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CONTEST: Win the 'Alien Anthology' Blu-ray Set!

This six-disc set features all four movies and hours upon hours of special features.
Alien Anthology will finally be released on Blu-ray, bringing all four movies in 1080p to high-def shelves everywhere on October 26 and you just know we have to celebrate this massive six-disc set. We have a new contest running and we're giving away copies of this new BD set to our readers. You know these sets will go incredibly fast, so enter this new contest today:

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Alien Anthology Blu-ray Set

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Disc One: Alien




Disc Two: Aliens




Disc Three: Alien 3


  • 1992 Theatrical Version
  • 2003 Special Edition (Restored Workprint Version)
  • Audio Commentary by Cinematographer Alex Thomson, B.S.C., Editor Terry Rawlings, Alien Effects Designers Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., Visual Effects Producer Richard Edlund, A.S.C., Actors Paul McGann and Lance Henriksen
  • Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Elliot Goldenthal
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream


Disc Four: Alien Resurrection




Disc Five: Making the Anthology


In addition to over 12 hours of candid, in-depth documentaries, you now have the ability to go even deeper into Alien Anthology history with nearly five hours of additional video Enhancement Pods created exclusively for this collection, presenting behind-the-scenes footage, raw dailies and interview outtakes from all four films. At topical points in the documentaries, you may access these pods to enhance your experience, or watch them on their own from the separate Enhancement Pod index.

The Beast Within: Making Alien

  • Star Beast: Developing the Story
  • The Visualists: Direction and Design
  • Truckers in Space: Casting
  • Fear of the Unknown: Shepperton Studios, 1978
  • The Darkest Reaches: Nostromo and Alien Planet
  • The Eighth Passenger: Creature Design
  • Future Tense: Editing and Music
  • Outward Bound: Visual Effects
  • A Nightmare Fulfilled: Reaction to the Film
  • Enhancement Pods


Superior Firepower: Making Aliens

  • 57 Years Later: Continuing the Story
  • Building Better Worlds: From Concept to Construction
  • Preparing for Battle: Casting and Characterization
  • This Time It's War: 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: Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn
  • The Final Countdown: Music, Editing and Sound
  • The Power of Real Tech: Visual Effects
  • Aliens Unleashed: Reaction to the Film
  • Enhancement Pods


Wreckage and Rage: Making Alien 3

  • Development Hell: Concluding the Story
  • Tales of the Wooden Planet: Vincent Ward's Vision
  • Stasis Interrupted: David Fincher's Vision
  • Xeno-Erotic: H.R. Giger's Redesign
  • The Color of Blood: Pinewood Studios, 1991
  • Adaptive Organism: Creature Design
  • The Downward Spiral: Creative Differences
  • Where the Sun Burns Cold: Fox Studios, L.A. 1992
  • Optical Fury: Visual Effects
  • Requiem for a Scream: Music, Editing and Sound
  • Post-Mortem: Reaction to the Film
  • Enhancement Pods


One Step Beyond: Making Alien Resurrection

  • From the Ashes: Reviving the Story
  • French Twist: Direction and Design
  • Under the Skin: Casting and Characterization
  • Death from Below: Fox Studios, Los Angeles, 1996
  • In the Zone: The Basketball Scene
  • Unnatural Mutation: Creature Design
  • Genetic Composition: Music
  • Virtual Aliens: Computer Generated Imagery
  • A Matter of Scale: Miniature Photography
  • Critical Juncture: Reaction to the Film
  • Enhancement Pods
  • MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience to Access and Control Enhancement Pods


Disc Six: The Anthology Archives


Alien

Pre-Production
  • First Draft Screenplay by Dan O'Bannon
  • Ridleygrams: Original Thumbnails and Notes
  • Storyboard Archive
  • The Art of Alien: Conceptual Art Portfolio
  • Sigourney Weaver Screen Tests with Select Director Commentary
  • Cast Portrait Gallery


Production
  • The Chestbuster: Multi-Angle Sequence with Commentary
  • Video Graphics Gallery
  • Production Image Galleries
  • Continuity Polaroids
  • The Sets of Alien
  • H.R. Giger's Workshop Gallery


Post-Production and Aftermath
  • Additional Deleted Scenes
  • Image & Poster Galleries
  • Experience in Terror
  • Special Collector's Edition LaserDisc Archive
  • The Alien Legacy
  • American Cinematheque: Ridley Scott Q&A
  • Trailers & TV Spots


Aliens

Pre-Production
  • Original Treatment by James Cameron
  • Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Videomatics with Commentary
  • Storyboard Archive
  • The Art of Aliens: Image Galleries
  • Cast Portrait Gallery


Production
  • Production Image Galleries
  • Continuity Polaroids
  • Weapons and Vehicles
  • Stan Winston's Workshop
  • Colonial Marine Helmet Cameras
  • Video Graphics Gallery
  • Weyland-Yutani Inquest: Nostromo Dossiers


Post-Production and Aftermath
  • Deleted Scene: Burke Cocooned
  • Deleted Scene Montage
  • Image Galleries
  • Special Collector's Edition LaserDisc Archive
  • Main Title Exploration
  • Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright
  • Trailers & TV Spots


Alien 3

Pre-Production
  • Storyboard Archive
  • The Art of Arceon
  • The Art of Fiorina


Production
  • Furnace Construction: Time-Lapse Sequence
  • EEV Bioscan: Multi-Angle Vignette with Commentary
  • Production Image Galleries
  • A.D.I.'s Workshop


Post-Production and Aftermath
  • Visual Effects Gallery
  • Special Shoot: Promotional Photo Archive
  • Alien 3 Advance Featurette
  • The Making of Alien 3 Promotional Featurette
  • Trailers & TV Spots


Alien Resurrection

Pre-Production
  • First Draft Screenplay by Joss Whedon
  • Test Footage: A.D.I. Creature Shop with Commentary
  • Test Footage: Costumes, Hair and Makeup
  • Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Rehearsals
  • Storyboard Archive
  • The Marc Caro Portfolio: Character Designs
  • The Art of Resurrection: Image Galleries


Production
  • Production Image Galleries
  • A.D.I.'s Workshop


Post-Production and Aftermath


Anthology

  • Two Versions of Alien Evolution
  • The Alien Saga
  • Patches and Logos Gallery
  • Aliens 3D Attraction Scripts and Gallery
  • Aliens in the Basement: The Bob Burns Collection
  • Parodies
  • Dark Horse Cover Gallery
  • Patches and Logos Gallery
  • MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience

Alien was released May 25th, 1979 and stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Bolaji Badejo. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.

Aliens was released July 18th, 1986 and stars Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein. The film is directed by James Cameron.

Alien 3 was released May 22nd, 1992 and stars Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann, Brian Glover, Ralph Brown, Danny Webb, Christopher John Fields. The film is directed by David Fincher.

Alien Resurrection was released November 26th, 1997 and stars Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott, Kim Flowers, Dan Hedaya. The film is directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.


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  1. Josh

    I tried to win it from the IGN Digigods podcast, but it didn't happen. Help me out, MovieWeb?

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  2. Cgmg12483

    This Alien Anthology blu ray set has got me out on the hunt to get one of my own. This has to be the one blu ray box set to get if you only buy one set a year. You have to spoil yourself with this. The art work on the box is just so amazing in it's own that the Alien is a league of its own. I've got over 400 blu ray movies in my collection and lots of box sets. I'm not a big fan of netflixs or streaming movies. I would rather have the actual movie of something so that I could watch over and over again and having that kind of set makes it all worth wild. Even watching the movies doesn't get boring there's always something new I'm finding in older movies that I didn't see the first time. They just don't make them like they used to

    4 years agoby @cgmg12483Flag

  3. Jtrinc

    I am a huge fan of the whole series and have never had the chance to own these movies on any format. Getting them on blu-ray would be incredible!

    4 years agoby @jtrincFlag

  4. Tomgallaugher

    ew BD set

    4 years agoby @tomgallaugherFlag

  5. Avatarfan018

    Love these movies and James Cameron he is AMAZING!!

    4 years agoby @avatarfan018Flag

  6. tex2309

    love these things

    4 years agoby @tex2309Flag

  7. Bodman

    Sweet Sci-Fi!

    4 years agoby @bodmanFlag

  8. Josh

    When is the winner chosen?

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  9. junkkow

    My son would LOVE this!!

    4 years agoby @junkkowFlag

  10. Skart87

    My nerdy-geeky side just exploded when I saw this...Any overworked med school student deserves to have some break time while watching this!! ^_~

    4 years agoby @skart87Flag

  11. Rbenson1011

    Not that I dont love the Alien anthology myself, but Im trying to win this for my older brother who has this blu-ray box set on his xmas list. Cant afford to get him this, but certainly would love to win it for him so I can be the best sister in the world come xmas time! I grew up around the Alien franchise because my mom was a HUGE fan as well. She had a face hugger plush, haha!

    4 years agoby @rbenson1011Flag

  12. Jseels

    Oh my gosh, this is a fantastic prize. I would love to win this prize.

    4 years agoby @jseelsFlag

  13. Ponczek007

    Best I can do is tell my experiences with the series. This is a series that I grew up with. I saw the first Alien film at the perfect, mature age of 8. The movie was a roller coaster ride for me, and has come to be one of the films that i appreciate the most.
    I first saw it on the USA network; they showed a lot more movies back then. USA didn't syndicate all 1,475,976,376 episodes of Law and Order back then and they had less shows made by them too. On the USA network if it were a weekend, nothing but movies would be on. Back then it was my favorite channel and for some strange reason they showed somewhat soft-core porn, edited for TV. I don't understand that to this day. But mainly, the channel showed movies.
    I remember watching them travel to this planet and routing around. My mom noticed I was watching and decided to watch with me. I remember she had this look on her face that could only be translated to "He has no idea"
    So I'm watching and they visit the Space jockey. Then we see the egg room. Which looked nightmarish back then and looks nightmarish to this day it is trully one of the set pieces that isn't outdated. Then suddenly WHAP! the face-hugger flies out of the eggs and on to John Hurt's face. An alien that sticks itself to your face, this didn't make sense to me but it was a scary idea. Much like a spider or some bug you hate just wrapping itself all over you, uuuuggghhh. As a kid this stuff was great but I didn't understand at all what was going on. Then the dinner scene came around...
    There they were all eating dinner and it appeared to me that john hurt was choking. I was wrapped in some weird orange blanket we used to have and my mom advised me to hide under that blanket. I said, "I know he's just choking I'll be fine." She assured that he was not choking and to hide under the covers. I thought ok but I still think he's choking. So I hid under that itchy ass blanket and was sitting in there thinking, he's just choking, he's just choking. I hear them all trying to help him and I'm thinking, "Just do the Heimlich maneuver." I watched a lot of rescue 911 back then so I damn well knew how to save a choking victim at 8 years old.
    Then suddenly I started hearing weird sounds that didn't suggest choking. The director describes these as the sounds of his internal organs and ribs being crushed and torn through...so to an 8 year old this was very disturbing to hear without seeing what was going on. Then I hear this mushy explosion and I hear this ear piercing screeching. I thought "Oh my god he's not choking!!!! Not choking at all!!!" Then I hear silence and my mom tells me it's all-ok. I may have been 8 years old but the next thing I said was "Holy sh*t! What the f*ck just happened here!" And she explained this little creature thing burst out of this guy's stomach. Ohhhhhhh, wonderful!
    This was when the movie took off, and just like "Jaws" I was waiting to see that creature. Sure I've seen the action figures everywhere in the toy store but I have not seen it in the cinematic sense. For the last hour of the film I was just thrown everywhere, there was the first drop when I first see the Alien in all its glory. Then there were the twists and turns and the inversions. Trying to escape something in such a small space added a lot to even as an 8 year old. In haunted houses all you got to do is leave and the ghosts try to make it difficult. In a space ship in the middle of space where no one can here you scream there is no escape. This was so exciting as a child. I got my action figures; I had some Teenage Mutant ninja turtle creature action figures. I used one of them to represent my own little alien and I replayed that movie as i remembered it over and over and over.
    I didn't see the movie again for a while; I think it was a year or two. All the other sequels were never shown; Alien 3 was just released in the theater at the time so only the second one would be shown on TV.
    Finally the alien series got the DVD treatment. The family had its very first computer, which contained a DVD player. So it was also our first DVD player and I was sooooo excited. I was finally able to see the rest of the series as I was old enough to get them and had the capability of watching them.
    Aliens I knew had the reputation for being a very worthy sequel and even earned Sigroney Weaver an Oscar nomination, which is incredibly bizarre and rare for a Sci-Fi Horror film. Aliens tends to be the one out of the series people my age favor, I don't like to pick favorites in this series. It's like choosing which child you love the most. The third one works great as a standalone film and really has a brooding tone to it that is unique in any movie much less and alien film. The fourth tends to be the most off putting because of the blockbuster European art house blend the film has. I don't blame people for it, but it is for a special crowd of people like me. I've always said the worst alien is far superior to the average creature feature. So nay Sayers can just suck on that.

    4 years agoby @ponczek007Flag

  14. James L. Edwards

    I've been holding off on going Blu for a while now, looking for a reason to convince the wife that we need to upgrade. An $80.00 bad ass Alien Anthology set sure would do the trick. Help me out MovieWeb, pretty please?

    4 years agoby @james-l-edwardsFlag

  15. Josh

    Oh my god, what an amazing set. I've been holding off on buying the series on DVD because I knew it would hit BluRay soon, and now that I've seen the set I must have it! I still consider Alien the greatest monster movie/creature horror film of all time.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  16. Jeremy Fareas

    The Alien series has been the foundation of my love for movies. It was been an epicenter of conversations and friendships in my life. For instance, all through out my childhood, I used to have Alien action figure wars with all the neighboring kids and always told them I automatically won because I owned the Alien Queen figure. I named my cat Jonsey (Ripley's cats name in the series), also renamed my bedroom, designed it like a fort and called it LV-426 (alien home planet). I also wasn't allowed to watch all of Alien 3, because apparently there was nudity. All this geekiness has carried well into my adulthood. I need this new Blu-Ray set because I believe it's important to show friends/family/future generations this amazing cinematic milestone and inspire them and help spark that special nerd-dom in someone like it did for me. And let them scream in terror/joy, and even scream in space....where no one will hear them.

    4 years agoby @jeremy-fareasFlag

  17. Dadzor

    I saw Alien one afternoon when I was a Freshman in University. I was in a near-empty theatre, and every now and then I would look around to make sure I wasn't alone. I walked into the washroom after the movie, and over the urinal there was a heating duct and a large grate. After seeing the movie, there was no way I was staying under that grate with my junk hanging out, waiting for a alien to pounce! I zipped up, went into a stall and finished my business there. Needless to say, the movie scared the **** out of me.

    That setting, with all the tubes and pipes and such looked so "alien" to me it reminded me of being inside some huge creature. The fact that I got only scary glimpses of the alien all the way through, added to the movie score made it the scariest movie I had ever seen. The most interesting thing about this is in an era of slasher movies that were all about gore, Alien was about edge-of-your-seat suspense. I saw it several times after that, and unlike many so-called horror movies I have seen, there was no one laughing in the theatre during that movie. And you know what... it is still the scariest movie I have ever seen!

    On a personal note, my wife was pregnant some years later and was due within a few weeks. Alien came on TV and I persuaded her to watch it with me. We got as far as the scene where the alien broke through John Hurt's body. At that point, she screamed, her water broke, and she went into labour. She likes to say that the movie literally scared the life out of her.

    To say the movie, Alien had an impact on our lives is an understatement.

    4 years agoby @dadzorFlag

  18. Beth Burden

    I should win it because I'm Ripley and the alien is about ready to pop out of my gut...this movie will show me what to do. I love this Anthology!!!

    4 years agoby @beth-burdenFlag

  19. QUYBOB

    Great sweeps!

    4 years agoby @quybobFlag

  20. Jdnorthwest

    I've been waiting for these to come out on Blu-Ray. I can't wait to watch the chest explode, the metal melt and the fiery dive all over again. And when my kids get old enough to watch it again with them and make sure they know that long-distance space hauler driving jobs are never a good idea.

    4 years agoby @jdnorthwestFlag

  21. Sebastian1987

    I remember when I first saw Alien movie on TV I was just a kid and it was Alien 3.
    Just as the movie started I couldn't take my eyes off it until the end, after I've seen the whole movie I was so scared that I couldn't sleep all night, which was a good thing since day after I had a math exam and I had to study through the night to pass the exam, didn't study earlier because I'm lazy by nature :) Managed to learn it and pass it.
    Soon I've found out that there's a bunch more of Aliens movies. Loved the swarm of aliens, mother queen, spacecraft with alien eggs and space jockeys. All of the films were and still are so f*cking awesome.
    Who ever gets this pack is a really lucky person, becuase this is one of the best series of sci-fi, horror films and cinematic achievements.

    4 years agoby @sebastian1987Flag

  22. Shinjiikari1984

    I want to see what briliant resoration they've done using the high defintion tehonolgy, it'd be like actually having a chance to see it in the theaters, I especially would apreciate seeing the work that James Cameron mentioned doing on aliens. It'd be the best experience for these classic movies

    4 years agoby @shinjiikari1984Flag

  23. Robbiey

    Whoa, Alien on blu-ray? Awesome. Yup, I've bought this quadrilogy twice on DVD as well as many others. Die-hard fans like us deserve a free upgrade. Please hook me up!

    4 years agoby @robbieyFlag

  24. Scavengerjoe

    OK, I admit it, gotta have the set so I wont be so home sick, I do really miss the family.

    4 years agoby @scavengerjoeFlag

  25. Canneryrowdoc

    $ 80 ?! I bought this twice on dvd already, how about a free upgrade?

    4 years agoby @canneryrowdocFlag

  26. hihodiddily

    I'm one broke ass mofo, a huge Alien fan and would love to win this set. If it helps, Movie web is truly the best site for movie news. May the best man win.

    4 years agoby @messiahbolicalFlag

  27. LuxoIII

    Oh, and I am going to be a film student when I start college next year. The all-aspects-covered bonus features are needed along with the classes, the perfect way for me to learn exactly how a wildly-successful film series is made.

    4 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  28. Darthdrunk37

    The alien-saga blu-ray triliogy must be mine, because i want anything epic and science-fiction on blu-ray and i'm a die-hard collector!!!

    4 years agoby @darthdrunk37Flag

  29. Bodman

    let the acid flow...

    4 years agoby @bodmanFlag

  30. LuxoIII

    The Alien saga is the perfect sci-fi and horror franchise. They show that there are things in this universe that mankind is not meant to interfere with, boundaries that are not meant to be crossed and when they are, the consequences can be disastrous and terrifying. Being a huge fan of this series for years, waiting for that pitch-perfect set to match the perfect series, I think that my waiting has finally paid off. My waiting should be rewarded by winning this contest. I rest my case.

    4 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  31. MOVIE MAGE

    As a student of cinema, it would be most prudent to own such a collection particularly for the reputation that precedes it. Of all film anthologies, this is one of few that is rich in detail and provides a comprehensive and step-by-step analysis of the production process for each film. Bonus features notwithstanding, this series is also a cinematic rarity considering its content and genre, and yet, its dedication to story. Beyond mere entertainment value, The Alien Anthology is truly an experience worth owning.

    4 years agoby @moviemageFlag

  32. Tomgallaugher

    Blu-ray Set

    4 years agoby @tomgallaugherFlag

  33. Movielover55

    I love these movies! I would love to own! This set is insanely awesome!

    4 years agoby @movielover55Flag

  34. Bruiser78

    Aliens are crazy! I wanna win!

    4 years agoby @bruiser78Flag

  35. Dan

    I already own these 4 from that Quadrilogy set that came out a while back.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  36. Dave Kay

    This is an AWESOME contest! This set should be mine because I finally broke down and bought a BLU-ray player and this would be the ultimate first boxset of my collection. Plus I am stuck in bed recuperating from serious surgery and I'd love nothing more than to watch all six discs over a weekend! Please pick me!

    4 years agoby @dave-kayFlag

  37. Ashsmart22

    Cort Kern

    I would really go nuts if i won this, I am unemployed now and cannot afford to buy and much less i am 32 and no one in my family likes these movies but I do! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PICK ME!!!

    4 years agoby @ashsmart22Flag

  38. Draktyr

    I wanna remember them as "R" rated, before FOX force feeds us the "Pg-13" rated Prequel!

    4 years agoby @draktyrFlag

  39. James17

    Who doesn't love the alien movies they are freaking awesome

    4 years agoby @zombie14Flag

  40. bizkit5

    My wife is the biggest aliens fan, she has the little alien vs. predator action figure set! She's been waiting for this to come out for a long time now, and since our anniversary is coming soon, if I win this, this could be an amazing gift for her! I BETTER WIN! lol

    4 years agoby @bizkit5Flag

  41. Drewski37

    I would love to see these movies on blu-ray they would be fantastic! i hope i will win!

    4 years agoby @drewski37Flag

  42. Lajos Dioszegi

    This has to be mine for only one reason: Blu-ray is better than DVD. Thank you :)

    4 years agoby @lajos-dioszegiFlag

  43. CelluloidDreams

    I want this so bad i could taste it!!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  44. Shadow_Lord

    I AM A HUGE SCI-FI/HORROR/MONSTER/ALIEN AFICIONADO!! BUT I DON'T OWN THIS AWESOME ALIEN BLU-RAY SET! IF YOU SET ME UP WITH IT, I WILL REFER ALL OF MY FRIENDS TO YOUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE! THANKS FOR HOSTING THE GIVEAWAY!

    4 years agoby @shadow-lordFlag

  45. SpideR-OnE

    nice !!!!

    4 years agoby @spider-oneFlag

  46. slysnide

    Virutally a duplicate of the 2003 "Alien Quadrilogy" 9-Disc DVD Set, minus the "enhancement pods."

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  47. bnchile

    this is just bad@$$ and in need of being among my other dvd box sets. Hook me up and ill be in your debt, or something like that.

    4 years agoby @bnchileFlag

  48. slyjai

    I have the Alien Legacy boxset, the Alien Quadrilogy & the Alien Head to go with it. This would be a great companion piece to go with my collection, together with the Predalien figurine & the Predator Head! I am most humbly requesting from your good selves to be declared one of the winners of this phenomenal set!

    4 years agoby @slyjaiFlag

  49. Debra

    This movie is still scary even after all these years: a DVD classic for the home collection.

    4 years agoby @debra-deleoneFlag

  50. Witchblade

    I want that cool box! I love all theses films.

    4 years agoby @witchbladeFlag

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