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Well now. We really didn’t see this one coming, but apparently the UK SteelBook edition of Prometheus is home to a text-based Easter egg that brings these two epic film universes together. Read on for the skinny.

Screen Crush reports that Reddit user “Huxleyism” caught a glimpse of the below text, written by character Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), which seems to indicate that Weyland’s mentor was a certain replicant-creating tycoon whose creations eventually got the best of him.

Prometheus and Blade Runner Universe Connection

Collider eloquently went on to dig deeper into this connection and further flesh out an explanation.

“It’s clear that Weyland is talking about Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel), CEO of the Tyrell Corporation, which produces, among other things, synthetic humanoids known as replicants…

  • Early in the passage, Weyland says his mentor told him to “put away childish things,” a familiar Bible excerpt from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, which alludes to his mentor’s God complex (which is recounted later in the text).
  • Weyland says his mentor told him to abandon his “toys,” a phrase that ties Tyrell to his most talented designer, J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson), and his toy friends.
  • Weyland says Tyrell was on top of a pyramid, overlooking a city of angels. A bit on the nose, but Tyrell worked at the top of the pyramid-shaped Tyrell Corporation set in Los Angeles.
  • While Weyland made androids, Tyrell genetically engineered replicants and implanted them with false memories, as Weyland calls out in his letter.”

    It is unknown at this point whether or not said Easter egg will be included in the U.S. version of the Blu-ray. Stay tuned.

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    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will be dropping Prometheus on UK shelves this October 8th on DVD, Blu-ray, and the 3D Collector’s Edition Blu-ray outlined below.

    From the Press Release:
    Upon anticipation from the highly active fan community, renowned director Ridley Scott’s gripping sci-fi thriller makes its debut on Blu-ray 3D Collector’s Edition, Blu-ray, and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Only on Blu-ray, unlock secrets and get answers to questions left unanswered in the cinema. An unmatched home entertainment experience, with the Blu-ray 3D Collector’s Edition view over six hours of never-before-seen bonus material and watch the blockbuster in the format it was meant to be viewed, in stunning high-definition. The much-anticipated Prometheus will release globally starting this October through January of 2013. Fans worldwide can now pre-order with participating retailers online.

    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.

    The Blu-ray 3D Collector’s Edition of Prometheus features the original theatrical release and will be available in premium packaging. Get the ultimate experience with this premium edition which features the revealing behind-the-scenes documentary “Furious Gods”, an Alternate Opening and Ending, Extended / Deleted Scenes, commentary by director and writers, the cutting edge Prometheus: Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App and more!

    Spread across three discs, the Prometheus 3D Collector’s Edition promises the following bevy of special features:

    Disc 1
    • 3D Theatrical Cut of Film

    Disc 2
    • 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
    • The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus
    • Enhancement Pods
    • Weyland Corp Archives which includes Pre-Visualizations, Screen Tests and more

    Disc 3
    • Blu-ray
    • Digital Copy

    If the Standard Blu-ray or DVD formats are more your bag, you can find the following offered up in those stables:

    Prometheus Blu-ray
    • 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
    • Digital Copy

    Prometheus DVD
    • Deleted scenes

    You can also procure the Prometheus to Alien: The Evolution Box Set on Blu-ray, a nine-disc box set containing:

    • The four Alien feature films–Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection
    Prometheus – Special Edition (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
    • Weyland Corporation T-Shirt
    Art of Prometheus exclusive book extract
    • Art cards
    • Poster

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