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Alien 40th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Lands in April 2019

We now have a new snazzy cover artwork for the forthcoming Alien 40th Anniversary Ultra HD Blu-Ray set. This comes from UK retailer Zavvi who have also got the release date down as April 1st, 2019 with a retail price of £27.99. Some retailers may be getting exclusive steelbook versions of Alien too with different artwork. Everything is still subject to change, however.

There is still yet to be any formal announcement from 20th Century Fox about what new features there will be. I suspect there won’t be any new behind-the-scenes stuff as the Quadrilogy and Anthology were pretty comprehensive as it stands. The key focus of the set will be the new 4K transfer, the HDR and the new audio transfer. There is also still no word on 4K releases for the three Alien sequels.

 Alien 40th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Lands in April 2019

As previously reported, you don’t have to wait until April to see Alien in 4K. You can see it next month at the Glasgow Film Festival before it is released across UK cinemas and in some international territories in mid March. This will come with a brand new 4K scan as well as a new audio restoration that was supervised by director Ridley Scott.

Thanks to The Old One for the news.



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  1. Ingwar
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scified.com%2Fu%2F12023954-1344642708810896.jpg&hash=d5c5598cb2d03d69cd6c2a24364502d2

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    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scified.com%2Fu%2F12023954-1014642708935870.jpg&hash=0515cb37eaf68323d28c3988fe8232ff
  2. Valaquen
    <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpermalink.php%3Fstory_fbid%3D1022154957908704%26id%3D185613891562819%26substory_index%3D0&width=500" width="500" height="612" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe>

    Is the dripping goo meant to tie the film in with the goo in the new movies...? Am I thinking too hard?  :laugh: Would've preferred the classic poster tbh.
  3. Mr. Clemens
    <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpermalink.php%3Fstory_fbid%3D1022154957908704%26id%3D185613891562819%26substory_index%3D0&width=500" width="500" height="612" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe>

    Ooo, that's the one I'm gettin'! I'd still prefer the original poster, but at least this art has style and class.  :)
  4. TheSailingRabbit
    Dissapointed, not shocked.

    Just take a gander at this Predator steelbook recently complained about in another thread. Forget the AVP Scar helmet, if you look closely you can notice the torso figure joint.  :-\

    https://s1.thcdn.com/productimg/1600/1600/11790198-1274586648121567.jpg


    I thought you'd be more flustered at the fact that Predators is included.

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/12ZDIx1Mw1cXVm/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a5c40afef375549446398d63d

    Hell, if they're gonna use a figure on the cover, use a good one, like the original, or City Hunter.
  5. Voodoo Magic
    Dissapointed, not shocked.

    Just take a gander at this Predator steelbook recently complained about in another thread. Forget the AVP Scar helmet, if you look closely you can notice the torso figure joint.  :-\

    https://s1.thcdn.com/productimg/1600/1600/11790198-1274586648121567.jpg


    I thought you'd be more flustered at the fact that Predators is included.

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/12ZDIx1Mw1cXVm/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a5c40afef375549446398d63d
  6. TheSailingRabbit
    Dissapointed, not shocked.

    Just take a gander at this Predator steelbook recently complained about in another thread. Forget the AVP Scar helmet, if you look closely you can notice the torso figure joint.  :-\

    https://s1.thcdn.com/productimg/1600/1600/11790198-1274586648121567.jpg


    I thought you'd be more flustered at the fact that Predators is included.
  7. Mr. Clemens
    Sorry for just stopping by to flame around, BUT that cover art is a pure insult! What idiot approved that? 40 freaking years anniversary and they use an half ass photoshopped picture of the SideShow legendary bust (was never movie accurate in the first place) and than add a wrong tail that is even poorly posed and totally out of proportion to the head? 

    That shows how much they appreciate that franchise.

    They didn't do much better for the 20th:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51707GZPTVL._SY445_.jpg

    They just need to re-present the original poster art in a stylish way. So iconic, and a lot of the kids today have probably never even seen it!  >:(
  8. locusta
    Sorry for just stopping by to flame around, BUT that cover art is a pure insult! What idiot approved that? 40 freaking years anniversary and they use an half ass photoshopped picture of the SideShow legendary bust (was never movie accurate in the first place) and than add a wrong tail that is even poorly posed and totally out of proportion to the head? 

    That shows how much they appreciate that franchise.
  9. SiL
    Again, no -- Resurrection was shot and released on film. They'd just take 4K scans of the 35 mm film prints. Jurassic Park is 4 years older and they didn't have to redo the CGI for the 4K release. The CGI might look worse, but there's no reason to redo it.

    Something like Predators will be a bit screwed because they filmed in Full HD digital.
  10. tech man
    Actually alien 3 and 4 could be made 4k too because cgi is so limited in alien 3. Alien 2 has no cgi. Alien 4 cgi would need to be done by professionals who would have to use the cgi models from original resurrection and then make them higher resolution and have them walk all the same way etc, Would really need top professionals. There wasnt much cgi in resurrection, the swimming scene and some other but they basically could be done too.
  11. tech man
    Hi, techman here again.

    I read wrong. I thought it is all 4 movies as uhd. That would be impossible because all of the CGI was very likely done as the resolution that the movietheaters showed at that time. Usually it is cropped to full hd and bars added.

    Therefore you cant have alien3 or 4 as 4k because all digital effects would have to be made from scratch with 4k models and so forth even if the original negatives of the movie would exist and could be scanned to digital version as 4k.

    I didnt reat enough to see that it is only alien 1 that is now 4k so that actually is possible as 4k if they take the whole data that the negatives recorded back at the day.
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