Aliens DVDs & Blu-Rays

 Aliens DVDs & Blu-Rays


Aliens: Special Collector’s Edition was released on a 4-Disc Laserdisc set in North America on December 18, 1991 and featured the Special Edition of Aliens as well as many bonus features. This was really the first time the Special Edition we know was released to the public. (An extended version of Aliens was broadcast on CBS in 1989 but it was heavily censored and many visual effects were unfinished). The extras were presented in the form of a slideshow with lots of text but there were photographs and video clips too. The laserdisc set was the first attempt in the Alien franchise at making a deluxe edition of a movie for home media release.


Aliens 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. It included the Special Edition of Aliens. After the Alien Quadrilogy came out, a 2-Disc Aliens Special Edition DVD Set was released in North America on January 6, 2004 and in the UK on March 15, 2004. This set includes both the Theatrical and the Special Edition as well as numerous featurettes.

In 2007, a Definitive Edition Steelbook DVD set was released in the UK which was a repackaging of the Special Edition.


After the Alien Anthology was released, Aliens 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 without the second disc of featurettes.

In North America, Aliens 30th Anniversary was released on Blu-Ray on September 13, 2016. This was a repackaging of the previous Blu-Ray, but did include Aliens: 30 Years of Terror art book and 10 art cards. It was released in the UK on October 10, 2016 as a Steelbook with the art cards but without the art book.

UK Covers

Aliens [DVD] (2000)
Aliens Special Edition [DVD] (2004)
Aliens Definitive Edition [DVD] (2007)
Aliens [Blu-Ray] (2012)
Aliens 30th Anniversary Steelbook...

US Covers

Aliens: Special Collector’s...
Aliens [DVD] (1999)
Aliens Special Edition [DVD] (2003)
Aliens [Blu-Ray] (2011)
Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition...
Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition...

Aliens Boxsets

 Aliens DVDs & Blu-Rays

Aliens 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.

To promote Alien vs Predator in 2004, Aliens and Predator were re-packaged together as a 2-Disc or 4-Disc Set with a bonus disc with a behind-the-scenes AvP featurette. The latter set also had a movie ticket to AvP and some art cards.

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.

Aliens 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.

Boxset Gallery

Alien Legacy [DVD] [US] (1999)
Alien Legacy [DVD] [UK] (2000)
Alien Quadrilogy [DVD] [US] (2003)
Alien Quadrilogy [DVD] [UK] (2003)
Aliens / Predator 2-Disc Set [DVD] [UK]...
Aliens / Predator 4-Disc Set [DVD] [UK]...
Aliens / Predator 4-Disc Set [DVD] [UK]...
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Aliens Special Features

Aliens (1991 Laserdisc) (click to show/hide)
Aliens (2000 DVD) (click to show/hide)
Aliens (2012/2016 Blu-Ray) (click to show/hide)
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