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We knew it was coming. We knew it would be packing. We knew it would be sexy. Yet we didn’t know any of the details. All we could do was wait. Well, kids, the wait is finally over.

From the Press Release
Sometimes the scariest things come from within. 20th 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.

The ALIEN ANTHOLOGY is just one aspect of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s yearlong campaign to honor the studio’s 75th birthday. This year the division will debut several select fan-favorites on Blu-ray for the first time ever including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, The Last of the Mohicans and The Sound of Music.

DISC ONE: ALIEN

  • 1979 Theatrical Version
  • 2003 Director’s Cut with Ridley Scott Introduction
  • Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Writer Dan O’Bannon, Executive Producer Ronald Shusett, Editor Terry Rawlings, Actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt
  • Audio Commentary (for Theatrical Cut only) by Ridley Scott
  • 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, 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., 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 Hervé Schneid, A.C.E., Alien Effects Creators Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., Visual Effects Supervisor Pitof, Conceptual Artist Sylvain Despretz, 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
    In addition to over 12 hours of candid, in-depth documentaries, you now have the ability to go even deeper into Alien Anthology history with 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 topical 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.

  • The Beast Within: Making ALIEN
  • o Star Beast: Developing the Story
    o The Visualists: Direction and Design
    o Truckers in Space: Casting
    o Fear of the Unknown: Shepperton Studios, 1978
    o The Darkest Reaches: Nostromo and Alien Planet
    o The Eighth Passenger: Creature Design
    o Future Tense: Editing and Music
    o Outward Bound: Visual Effects
    o A Nightmare Fulfilled: Reaction to the Film
    • Enhancement Pods

  • Superior Firepower: Making ALIENS
  • o 57 Years Later: Continuing the Story
    o Building Better Worlds: From Concept to Construction
    o Preparing for Battle: Casting and Characterization
    o This Time It’s War: Pinewood Studios, 1985
    o The Risk Always Lives: Weapons and Action
    o Bug Hunt: Creature Design
    o Beauty and the Bitch: Power Loader vs. Queen Alien
    o Two Orphans: Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn
    o The Final Countdown: Music, Editing and Sound
    o The Power of Real Tech: Visual Effects
    o Aliens Unleashed: Reaction to the Film
    • Enhancement Pods

  • Wreckage and Rage: Making ALIEN3
  • o Development Hell: Concluding the Story
    o Tales of the Wooden Planet: Vincent Ward’s Vision
    o Stasis Interrupted: David Fincher’s Vision
    o Xeno-Erotic: H.R. Giger’s Redesign
    o The Color of Blood: Pinewood Studios, 1991
    o Adaptive Organism: Creature Design
    o The Downward Spiral: Creative Differences
    o Where the Sun Burns Cold: Fox Studios, L.A. 1992
    o Optical Fury: Visual Effects
    o Requiem for a Scream: Music, Editing and Sound
    o Post-Mortem: Reaction to the Film
    • Enhancement Pods

  • One Step Beyond: Making ALIEN RESURRECTION
  • o From the Ashes: Reviving the Story
    o French Twist: Direction and Design
    o Under the Skin: Casting and Characterization
    o Death from Below: Fox Studios, Los Angeles, 1996
    o In the Zone: The Basketball Scene
    o Unnatural Mutation: Creature Design
    o Genetic Composition: Music
    o Virtual Aliens: Computer Generated Imagery
    o A Matter of Scale: Miniature Photography
    o 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
    o First Draft Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon
    o Ridleygrams: Original Thumbnails and Notes
    o Storyboard Archive
    o The Art of Alien: Conceptual Art Portfolio
    o Sigourney Weaver Screen Tests with Select Director Commentary
    o Cast Portrait Gallery
    • Production
    o The Chestbuster: Multi-Angle Sequence with Commentary
    o Video Graphics Gallery
    o Production Image Galleries
    o Continuity Polaroids
    o The Sets of Alien
    o H.R. Giger’s Workshop Gallery
    • Post-Production and Aftermath
    o Additional Deleted Scenes
    o 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
    o Original Treatment by James Cameron
    o Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Videomatics with Commentary
    o Storyboard Archive
    o The Art of Aliens: Image Galleries
    o Cast Portrait Gallery
    • Production
    o Production Image Galleries
    o Continuity Polaroids
    o Weapons and Vehicles
    o Stan Winston’s Workshop
    o Colonial Marine Helmet Cameras
    o Video Graphics Gallery
    o Weyland-Yutani Inquest: Nostromo Dossiers
    • Post-Production and Aftermath
    o Deleted Scene: Burke Cocooned
    o Deleted Scene Montage
    o Image Galleries
    o Special Collector’s Edition LaserDisc Archive
    o Main Title Exploration
    o Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright
    o Trailers & TV Spots

  • ALIEN3
  • • Pre-Production
    o Storyboard Archive
    o The Art of Arceon
    o The Art of Fiorina
    • Production
    o Furnace Construction: Time-Lapse Sequence
    o EEV Bioscan: Multi-Angle Vignette with Commentary
    o Production Image Galleries
    o A.D.I.’s Workshop
    • Post-Production and Aftermath
    o Visual Effects Gallery
    o Special Shoot: Promotional Photo Archive
    • Alien3 Advance Featurette
    • The Making of Alien3 Promotional Featurette
    • Trailers & TV Spots

  • ALIEN RESURRECTION
  • • Pre-Production
    o First Draft Screenplay by Joss Whedon
    o Test Footage: A.D.I. Creature Shop with Commentary
    o Test Footage: Costumes, Hair and Makeup
    o Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Rehearsals
    o Storyboard Archive
    o The Marc Caro Portfolio: Character Designs
    o The Art of Resurrection: Image Galleries
    • Production
    o Production Image Galleries
    o A.D.I.’s Workshop
    • Post-Production and Aftermath
    o Visual Effects Gallery
    o 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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