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Alien Covenant Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes Breakdown

With the American Blu-ray release of Alien: Covenant just over a month away, 20th Century Fox has released a press release confirming some of the special features that will be included in the home release of Alien: Covenant.

The new press release gives us a break down of the 18 minutes worth of deleted and alternate scenes that we can expect! Some of these we have previously detailed in our Alternate/Deleted Scenes page but some aren’t as well known.

Having read Alan Dean Foster’s novelization and had reports of scenes missing from the test screenings, we have an idea as to what some of these alternate and deleted scenes are likely to be!

  • Prologue (Extended) – During the film’s prologue there was some extended dialogue between David and Weyland while David plays the piano. David explains what Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold – Entry of the Gods Into Valhalla is about, telling Weyland that it is about God’s abandoning their creations due to their displeasure with their creation’s greed and vanity, only to realise that the Gods themselves share the same flaws.
  • Walter in Greenhouse – There is a short scene where Walter is tending to a greenhouse aboard the Covenant, whistling to himself as he does so. There’s a brief dialogue exchange where Mother tells Walter music helping plants grow is a myth. He asks why she thinks he was whistling to the plants.
  • Oram and Daniels (Extended) – After the crew access the damage on the Covenant, Oram orders Daniels to take some time off and “cry it out.” His suggestion does not go down well.
  • Walter Visits Daniels – As discussed in our Alternate/Deleted Scenes page, there’s a brief scene where Walter visits Daniels in her quarters (after Oram removes her from active duty) and offers her some cannabis to relax.
  • Daniels Bedroom Flashback – I believe this one maybe the previously discussed deleted scene with Jacob and Daniels in their apartment back on Earth, discussing their cabin in the woods. In the novelization it was placed before the crew awakens from cryosleep but it may have later been moved in the edit before being removed completely.
  • Jacob’s Funeral (Extended) – After Daniels invites Walter to join in with Jacob’s funeral, Walter offers to perform a funeral service. After Daniels turns him down, Walter asks why she invited him. Daniels explains that she’s now alone in a crew made of couples and that she thought Walter might know a thing or two about being on his own.
  • Ledwards Fall
  • Crossing the Plaza (Extended) – In The Art and Making of Alien: Covenant, there’s a production still of the Covenant expedition survivors looking down the big hole in the middle of the plaza approaching the Citadel.
  • Daniels Thanks Walter – While in the Citadel, Daniels takes a moment to thank Walter for diving in front of the Neomorph and saving her life. He tells her that he is “here to serve.
  • Rosenthal Prayer
  • Walter Reports Back – After having had a chance to talk to David and be shown around his quarters and Shaw’s grave, Walter reports his impressions back to Oram, Daniels and Lope. He expresses his concern about David’s tangential thinking and lack of maintenance.
  • Stairs to Eggroom (Extended)
 Alien Covenant Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes Breakdown

Wayne Haag’s concept art of the surviving members of Covenant’s expedition investigating the hole in the middle of the plaza.

I’m not sure what Ledwards Fall, Rosenthal Prayer or Stairs to Eggroom may entail and none of this is 100% confirmed. It’s just what we think based on existing information. Interestingly though, there appears to be no trace of either version of the deleted scene featuring both the Neomorph and the Alien.

Thanks to Rafael Saraiva for the news. The American release of Alien: Covenant is currently slated for August 15th. The European release isn’t until September 18th.

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  1. Mr. Clemens
    Was tempted to cancel my blu-ray preorder and go 4K instead (future proof!) because it also comes with a blu-ray disc, but by the time I go 4K the third film will probably be out and there'll be a nice 7-film box...
  2. Highland
    It'll be a guy dressed up like David and he will say "stick your head in this" and if you do, the family fortunes "bow bow" sounds out and you get evacuated from the booth then given a certificate that says "crew member"

    Looks like Australia gets a nice release date. I'm buying it for the commentary.
  3. Corporal Hicks
    http://sdccblog.com/2017/07/take-the-alien-covenant-colonist-certification-test-at-san-diego-comic-con/

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    Do you think you have what it takes to be a member of the Covenant crew?

    Find out at Twentieth Century Fox’s Home Entertainment Booth #3529 at San Diego Comic-Con as they test your mettle in the Alien: Covenant Colonist Certification Test.

    They’re not just giving out free hugs for this test. You’ll be required to handle stressful situations like the crew of the Covenant did. Dealing with xenomorphs is not something to be taken lightly, so bring your A-game to show the Weyland-Yutani corporation you’ve got what it takes.

    Upon completion of your assessment, you’ll be rewarded with your very own “Colonist Certification Badge” and a set of collectible pins from Weyland-Yutani and the Covenant. Additionally, you’ll have a chance to pre-order your copy of Alien: Covenant on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD and receive one of 500 limited edition lithographs as a gift with purchase while supplies last. Fans can pre-order at the “Colonist Certification Test” Booth #3529 or at the main Fox booth #4229.

    The fun isn’t limited to inside the convention center. If you’re downtown during SDCC, you’ll have the opportunity to take photos with the “Secure Egg Transport” that will be traveling throughout the Gaslamp. Employees of Weyland-Yutani will attempt to guard these fragile but deadly eggs while you tempt fate with a selfie. Those that tweet using the hashtag #AlienSweepstakes during SDCC will be entered to win an authentic Alien: Covenant replica (we hope) facehugger. For complete rules visit: Alienuniverse.com/Sweeps.

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  4. CainsSon
    What are the many unreleased deleted scenes from Prometheus and Alien 3?

    In Prometheus there are lots of stuff in the trailers not in the final film. For instance, during the Fifield attack, Shaw and Weyland come into the cargo hold, with his guards firing as the elevator doors open, and it ends up being Shaw that ends up running over Fifield.
    In the Alien 3 workprint there is a bunch of stuff that should have been kept. There's an especially great take of Ripley THINKING ABOUT WHETHER to go with BISHOP, that I absolutely love and there's even more I cant think of right now. It used to be on Youtube but Im at a loss for finding it now.

    The bit with Shaw and Weyland isn't especially deleted - just re-ordering that resulted in them losing that short series of shots.

    With Alien 3 apart from the lengthened scene you mentioned I'm struggling to think of 'many' or 'loads' of deleted material beyond the rare line of dialogue (like Aaron's 'You going to need a bigger cage than that' or talk about 'deoderant' when Rains, Boggs and Golic go off foraging).
    There's the confrontation between Ripley and the Alien down in the basement. Ripley attempting to anger the creature into killing her by attacking it with an iron bar - which it swipes aside.

    I don't believe the basement scene was in the workprint.

    There are photos SOMEWHERE of a cocoon/egg chamber-like thing with the same Blue-light covering a SINGLE(?) egg or something. I remember seeing a photo of this scene somewhere and then - never again.
  5. Elmazalman
    What are the many unreleased deleted scenes from Prometheus and Alien 3?

    In Prometheus there are lots of stuff in the trailers not in the final film. For instance, during the Fifield attack, Shaw and Weyland come into the cargo hold, with his guards firing as the elevator doors open, and it ends up being Shaw that ends up running over Fifield.
    In the Alien 3 workprint there is a bunch of stuff that should have been kept. There's an especially great take of Ripley THINKING ABOUT WHETHER to go with BISHOP, that I absolutely love and there's even more I cant think of right now. It used to be on Youtube but Im at a loss for finding it now.

    The bit with Shaw and Weyland isn't especially deleted - just re-ordering that resulted in them losing that short series of shots.

    With Alien 3 apart from the lengthened scene you mentioned I'm struggling to think of 'many' or 'loads' of deleted material beyond the rare line of dialogue (like Aaron's 'You going to need a bigger cage than that' or talk about 'deoderant' when Rains, Boggs and Golic go off foraging).
    There's the confrontation between Ripley and the Alien down in the basement. Ripley attempting to anger the creature into killing her by attacking it with an iron bar - which it swipes aside.

    I don't believe the basement scene was in the workprint.
    I only mentioned it as being an example of an unreleased deleted moment  from A3 - apart from the brief clip used in the 3hr documentary.
  6. SM
    What are the many unreleased deleted scenes from Prometheus and Alien 3?

    In Prometheus there are lots of stuff in the trailers not in the final film. For instance, during the Fifield attack, Shaw and Weyland come into the cargo hold, with his guards firing as the elevator doors open, and it ends up being Shaw that ends up running over Fifield.
    In the Alien 3 workprint there is a bunch of stuff that should have been kept. There's an especially great take of Ripley THINKING ABOUT WHETHER to go with BISHOP, that I absolutely love and there's even more I cant think of right now. It used to be on Youtube but Im at a loss for finding it now.

    The bit with Shaw and Weyland isn't especially deleted - just re-ordering that resulted in them losing that short series of shots.

    With Alien 3 apart from the lengthened scene you mentioned I'm struggling to think of 'many' or 'loads' of deleted material beyond the rare line of dialogue (like Aaron's 'You going to need a bigger cage than that' or talk about 'deoderant' when Rains, Boggs and Golic go off foraging).
    There's the confrontation between Ripley and the Alien down in the basement. Ripley attempting to anger the creature into killing her by attacking it with an iron bar - which it swipes aside.

    I don't believe the basement scene was in the workprint.
  7. Perfect-Organism
    Glad to hear that there's a smattering of deleted footage included with the 'viral' clips, as I'll look forward to including certain footage into a new re-cut eventually.

    At this point, I choose to look on this whole PROMETHEUS storyline as merely an alternate,'re-interpretation' of the source material (in the same kind of way I look on the 2 AvP movies)...as I prefer to retain the mysterious qualities of ALIEN's giant, Giger-esque 'Space Jockey' skeleton the way I originally looked at it.

    I may not like the direction Ridley took with his 'Engineer in a suit' / 'David as a Xenomorph creator' scenarios, but I find the PROMETHEUS/COVENANT movies re-watchable enough if I seperate them from his original movie.  Ridley is a fabulous visualist, but some of his 'creative choices' with these 'prequels' have been pretty dodgy, as far as I'm concerned. :P

    To be honest, for my own version of PROMETHEUS, I'll be removing the awful side-on shot of the Engineer being 'suited up' in the chair altogether - as far as I'm concerned, this should have been a major 'money shot'...but it turned out to have some very unconvincing CGI of the 'snorkel' attaching and 'ribbed' appendages wrapping around.  Even though I'm looking on these movies as a completely 'alternative take', I just can't include that particular shot in my own re-edit, as it's so disappointingly done in my view!

    ...and the same goes for those shoddy-looking 'Xeno-vision' shots in COVENANT, by the way.  For such a 'perfect organism', it sure has some poor eyesight! :o

    But the vast majority of Ridley's footage is beautifully filmed and executed, and certain additions made PROMETHEUS a far more satisfying watch for me compared to his existing 'theatrical' cut.  And the same will apply to my eventual COVENANT re-edit too, I'm sure...as I already like some of 'The Crossing' footage, especially where David is alone with the 'Engineer statues(suits?), for instance.

    And by looking on these 'prequels' as not actually being 'prequels' to ALIEN after all, this certainly helps smooth away any other visual inconsistencies these movies have to the original for me, too.  So I'm very content to look on them this way.

    Assuming it has eyesight, it would be poor because the whole thing got roasted by the engines right?  Including it's head cowling...
  8. Elmazalman
    What are the many unreleased deleted scenes from Prometheus and Alien 3?

    In Prometheus there are lots of stuff in the trailers not in the final film. For instance, during the Fifield attack, Shaw and Weyland come into the cargo hold, with his guards firing as the elevator doors open, and it ends up being Shaw that ends up running over Fifield.
    In the Alien 3 workprint there is a bunch of stuff that should have been kept. There's an especially great take of Ripley THINKING ABOUT WHETHER to go with BISHOP, that I absolutely love and there's even more I cant think of right now. It used to be on Youtube but Im at a loss for finding it now.

    The bit with Shaw and Weyland isn't especially deleted - just re-ordering that resulted in them losing that short series of shots.

    With Alien 3 apart from the lengthened scene you mentioned I'm struggling to think of 'many' or 'loads' of deleted material beyond the rare line of dialogue (like Aaron's 'You going to need a bigger cage than that' or talk about 'deoderant' when Rains, Boggs and Golic go off foraging).
    There's the confrontation between Ripley and the Alien down in the basement. Ripley attempting to anger the creature into killing her by attacking it with an iron bar - which it swipes aside.
  9. SM
    What are the many unreleased deleted scenes from Prometheus and Alien 3?

    In Prometheus there are lots of stuff in the trailers not in the final film. For instance, during the Fifield attack, Shaw and Weyland come into the cargo hold, with his guards firing as the elevator doors open, and it ends up being Shaw that ends up running over Fifield.
    In the Alien 3 workprint there is a bunch of stuff that should have been kept. There's an especially great take of Ripley THINKING ABOUT WHETHER to go with BISHOP, that I absolutely love and there's even more I cant think of right now. It used to be on Youtube but Im at a loss for finding it now.

    The bit with Shaw and Weyland isn't especially deleted - just re-ordering that resulted in them losing that short series of shots.

    With Alien 3 apart from the lengthened scene you mentioned I'm struggling to think of 'many' or 'loads' of deleted material beyond the rare line of dialogue (like Aaron's 'You going to need a bigger cage than that' or talk about 'deoderant' when Rains, Boggs and Golic go off foraging).
  10. BringbackJonesy!
    @ motherfather - that was one of the things which 'took me right out of the movie' on first viewing.  Personally, I wasn't keen on Ridley giving the Xenomorph a videogame-like, first-person-point-of-view to begin with...and certainly not such a murky-looking one. 

    If we had to have a POV shot, I think it would have been more effective to have it be able to  'zoom-in' on a close-up on the fearful eyes of someone who looked around as they were being chased, or something which showed much better clarity at least.  It just didn't work for me.

    Anyway, like David's flute-playing moment of the PROMETHEUS soundtrack, onto the cutting floor they will go for my own version of COVENANT. ;D 

    (while I understand the notion that the PROMETHEUS music can retrospectively be seen to be a clever inclusion of the the tune that David composes himself, I just find that too much of a distraction myself)

    However, I'm confident that some of the deleted scenes will offer at least one of two nicely-filmed moments that I'll definately want to see included in COVENANT.
  11. Salt The Fries
    Those deleted scenes, David revealing his motivation behind selection of the music piece, Mother questioning Walter humming to plants, Daniels turning down Walter's offer to perform a funeral service, Oram suggesting Daniels to take some time off and cry it out to which she disapproves, etc. I think this is what Pietro Scalia meant, that the film was supposed to be full of unpleasant moments of disagreement. I'm not dissatisfied with the final product in the slightest, and I think if this film was even more uncomfortable for a casual viewer, which no doubt it would be if those scenes were inserted, I think it'd earn even less.
  12. BringbackJonesy!
    Glad to hear that there's a smattering of deleted footage included with the 'viral' clips, as I'll look forward to including certain footage into a new re-cut eventually.

    At this point, I choose to look on this whole PROMETHEUS storyline as merely an alternate,'re-interpretation' of the source material (in the same kind of way I look on the 2 AvP movies)...as I prefer to retain the mysterious qualities of ALIEN's giant, Giger-esque 'Space Jockey' skeleton the way I originally looked at it.

    I may not like the direction Ridley took with his 'Engineer in a suit' / 'David as a Xenomorph creator' scenarios, but I find the PROMETHEUS/COVENANT movies re-watchable enough if I seperate them from his original movie.  Ridley is a fabulous visualist, but some of his 'creative choices' with these 'prequels' have been pretty dodgy, as far as I'm concerned. :P

    To be honest, for my own version of PROMETHEUS, I'll be removing the awful side-on shot of the Engineer being 'suited up' in the chair altogether - as far as I'm concerned, this should have been a major 'money shot'...but it turned out to have some very unconvincing CGI of the 'snorkel' attaching and 'ribbed' appendages wrapping around.  Even though I'm looking on these movies as a completely 'alternative take', I just can't include that particular shot in my own re-edit, as it's so disappointingly done in my view!

    ...and the same goes for those shoddy-looking 'Xeno-vision' shots in COVENANT, by the way.  For such a 'perfect organism', it sure has some poor eyesight! :o

    But the vast majority of Ridley's footage is beautifully filmed and executed, and certain additions made PROMETHEUS a far more satisfying watch for me compared to his existing 'theatrical' cut.  And the same will apply to my eventual COVENANT re-edit too, I'm sure...as I already like some of 'The Crossing' footage, especially where David is alone with the 'Engineer statues(suits?), for instance.

    And by looking on these 'prequels' as not actually being 'prequels' to ALIEN after all, this certainly helps smooth away any other visual inconsistencies these movies have to the original for me, too.  So I'm very content to look on them this way.
  13. CainsSon
    What are the many unreleased deleted scenes from Prometheus and Alien 3?

    In Prometheus there are lots of stuff in the trailers not in the final film. For instance, during the Fifield attack, Shaw and Weyland come into the cargo hold, with his guards firing as the elevator doors open, and it ends up being Shaw that ends up running over Fifield.
    In the Alien 3 workprint there is a bunch of stuff that should have been kept. There's an especially great take of Ripley THINKING ABOUT WHETHER to go with BISHOP, that I absolutely love and there's even more I cant think of right now. It used to be on Youtube but Im at a loss for finding it now.
  14. motherfather
    Wow. It somehow seems like a really early dvd release date. Wasn't expecting it until september/october. Mind you, Life was in theaters just a few weeks before Covenant, and the Life DVD is available already. 3 months gap between theater and dvd release isn't that unusual, but it does feel early. Not that I'm complaining.

    Disappointed the DVD isn't an extended cut, but after Prometheus, I know the drill...
  15. zoidy
    The third act could only be better if it had more aliens/less aliens/giger's original design/new alien designs/more prometheus engineers/less prometheus-y stuff/old school ship corridors/new internal design/pulse rifles!/sharp sticks/jonesy the cat.

    Obviously.
  16. Highland
    No mention of anything extended in the 3rd act? Yikes. We know there is a longer cut of the Shower scene...

    It still irks me that so many of the deleted scenes from Prometheus and Alien 3 have never been released.

    Also this shot of the Derelicts in the pit... It makes me wonder whether or not - should Ridley go with the colonists becoming the eggs on the Derelict - its actually Walter who takes one of these Derelicts to rescue the colonists, who are already mutating and if he doesn't end up being the one who ends up in the pilots chair. Pure speculation.

    Thing is there's nothing to extend in the third act, you just be making it even worse. The third act only get's better if there's actually some stalking/hunting elements added with another death or two thrown in.
  17. CainsSon
    No mention of anything extended in the 3rd act? Yikes. We know there is a longer cut of the Shower scene...

    It still irks me that so many of the deleted scenes from Prometheus and Alien 3 have never been released.

    Also this shot of the Derelicts in the pit... It makes me wonder whether or not - should Ridley go with the colonists becoming the eggs on the Derelict - its actually Walter who takes one of these Derelicts to rescue the colonists, who are already mutating and if he doesn't end up being the one who ends up in the pilots chair. Pure speculation.
  18. Dallas at Thedus
    SM Right-Shame he fell ill,but his legacy is secure!In Wreckage&Rage you can see the esteem&Respect  David Fincher had in the manner he quietly deferred to him:)

    Question to the extended cut strand of this forum;Am I to understand the total running time of extended scenes is now thirty minutes?,i.e. 1/2 an hour?This is a good thing to look forward to! ::)  ::)
  19. Dallas at Thedus
    SM He shot the infirmary scenes-the opening ones with Rip&Clemens,the bathroom sink scene where she showers,shaves,and wipes the steam from the mirror.Also,bedroom scene with Clemens,and the following frame dissolve.
  20. Elmazalman
    re the Neomorph vs Alien fight ... it was never finished, was it? So the only footage would be the actors on set reacting etc?

    It would require a lot of work to turn that into a sequence that would make any sense, and since the film was only released in May, I can't imagine Ridley would have any interest in sitting down to create a new sequence he didn't want at the time.

    No?
    Perhaps, one day, for an extended cut?
  21. zoidy
    re the Neomorph vs Alien fight ... it was never finished, was it? So the only footage would be the actors on set reacting etc?

    It would require a lot of work to turn that into a sequence that would make any sense, and since the film was only released in May, I can't imagine Ridley would have any interest in sitting down to create a new sequence he didn't want at the time.

    No?
  22. Capt. Dallas at Thedus
    Alien3-Assembly Cut is a downbeat masterpiece!!I really hold a candle to it!Seeing it for the first time is "up there"with seeing River Phoenix's Dark Blood for the first time in 2012.The scenes shot by Jordan Cronenweth are up there with his work in BladeRunner&Altered States......
  23. Evanus
    Yeah, exactly what I'm thinking. I definitely remember reading reports saying that she was there for at least a few weeks. I hope we'll see everything they filmed someday.
  24. Evanus
    I'm mostly interested in the extended prologue, Crossing the Plaza and Stairs to Eggroom. There might be some nice connections to Prometheus in them. I just hoped there was more Shaw... I mean, they must have shot more than what was in the film and The Crossing? Reportedly Noomi Rapace filmed for 6 weeks. Maybe they'll somehow use it for the next film as flashbacks.
  25. Keyes
    I'm disappointed in the lack of Shaw scenes too. That, the alternative endings, and some of the other scenes mentioned from the test report screenings but not included here makes me think they are holding them back for something else.
  26. 0321recon
    Now seeing what deleted scenes were and were not included on the blu-ray, they cut 30 minutes from the film, not the 20 minutes that was mentioned around the press circuit. Hopefully several years down the road, their reinserted in a special edition with the prequel trilogy boxset.   
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