Alien DVDs & Blu-Rays

 Alien DVDs & Blu-Rays

Laserdisc

Alien: Special Edition was released in North America on October 8, 1992. It was a 3-Disc set of the Theatrical version along with some bonus features. The bonus features were presented in a slideshow format and consisted of a lot of text documentation but there were photos and video clips too. Some of the extras from this set were found later on the Alien Legacy but it wasn’t until the Alien Quadrilogy, that the rest of the features were ported over.

DVD

Alien was first released on DVD on June 1, 1999 in North America and May 15, 2000 in the UK. It was essentially the same disc as the one in the Alien Legacy boxset with the same bonus features. After the Alien Quadrilogy came out, a 2-Disc Alien Director’s Cut DVD Set was released in North America on January 6, 2004 and in the UK, it was released as Alien Special Edition on March 15, 2004. This set includes the recent Director’s Cut of Alien as well as the Theatrical version. There was a lot of new features added, however Ridley Scott did do a new commentary for this disc so the original one on the first set is missing.

In 2007, a Definitive Edition Steelbook DVD set was released in the UK which was a repackaging of the Special Edition. Similarly, a Lenticular edition was released in North America which was the previous release but it had a slipcover.

Blu-Ray

After the Alien Anthology was released, Alien came to Blu-Ray in North America on May 10, 2011 and January 30, 2012 in the UK.

The set is similar to the Special Edition DVD but does includes both Ridley Scott commentaries. It’s also lacking some features on the standalone Blu-Ray as those features were on the bonus discs of the Alien Anthology. In North America, Alien 35th Anniversary was released on Blu-Ray on October 7, 2014. This was a repackaging of the previous Blu-Ray, but did include 8 art cards and the Alien Illustrated Story mini-comic.

4K Blu-Ray

For its 40th Anniversary, Alien was released on 4K Blu-Ray in April 1, 2019 and contains the same features as the previous Blu-Ray. You can watch either the Director’s Cut or Theatrical Version in 4K. New DVD and Blu-Ray releases with the new transfer was also released. The UK versions also came with some art cards.

UK Covers

Alien [DVD] (2000)
Alien Special Edition [DVD] (2004)
Alien Definitive Edition [DVD] (2007)
Alien Definitive Edition [DVD] (2007)
Alien [Blu-Ray] (2012)
Alien 40th Anniversary [DVD] (2019)
Alien 40th Anniversary [Blu-Ray] (2019)
Alien [4K Blu-Ray] (2019)

US Covers

Alien: Special Edition [Laserdisc] (1992)
Alien [DVD] (1999)
Alien Collector’s Edition [DVD] (2003)
Alien Lenticular Edition [DVD] (2007)
Alien [Blu-Ray] (2011)
Alien 35th Anniversary [Blu-Ray] (2014)
Alien 35th Anniversary [Blu-Ray] (2014)
Alien 35th Anniversary [Blu-Ray] (2014)
Alien [4K Blu-Ray] (2019)

Alien Boxsets

 Alien DVDs & Blu-Rays

Alien was first collected as part of the Alien Legacy DVD Boxset in 2000. The 9-Disc Alien Quadrilogy was released in 2003 and a limited Alien Head version was released in Japan in 2004 and made its way to the UK in 2005. Japan saw the release of the AvP Monster box in 2005 which was a 14-Disc set containing every Alien, Predator and AvP film at that point as well lots of merchandise.

In North America, just before AvP Requiem was released in 2007, there was a Alien vs. Predator: The Ultimate Showdown DVD Collection which was a 15-Disc DVD collection compromising of all Alien, Predator and AvP films at that point as well as a comic book, figurines and two tickets to see AvP Requiem.

Alien was then collected in 2008 as part of a 8-Disc Alien vs Predator: Total Destruction Collection compromising of every Alien, Predator and AvP film at that point. The Alien films came out for the first time on Blu-Ray in the Alien Anthology in 2010. There were 4-Disc, 6-Disc versions as well as a Limited Edition Egg.

Australia and some European countries got the Alien/AVP/Predator Ultimate Annihilation Set in 2011 – a 11-Disc Set including all Alien, Predator and AvP movies, as well as art cards and a booklet.

After Prometheus was released,  Prometheus to Alien: The Evolution set was released in 2012 with a few different variations. There’s a 5-disc DVD set collecting the five films, a 8-disc Blu-Ray set collecting the films and 3 discs of special features, a 9-disc Blu-Ray set with the 3D version of Prometheus and another 9-disc set that includes various merchandise.

In Japan, a Nostromo Edition and Giger Edition of the Alien Anthology was released in 2014. They compromised of 9-Discs of all Alien films and Prometheus and included Alien: The Illustrated Story and original theatrical posters. The Giger edition included some art cards.

After, Alien Covenant was released, a 6-Disc Collection was released in the UK in 2017 on DVD and Blu-Ray containing all 6 Alien films. There was also a Steelbook version with a blue tint on the cover. The 6-Film set also came to the US on Blu-Ray. There was also a Steelbook version with a blue tint on the cover. The 6-Film set also came to the US on Blu-Ray.

Boxset Gallery

Alien Legacy [DVD] [US] (1999)
Alien Legacy [DVD] [UK] (2000)
Alien Quadrilogy [DVD] [US] (2003)
Alien Quadrilogy [DVD] [UK] (2003)
Alien Quadrilogy Head [DVD] [UK] (2005)
AvP Monster Box [DVD] [Japan] (2005)
AvP: The Ultimate Showdown [DVD] [US] (2007)
Alien Vs Predator: Total Destruction Collection [DVD] [UK] (2008)
Alien Versus Predator – Total Destruction Collection [DVD] [US] (2008)
Alien Triple Pack [DVD] [US] (2008)
Alien Anthology [Blu-Ray] [US] (2010)
Alien Anthology 6-Disc Set [Blu-Ray] [UK] (2010)
Alien Anthology 4-Disc Set [Blu-Ray] [UK] (2010)
Alien Anthology Egg [Blu-Ray] [US/UK] (2010)
Alien/AVP/Predator Ultimate Annihilation [DVD] [AUS] (2011)
Prometheus to Alien: The Evolution [DVD/Blu-Ray] [UK] (2012)
Alien Anthology Giger Edition [Blu-Ray] [Japan] (2014)
Alien Anthology Nostromo Edition [Blu-Ray] [Japan] (2014)
Alien 6-Film Collection [DVD/Blu-Ray] [UK] (2017)
Alien 6-Film Collection Steelbook [Blu-Ray] [UK] (2017)
Alien 6-Film Collection [Blu-Ray] [US] (2017)

Special Features

Alien (1992 Laserdisc) (click to show/hide)
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