Aliens: SE vs Alien: 20th Anniversary

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  1. JustinT

    JustinT Stunt Coordinator

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    I tried doing a search about these two titles but couldn't find anything comparing the two. What's the difference between the SE and the 20th anniversary? How does the quality compare between the two? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Artur Meinild

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    The main difference between "Alien: 20th Anniversary" and "Aliens: Special Edition" is that they're different movies (the first and second installment in the Alien series). [​IMG]
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    Alien 20th anniversary. Directed by Ridley Scott 1979
    Wonderful disc with commentary, deleted scenes etc. The transfer is quite wonderful for a 20 yr old film.
    Aliens SE Directed by James Cameron 1986.
    Good transfer of the expanded version produced for the laserdisc in the early 90s.
    Theres only been one release of each of these films on DVD and the other two films.
     
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    I understand that they are different movies, but wanted to know why they got different dvd treatment (as opposed to all the Die Hard movies getting the same 5 star treatment, etc). I don't want a comparison of the movies, but a comparison of the actual dvd's. Thanks
     
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    The difference is probably that 1999 wasn't the 20th anniversary of Aliens... [​IMG] The only real difference is that there are fewer extras on the Aliens disc. Both can still be considered Special Editions. As for why, who knows? Cameron doesn't like commentaries, but there are other reasons to choose from: lack of time/money/extra material available/disc space... take your pick.
    [Edited last by Jussi Tarvainen on October 21, 2001 at 04:40 PM]
     
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    The whole set is awesome!! They stand up to even todays standards. The only problem I have with the set is that they didn't do much with ALien 3(most likely cause Fincher didn't want to) and Alien 4 which I heard had over 20-40 minutes cut out of it.
     
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    To me, this set was the turning point for Fox.
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    Alien has an extremely good transfer. Ridley Scott did a commentary that is quite good for the DVD.
    Aliens transfer is alright. The DVD isn't nearly as good as Alien, but it's still pretty good. The 5.1 sound is pretty good though.
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    just posted on digital bits....5-star alien in the works.
     
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