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"Alien" Movies Hit Video in a Set with 45 Hours of Bonus Material


Alien DVD Quadrilogy

"Alien" Quadrilogy

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
The "Alien Quadrilogy" is coming! The nine-disc "Alien" DVD collection, loaded with never-before-available versions of each movie, plus a bonus disc, hits stores on December 2, 2003 from Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring 45 hours of never-before-seen footage, the "Alien Quadrilogy" includes the original theatrical releases of each of the four films in the franchise plus alternate versions of each film and new bonus features including director commentaries, original screen tests, and production footage. Working closely with directors Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, original film editors, and teams from Fox Restoration, Fox Sound, Visual Effects houses, TCFHE and the DVD producer coordinated the restoration of original footage, reconstruction of original audio, new visual effects and foley work, and much more to allow fans to experience the "Alien" franchise as never before.

* The original 1979 theatrical version of "Alien" and the 2003 Director's cut
* An introduction by Director Ridley Scott, Dan O'Bannon, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt and more
* Brand new commentary by Ridley Scott and the technical crew
* Nine brand new documentaries: "Star Beast" -- On developing the "Alien" story; "The Visualists" -- the direction and design of the film; "Truckers In Space" -- Casting the movie; "Fear Of The Unknown" -- Behind the scenes at Shepperton Studios in 1978; "The Darkest Reaches" -- Developing the Nostromo and Alien planet; "The Eight Passenger" -- Creating the Alien; "Future Tense" -- Focusing on the music and editing of "Alien;" "Outward Bound" -- Peering into the film's visual effects; "A Nightmare Fulfilled" -- Reaction to the film's opening
* A Multi-Angle Scene Study on the Chestburster sequence with optional commentary by Ridley Scott and the production team
* Sigourney Weaver's original screen test with optional commentary by Ridley Scott
* Seven deleted scenes with a deleted footage marker and deleted scene index
* The first draft of the screenplay by Dan O'Bannon
* Ridleygrams -- Original thumbnails and sketches by Ridley Scott
* Storyboard Archives
* The Art of "Alien" including a cast portrait gallery, production gallery, the sets of "Alien," H.R. Giger's Workshop, continuity polaroids and VFX gallery
* The original theatrical posters and stills from the premiere

* The original theatrical version -- available for the first time ever on DVD -- and James Cameron's special edition version of "Aliens"
* An introduction by Director James Cameron
* Brand new commentary by James Cameron, Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn, Terry Henn, Lance Henriksen, Gale Anne Hurd, Pat McClung, Bill Paxton, Dennis Skotak, Robert Skotak and Stan Winston
* James Cameron original treatment
* Nine brand new featurettes: "57 Years Later" -- Continuing the saga; "Building Better Worlds" -- From concept to construction; "Preparing For Battle" -- Casting and characterization; "This Time It's War" -- A look back at Pinewood Studios, 1985; "The Risk Always Lives" -- Weapons and action; "Bug Hunt" -- Creature design; "Beauty And The Bitch" -- Power Loader vs. Queen Alien; "Two Orphans" -- Revisiting Sigourney Weaver And Carrie Henn; and "Aliens Unleashed" -- Reaction to the film
* The Art of "Aliens" including conceptual art portfolio, cast portraits, production gallery, continuity polaroids, Stan Winston's workshop, VFX gallery and premiere stills
* Deleted footage marker and deleted scene index
* Multi-angle videomatics with optional commentary by Miniature Effect Supervisor, Pat McClung
* An Easter Egg

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