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Author Topic: Alien Quadrilogy VS Alien Anthology blu ray sets  (Read 3547 times)

zipfunk
Oct 29, 2018, 02:19:26 PM
Topic on: Oct 29, 2018, 02:19:26 PM
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Hi Guys,

I've searched everywhere for a clear answer on this and stumbled on this forum. I'm hoping someone here can help.
I own the Alien Anthology Blu Ray set and love the special etc.

Is there anything different in the Alien Quadrilogy set as far as special features go?
Or is the Anthology just the Quadrilogy renamed?

Drew


The Old One
Oct 29, 2018, 06:45:56 PM
Reply #1 on: Oct 29, 2018, 06:45:56 PM
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No.

Alien Anthology is the superior version Quadrilogy.


SM
Oct 29, 2018, 07:18:07 PM
Reply #2 on: Oct 29, 2018, 07:18:07 PM
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Anthology has more material (maybe a couple of hours worth) and better quality films.


Corporal Hicks
Oct 30, 2018, 08:45:47 AM
Reply #3 on: Oct 30, 2018, 08:45:47 AM
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I still think the restoration job (colour changes between the various editions ignored) on Alien is just f**king amazing. It looks like a brand new film.


Elmazalman
Oct 30, 2018, 11:18:18 AM
Reply #4 on: Oct 30, 2018, 11:18:18 AM
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The 2003 ALIEN QUADRILOGY DVD box set did include an outtake from an alternate version of Brett's death that wasn't carried over to the 2010 ANTHOLOGY Blu-ray set.

This outtake can be found within the "French Twist" featurette - part of the making-of documentary for ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

Some screenshots:












Corporal Hicks
Nov 01, 2018, 08:15:58 AM
Reply #6 on: Nov 01, 2018, 08:15:58 AM
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I never thought Aliens was as good as Alien.


Xenomrph
Nov 02, 2018, 10:51:08 AM
Reply #7 on: Nov 02, 2018, 10:51:08 AM
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IMO the color-timing change for 'Aliens' was pretty fantastic.


HuDaFuK
Feb 23, 2019, 02:37:13 PM
Reply #8 on: Feb 23, 2019, 02:37:13 PM
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Is there anything different in the Alien Quadrilogy set as far as special features go?
Or is the Anthology just the Quadrilogy renamed?

The Anthology has considerably more content than the Quadrilogy, and everything from the Quadrilogy is in there.

The only thing I know of that's missing from the Anthology is an alternate audio track for Alien, but that wasn't in the Quadrilogy either. It's only ever been released on the Alien Legacy box set.

The 2003 ALIEN QUADRILOGY DVD box set did include an outtake from an alternate version of Brett's death that wasn't carried over to the 2010 ANTHOLOGY Blu-ray set.

This outtake can be found within the "French Twist" featurette - part of the making-of documentary for ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

Should that not still be part of the One Step Beyond documentary in the Anthology? The French Twist chapter is in there. I can't see them editing it for the Blu-ray.


Stitch
Feb 23, 2019, 03:25:25 PM
Reply #9 on: Feb 23, 2019, 03:25:25 PM
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I might be mistaken on this, but I believe the Blu Ray has the full version of Wreckage & Rage (the making of Alien 3), but the DVD has a cut down version.


Valaquen
Feb 23, 2019, 04:45:24 PM
Reply #10 on: Feb 23, 2019, 04:45:24 PM
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The only thing I know of that's missing from the Anthology is an alternate audio track for Alien, but that wasn't in the Quadrilogy either. It's only ever been released on the Alien Legacy box set.

Is the original ALIEN screenplay with O'Bannon's essay still on the Anthology too?


Elmazalman
Feb 24, 2019, 12:44:00 AM
Reply #11 on: Feb 24, 2019, 12:44:00 AM
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Is there anything different in the Alien Quadrilogy set as far as special features go?
Or is the Anthology just the Quadrilogy renamed?

The Anthology has considerably more content than the Quadrilogy, and everything from the Quadrilogy is in there.

The only thing I know of that's missing from the Anthology is an alternate audio track for Alien, but that wasn't in the Quadrilogy either. It's only ever been released on the Alien Legacy box set.

The 2003 ALIEN QUADRILOGY DVD box set did include an outtake from an alternate version of Brett's death that wasn't carried over to the 2010 ANTHOLOGY Blu-ray set.





This outtake can be found within the "French Twist" featurette - part of the making-of documentary for ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

Should that not still be part of the One Step Beyond documentary in the Anthology? The French Twist chapter is in there. I can't see them editing it for the Blu-ray.
The outtake (screenshots in my previous post) is not part of the Anthology set. The outtake has been replaced by the DC version for Brett’s death.

If you still own the Quadrilogy set, I suggest you hang on to it, to collect all the ALIEN outtakes.


HuDaFuK
Feb 24, 2019, 11:35:13 AM
Reply #12 on: Feb 24, 2019, 11:35:13 AM
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I might be mistaken on this, but I believe the Blu Ray has the full version of Wreckage & Rage (the making of Alien 3), but the DVD has a cut down version.

Correct. Fox censored it for its original DVD release, but relented for the Blu-ray set.

Is the original ALIEN screenplay with O'Bannon's essay still on the Anthology too?

The screenplay's listed on there. I've not actually checked it to see if it's the same as it was on the Quadrilogy though.

The outtake (screenshots in my previous post) is not part of the Anthology set. The outtake has been replaced by the DC version for Brett’s death.

Interesting. It's been so long since I watched it on DVD I didn't notice that.


The Old One
Mar 05, 2019, 12:57:16 PM
Reply #13 on: Mar 05, 2019, 12:57:16 PM
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Weird.

« Last Edit: Jun 23, 2019, 07:48:56 PM by Darkness »

The Old One
Jun 23, 2019, 09:32:40 PM
Reply #14 on: Jun 23, 2019, 09:32:40 PM
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But I'm glad we eventually got the full version.


 

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