Review: Alien Quadrilogy Box Set

Alien Quadrilogy

Collection: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection

Disc 1: Alien (Theatrical © 1979 / Director’s Cut © 2003) – Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) with 5.1 DTS Audio and Audio Commentary

Disc 2: 9 New In-Depth Featurettes; Deleted and extended scenes and more.

Disc 3: Aliens (Theatrical © 1986 / Special Edition © 1991) with Audio commentary; Anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1)

Disc 4: 11 New In-Depth Featurettes; Original treatment by James Cameron; Multi-angle animatic to fullscreen study and more

Disc 5: Alien 3 (Theatrical © 1992 / Special Edition © 2003) Anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) with Audio commentary

Disc 6: 11 New In-Depth Featurettes; E.E.V. Scan (Multi-angle study); storyboards, still galleries and more

Disc 7: Alien: Resurrection (Theatrical © 1997 / Special Edition © 2003) Anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) with 5.1 DTS Audio with Audio commentary

Disc 8: 12 New In-Depth Featurettes; 1st draft screenplay by Joss Whedon; Multi-angle rehearsals; still galleries.

Disc 9: New Alien Evolution Documentary; Exclusive Ridley Scott Q&A; Laserdisc archives.

I love the Alien movies. They are classic scifi-horror films with dozens of lines and scenes that are still referenced and quoted today. Which is saying something as the first film, by Ridley Scott, came out in 1979 – that’s 38 years for those that are counting. Now, 6 films in, 8 counting AvP and AvPR, Alien is an institution. Dark Horse Comics has written some awesome Alien stories as well that I will also be reviewing. So check back in for those.

This box set is so extensive that it took me a bit to get through. I mean there are 43 featurettes, interviews, commentaries, etc. You learn so much about the making of the films and people’s experiences, you start to feel like you were there. The Director’s Cuts and Special Editions were amazing and, in my opinion, better than the theatrical cuts. They were all in anamorphic widescreen. So that was of course awesome. This is truly a must have for any fan of the films.

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