Alien Anthology coming to Blu-ray October 26th

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has just announced that the infamous horror/sci-fi franchise, the ALIEN ANTHOLOGY, will be released on Blu-ray in a six-disc set on October 26, 2010.  The set will include roughly 60 hours of special features and extras, including the features that were released when the “Legacy” edition was released in 1999.  If you are a fan of any of the ALIEN films then you are in for quite a treat.  And if you just can’t wait for this special edition to hit stores, you can pre-order starting September 22, 2010. The special features for the set will include:

Disc One: Alien

  • Audio commentaries:
    • Director Ridley Scott, writer Dan O’Bannon, executive producer Ronald Shusett, editor Terry Rawlings, and actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt
    • Ridley Scott (on theatrical cut only)
  • Composer’s original isolated score by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Final theatrical isolated score by Jerry Goldsmith
  • 2003 Director’s Cut with Ridley Scott Introduction
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • MU-TH-UR Mode interactive experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream
  • 1979 Theatrical Version

Disc Two: Aliens

  • 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, and actors Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn and Christopher Henn
  • Composer’s original isolated score by James Horner
  • Final theatrical isolated score by James Horner
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • 1991 Special Edition with James Cameron introduction
  • 1986 Theatrical Version
  • MU-TH-UR Mode interactive experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Disc Three: Alien3

  • 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., and actors Paul McGann and Lance Henriksen
  • Final theatrical isolated score by Elliot Goldenthal
  • 2003 Special Edition (Restored Workprint Version)
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • 1992 Theatrical Version
  • MU-TH-UR Mode interactive experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Disc Four: Alien Resurrection

  • Audio commentary by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, editor Herve Schneid, A.C.E., alien effects creators Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., visual effects supervisor Pitof, conceptual artist Sylvain Despretz, and actors Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser
  • Final theatrical isolated score by John Frizzell
  • 2003 Special Edition with Jean-Pierre Jeunet introduction
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • 1997 Theatrical Version
  • MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Disc Five: Making the Anthology

  • Superior Firepower: Making Aliens
    • 57 Years Later: Continuing the Story
    • Building Better Worlds: From Concept to Construction
    • Preparing for Battle: Casting and Characterization
    • This Time It’s War: Pinewood Studios, 1985
    • The Risk Always Lives: Weapons and Action
    • Bug Hunt: Creature Design
    • Beauty and the Bitch: Power Loader vs. Queen Alien
    • Two Orphans: Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn
    • The Final Countdown: Music, Editing and Sound
    • The Power of Real Tech: Visual Effects
    • Aliens Unleashed: Reaction to the Film
    • Enhancement Pods
  • Wreckage and Rage: Making Alien3
    • Development Hell: Concluding the Story
    • Tales of the Wooden Planet: Vincent Ward’s Vision
    • Stasis Interrupted: David Fincher’s Vision
    • Xeno-Erotic: H.R. Giger’s Redesign
    • The Color of Blood: Pinewood Studios, 1991
    • Adaptive Organism: Creature Design
    • The Downward Spiral: Creative Differences
    • Where the Sun Burns Cold: Fox Studios, L.A. 1992
    • Optical Fury: Visual Effects
    • Requiem for a Scream: Music, Editing and Sound
    • Post-Mortem: Reaction to the Film
    • Enhancement Pods
  • One Step Beyond: Making Alien Resurrection
    • From the Ashes: Reviving the Story
    • French Twist: Direction and Design
    • Under the Skin: Casting and Characterization
    • Death from Below: Fox Studios, Los Angeles, 1996
    • In the Zone: The Basketball Scene
    • Unnatural Mutation: Creature Design
    • Genetic Composition: Music
    • Virtual Aliens: Computer Generated Imagery
    • A Matter of Scale: Miniature Photography
    • Critical Juncture: Reaction to the Film
    • Enhancement Pods
    • MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience to Access and Control Enhancement Pods
  • The Beast Within: Making Alien
    • Star Beast: Developing the Story
    • The Visualists: Direction and Design
    • Truckers in Space: Casting
    • Fear of the Unknown: Shepperton Studios, 1978
    • The Darkest Reaches: Nostromo and Alien Planet
    • The Eighth Passenger: Creature Design
    • Future Tense: Editing and Music
    • Outward Bound: Visual Effects
    • A Nightmare Fulfilled: Reaction to the Film
    • Enhancement Pods

Disc Six: The Anthology Archives

  • Alien
    • Pre-Production
      • The Art of Alien: Conceptual Art Portfolio
      • First Draft Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon
      • Ridleygrams: Original Thumbnails and Notes
      • Storyboard Archive
      • Sigourney Weaver Screen Tests with Select Director Commentary
      • Cast Portrait Gallery
    • Production
      • The Sets of Alien
      • The Chestbuster: Multi-Angle Sequence with Commentary
      • Video Graphics Gallery
      • Production Image Galleries
      • Continuity Polaroids
      • H.R. Giger’s Workshop Gallery
    • Post-Production and Aftermath
      • Additional Deleted Scenes
      • 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
      • Original Treatment by James Cameron
      • Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Videomatics with Commentary
      • Storyboard Archive
      • The Art of Aliens: Image Galleries
      • Cast Portrait Gallery
    • Production
      • Production Image Galleries
      • Continuity Polaroids
      • Weapons and Vehicles
      • Stan Winston’s Workshop
      • Colonial Marine Helmet Cameras
      • Video Graphics Gallery
      • Weyland-Yutani Inquest: Nostromo Dossiers
    • Post-Production and Aftermath
      • Deleted Scene: Burke Cocooned
      • Main Title Exploration
      • Deleted Scene Montage
      • Image Galleries
      • Special Collector’s Edition LaserDisc Archive
      • Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright
      • Trailers & TV Spots
  • Alien3
    • Pre-Production
      • Storyboard Archive
      • The Art of Arceon
      • The Art of Fiorina
    • Alien3 Advance Featurette
    • Production
      • Furnace Construction: Time-Lapse Sequence
      • EEV Bioscan: Multi-Angle Vignette with Commentary
      • Production Image Galleries
      • A.D.I.’s Workshop
    • Post-Production and Aftermath
      • Visual Effects Gallery
      • Special Shoot: Promotional Photo Archive
    • The Making of Alien3 Promotional Featurette
    • Trailers & TV Spots
  • Alien Resurrection
    • Pre-Production
      • First Draft Screenplay by Joss Whedon
      • Test Footage: A.D.I. Creature Shop with Commentary
      • Test Footage: Costumes, Hair and Makeup
      • Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Rehearsals
      • Storyboard Archive
      • The Marc Caro Portfolio: Character Designs
      • The Art of Resurrection: Image Galleries
    • Production
      • Production Image Galleries
      • A.D.I.’s Workshop
    • Post-Production and Aftermath
      • Special Shoot: Promotional Photo Archive
      • Visual Effects Gallery
    • HBO First Look: The Making of Alien Resurrection
    • Alien Resurrection Promotional Featurette
    • Trailers & TV Spots
  • Anthology
    • The Alien Saga
    • Two Versions of Alien Evolution
    • 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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