Alien Quadrilogy coming to Blu-ray

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  1. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    Coolest packaging I've seen this year! :D
     
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    That is pretty sweet. Definitely my most anticipated release of 2010.
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    SPECS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!!!!!!!!!!:

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4881

    "IGN has the scoop on the release date and details for the Alien Anthology, which will come out in the US on October 26. This six-disc set contains about 60 hours of special features and over 12,000 images, including material from the legendary early 1990s LaserDisc release, the "Legacy" release and the Quadrilogy DVDs. 20th Century Fox claims that the four Alien films have been "reinvigorated for an intense Blu-ray high-definition viewing experience."

    New, previously unreleased content includes original screen tests of Sigourney Weaver prior to filming the original Alien, unseen deleted scenes, and the previously unseen original cut of "Wreckage and Rage: The Making of Alien3" (previously only available in truncated form).

    This edition will incorporate the "MU-TH-UR Mode," an interactive feature that lets you access the special features on all six discs and provides an index of all available content.

    The Anthology offers nearly five hours of additional video Enhancement Pods created exclusively for this collection, presenting behind-the-scenes footage, raw dailies and interview outtakes from all four films. At relevant points in the documentaries, you may access these pods to enhance your experience – or watch them on their own from the separate Enhancement Pod index.

    As previously reported (see blu-ray.com, April 6), the Anthology will initially be available in a limited edition with alien-egg packaging.

    Disc contents and special features include:

    Disc One: Alien
    1979 Theatrical Version
    2003 Director's Cut with Ridley Scott Introduction
    Audio commentaries:
    Director Ridley Scott, writer Dan O'Bannon, executive producer Ronald Shusett, editor Terry Rawlings, and actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt
    Ridley Scott (on theatrical cut only)
    Final theatrical isolated score by Jerry Goldsmith
    Composer's original isolated score by Jerry Goldsmith
    Deleted and extended scenes
    MU-TH-UR Mode interactive experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

    Disc Two: Aliens
    1986 Theatrical Version
    1991 Special Edition with James Cameron introduction
    Audio commentary by director James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, alien effects creator Stan Winston, visual effects supervisors Robert Skotak and Dennis Skotak, miniature effects supervisor Pat McClung, and actors Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn and Christopher Henn
    Final theatrical isolated score by James Horner
    Composer's original isolated score by James Horner
    Deleted and extended scenes
    MU-TH-UR Mode interactive experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

    Disc Three: Alien3
    1992 Theatrical Version
    2003 Special Edition (Restored Workprint Version)
    Audio commentary by cinematographer Alex Thomson, B.S.C., editor Terry Rawlings, alien effects designers Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., visual effects producer Richard Edlund, A.S.C., and actors Paul McGann and Lance Henriksen
    Final theatrical isolated score by Elliot Goldenthal
    Deleted and extended scenes
    MU-TH-UR Mode interactive experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

    Disc Four: Alien Resurrection
    1997 Theatrical Version
    2003 Special Edition with Jean-Pierre Jeunet introduction
    Audio commentary by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, editor Herve Schneid, A.C.E., alien effects creators Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., visual effects supervisor Pitof, conceptual artist Sylvain Despretz, and actors Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser
    Final theatrical isolated score by John Frizzell
    Deleted and extended scenes
    MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

    Disc Five: Making the Anthology
    The Beast Within: Making Alien
    Star Beast: Developing the Story
    The Visualists: Direction and Design
    Truckers in Space: Casting
    Fear of the Unknown: Shepperton Studios, 1978
    The Darkest Reaches: Nostromo and Alien Planet
    The Eighth Passenger: Creature Design
    Future Tense: Editing and Music
    Outward Bound: Visual Effects
    A Nightmare Fulfilled: Reaction to the Film
    Enhancement Pods
    Superior Firepower: Making Aliens
    57 Years Later: Continuing the Story
    Building Better Worlds: From Concept to Construction
    Preparing for Battle: Casting and Characterization
    This Time It's War: Pinewood Studios, 1985
    The Risk Always Lives: Weapons and Action
    Bug Hunt: Creature Design
    Beauty and the Bitch: Power Loader vs. Queen Alien
    Two Orphans: Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn
    The Final Countdown: Music, Editing and Sound
    The Power of Real Tech: Visual Effects
    Aliens Unleashed: Reaction to the Film
    Enhancement Pods
    Wreckage and Rage: Making Alien3
    Development Hell: Concluding the Story
    Tales of the Wooden Planet: Vincent Ward's Vision
    Stasis Interrupted: David Fincher's Vision
    Xeno-Erotic: H.R. Giger's Redesign
    The Color of Blood: Pinewood Studios, 1991
    Adaptive Organism: Creature Design
    The Downward Spiral: Creative Differences
    Where the Sun Burns Cold: Fox Studios, L.A. 1992
    Optical Fury: Visual Effects
    Requiem for a Scream: Music, Editing and Sound
    Post-Mortem: Reaction to the Film
    Enhancement Pods
    One Step Beyond: Making Alien Resurrection
    From the Ashes: Reviving the Story
    French Twist: Direction and Design
    Under the Skin: Casting and Characterization
    Death from Below: Fox Studios, Los Angeles, 1996
    In the Zone: The Basketball Scene
    Unnatural Mutation: Creature Design
    Genetic Composition: Music
    Virtual Aliens: Computer Generated Imagery
    A Matter of Scale: Miniature Photography
    Critical Juncture: Reaction to the Film
    Enhancement Pods
    MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience to Access and Control Enhancement Pods

    Disc Six: The Anthology Archives
    Alien
    Pre-Production
    First Draft Screenplay by Dan O'Bannon
    Ridleygrams: Original Thumbnails and Notes
    Storyboard Archive
    The Art of Alien: Conceptual Art Portfolio
    Sigourney Weaver Screen Tests with Select Director Commentary
    Cast Portrait Gallery
    Production
    The Chestbuster: Multi-Angle Sequence with Commentary
    Video Graphics Gallery
    Production Image Galleries
    Continuity Polaroids
    The Sets of Alien
    H.R. Giger's Workshop Gallery
    Post-Production and Aftermath
    Additional Deleted Scenes
    Image & Poster Galleries
    Experience in Terror
    Special Collector's Edition LaserDisc Archive
    The Alien Legacy
    American Cinematheque: Ridley Scott Q&A
    Trailers & TV Spots
    Aliens
    Pre-Production
    Original Treatment by James Cameron
    Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Videomatics with Commentary
    Storyboard Archive
    The Art of Aliens: Image Galleries
    Cast Portrait Gallery
    Production
    Production Image Galleries
    Continuity Polaroids
    Weapons and Vehicles
    Stan Winston's Workshop
    Colonial Marine Helmet Cameras
    Video Graphics Gallery
    Weyland-Yutani Inquest: Nostromo Dossiers
    Post-Production and Aftermath
    Deleted Scene: Burke Cocooned
    Deleted Scene Montage
    Image Galleries
    Special Collector's Edition LaserDisc Archive
    Main Title Exploration
    Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright
    Trailers & TV Spots
    Alien3
    Pre-Production
    Storyboard Archive
    The Art of Arceon
    The Art of Fiorina
    Production
    Furnace Construction: Time-Lapse Sequence
    EEV Bioscan: Multi-Angle Vignette with Commentary
    Production Image Galleries
    A.D.I.'s Workshop
    Post-Production and Aftermath
    Visual Effects Gallery
    Special Shoot: Promotional Photo Archive
    Alien3 Advance Featurette
    The Making of Alien3 Promotional Featurette
    Trailers & TV Spots
    Alien Resurrection
    Pre-Production
    First Draft Screenplay by Joss Whedon
    Test Footage: A.D.I. Creature Shop with Commentary
    Test Footage: Costumes, Hair and Makeup
    Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Rehearsals
    Storyboard Archive
    The Marc Caro Portfolio: Character Designs
    The Art of Resurrection: Image Galleries
    Production
    Production Image Galleries
    A.D.I.'s Workshop
    Post-Production and Aftermath
    Visual Effects Gallery
    Special Shoot: Promotional Photo Archive
    HBO First Look: The Making of Alien Resurrection
    Alien Resurrection Promotional Featurette
    Trailers & TV Spots
    Anthology
    Two Versions of Alien Evolution
    The Alien Saga
    Patches and Logos Gallery
    Aliens 3D Attraction Scripts and Gallery
    Aliens in the Basement: The Bob Burns Collection
    Parodies
    Dark Horse Cover Gallery
    Patches and Logos Gallery
    MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience"
     
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  6. SaxCatz

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    Despite my desire to possess this collection, its a tough sell to replace the Quadrilogy boxset with this one when the Amazon price approaches $100.
     
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    I look forward to seeing the films in blu but I'm most excited about "the previously unseen original cut of "Wreckage and Rage: The Making of Alien3" ". I've waited and wanted for so long that I'd pay $100 just to see that.
     
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    Yeah I'm sure the price will drop a little bit, but even if it doesn't, I'm still getting it.

    Now let's see if I can sell off my Quadrilogy.
     
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    yeah, thats what i want most of all too...am i wrong, wasn't it called "wreckage and rape?" originally?
     
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    You are correct. "Wreckage and Rape" is a title on the Alien 3 soundtrack as well.
     
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    OMG. Reading all about this Blu release has me salivating. If you own a Blu-ray player and don't consider buying this, you should be shot!! :fire: :lol: This is one of my most highly anticipated Blu releases. The limited edition egg packaging is too cool.
     
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    wonder how much the egg form SE will cost...
     
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    Probably somewhere between 150-200 dollars.
     
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    The egg set looks awesome (also is there any confirmation that we'll be getting that set in the States?), but I'll be satisfied with the regular set.
     
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    well i guess i know what to ask santa for this X-MAS
     
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    It seems they stilll toned down a few things, as far as the titles go anyway. The chapter called "The Downward Spiral: Creative Differences" was originally titled "The Downward Spiral: Fincher vs. Fox" for example. Hopefully the actual content itself is untouched at least.

    Edit: Actually it seems we have nothing to worry about after all. From Digital Bits:

    So uncut AND extended to boot. Nice!
     
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    fantastic! i've been waiting for this since the quadrilogy dvd set was released...damn, thats a long time
     
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    As long as fucking Fox doesn't pull a DNR-Predator stunt on this, it should be awesome.

    My pre-order is in on Amazon. Still expensive, but I love these films.
     
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    after reading the digital bits info, im seriously excited. just let the transfers be good...god damn let the transfers be good! looks like i should get what i can for my quadrilogy set as soon as possible.
     
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    Nice set...could use a few more extras though.
     

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