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Alien 40th Anniversary 4K Blu-Ray Launches April 23rd

 Alien 40th Anniversary 4K Blu-Ray Launches April 23rd20th Century Fox has today formally announced the Alien 40th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a release date of April 23rd in North America (and prospectively April 22nd in the UK). As previously announced, an exclusive steelbook will be available via Best Buy in the US or Zavvi in the UK.

The release comes with the 1979 Theatrical version of Alien as well as the 2003 Director’s Cut. Both of Ridley Scott’s commentaries for both versions of the film are included as are the Isolated Score for the Theatrical version and the composer’s original score. By the sounds of the report, all the special features are just ported over from the existing Blu-Ray release:

ALIEN 40th Anniversary 4K ULTRA HD & Blu-ray Specs

  • Street Date: April 23, 2019
  • Screen Format: Widescreen 16:9 (2.40:1)
  • Audio (4K Ultra HD): English DTS-HD-MA 5.1 / English DTS-HD-MA 4.1 (Theatrical Version Only) / English Surround DTS-HD-MA2 2.0 / Spanish DD 5.1 / French DTS 5.1
  • Audio (Blu-ray): English DTS-HD-MA 5.1 / English Dolby Digital 4.1 (Theatrical Version Only) /
    English Surround Dolby Digital 2.0 / Spanish DD 5.1 / French DTS 5.1
  • Subtitles: English / Spanish / French
  • U.S. Rating: R for sci-fi violence, gore and Language

ALIEN 40th Anniversary Bonus Features:

  • 1979 Theatrical Version
  • 2003 Director’s Cut
  • 2003 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott, writer Dan O’Bannon, executive producer Ronald Shusett, editor Terry Rawlings and actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt
  • 1999 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
  • Final Theatrical Isolated Score – Dolby Digital 5.1 (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
  • Composer’s Original Isolated Score – Dolby Digital 5.1 (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
  • Deleted Scenes
 Alien 40th Anniversary 4K Blu-Ray Launches April 23rd

Best Buy Steelbook of Alien

The key feature of the Alien 40th Anniversary release is of course the brand new 4K transfer which was supervised by Ridley Scott and Pam Dery at Company 3/Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. The new 4K scans were done at EFilm and the audio restoration was accomplished by Audio Mechanics. Look out for the 40th Anniversary screening of Alien at your local cinema throughout March. Vue, Odeon and Cineworld in the UK are definitely showing the film.



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Comments: 9
  1. Jones The Cat
    Can't imagine how the picture and audio quality could be better. The Blu-ray is brilliant. Regarding the sequels, there is improvement needed. The Blu-ray of Alien 3 has some scene in which the aspect ratio wasn't right. Some were really stretched. I think especially Alien 3 and 4 need an improvement.
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