Quote from: Darwinsgirl on Sep 26, 2021, 01:44:50 PM
If I'm not mistaken your referring to the ALIEN release from the ALIEN Legacy 20th Anniversary box set.
I still enjoy watching this. The menu with the Easter eggs. At times I put the score on and listen to it like a CD. It came with a screen saver that you could down load on to your computer. I hope one day it will be offered again for todays operating systems.
It also came with a promo sample of Legacy cards which I never opened.
The Blu Ray version is visually stunning (I don't have the 4K yet) I watch this version the most.
Yes, but the films were also available separately to me. I had the R1 NTSC DVD of ALIEN and ALIENS. I also bought the ALIEN Legacy
box set in 2000 (Australian release) and have the full card set (bought separately), from inkworks
The Australian ALIEN Legacy
release, happily, also included a bonus disc, the 60 mins documentary - that was available as a mail-away offer for the US R1 set.
When I first heard about the ALIEN films on DVD, I had to have the original film (my favourite). At the time (1999), I had NEVER seen the deleted scenes and outtakes from ALIEN, so was extremely excited on finally seeing the DVD.
I had completely missed the laserdiscs, never having owned any back in the day, but only years later - as second-hand collector's items. I was aware of the 1992 Special Widescreen Collector's Edition
of ALIEN - which unveiled the deleted scenes and outtakes for the first time on home video. I had to wait seven long years until the DVDs.
I liked the animated menus for ALIEN, but they're a little slow these days - perhaps they always were?
I've mentioned this before, but I think the two guys behind the production of the Legacy
set may have inserted an image of themselves subliminally into the menus screens. There's a very brief flash of a person's (indistinct) face as the text pops up on a menu screen.
When the films were released to Blu-ray, I was much more impressed with the bonus features (especially, the Enhancement Pods
, containing addition outtakes and interviews) than the films, themselves. I didn't like the black crush, the tighter cropping - and - the teal & orange casts given to ALIEN & ALIENS.
The new 4K release is an improvement on the Blu-ray. The colours are more natural and not as saturated. And, best of all, the teal cast is gone. As an added bonus, the deleted scenes, from the DC, have been framed differently, showing more image (Lambert slap, etc) in some cases.