‘Alien Anthology’ Finally Coming to Blu-ray

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Today we have some news that will surely excite face-hugger fanboys across the world. According to a press release, 20th Century Fox is planning to release the Blu-ray Alien Anthology on October 26th.

The special Alien Blu-ray set contains footage from all of the previous Alien franchise releases – and offers a wide range of “Never-Before-Seen Bonus Material” as well as the “Debut Of The Exclusive and Groundbreaking Interactive Experience, MU-TH-UR Mode.”

Most impressive of all is the fact that each film in the series will be available to watch in two versions: the original theatrical cut as well as a special edition cut – with alternate takes and deleted scenes.

Check below for the official press notes for the release as well as an image of the Alien Anthology Blu-ray box.

Sometimes, the scariest things come from within. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents one of the most successful and terrifying film franchises of all time when the ALIEN ANTHOLOGY debuts on Blu-ray for the first time ever from October 25 internationally and on October 26 in North America. All four ALIEN films have been reinvigorated for an intense Blu-ray high-definition viewing experience. The release also marks the debut of MU-TH-UR Mode, a fully interactive companion that takes the extensive materials in the ALIEN ANTHOLOGY and puts them in the user’s hand – connecting fans to special features on all six discs and instantly providing an index of all available ALIEN content, including over 60 hours of special features and over 12,000 images.

The ALIEN ANTHOLOGY is a truly unique home entertainment experience. For the first time ever, the studio has united the material from every home video release of the ALIEN saga including the 1991/1992 laserdisc releases, the 1999 “Legacy” release and 2003’s groundbreaking ALIEN QUADRILOGY release into one complete Blu-ray collection. The set also includes two versions of each film and over four hours of previously unreleased exclusive material such as original screentests of Sigourney Weaver prior to filming the original ALIEN, unseen deleted scenes, thousands of still photographs from the Fox archives, the previously unseen original cut of “Wreckage and Rage: The Making of ALIEN3,” and much, much more.

The ALIEN ANTHOLOGY will be available for a suggested retail price of $139.99 U.S. / $179.99 Canada. Prebook is September 22.

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While Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection failed to live up the considerable precedent set by the first two films, the Alien films, as a whole, still represent one of the most successful and widely-admired science-fiction franchises in film industry.

It’s good to finally see the films getting a proper release on Blu-ray.

At $140, the price seems a bit steep for some, but the promise of never-before-seen footage certainly makes the Alien Anthology an attractive purchase. If you already own a copy of the nine-disc Alien Quadrilogy DVD set, I could see how you might be somewhat hesitant to pull the trigger.

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However, if you don’t already have copies of any Alien franchise films – there’s no better way to get started than with Blu-ray collection.

Of course if you want to have the WHOLE Alien franchise, maybe you should wait until 2014. By that time, Ridley Scott’s two 3D Alien prequels should be available on home video – and Fox will undoubtedly release the Alien Hexology.

Is the Alien Anthology going to make it onto your shopping list? What other special features would you like to see?

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  1. I hope Ridley Scott gives Aliens a comeback on the Alien Prequel. Sounds interesting.

  2. $140???? That’s just a little ridiculous don’t you think?


  4. The third film “Early cut” is a treat that should have been. Aliens from oxen, folks. Aliens from Oxen. There’s also the subplot about a crazy “alien worshipping” prisoner as well. However, from the looks of things, I would have to see the packaging of the Blu-Ray as the “never before seen” features sounds a lot like what has been seen in the DVD Quad release.

    That said, I probably WILL get the “limited edition” set, the one where, you have special packaging or case, like Dark Knight had The Batpod. Way I hearit for ALIEN, it will be An Alien Egg (assuming they are sticking to it as they announced last April)

  5. You sure it’s $140??

    I heard it was $99. That too much if its $140…

    • The retail price is $140, but I’ve seen it available for pre-order on Amazon.com for $99.

  6. Of course, this would happen after I buy the whole collection at Wal-Mart on DVD.

    Of course, the price I paid for the entire collection was $20. I’ll stick with that.

  7. It’s about freakin’ time!!!

    I still think they should release it in two volumes. 1+2 on one and 3+4 on the other, and they should be called:
    “Alien: The Good Ones” and “Alien: The Other Two”

    lol :-D

    • @“Alien: The Good Ones” and “Alien: The Other Two”

      LOL. Yeah that pretty much sums up the franchise. I can live with ‘Alien 3′, it’s ‘Ressurection’ that I wish was omitted.

  8. Just wait a few months, it’ll be down to about $80, then in about a year it’ll be down to about $55-$60…

  9. I liked Alien 1, 2 and 3…im game to buy this when it comes out.

  10. Man I’m sick of this franchise.

  11. 1 and 2 are superiour quality movies.

    3 was ok for me and is “good enough” to be in the trilogy. less gunfights and less aliens but i liked it.

    4 was a big mistake.

  12. they just need to stop making thin movie all together, dont get me wrong i love blue ray, its much clearer. but i hear that they are making alien 5. and i think they need to stop while they are ahead

    • I agree they need to stop, especially since this prequel is gonna destroy the mystery of the creature.

  13. Quite frankly I’d rather see the 6 Star Wars films released on Blu-Ray, trouble is old Georgie has no plans to do that, the miserable b#$*%@^!!

    But I agree, they should just let this franchise stop, I personally don’t think a prequel (or 2, and 3D won’t make it more attractive) will be interesting at all.

    Ridley Scott has been saying for years that he wanted to go back and explore where the dead derelict pilot came from, who cares! Are the ALIEN’s a biological weapon, well who cares! They’re one of the coolest monsters ever the grace the screen but who really wants to know all the boring details, leave it alone already. Just leave everyone with a bit of mystery.

    • Actually, I’ve heard that SW is planned for a BD release, just not sure when.

      • I know the chances of this is practically 0, but I wish they would release the old SW movies on blu ray without some of the stupid changes they did to them, like replacing the old Anakin with this new actor at the end as a ghost, or making Greedo shoot at Han Solo first in the bar… How retarded…

        • That change made absolutely no sense at all. Having young Anakin appear instead of how he looked when he died was a stupid decision. They should of had a young Obi Wan appear as a ghost as well. Unless Anakin wanted to appear as he did before he was Vader, but again, doesn’t make sense.

          • Well, having Greedo shoot first doesn’t make sense either since apparently his “first” shot was way above Han’s head, so apparently Greedo is a horrible shot… lol. Those movies didn’t need to be changed, Lucas F&#*ed things up…