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Art & Special Features Revealed for 4K Ultra HD ALIEN 40th Anniversary Edition Hatching in April

20th Century Fox and Best Buy are gearing up to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ridley Scott’s Alien with a special, limited edition 4K Ultra HD rerelease beginning April 23rd. It’s a stunning steelbook loaded with special features. Check out the art and extras below, followed by the official trailer and synopsis for Alien, released in 1979.

Alien 40th Inside - Art & Special Features Revealed for 4K Ultra HD ALIEN 40th Anniversary Edition Hatching in April
Alien 40th Cover - Art & Special Features Revealed for 4K Ultra HD ALIEN 40th Anniversary Edition Hatching in April

ALIEN 40th Anniversary Bonus Features:

  • 1979 Theatrical Version
  • 2003 Director’s Cut
  • 2003 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott and the Cast & Crew
  • 1999 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
  • Final Theatrical Isolated Score – Dolby Digital 5.1 (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
  • Composer’s Original Isolated Score – Dolby Digital 5.1 (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
  • Deleted Scenes

Synopsis:
In the film that birthed the wildly successful ALIEN franchise, the crew of the deep space tug Nostromo awaken from stasis during a voyage home to Earth when their ship’s computer detects what is believed to be an alien distress signal coming from the desolate nearby moon, LV-426. While investigating, one of the crew, Kane (John Hurt), is attacked by an alien creature that latches to his face and he is rushed back to the Nostromo to receive medical treatment. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the ship’s warrant officer, advises against Kane’s return due to quarantine regulations – but her orders are ignored by Ash (Ian Holm), bringing the Nostromo under threat from a mysterious, extraterrestrial apex predator with violent and lethal survival instincts.

Scott directed Alien from a screenplay penned by Dan O’Bannon.

Can you believe Alien is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2019? What do you think of the limited edition steelbook coming down the pike from 20th Century Fox and Best Buy? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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