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Old 02-26-19, 10:15 PM
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Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19




The new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will contain the 1979 Theatrical Version, as well as the 2003 Director’s Cut, with the 2003 audio commentary by Ridley Scott and the Cast & Crew. In addition, the 1999 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott for the original 1979 Theatrical Version will also be included. This disc will also feature the Final Theatrical Isolated Score in Dolby Digital 5.1, for the 1979 Theatrical Version only, as well as the composer’s original Isolated Score, also in Dolby Digital 5.1, and again for the 1979 Theatrical Version Only. Also included are several deleted scenes.
The film was restored in 4K in 2018 by 20th Century Fox at Company 3/Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, supervised by Ridley Scott and Pam Dery, with the 4K scans were done at EFilm. Alien is one of the greatest sci-fi films and one of the greatest horror films ever made, and no film lover's collection is complete without it.
https://nerdist.com/article/alien-bl...h-anniversary/
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Old 02-26-19, 10:31 PM
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

Glad it’s official, I’ll definitely be buying this. I just hope the 4K remaster is done well.
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

Yeah I'm tempted to pick this one up too. I hope Aliens is not too far behind. Only trouble is who would oversee a 4K remaster of Aliens since James Cameron is not available.

Don't throw out or sell your Alien BD box sets though. Those have the long and extensive documentaries and this new set seems to only focus on the new 4K remaster.
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

Give me Aliens 4K

If it's reference quality, the pinnacle of 4K and all it's heavenly glory...I won't die over a double dip on 4K. I never bothered with the Blu-rays. Not a huge fan of the franchise but I love 2,3,4. For some reason I find Alien boring but I enjoy it.
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

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Only trouble is who would oversee a 4K remaster of Aliens since James Cameron is not available.
I read recently he said he was game for it.

Don't throw out or sell your Alien BD box sets though. Those have the long and extensive documentaries and this new set seems to only focus on the new 4K remaster.
Amen to that.
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Give me Aliens 4K

If it's reference quality, the pinnacle of 4K and all it's heavenly glory...I won't die over a double dip on 4K. I never bothered with the Blu-rays. Not a huge fan of the franchise but I love 2,3,4. For some reason I find Alien boring but I enjoy it.
The BD of Alien is excellent.
It shouldn't look as good as it does....except it was downconverted from a 4K master.
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

Looking forward to the teal and orange alien.

Seriously though, I hope they don't screw up the transfer...I'm holding out on this one until some reviews are in.
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

Might get it on sale, but otherwise I'm perfectly fine with the box set.
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

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I read recently he said he was game for it.
Ha, hold your breath for it!

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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

Not that it really matters, but that cover is terrible.
I'll hold out for reviews and/or a price drop. I've bought this movie so many times over the years
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^ really? i think that cover looks amazing. it's Giger in all his glorious creation...
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

But why mess with the classic poster? I could really do without this cover. Perhaps some custom art will do for this release.
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

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Not that it really matters, but that cover is terrible.
Agree completely. This is what I said about it in the Steelbook thread:
I don't care for the bright, liquid metal look they've given everything on that artwork. Doesn't fit with the tone or aesthetic of the movie, in my opinion.
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Old 02-27-19, 09:31 AM
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^ really? i think that cover looks amazing. it's Giger in all his glorious creation...
It's a bastardization of Giger's creation. Giger's Alien wasn't made of chrome.
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^ Exactly right (both of your posts above). I don't think it even fits the tone or aesthetic of the any of the films in the series. I think about each one, and I just don't see how it works for any of them, but especially the original film.
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

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Ha, hold your breath for it!
Hopefully, it won't go in the same round file as True Lies and The Abyss...
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Bingo!
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

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But why mess with the classic poster? I could really do without this cover. Perhaps some custom art will do for this release.
They're emphasizing that it's 4K. Bigger, shinier, and better.

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Old 02-27-19, 03:43 PM
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

You guys really complaining about the slipcover?

The BD of this looks amazing and this is the title I was really waiting to check out in 4K. DAY 1 purchase.
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

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You guys really complaining about the slipcover?
The question is, why aren't you? Isn't that the exact kind of minutiae that DVD Talk is for?
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The question is, why aren't you? Isn't that the exact kind of minutiae that DVD Talk is for?
I'm one of the biggest slipcover collectors out there and I could care less at this point. The catalog titles will be released over and over with different art anyway. I'd be more concerned on the artwork for the eventual box set.
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

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They're emphasizing that it's 4K. Bigger, shinier, and better.
Yeah, they really missed on relaying that message with that coverart.
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Yeah, they really missed on relaying that message with that coverart.




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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

Witness THIS.





Ha....
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

Exciting, but I think I'll hold out for the inevitable box set, unless I come across a good deal on this (probably BF).
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Re: Alien (40th Anniversary Edition) -- 4K UHD -- 4/23/19

You can Pre-Order this on BB.com for $17.99.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/alien-4...?skuId=6332759
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