Alien 4K Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. Evinger

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      Yep, similar for me
      I think it might be a matter of grab the iTunes version first, the steel book a little down the line when the "just out" price has dropped.

      ...And then hope that they DON'T upgrade the "Directors Cut" to 4K
      That would "Cut" Deeply (Pun intended) :)
       
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      I just looked closer at the iTunes (US) offering, & they don't offer the Theatrical & Directors Cut versions separately in the store any longer. There is just the 40th Anniversary offering, which has both versions according to the Blurb. As they are doing a special on it right now, it could be they'll wait until that is done, hoping to lure double dippers like us in, & then upgrade both stand alone versions.
      Just a theory, but....;)
       
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      Excellent review of my favourite film.

      This is a great 4K disc, only downside is no Dolby Vision... having said that it's stunning with "only" HDR.
       
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      Never liked this as much as Aliens, so this may be one of the major releases I skip on 4k

      Asabove will unfortunately be quite a while before Aliens is released on 4k - this and The Abyss are two of my all time favourite films (along with Star Wars....and yes Im old enough to have seen it before they started renaming it lol)
       
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      Thank you for the review it was when the Alien Anthology came out that i finally went from DVD to Blu it may be the case that this film now out may take me to 4K but may wait for the anthology in 4K.
       
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      The blu ray disc set a high standard. I'm still not on the 4K train but if I ever made the jump, this (and The Matrix) will be my first two purchases.
       
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      Make sure you add Blade Runner to that list, it's outstanding.
       
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      You might be waiting a while. Cameron will take an age to approve an HDR pass at Aliens and I can't imagine the new Weyland Yutani - Disney overlords will want to splash out on 4K versions of Alien 3 or Resurrection.

      I still love the story the Alien anthology blu-ray producer told on a podcast about emailing David Fincher's agent to ask for him to come to give his blessing on the re-edit. Fincher sent him a box of matches and told him to burn the prints and camera negative.
       
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      You know i complete forgot about the Disney overlords, there are very good reason's why I like Fincher (besides his excellent movies) & that classic is one of them :smashin:
       
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      Got my copy, had to be disk over streaming for me on this one. Looking forward to this.
       
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      Extremely jealous!
      So far my best 70mm experience has been Dunkirk, also a select few scenes during Interstellar, at the Printworks in Manchester. You know it's somethingspecial when you're making the 2 hour drive for the third time.
       
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      So I've inevitably purchased Alien again. For the fourth time. Superb quality picture and sound. I actually prefer Aliens but in terms of atmosphere, Alien is difficult to beat. I watched this the other night, in the dark and it's still a thrilling experience.
       
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      For me the Alien and Aliens are the best, the rest were crap.

      Does anyone know can you watch both of these movies on ATV on 4k HDR?
       
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      Probably the best 4k release so far for me - it looks stunning. I am one of the few who it seems is able to watch in HDR 10+. Not sure how much difference it makes but it does look incredible.

      Was never as much a fan of Aliens - compared to Alien it always came off as a big, dumb shoot 'em up which substituted brains for action. But hey, that's just me :D
       
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      Provided a great line that is forever being repeated though when picture of spiders are put on the web....

      (I see what I did there....)
       
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      Watched Alien in 4K HDR on ATV very impressive picture quality & sound & a free upgrade from the HD version :thumbsup:

      Will pick the disc up once it’s had a price cut. Aliens is only in HD on iTunes @ the moment.
       
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      Nice review Simon. I must be the only one here who hasn't bought it yet but I will be - just waiting to see if there is anything else on the (very remote) horizon!

      Greatest sci-fi film of all time? Second greatest for me. And second greatest Ridley Scott film as well come to that!
       
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      Nah. I’ve not got it yet either, since i watched it at the flicks recently.

      Never doubted for 1 second that it wouldn't look anything but superb though as it looked pretty amazing on the big screen.

      I’ll pick it up sooner or later for a tenner.
       
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      Weaver's gargantuan beaver in 4k...daunting prospect...
       
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      Oh go on then. I've bought just about every version on every format known to man but i'll bite again. :)
       
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      If ever there were two films to own on 4K these are the two without doubt, outstanding to say the least.
       
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      If ever there were two films to own on 4K these are the two without doubt, outstanding to say the least.
       
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      If there were ever two films to own on 4K...Outstanding to say the least.
       
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      Are you a fan too?

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      My apple 4K tv version has been updated too and that cost me £1.99 at the time.

      The tunnels scenes and the flames do indeed look fantastic for such a old film.
       
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      In the Middle of a GOT season 8 Fest - will check if my Directors cut got some Love as well!

      But....Later!
       
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