Alien (1979) Coming to 4K

Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/horror classic Alien, originally released back in 1979 will celebrate it’s 40th Anniversary by getting an upgrade when it comes to home video.

Originally released to theaters on May 25, 1979 to critical and box office success, Alien sees the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo awakened from their cryo-sleep to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel.

On April 23rd a month ahead of the film’s 40th Anniversary, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing Alien on 4K Ultra HD and 4K Digital HD. The release will include the 1979 Theatrical Version and the 2003 Director’s cut and both versions will include audio commentary from Scott and select cast members.

The entire movie under went 4K restorations with the 4K scans completed at EFilm, supervised by Ridley Scott and Pam Dery and will be the best the film has looked in forty years.

You can check out all of the specifications of the 4K Ultra HD release below.

Alien / 20th Century FOX / 1979

Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto

Alien Synopsis:
In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship.

ALIEN 40th Anniversary Bonus Features:

  • 1979 Theatrical Version
  • 2003 Director’s Cut
  • 2003 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott and the Cast & Crew
  • 1999 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
  • Final Theatrical Isolated Score – Dolby Digital 5.1 (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
  • Composer’s Original Isolated Score – Dolby Digital 5.1 (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
  • Deleted Scenes

ALIEN 40th Anniversary 4K ULTRA HD™ & Blu-ray Specs
Street Date: April 23, 2019
Screen Format: Widescreen 16:9 (2.40:1)
Audio (4K Ultra HD™): English DTS-HD-MA 5.1 / English DTS-HD-MA 4.1 (Theatrical Version Only) / English Surround DTS-HD-MA2 2.0 / Spanish DD 5.1 / French DTS 5.1
Audio (Blu-ray): English DTS-HD-MA 5.1 / English Dolby Digital 4.1 (Theatrical Version Only) / English Surround Dolby Digital 2.0 / Spanish DD 5.1 / French DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English / Spanish / French
U.S. Rating: R for sci-fi violence, gore and language



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