Alien Series -- When to buy?

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  1. Adam_WM

    Adam_WM Screenwriter

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    I was thinking about purchasing the whole Alien/Aliens/Alien 3/Alien Resurrection box set. Are these worth getting? Are there better editions that are not in the box set? Are there new versions coming out?
     
  2. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    I can only recommend this set... Each DVD gives a superb presentation of the movies, and there are good extras for the first two...

    I think an "Alien: 5 star collection" is scheduled for later this year, but I'm quite satisfied with the current set.
     
  3. DavidY

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    I just bought mine recently...it was too cheap to ignore.
    Here in Canada, I heard that Walmart was recently selling the boxset for CDN$65 (~US$41) plus taxes. I bought mine (CDN$72) plus another cheap DVD from a Canadian online dealer, http://www.hmv.com with a CDN$15 off CDN$80 coupon for the month of January. Bottom line for the Legacy set was ~CDN$72 (US$45). [​IMG]
    Dave
     
  4. JonathanSimpson

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    adam is your dvd player multi-region?

    jonathan
     
  5. Adam_WM

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    No. my DVD is just region 1.
     
  6. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    When the existing box set came out nearly 2 years ago, DVD player sales jumped because of this set.

    These disks should be the defacto-standard for all DVD's. Wonderful commentary, behind the scenes, 10 deleted scenes for Alien, and it really shows how DVD can take a 20 year old movie and make it shine.

    There are less and less extras as you move through the disks, but I strongly recommend the set. You are missing out if you liked the movies. (Can you tell this is one of my favorites?)
     
  7. JonathanSimpson

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    adam that truly is unfortunate as the alien legacy r1 that is currently available does not include the fifth disc including the documentary this was only available for a limited time through a mail in offer whereas r1/r4 have the alien legacy fifth disc included in the box set. there are alot of rumours that the upcoming alien 5 star collection (not 100% confirmed but a lot of talk on the many wonderful dvd forums out there ) will include the the documentary i for one would love fox to include the mark kermode documentary that he produced for channel 4 in uk (broadcast about a year ago? i think about then) and i do have hope as kermode is known for his awesome documentaries on (the exorcist, the upcoming blade runner disc) which have been warner brothers titles, but also the poughkeepsie shuffle on the french connection 5 star collection which is a fox title, so i think there may be hope. so i guess the moral of the story is if you want the most complete version of the alien legacy boxset you have to go with another zone unless you are prepared to pay the (crazy prices some of the jokers are selling the r1 version for on e-bay). so it is up to you adam as who is to say what will truly happen in the future regarding theses titles? peter staddon?

    jonathan
     
  8. Josh_Hill

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    Get this series. Its worth it. I saw it at Sams for $49.
     
  9. JonathanSimpson

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    adam, have you come to a decision yet on the boxed set? just curious.

    jonathan
     
  10. Brian Ralph

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    You can also get them individually from Columbia House as enrollment selections.
     
  11. Adam_WM

    Adam_WM Screenwriter

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    I'd like to get them and I will eventually. Screw that 5th disc. I'll survive without it. AS for enrollment to Columbia House, I'm already a member.

    Maybe when I get some spare cash.
     
  12. Guy_K

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    I'm conflicted about getting this one because of the 5 star edition coming out, and the additional film in the alien series going into production.
     
  13. Adam_WM

    Adam_WM Screenwriter

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    you mean Aliens vs. predator?

    There's no use waiting because we would then have to wait for an Alien/Aliens/Alien3/Alien Resurrection/Predator/Predator2/Aliens vs. predator Box...

    Phew
     

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