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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by ijthompson, Jul 27, 2014.
'Ello, wot's all this, then?
'ere, wot is all this?
I guess this is just part of the bigger 35th anniversary plans from Fox:http://dailydead.com/alien-35th-anniversary-plans-include-ripley-action-figure-new-collectibles-video-game/But new transfer? New extras? These are the real questions. I have to assume that it's the transfer from the box set.
Yes, the transfer was great. Maybe 4K? There can't possibly be more extras, can there?
I asked Charles de Lauzirika about that years ago, and he said they pretty much showed us every frame of footage they could find.
All I can think of that's missing is an interview with Yaphet Kotto. CdL said Ian Holm politely declined to be interviewed, but Yaphet was gung-ho. However, their schedules just couldn't align by deadline.
Still, I'll be watching closely!
"There can't possibly be more extras, can there?"Probably the only one I could think of would be the solo audio commentary from Sigourney (or perhaps from Ridley & Sigourney). Maybe some Alien fans have more ideas, though?
I don't know when it's coming but there's a new Alien video game (featuring the Nostromo characters) on the way so maybe this is just a re-release of the existing discs to tie-in with the game?
That game (Alien Isolation, about which I'm very excited, even though I'm not a gamer) is coming out the same day as this blu-ray: October 7. So I bet you're right, until we get something to tell us otherwise.
I know Kotto, Weaver, Skerrit, and Cartwright are all adding their voices to the new "Alien Isolation" video game releasing this October. Perhaps they could add some more input for new special features....or maybe they already have.
"Right". ha, ha
So does mean re-packing ALIEN as same as the previous bluray release or another redo 4K. "What's the story mother?"
The studio's love their anniversaries, i can't see this being anything other than a re-packaging, the last release was from a 4K scan, maybe technology has improved a little but not enough to make me buy it again as i think the current release is good and already has a ton of extra content, mind you i should add never say never, maybe Fox can twist my arm again.
I'm inclined to agree with you. If Creative Assembly/Sega had been scrambling to have their game's release date match Fox's blu-ray, I might have thought otherwise. But in this case, it's the reverse.
Still, it's Alien. So, I'm all ears.
Can't add much more to this discussion than what everybody else above already have -- the supplemental features on the Alien Anthology boxed set are already so exhaustive and comprehensive, there's probably very little new left to say at this point about this particular movie.
Predicting something tying into the upcoming video game, as well (which I'm completely stoked for, on a totally unrelated side-note).
I can't see how they could improve the old transfer (it and Aliens were both remastered in 4k for the Anthology IIRC, Alien 3 and Res weren't because of the added effects). Seems pointless to me.
So we get another unnecessary reissue but no Abyss or True Lies. Enough of this crap.
Or maybe Fox, can put a kittyhugger on you, to change your mind?
For a short while then Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I doubt it will have the THX AC-3 70mm mag track version on bluray, That one is reserved for THX laseridisc.
Yes my sentiment exactly.
Fox, should get serious and stop trying to buy Warner bros for $80 billion that was refused and release THE ABYSS / TRUE LIES.
The upcoming Isolation video game looks very promising. Let's hope that they record new interviews with the cast at least (for the BD).
I am so sick of reissues, not just from Fox but every studio. I know these reissues are apparently money-makers (and a lot of pure profit if all that changes is the packaging) but I sure wish they'd throw a few of the dollars generated by these reissues toward some NEW catalog releases, especially for new releases that are at , or approaching, important anniversary milestones. Sorry for beating a dead horse.....;