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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Kyrsten Brad, Jan 14, 2019.
Will we get 'Aliens' 4K on disc as well?
That release will be complicated since it involves Cameron and now too Disney.
Yeah, that is what I was afraid of.
I could be wrong, but based on some other Cameron titles I can't help to think it gets more complicated for "Aliens" on 4K/UHD.
It's also in the wrong spot. Ripley's supposed to set the auto-destruct after the cocoon scene, when she knows for certain she's the last one alive. In the 2003 cut, she sets it before the cocoon scene.
I think it’s fair for her to assume everyone else is dead before the cocoon scene. She does in the original cut without the scene. Adding the scene doesn’t change her state of mind when she sets the auto-destruct.
I can not wait to see the 4K blu-ray on my Sony OLED!
40th Anniversary of Alien on 4K UHD Blu-ray has been pre ordered! Like I mentioned in my last post I can not wait to see how good this title will look on my Sony XBR55A9F 4K OLED! I expect inky blacks and really nice picture detail. Am also expecting a great sounding audio track as well!
Just got notice that my copy of Alien has just shipped and that is one title I will be watching on my next day off if I receive the movie in time. I will also not hesitate to buy Aliens if and when it arrives on 4K UHD Blu-ray. I want the first two movie on a disc not a digital version.
I actually want them on both formats.
Digital Bits Review.
From the review.
Fox’s Alien: 40th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD release is an absolutely terrific upgrade of the film itself, offering a significant image improvement over the previous Blu-ray release. But the audio options are the same as before, the Blu-ray itself is not remastered, and – features-wise – much content from those previous Blu-ray and DVD editions has been omitted.
On this week's edition of Bill Hunt says something stupid he'll have to retract:
"The Director’s Cut material appears to be upsampled from the 2003 scan of that footage (likely done in 2K)."
The Director's Cut was already scanned in 4k for the 2010 disc.
EDIT: "That includes the Director’s Cut material, which had an oversaturated appearance in the 2003 Blu-ray presentation that many fans found objectionable. The landing gear bay (where Brett searches for Jones), for example, now has a slightly brassy but natural metallic appearance instead of the overly golden tones of the Blu-ray. The Dallas cocoon scene still has a golden/orange look, but it’s not quite so gaudy here."
...was he even watching the Anthology disc? I don't know wth Bill is talking about. Clearly this is why I haven't taken him seriously as a home video critic since the Star Wars trilogy box fiasco. SKIP.
It do think it may be time for Bill Hunt to pack in, but I have read (from other forums) that the picture quality of the "Director's Cut" specific scenes are noticeably inferior.
I am not a fan of the DC, but it's a shame those scenes have gone from getting equal treatment on DVD & Blu-ray to the short shrift on UHD. I see this as just another sign that catalog releases don't warrant the big bucks like they did during DVD's heyday, and I am sure one day this will impact something I actually care about.
On the other hand, if that's what it look to get this at the ridiculously low price of $14.96, then so be it!
Three posts before yours?
The 4K UHD Blu-ray has arrived today and I will be watching it on my Sony A9F OLED! Can not wait for Aliens on 4K UHD Blu-ray!