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Author Topic: Will Aliens, Alien 3 and A:R get 4K upscalings?  (Read 3075 times)

LastSurvivor92
Mar 03, 2019, 01:39:48 PM
Topic on: Mar 03, 2019, 01:39:48 PM
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I would find it hard to believe that Fox wouldn't release a 4K rendition of James Cameron's sequel Aliens for the 40th anniversary but will Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection get the same treatment?

Both Prometheus and Alien Covenant are in 4K.


The Old One
Mar 09, 2019, 05:34:58 PM
Reply #1 on: Mar 09, 2019, 05:34:58 PM
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Perhaps.


As for Alien, Aliens, Alien³ & AR.
It's difficult to say, Director James Cameron seems to
have no time for home media releases anymore. (Aliens)
Addendum: Be careful what you wish for.
(Judgment Day 3D/4K)
 
And we all know how David Fincher regards Alien³
-unless something's changed between 1992 and 2018, although;
(2012) "I’m so happy with the monster and the sfx and the look of the film and the performances
and what people were able to do with whatever minimal prep they had. I’m very happy with that
so I don’t want to seem ungrateful. I’m not embarrassed by the film.”

Patched 4K version request; patch the Alien & other blue/green screen effects.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
So, David Fincher participation? Unknown.


I'm willing to entertain the idea, the possibility that Alien will be
the only one of the original four on 4K, for some period of time.
Unless Charles De Lauzirika oversees all the Alien sequels, again.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's likely to return though
I'd say, with a big bowl filled with DNR.
Although he said the transfer for Resurrection
didn't look as "Silver" as he'd intended so
I'd be interested to see that if possible.

Disney's 4K track-record's... bad.


Corporal Hicks
Mar 09, 2019, 08:13:25 PM
Reply #2 on: Mar 09, 2019, 08:13:25 PM
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I imagine a lot of it will also depend on how well Alien 4K sells or reviews.


The Old One
Mar 10, 2019, 02:31:50 AM
Reply #3 on: Mar 10, 2019, 02:31:50 AM
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Perhaps but I don't think so.


The1PerfectOrganism
Mar 10, 2019, 08:45:18 PM
Reply #4 on: Mar 10, 2019, 08:45:18 PM
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"Blade Runner Final Cut" new cuts.
Repair the Special Effects' errors of the first three and create the best of both worlds versions, otherwise IDC.

The Blu-ray is good enough.



« Last Edit: Mar 10, 2019, 08:50:30 PM by Erik Lehnsherr »

Predwars24
Mar 10, 2019, 10:13:42 PM
Reply #5 on: Mar 10, 2019, 10:13:42 PM
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Honestly don't see the appeal in 4K, originally didn't for Blu-Ray but then I did see the quality difference. For 4K I just don't see a huge change for me to jump and want a 4K release. Although since the first was released I'd be surprised if the rest weren't released in 4K. Jurassic Park did a similar thing with the 25th anniversary releasing the entire franchise in one set in 4K. So I can't imagine this being too different, maybe it won't be a collection style like JP but I'm sure they're soon to come at the very least.


Space_Dementia
Mar 10, 2019, 11:29:52 PM
Reply #6 on: Mar 10, 2019, 11:29:52 PM
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Honestly don't see the appeal in 4K, originally didn't for Blu-Ray but then I did see the quality difference. For 4K I just don't see a huge change for me to jump and want a 4K release. Although since the first was released I'd be surprised if the rest weren't released in 4K. Jurassic Park did a similar thing with the 25th anniversary releasing the entire franchise in one set in 4K. So I can't imagine this being too different, maybe it won't be a collection style like JP but I'm sure they're soon to come at the very least.

Yeah same here when it came to Blu Ray, but ended up really falling for it after seeing a example/presentation of Avatar in the format. But I've also started upgrading my collection to 4k and very slowly I may add. For me I do see the very SLIGHT difference between BR & 4K, and im just a sucker for being roped into all of this  :laugh: I just love physical media in general.

On Aliens, Alien 3 and Resurrection getting the 4k treatment, I think almost certainly we will... we will probably get Aliens first then a box set release of all 4. I don't think we will see a single, separate release of Alien 3 and A:R... I really think they would be included in a box set first. It just seems to be the trend at the moment with the 'less popular' movies in a franchise.



The Old One
Mar 11, 2019, 09:03:06 PM
Reply #8 on: Mar 11, 2019, 09:03:06 PM
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Disney's 4K record indicate the profit's negligible. The hope's 20th Century Fox is swift.


Corporal Hicks
Mar 12, 2019, 08:17:36 AM
Reply #9 on: Mar 12, 2019, 08:17:36 AM
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I suppose a lot that may also depend on how much autonomy Fox is going to have under Disney ownership.


Local Trouble
Mar 12, 2019, 01:48:38 PM
Reply #10 on: Mar 12, 2019, 01:48:38 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised to see Disney finally get around to releasing 4k versions of the original, unaltered Star Wars trilogy since acquiring Fox (and, by extension, ownership of ANH).



Local Trouble
Mar 12, 2019, 02:03:44 PM
Reply #12 on: Mar 12, 2019, 02:03:44 PM
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Would you buy them?  I'd still want the VFX cleaned up (e.g. matte lines, etc.)



Local Trouble
Mar 12, 2019, 02:11:10 PM
Reply #14 on: Mar 12, 2019, 02:11:10 PM
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I'd love 4k versions of the despecialized editions too, but I don't think they're even available in HD.


 

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