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In space... no one can hear you scream (with joy!)

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:31 am

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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Re: In space... no one can hear you scream (with joy!)

Postby Mitchell Hattaway » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:04 am

I just hope that list price at Amazon is a mistake. (Dammit, it's not. I just saw the press release.)

And Last of the Mohicans is also coming.
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Re: In space... no one can hear you scream (with joy!)

Postby Dan Mancini » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:23 am

I've already sold off my Quadrilogy box set in anticipation.

And I love that cover art:
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Re: In space... no one can hear you scream (with joy!)

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:33 am

It is MAHvelous.

price is no object, Mrs. O'Toole. Fresh off the boat's the way I like them. The more exotic, the better.
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Postby Dan Mancini » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:41 am

Steve T Power wrote:It is MAHvelous.

price is no object, Mrs. O'Toole. Fresh off the boat's the way I like them. The more exotic, the better.

How do you do, Anthology? Dan Mancini's my name, and excitement's my game.
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Postby BrettCullum » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:32 pm

Wow! $100... or about $25 a film...
I may hesitate...
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Re: In space... no one can hear you scream (with joy!)

Postby HGervais » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:54 pm

Like I noted in the other thread, post-Predator blu-ray I'm in a big wait & see mode on this release.
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Re: In space... no one can hear you scream (with joy!)

Postby Dan Mancini » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:21 pm

HGervais wrote:Like I noted in the other thread, post-Predator blu-ray I'm in a big wait & see mode on this release.

Good point. I doubt there's much to worry about, though, since Predator was Fox's overreaction to fanboys' overreaction to limitations inherent in the way the movie was shot. The Aliens flicks don't suffer from the same problems. It's certainly possible that they could screw it up, but they'd have to go way, way out of their way to do so.
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Postby cdouglas » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:44 pm

Can't wait for this. Sure, the price tag is a bit high, but I'd be lying if I said that I was going to wait around for a good deal. I'm dying to watch these films in hi-def.
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Re: In space... no one can hear you scream (with joy!)

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:13 pm

Dan Mancini wrote:
HGervais wrote:Like I noted in the other thread, post-Predator blu-ray I'm in a big wait & see mode on this release.

Good point. I doubt there's much to worry about, though, since Predator was Fox's overreaction to fanboys' overreaction to limitations inherent in the way the movie was shot. The Aliens flicks don't suffer from the same problems. It's certainly possible that they could screw it up, but they'd have to go way, way out of their way to do so.


You're also looking at a set that's been meticulously crafted and undoubtedly scrutinized by the creators who still give a damn about their pictures (Scott and Cameron for sure, arguably Jeunet). The Alien pictures also carry significantly more weight within the industry than the Predator stuff. The "Hunter" edition was a second kick at the catalog dump can, this release is on another level entirely. This is one of Fox's "big two".

I can't see them screwing this up.
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Re: In space... no one can hear you scream (with joy!)

Postby Dan Mancini » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:32 pm

Steve T Power wrote:
Dan Mancini wrote:
HGervais wrote:Like I noted in the other thread, post-Predator blu-ray I'm in a big wait & see mode on this release.

Good point. I doubt there's much to worry about, though, since Predator was Fox's overreaction to fanboys' overreaction to limitations inherent in the way the movie was shot. The Aliens flicks don't suffer from the same problems. It's certainly possible that they could screw it up, but they'd have to go way, way out of their way to do so.


You're also looking at a set that's been meticulously crafted and undoubtedly scrutinized by the creators who still give a damn about their pictures (Scott and Cameron for sure, arguably Jeunet). The Alien pictures also carry significantly more weight within the industry than the Predator stuff. The "Hunter" edition was a second kick at the catalog dump can, this release is on another level entirely. This is one of Fox's "big two".

I can't see them screwing this up.

And a hundred clams is a bargain when you consider 2 HD versions of each flick plus that gargantuan list of extras.
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Re: In space... no one can hear you scream (with joy!)

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:38 pm

Dan Mancini wrote:
Steve T Power wrote:
Dan Mancini wrote:
HGervais wrote:Like I noted in the other thread, post-Predator blu-ray I'm in a big wait & see mode on this release.

Good point. I doubt there's much to worry about, though, since Predator was Fox's overreaction to fanboys' overreaction to limitations inherent in the way the movie was shot. The Aliens flicks don't suffer from the same problems. It's certainly possible that they could screw it up, but they'd have to go way, way out of their way to do so.


You're also looking at a set that's been meticulously crafted and undoubtedly scrutinized by the creators who still give a damn about their pictures (Scott and Cameron for sure, arguably Jeunet). The Alien pictures also carry significantly more weight within the industry than the Predator stuff. The "Hunter" edition was a second kick at the catalog dump can, this release is on another level entirely. This is one of Fox's "big two".

I can't see them screwing this up.

And a hundred clams is a bargain when you consider 2 HD versions of each flick plus that gargantuan list of extras.


I'd pay it twice! Well, technically I did... *glares at quadrilogy box that would only net him $5 in trade credit now*
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Postby Boba Fett » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:01 pm

Am I read this right? The uncut version of the Alien 3 doc, where certain parties named names when it came to Fox execs meddling in the process?! I'm sold on that alone, if it's true.
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Re: In space... no one can hear you scream (with joy!)

Postby mavrach » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:30 pm

The Limited Edition set with the egg:

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/07/15/cool-stuff-alien-anthology-blu-ray-box-set/

I'm a sucker for these so I may end up getting this. As far as the price, that might make a good christmas present!



Alien 3's 2003 "Restored Workprint Edition" - Is this the Assembly Cut that was last released on the Quadrilogy? After seeing that I can't watch the theatrical Alien 3 anymore.


And I love that the Alien Vs. Predator movies aren't even acknowledged in this set.
+1. this is very interesting.
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Re: In space... no one can hear you scream (with joy!)

Postby bubblegumking » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:31 am

I hope the first and second films get individual releases soon-ish after the set is out.. I really only need those 2 in my collection.
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