Alien Anniversary

Alien

Fox Home Entertainment should be in the farming business as they’re experts at milking cash cows, i.e., Alien (1979), this time a re-re-re-release coming at you in a slick new art-y box packaged as a 35th Anniversary Edition with some re-purposed “extras” to get you to buy it again. (Goes on sale October 7, 2014. Price depends on which version you want. Warning – they have ‘em all.)

Dang. And now I’m about to buy into Alien again. (What the hell is wrong with me?) I bought the movie ticket. I bought the VHS. I bought the DVD. I bought the Blu-ray™. I bought the extended version w/deleted scenes. I bought the box set. I bought the limited edition Quadrilogy hi-def in-yer-Matrix box set. Crap, I could own my own Nostromo salvage vessel by now with all the money I’ve shelled out for this thing.

Alien

Here’s the other wallet-draining “jewels” you get with this version…

Special Features:

• Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Cast and Crew

• Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (Theatrical Version Only)

• Introduction by Ridley Scott (Director’s Cut Only)

• Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith

• Composers Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith

• Deleted and Extended Scenes

Collectibles:

• A reprint of the original Alien illustrated comic.

• All-new, collectible art cards as a tribute to the late H.R. Giger.

In case you forgot: “When the crew of the space-tug Nostromo responds to a distress signal from a barren planet, they discover a mysterious life form that breeds within human hosts. The acid-blooded extraterrestrial proves to be the ultimate adversary as crew members battle to stay alive and prevent the deadly creature from reaching Earth.”

Alien

I remember the first time I saw Alien in a movie theater. I didn’t blink once, even while shoveling fists full of hydrogenated oiled popcorn down my space yap. When the alien finally jumped out, I spontaneously, possibly willfully and symbolically crapped my pants. And this is why to this day I am not allowed back in the Admiral Theatre. (Not cool behavior for a teenager alledgedly house-broken since the sixth grade.)

Admiral Theatre

2 Responses to “Alien Anniversary”

  1. brianpjoynt Says:

    Great post. I feel ya, bro. I bought all those, too. Every edition, every version. The sad thing is I’ll buy this one, as well. And also every other horror-themed box set coming out in the next few months. There are A LOT.

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