Urban Cinefile
"At the risk of sounding like I'm full of shit, I don't think I've ever had more laughs."  -Goldie Hawn, talking about making First Wives Club
 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Sunday July 12, 2020 

Printable page PRINTABLE PAGE



Brand new bonus materials and the debut of the groundbreaking interactive experience, MU-TH-UR Mode, are highlights of the Alien Anthology on Blu-ray (out from November 3, 2010), with all four Alien films “reinvigorated for an intense Blu-ray high-definition viewing experience”.

MU-TH-UR Mode is a fully interactive companion that takes the extensive materials in the Anthology and puts them in the user’s hand – connecting the viewer to special features on all six discs and instantly providing an index of all available Alien content, including over 60 hours of special features and over 12,000 images.

"For the first time ever"

For the first time ever, Twentieth Century Fox has brought together the material from every home video release of the Alien saga including the 1991/1992 laserdisc releases, the 1999 Legacy release and 2003’s groundbreaking Alien Quadrilogy release into one complete Blu-ray collection. The set includes two versions of each film and over four hours of previously unreleased exclusive material such as screen tests of Sigourney Weaver prior to filming the original Alien, unseen deleted scenes, thousands of still photographs from the Fox archives, the previously unseen original cut of Wreckage and Rage: The Making of Alien3,” and much more.

Discs 1 – 4 contain the four films (multiple versions where relevant) with extensive extras and audio commentaries.

Disc 5, Making The Anthology, contains nearly five hours of additional video Enhancement Pods created exclusively for this collection, presenting behind-the-scenes footage, raw dailies and interview outtakes from all four films. At topical points in the documentaries, fans may access these pods to enhance their experience, or watch them on their own from the separate Enhancement Pod index.

Among the extras on this disc is Xeno-Erotic: HR Giger’s Redesign – see our special report on Andrew L. Urban’s visit to the HR Giger Museum at Gruyeres.

Disc 6, The Anthology Archives, includes Ridleygrams: Original Thumbnails and Notes; Sigourney Weaver Screen Tests with Select Director Commentary; and
The Chestbuster: Multi-Angle Sequence with Commentary.

Published October 28, 2010

Email this article

Andrew L. Urban visits Alien at the H.R.GIGER MUSEUM at Gruyeres, Switzerland


© Urban Cinefile 1997 - 2020