Is the Alien Anthology still the best Blu-Ray Release of the movies?

Started by Inverse Effect, Jul 05, 2021, 04:43:11 AM

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Is the Alien Anthology still the best Blu-Ray Release of the movies? (Read 10,231 times)

Stitch

Quote from: SiL on Jul 21, 2021, 03:32:44 AM
Very unlikely. Feature-rich home releases are less and less common with streaming services.
Yeah. Screw us for actually wanting to own anything, right?

SiL

Right in the butt.

City Hunter Yautja

Hold on to your DVDs, Blurays, and even VHS. The end if privately owned movies is neigh. :(

Stitch

Quote from: City Hunter Yautja on Jul 21, 2021, 07:07:54 AM
Hold on to your DVDs, Blurays, and even VHS. The end if privately owned movies is neigh. :(
No horseplay!

BlueMarsalis79

My collection's as follows:

Alien (6 Disc) Anthology 2010
Prometheus (3 Disc) Collector's Edition
Prometheus 4K Blu-ray
Alien Covenant 4K Blu-ray
Alien 40th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray 

And that's what I honestly recommend.

Nightmare Asylum

Quote from: Trash Queen on Jul 21, 2021, 11:30:01 AM
My collection's as follows:

Alien (6 Disc) Anthology 2010
Prometheus (3 Disc) Collector's Edition
Prometheus 4K Blu-ray
Alien Covenant 4K Blu-ray
Alien 40th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray 

And that's what I honestly recommend.

Yep. That's absolutely the best way to get each movie in its highest currently available quality while also retaining the Blu-ray era's bonus features as well.

Crossing my fingers and hoping for 4K releases of Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien: Resurrection. But not quite holding my breath at the moment. Aliens has the best chance of happening out of the three, but hopefully the restoration isn't botched Terminator 2: Judgement Day style.

Stitch

Quote from: Trash Queen on Jul 21, 2021, 11:30:01 AM
My collection's as follows:

Alien (6 Disc) Anthology 2010
Prometheus (3 Disc) Collector's Edition
Prometheus 4K Blu-ray
Alien Covenant 4K Blu-ray
Alien 40th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray 

And that's what I honestly recommend.
I don't have the 4k of Prometheus or Covenant, but that's because I usually watch Prometheus in 3D, and because I didn't have a 4K TV when I got Covenant, and I don't see the point in upgrading from the blu.

BlueMarsalis79

4K's always superior in my opinion, apart from rare instances, 3D's a gimmick that actively harmed the making of Prometheus.

City Hunter Yautja

City Hunter Yautja

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Quote from: Trash Queen on Jul 21, 2021, 02:55:56 PM
4K's always superior in my opinion, apart from rare instances, 3D's a gimmick that actively harmed the making of Prometheus.

I must say Alien 4K was outstanding in visual quality.

BlueMarsalis79


City Hunter Yautja

I've yet to see Prometheus in 4K, is it good?

Stitch

Quote from: Trash Queen on Jul 21, 2021, 02:55:56 PM
4K's always superior in my opinion, apart from rare instances, 3D's a gimmick that actively harmed the making of Prometheus.
You and I will always disagree on this. I love the 3D in Prometheus, and I think it actively enhances the film, gives, literally, another dimension to the cinematography. Prometheus is my chosen exemplar work of good 3D movies.

BlueMarsalis79

And yet it compromised the runtime, the atmosphere, and likely the height of the Engineers yeah right totally worth it.

Mr. Clemens

Quote from: Stitch on Jul 22, 2021, 08:25:47 AM
Quote from: Trash Queen on Jul 21, 2021, 02:55:56 PM
4K's always superior in my opinion, apart from rare instances, 3D's a gimmick that actively harmed the making of Prometheus.
You and I will always disagree on this. I love the 3D in Prometheus, and I think it actively enhances the film, gives, literally, another dimension to the cinematography. Prometheus is my chosen exemplar work of good 3D movies.

I'm with you, buddy. Prometheus and The Martian are the crown jewels of my 3D collection.

Elmazalman

My Collection:

ALIEN P&S single platter (1992) laserdisc release.

ALIEN Special Widescreen Collector's Edition (1992) laserdisc boxed set.

ALIEN THX (1995) laserdisc release (with the alternate audio).

ALIENS Special Widescreen Collector's Edition (1991) laserdisc boxed set.

ALIEN 20th anniversary DVD (R1 and R4).

ALIENS DVD (R1 and R4).

ALIEN LEGACY (2000) box set (R4).

ALIEN QUADRILOGY (2003) box set (R4).

ALIEN Director's Cut (2003) DVD (R4).

ALIENS (2003) DVD (R4).

ALIEN ANTHOLOGY Blu-ray (2010) limited edition packaging (RB).

ALIEN ANTHOLOGY Blu-ray (2010) box set (RB).

ALIEN 40th anniversary 4K Blu-ray.

PROMETHEUS Blu-ray 3D set (RA and RB).

ALIEN: COVENANT Blu-ray (RB)

PROMETHEUS 4K Blu-ray.

ALIEN: COVENANT 4K Blu-ray.

To sum it all up: At this point in time, the ANTHOLOGY set is still the best release for bonus features. And the 4K 40th anniversary ALIEN is the best way to experience the film at home.

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