I didn't get that far and was hoping they'd deleted that bit of dialog. I guess they just keep forgetting.
  15. Bad Replicant
    They've even added in some of dialog from the T-C over the scenes of the prisoners talking about how to make a landing, how many are there, three maybe four, and Frank it's going to be forty below in five minutes. This is played over as the prisoners are removing the bodies from the EEV.

    Yeah, that was a nice touch. I did find it odd that Murphy's dialogue about Spike during the vent shaft scene was still present in the special edition, however.


  16. First Blood
    I actually like the UK packaging more. The American one, tends to give the disks a better chance of getting scratched when taking them out. Where as the UK one, has each disk secured in a pegg around the center hole.  :-\
  17. echobbase79
    Just got this for my birthday today and watched the first thirty minutes of the Alien 3 workprint and the sound is much better. They've even added in some of dialog from the T-C over the scenes of the prisoners talking about how to make a landing, how many are there, three maybe four, and Frank it's going to be forty below in five minutes. This is played over as the prisoners are removing the bodies from the EEV.
  18. appleguy
    Any chance someone could make a list of the easter eggs and their exact locations?

    I would like to find the science officer report from the old Alien DVD and also is there the boy and his powerloader thing on there?
    Anything else I'm missing?

    In fact it would be great if someone could list all the NEW material on these discs after the quadrilogy.
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