Fans of the seminal horror/sci-fi franchise launched by Ridley Scott in 1979 can look forward to the 4th annual Alien Day on Friday, April 26th. It’s a worldwide, 24-hour extravaganza with coordinated events, Blu-ray reissues, and exciting original content released online. If Alien Day sounds like something you want to be a part of, fans are encouraged to share their memories, favorite moments, and creative interactions for a chance to be an official part of the festivities. Click HERE to find out how.
This year’s Alien Day is especially noteworthy, as it coincides with the film’s 40th Anniversary. Here’s the full scoop from today’s press release:
Over the next two weeks, fans can continue to experience the Alien 40th Anniversary Shorts, a series of frightening new narratives from six emerging filmmakers selected from over 550 entries through a 20th Century Fox partnership with creator community Tongal. These terrifying tales have been shocking viewers on IGN since the first short debuted on March 29th, and the final two thrillers – ALIEN: Alone and ALIEN: Harvest – will be unearthed on Alien Day, April 26th. Descending into orbit on April 23rd is the ALIEN 40th ANNIVERSARY 4K ULTRA HD®, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and available for pre-order HERE. Featuring an enthralling new 4K master, the film was restored at Company 3 and Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, supervised by both director Ridley Scott and Fox’s own Pam Dery.
Launching into Alien Day, the biggest name brands have created exclusive collections in honor of the franchise. All-new figures, merchandise, apparel, publications, mobile game promotions, comics, and collectibles will be unveiled from NECA, Funko, Diamond Select, Dark Horse, Audible, Weta Workshop, Zen Studios, D3 Go!, The Loyal Subjects, Upper Deck, Changes, Loot Crate, Super 7, Acme Archives, Wonderdice, Mondo, Fanattik, Sideshow, Rubies, Gale Force Nine, Macmillan, Monogram, CoolProps, Hollywood Collectibles Group, and Good Smile Company to name a few. Highlights include a comprehensive and definitive volume on the making of Alien from Titan Books, a new line of Alien Pop! Figures from Funko, limited edition giclée prints from Acme Archives & Dark Ink, and a selection of apparel and merchandise sure to please the most discriminating Alien collector from Shop.FoxMovies.com. A full list of what is shuttling in for Alien Day can be found HERE.