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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
- “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


The original theatrical version and a restored pre-release version with more than 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage

Brand new commentary by Cinematographer Alex Thompson, Editor Terry Rawlings, VFX Designers Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., Visual Effects Producer Richard Edlund, and actors Paul McGann and Lance Henriksen

11 new featurettes:
- “Development” – Concluding the story
- “Tales Of The Wooden Planet” – Vincent Ward’s vision
- “Pre-Production III” – The making of Alien 3
- “Xeno-Erotic” – H.R. Giger’s redesign of the Alien creature
- “Production: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three” – Behind-the-scenes on the production of the movie
- “Adaptive Organism” – Creature design
- “Optical Fury” – Visual effects
- “Music, Editing And Sound”
- “Post-Mortem” – A reaction to the film

E.E.V. Bio-Scan – A multi-angle vignette with optional commentary by Alex Gillis

The Art of Alien 3 including conceptual art portfolio, production gallery, and visual effects

Furnace construction time lapse

Storyboard archives


The original theatrical version and an extended cut with alternate opening and ending sequences

An introduction by Director Jean Pierre Jeunet

Brand new commentary by Director Jean Pierre Jeunet, Herve Schneid, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., Pitof, Sylvain Despretz, Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser

First draft of the screenplay by Joss Whedon

11 new featurettes:
- “From The Ashes” – Reviving the story
- “French Twist” – Direction and design
- “Under The Skin” – Casting and characters
- “Death From Below” – Underwater photography
- “In The Zone” – Basketball scene
- “Unnatural Mutation” – Creature design
- “Genetic Mutation” – Creature design
- “Genetic Composition” – A listen to the music
- “Virtual Alien” – Computer generated imagery
- “A Matter Of Scale” – Miniature photography
- “Critical Junction” – A reaction to the film

Multi-angle rehearsal footage

A Mike Carro photo gallery, a conceptual art gallery, VFX gallery, a promotional photo archive and continuity polaroids

Storyboard archives


A brand new Q&A with Ridley Scott

“Experience in Terror” – A promotional featurette from 1979

“Alien Evolution” – Channel 4 U.K. exclusive documentary on Alien

A complete laser disc archive of Alien and Aliens

Original theatrical trailers and TV spots from all four films

“Aliens In The Basement” – Inside the Bob Burns Alien Collection

Dark Horse cover gallery – Anthology of 11 issues of the ALIEN comics

DVD-ROM feature – Script to screen comparisons


Anamorphic 2.35:1


Dolby Digital 5.1


Have heard that when fully opened this stands at 5'4" - which is actually taller than me :D


Originally posted by sandi
Have heard that when fully opened this stands at 5'4" - which is actually taller than me :D

Who told you this?


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Originally posted by Craig @ Movietyme
Who told you this?

Seems to be common knowledge on the internet! I'm assuming a fold out sleeve??? To ber fair even band of brothers is about 2 foot!


Well i have a copy of it in my hands right now and the outer box is the exact same size as the Indiana Jones Box Set.


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on the way from dvdsoon


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can confirm that when the package is fully unfolded that it measures in at 5' 4 " just got my copy from movietyme today - god knows when i'll get to see them though!


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It certainly looks like at least 5 feet.

Basically its the same as 10-11 DVD's placed side to side

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