Ridley Scotts Alien prequel bursts onto Blu-ray Almost as soon as Prometheus, Sir Ridley Scotts long awaited prequel to Alien, made its way on to our cinema screens, fans were wondering when the film would be released on disc and whether it would include any additional footage. Scott has a history of releasing longer versions of his films on Blu-ray and given its rather rushed final reel, Prometheus seemed a perfect subject for the extended treatment. A viral video released just after the films theatrical run included the mysterious number 10.11.12 and many thought this might be the date for the disc launch. Well with Amazon.com and other retailers in the US taking orders for a release date of the 11th of October 2012 (which ties in with the US habit of putting the month first when writing dates), it would seem the viral video was correct. The 11th of October is actually a Thursday which is unusual as most US discs are released on a Tuesday but the good news is that it looks like well be getting Prometheus a few days earlier here in the UK. Amazon.co.uk and other retailers have Prometheus on pre-order for the 8th of October, which matches the usual Monday release date for discs on this side of the pond. So far there has been no official announcement from 20th Century Fox but if Amazon are taking orders for early October then something must be imminent. The box art shown above is only temporary but since the film was shot natively in 3D it will definitely be released in both 2D and 3D versions. No further details have been released yet but based on Scotts previous Blu-ray releases, we can expect a commentary track, a detailed making of documentary and hopefully an extended cut or at least some deleted scenes.