It’s been sometime since we released our last podcast but coming into 2013 and we aim to be back into the swing of things and as such, here is our first brand new podcast!
Episode #8 includes an interview with Charles de Lauzirika, the producer responsible for the Alien Quadrilogy DVD set, the Alien Anthology Blu-ray set and most recently the Prometheus set. He also recently directed the movie Crave. The discussion revolves primarily around his work on the Prometheus set. Make sure you listen!
You can find our previous episodes in the podcast section of the website.
Update 26/01/2013 - Episode #8 is back online. Unfortunately the traffic upset my Dropbox and the account was suspended. Enjoy!
While not officially released until tomorrow, review copies and early copies of the Alien Anthology have found their way into hands of many people. Below are some of the reviews written up so far:
As more reviews find their way online I shall update this post so please post links if you find different ones. A few of our members already have copies too. You can read their comments on the forum.
Movie magazine Empire has reviewed the upcoming Aliens Anthology set in their latest issue which is on shelves now:
It’s a 2 page spread and a positive review. No definitive score on the complete set though, rather reviews on the individual cuts and a 5/5 for the extras. You can check out Daz_85′s scans in the forum.
Fox Germany have just released a new trailer for the Anthology set:
It shows off the new interactive menus and the MU-TH-UR mode. Thanks to AvPWorld for the find.
The Aliens Anthology has been previewed in DVD & Blu-ray Review magazine:
It features a 6 page summary of the behind-the-scenes on the Aliens series and a 5 page preview. They talk to producer Charles de Lauzirikia about the set, covering the Aliens remaster, Fox censorship, MU-TH-UR and more. I do have the magazine but I’m unable to scan it until the weekend. I’ve posted a summary up in the forum. They’ll be reviewing the set next issue.
Over at the official Alien Anthology Facebook page, they’re released a couple of pictures of the menu:
Thanks to RidgeTop for the news.
Home Cinema Choice have wrapped up their previews of the Aliens Anthology set with Alien Resurrection:
Looking at the galleries, it seems like the special edition versions of the movies have definitely been redone but I’m unsure if the theatrical releases have also been done. Either way, it’s looking amazing. The set is due for release 25th of October and Home Cinema Choice will have their own review out around the 21st. More Anthology coverage can be expected soon.
Home Cinema Choice has been continuing its release of preview imagery from the Aliens Anthology. They officially released Aliens yesterday with Alien 3 coming online today:
Home Cinema Choice will be releasing previews of each the Aliens Anthology set this week, film by film. Officially they’ve only released the Alien previews but the Aliens ones can be found on their website:
You can see the links to the Aliens previews in our forums. The rest will be released throughout the week. As you can see, they look really impressive. Thanks to DazAvP85 for the link.
Following the release of the Predator – Ultimate Hunter Edition, DNR (digital noise reduction) in Blu-ray releases seems to have become a concern for some of us. On the topic of DNR in the new Aliens release, The Digital Bits recently posted this:
“Everyone we trust who was involved, and/or has actually SEEN the new Aliens HD master for Blu-ray, reports to us that the film looks terrific. To the degree that DNR (digital noise reduction) was used, it was applied carefully and with a light hand, with an eye toward striking the proper balance between maintaining the detail and integrity of the image and the desire to reduce grain and address the deficiencies of the stock used at the time. There is apparently STILL grain left in the image, it’s just no longer excessive or distracting.”
Cameron himself supervised the restoration of the Blu-ray release. You can hear what he said here. Thanks to Griffith for the link.