Some people feel that Prometheus is a glorious return to the science fiction genre for filmmaker Ridley Scott, while others view it as a monumental disappointment following years of buildup to the Alien spinoff (or almost-prequel, if you prefer). No matter where you stand on the issue, though, there’s no overlooking how much discussion the film has generated, in regards to the unanswered questions and sheer amount of symbolism inherent to the script (constructed by Damon Lindelof (Lost) and Jon Spaihts (the developing Mummy reboot)).

However, in an ingenious piece of marketing, the trailer for the Prometheus Blu-ray (which releases next month) actually uses that controversy as the main selling point – promising that, indeed, “questions will be answered” through some seven hours of bonus features included.

Some questions look to be answered through hours of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew (see: the trailer clip with production designer Arthur Max revealing the original setting), while others are to be provided through some 40 minutes of deleted scenes. That includes alternate cuts of the opening sequence – this time, with the full ceremony involving the ‘Sacrificial Engineer’ – as well as a different version of the (arguably) infuriating conclusion that leaves the door wide open for a sequel (one which we now know will happen, thanks to the film’s $398 million worldwide gross).

Bear in mind, though: it’s best to not expect that this bonus material will change your mind about Prometheus (for the better or, rather, for the worse even).

Prometheus is an undeniably beautiful film overflowing with macabre imagery and impressive 3D composition – though, perhaps a bit too subtle at times – that does stand to benefit from the Blu-ray form. It’s recommendable for purchase on those traits alone, assuming the narrative proceedings and certain characters (cough, Rafe Spall’s biologist, cough) don’t inspire you to yell angrily at the screen while the film is playing.

Moreover, the intriguing supplementary material includes alternate creature conceptual designs such as those glimpsed briefly in the trailer, in addition to the aforementioned featurettes and footage that ended up on the cutting room floor. Again, it’s probably too little, too late, for those who wanted more insight into the Prometheus mythology from the actual film, but for those who were satisfied by Scott’s ambitious attempt to examine the very origins of human existence (and dive deeper into the realm of the Alien-verse), this could be a must-buy.

Prometheus will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 9th (you can click on the next page for the full press release).


Renowned director Ridley Scott takes fans on a gripping sci-fi adventure that “kicks ass so hard and often that it’s impossible not to be thrilled by it” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Launching into space to discover the mysterious creators of the human race, the “genuinely epic” (Tom Long, Detroit News) film, PROMETHEUS, debuts globally on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An unmatched home entertainment experience, watch the highly-anticipated blockbuster hit in the format it was meant to be viewed, stunning 3D high-definition.

Written by Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) and Jon Spaihts, PROMETHEUS features outstanding performances by Academy Award® winner* Charlize Theron (Monster), Golden Globe®-nominee* Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), Guy Pearce (Memento), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Logan Marshall-Green (Devil).

Archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Marshall-Green) discover a star map that they interpret as an invitation from humanity’s forerunners, the “Engineers.” Determined to find out more about them, the couple boards the scientific vessel Prometheus, created and funded by Peter Weyland (Pearce), CEO of Weyland Corporation. Lead by mission director Meredith Vickers (Theron) and monitored by Weyland’s android David (Fassbender), the team of explorers find a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth and embark on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe where they fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Loaded with over seven hours of bonus material, the PROMETHEUS 4-Disc Collector’s Edition and 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack feature the original theatrical release and are available in premium packaging.  Fans can get the ultimate Prometheus experience with an Alternate Opening and Ending, Deleted and Alternate Scenes, access to “Peter Weyland’s Files,” commentary by directors and writers, a cutting-edge Prometheus Weyland Corp. Archive Second Screen App and more!

*2004, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Monster

**2012, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama, Shame

PROMETHEUS 4-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Special Features

Disc 1

● Theatrical Cut

● Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott

● Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof

● The Peter Weyland Files

● Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending

● Prometheus – Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App

Disc 2

● The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus

● Enhancement Pods

● Weyland Corp Archive

● Pre-Vis

● Screen Tests

Disc 3

● 3D Theatrical Cut of Movie

Disc 4

● DVD / Digital Copy

PROMETHEUS 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Features

Disc 1

● Theatrical Cut

● Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott

● Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof

● The Peter Weyland Files

● Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending

● Prometheus – Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App

Disc 2

● DVD / Digital Copy

Source: 20th Century Fox