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Alien Anthology [Blu-ray] [1979] [6 Disc Set]

Sigourney Weaver , Tom Skerritt , Ridley Scott , James Cameron    Suitable for 18 years and over   Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (542 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Winona Ryder
  • Directors: Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Format: Box set
  • Language: English, German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Oct 2010
  • Run Time: 452 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (542 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003AQBYUG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,123 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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It’s hard to see just where the Alien Anthology Blu-ray boxset could have been improved. Nominally a collection of the four main films in the franchise, what’s actually been bundled together here is one of the finest DVD or Blu-ray boxsets to date, boasting a series of features that genuinely go into a lot of depth about the movies themselves.

And what movies they are. Alien and Aliens are both exceptional pieces of cinema, and rightly regarded as classics in their own right. Alien 3, meanwhile, has to be classed as an interesting and muddled failure, yet it’s still got a lot to like about it. Alien: Resurrection? It’s perhaps the least ambitious of the four films, but in the early stages at least, it’s still with merit.

Each of the films is presently strongly, surprising given the variable DVD versions of each we’ve seen to date. But it’s the mammoth package of extras that set a template for pretty much every other Blu-ray boxset on the market. Spread across six discs, you not only get two cuts of each film, but you get extra features that are as impressive as they comprehensive. Presented brilliantly, it’s an unmissable box set, and you get at least two all-time classics as part of it. --Jon Foster

Product Description

With two cuts of each movie and over 60 hours of extras, this Blu-ray box set is the definitive edition of the legendary xenomorphic saga, with stunning HD transfers that finally give these seminal sci-fi classics the treatment they deserve. So, what are you waiting for? Secure that box set, Hudson!

Titles Comprise:

Alien:
The terror begins when the crew of the spaceship Nostromo investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and makes a horrifying discovery, a life form that breeds within a human host. Now the crew must fight not only for its own survival, but for the survival of all mankind.

Aliens: Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, the only survivor from mankind's first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with skepticism, until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 lead her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate...

Alien 3: Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the lone survivor when her crippled spaceship crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison. Ripley's fears that an Alien was aboard her craft are confirmed when the mutilated bodies of ex-cons begin to mount. Without weapons or modern technology of any kind, Ripley must lead the men into battle against the terrifying creature. And soon she discovers a horrifying fact about her link with the Alien, a realisation that may compel Ripley to try destroying not only the horrific creature, but herself as well.

Alien Resurrection: Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) died fighting the perfect predator. Two hundred years and eight horrific experiments later, she's back. A group of scientists have cloned her, along with the alien queen inside her, hoping to breed the ultimate


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274 of 281 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu Ray Re-releasing: How it Can Be Done 30 Oct 2010
By jcmacc VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Note: The review below is of the original 6 disc version of the Alien Anthology blu-ray set, not the re-released 4 disc version (Amazon list the same reviews for both versions). If you want all the available extras, you need the 6 disc version.

This boxset of the 4 Alien films to date, complete until Ridley Scott's planned prequel is filmed and rightfully ignoring the Alien vs Predator cash-ins, sets a new high standard for film re-releasing. Other studios should take note: if they want to continue to take our money for yet more re-releases of films we own several times over, this is the standard of reissue they need to reach.

Not only are the films presented in their best ever home video versions due to the hi-def transfers, but every single extra from previous single-film and box set releases is included along with many worthwhile new ones. Each film is present in the original cinema version along with a director's cut (or new studio cut in the case of Alien 3 given the fact David Fincher has disowned the film) and only in the case of Alien Resurrection is the new version a token change (a couple of unimportant minutes put back in). Tweaks have been made to clean up various issues - original actors have re-recorded lost dialogue from Alien 3 for example, and it looks like some technical issues have been fixed on the older films too - you can no longer see Lance Henriksen's real body under the floor when he's supposed to be ripped in two at the end of Aliens for example. An illustration of how much care has gone into this set for die hard move buffs: not only has each film got an isolated music score audio track, but it's got a separate "composer's cut" alternative, original version of the score before it was edited down to the final version.
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99 of 105 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scarily good Blu-ray package... 10 May 2011
By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Length: 5:06 Mins
Just as he did with Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott is treating his fans to an incredible value blu ray release that, this time round, features all four alien films restored and in high definition (See video for more product information).

Personal opinions on the four films...

*Alien*

Its a straightforward plot - a cargo ship, whilst cruising through space, intercepts a transmission from another planet that awakens the present crew members from their hypersleep. Is it a good idea to explore that planet even when you're returning home? With no knowledge as to who (or what) is sending the transmission, the crew descend and investigate, but they may be coming back with an uninvited guest...

Without a doubt the most significant film of the quadrilogy for it, singlehandedly, spawned a whole new genre of filmmaking - even influencing 'spin-offs' through the 80's that largely failed. You may be pondering then;

"Its rated 18, its got aliens... Typical horror film?"

Far from typical, there exists a great difference between the original 'Alien' and other horror films. I would argue that, whereas the typical horror film explicitly uses violence as a means for entertainment or an expected motive of the story (as is so common these days), suspense is rarely created, and you just end up laughing at ridiculous deaths. The fact is, many filmmakers today are impatient and unwilling to create ambience because we are so bombarded with information in our eyes and ears. This film is my personal favorite of the quadrilogy as I believe it demonstrates a truly complete piece of work that need not suffer the complications of prequel and sequel continuity.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best bluray of 2010. 16 Dec 2010
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I was a bit skeptical on hearing this was reelased on bluray as i already had the 9 dvd box set released in 2003 but i read a few reviews of this new BLURAY box set and decided to purchase it even tho i owned the previous DVD set-i wasn't dispointed as the pic and sound is far better than the dvd versions and i loved using the new MU-TH-UR interactive exprience as it made the movie more intresting and i'm a real fan of bonus features and so this new bluray is far superiour to the features on the dvd version-i have got 60 hours of bonus features to sit-down and watch and i have only skipped through aliens,alien 3 and alien ressurection but from what my eyes have seen thier much more remastered than the old DVD versions-they look like brand-new films when you consider ALIEN which was made in 1979..all-in-all a superb and value-for-money bluray box set and a set ideal for bluray geeks like myself..its been reduced now to only 25 so thier is no excuse to not purchase this aamzing box set.(even if you own the 9 disc dvd set)
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83 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aliens-,a must buy 7 April 2012
Format:Blu-ray
This boxset does what it says, its the 4 films on 4 discs with minimal extras. The review from Amazon is a lazy cut and paste job from the 6 disc version. If you are in need of the extensive extras then pay the extra- they are good if you like that sort of stuff. Otherwise this 4 disc set is more than adequate and gives the same HD quality as the other sets. Four excellent films for a tenner? Der!!!! What decision is there to make? Buy them ......buy them now!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alien Anthology Bluray Box Set 28 Feb 2012
By Shaun
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I've not seen the alien films for a few years so this anthology box set is perfect. Looks amazing, sounds amazing and the special features and uncut material blew me away. A must have for any Alien fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Just Perfect :) very very good.
Im a huge fan of alien and i want all the movie :)
One more for my collection.
Published 13 days ago by TelmoSequeira
5.0 out of 5 stars box set
I love the alien anthology box set... it really does set the standards for films and special features,behind the scenes and extras are great and any fans of these films and classic... Read more
Published 1 month ago by glen coles
5.0 out of 5 stars Allien Anthology
a great collection. The first time I've watched so much of the "extra fearures" on a disc. There is so much good stuff there.
Published 1 month ago by Ken
5.0 out of 5 stars :)
really cool set guys all movies have directors cut as well as loads of info really good buy. happy customer.
Published 1 month ago by Robbie
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it
It is one of the best movies I recommend very much because it is quite the classic horror love it
Published 1 month ago by Alia Toama
5.0 out of 5 stars Two amazing films for the price of Four
Ok Alien and Aliens are fantastic films - the latter is a prime example of 80s blend of action film done right

the other two, well...Alien 3 is alright... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rich
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
This was just as requested as needed for a gift. It has yet to be watched but will be soon.
Published 2 months ago by Miss Jackie Dyer
4.0 out of 5 stars It's ALIEN, ALIENS, ALIEN 3 & ALIEN RESSURECTION........ON...
Just read the title......what more do you need to know.
2 of the best films ever made (Alien & Aliens) with 2 other decent films.....on the best format invented (yet! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great boxset
Great boxset for any Aliens fan. We had forgotten how good these films were - especially Aliens (which is a classic).
Published 2 months ago by James Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Discs didn't work but s*** happens eh?
What can I type about these films that hasn't already been typed before? Sigourney owns the set. I love Raymond Cruz from resurrection.
Published 2 months ago by BigAl82
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