Ridley Scott’s Alien celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year with an all-new 4K Ultra HD™ master, available to own on April 22. That’s not all, a limited edition 4K UHD™ SteelBook® of ALIEN 40th Anniversary Edition will also be available exclusively at Zavvi. The original sci-fi horror that birthed the wildly successful ALIEN franchise has never looked better with the 4K Ultra HD restoration that is an essential addition to any fans’ collection.
The crew of the deep space tug Nostromo awaken from stasis during a voyage home to Earth when their ship’s computer detects what is believed to be an alien distress signal coming from the desolate nearby moon, LV-426. While investigating, one of the crew, Kane (John Hurt), is attacked by an alien creature that latches to his face and he is rushed back to the Nostromo to receive medical treatment. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the ship’s warrant officer, advises against Kane’s return due to quarantine regulations – but her orders are ignored by Ash (Ian Holm), bringing the Nostromo under threat from a mysterious, extraterrestrial apex predator with violent and lethal survival instincts.
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 done at EFilm. Here’s a rundown of all the special features across all the different formats.
DVD Special Features:
– Includes the 1979 Theatrical Version and the 2003 Director’s Cut!
– Audio commentary by Director Ridley Scott, cast and crew (theatrical version only)
4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ Special Features:
– Includes the 1979 Theatrical Version and 2003 Director’s Cut!
– Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Cast and Crew
– Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott++
– Introduction by Ridley Scott+ (Blu-ray™ only)
– Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith++
– Composer’s Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith++
– Deleted and Extended Scenes
(+Director’s Cut only ++Theatrical Version only)
The Alien 40th Anniversary edition is released on Blu-ray & DVD April 1st with the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD SteelBook arrives 22 April.