In an age of computer generated images, some films these days can hardly withstand the test of time. But there are movies like Alien that can hold up for generations. 20th Century Fox is releasing a special 35th Anniversary Edition of the classic sci-fi horror with a slew of special features. Learn what you can expect to find on this special Blu-ray after the jump.
Although I can say I am younger than this film, Alien holds a special place in my heart. Like an older brother, Alien introduced me to true horror. It was one of the first films that I grew up with and has greatly impacted the way I look at the genre. Special features are what keep me buying into physical media, and this 35th Anniversary Edition is quite stacked
The Alien 35th Anniversary Blu-ray special features includes the following:
- Includes the 1979 Theatrical Version and 2003 Director’s Cut!
- Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Cast and Crew
- Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (Theatrical Version Only)
- Introduction by Ridley Scott (Director’s Cut Only)
- Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
- Composer’s Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Digital HD
- Original Alien Illustrated Comic
- Collectible Art Cards
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Here is official plot synopsis for Alien courtesy of 20th Century Fox:
When the crew of the space-tug Nostromo responds to a distress signal from a barren planet, they discover a mysterious life form that breeds within human hosts. The acid-blooded extraterrestrial proves to be the ultimate adversary as crew members battle to stay alive and prevent the deadly creature from reaching Earth. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver in her breakout performance as Ripley, this legendary first film in the ALIEN saga will leave you breathless!
Directed by Ridley Scott, Alien stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto.
Alien the 35th Anniversary Edition hits shelves on Blu-ray on October 7.
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Source: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment