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rated 8.5, 8.5, 6.3 & 6.2 on IMDb
1080p in AVC on SIX 50gb discs
DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio
are out of this world! (pun intended)
– 1979, 1986, 1992 & 1997 (respectively)
– 116, 137, 115 & 109 minutes (respectively)
Overall Verdict – A TRICK But Definite TREAT
— Review written by: Justin Sluss —
The Movies Themselves included “Alien” from 1979, “Aliens” from 1986, “AlienÂ³” from 1992, and “Alien Resurrection” from 1997. I’ll be discussing each a tad bit first individually below and then at the very bottom discussing the whole box set (“Alien” franchise) of films and the actual Blu-ray Disc release itself.
“Alien” from 1979 was Directed by Ridley Scott. The screenplay was written by Dan O’Bannon and later Ronald Shusett came on to help with the story. The characters and cast for this, the first film are as follows: “Ripley” (played by Sigourney Weaver), “Dallas” (played by Tom Skerritt), “Lambert” (played by Veronica Cartwright), “Brett” (played by Harry Dean Stanton), “Parker” (played by Yaphet Kotto), “Ash” (played by Ian Holm) and “Kane” (played by John Hurt).
“Aliens” from 1986 was Directed by James Cameron. The screenplay was also written by James Cameron who adapted it to story with David Giler & Walter Hill. The characters and cast for this, the second film are as follows: “Ellen Ripley” (yet again played by Sigourney Weaver), “Bishop” (played by Lance Henriksen), “Carter Burke” (played by Paul Reiser), “Cpl. Dwayne Hicks” (played by Michael Biehn), “Pvt. Hudson” (played by Bill Paxton), “Lt. Gorman” (played by William Hope), “Pvt. Vasquez” (played by Jenette Goldstein), “Sgt. Apone” (played by Al Matthews), “Pvt. Drake” (played by Mark Rolston), “Pvt. Frost” (played by Ricco Ross), “Pvt. Spunkmeyer” (played by Daniel Kash), and “Newt” (played by Carrie Henn).
“AlienÂ³” from 1992 was Directed by David Fincher. The screenplay was written by David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson, with the story written by Vincent Ward. The characters and cast for this, the third film, are as follows: “Ellen Ripley” (yet again played by Sigourney Weaver), “Dillon” (played by Charles S. Dutton), “Jonathan Clemens” (played by Charles Dance), “Harold Andrews” (played by Brian Glover), “Aaron” (played by Ralph Brown), “Golic” (played by Paul McGann), “Morse” (played by Danny Webb), and “David” (played by Pete Postlethwaite).
“Alien: Resurrection” from 1997 was Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The screenplay was written by Joss Whedon. The characters and cast for this, the fourth film, are as follows: “Ellen Ripley” (yet again played by Sigourney Weaver), “Annalee Call” (played by Winona Ryder), “Vriess” (played by Dominique Pinon), “Johner” (played by Ron Perlman), “Christie” (played by Gary Dourdan), “Gen. Martin Perez” (played by Dan Hedaya), “Dr. Mason Wren” (played by J.E. Freeman), “Dr. Jonathan Gediman” (played by Brad Dourif), “Vincent Distephano” (played by Raymond Cruz), “Frank Elgyn” (played by Michael Wincott), “Sabra Hillard” (played by Kim Flowers), and “Purvis” (played by Leland Orser).
Personally, I like all four of these films in their own ways but I prefer the first two obviously over the others. In fact, here’s my ratings for the films. I give “Alien” a perfect “5 Star Rating” for film itself. I give “Aliens” a (yet another) perfect “5 Star Rating” for film itself. I give “AlienÂ³” a pretty decent “3.5 Star Rating” for film itself. Finally, I give “Alien: Resurrection” a solid “4 Star Rating” for film itself.
A lot of people aren’t too happy here with FOX‘s decision to bundle these four films together in a (roughly) $90 box set. Most consumers would have honestly rather they opted for individual releases but there are those “die-hard” fans of the franchise and those like myself that are willing to pay the price of the box set just to own the first two films in their best quality to-date. There’s tons, I mean tons, over 50 hours in fact of bonus materials included too. So, I think fans of the franchise are going to love the fact all the previous DVD and Laserdisc materials have been ported over, as well as the “Director’s Cut” or “Special Edition” of each film. Now having presented both the negative aspects of this box set (from a consumer stand-point) and the positive aspects of it (from a reviewer stand-point) I think it’s very safe to say that my overall verdict here is one of my personal favorites to-date, “A TRICK But Definite TREAT” — meaning it’s a trick to get you to buy all four films but a definite treat regardless if you even like all four. Now having said that, if you haven’t already picked this box set up, I suggest you do and see what you’re missing. If you’re one of the few out there who have never seen the first two films, I totally suggest you check this out to just give these Sci-Fi / Horror films on Blu-ray Disc a chance. It’s well worth the 90 bucks, especially, especially to fans. Kudos to the folks at FOX on a job very well done.
Video Quality on each film is in full 1080p using the AVC MPEG-4 codec on a BD-50 (50 gigabyte dual-layered Blu-ray Disc) in a variety of 2.35:1 and 1.85:1 aspect ratios — spanning across FOUR discs for the films and SIX discs total. Discs 5 and 6 are used for bonus materials.
Disc 1 uses 45.1GB total. Disc 2 uses 46.5GB total. Disc 3 uses 43.4GB total.
Disc 4 uses 44.9GB total. Disc 5 uses 46.4GB total. Disc 6 uses 39.4GB total.
Ridley Scott claims (in the included booklet) that FOX gave his film a new Hi-Def transfer and audio restoration of sorts; although he doesn’t mention the specifics the other films received, he just hints that “it’s just a taste” of that to come. Scott is totally right here, as his first film the 1979 “Alien” shows its age but still look amazingly good (for that age) and has for sure received a very meticulous Hi-Def transfer and touches up at least, if not full-fledged restoration. The 1986 James Cameron directed “Aliens” shows less age and is also presented in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio; whereas the first film was presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, so you’ll immediately notice a visual difference there as well as with detail. I’ll describe more of this specifically for each film below.
Presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, this transfer (likely actually restoration) holds a perfect amount of film grain and a perfectly solid (ink-like) black level. This 1979 classic, in both the original theatrical cut and in the “Director’s Cut” holds an amazing amount of new-found detail that is heightened by the perfectly solid black level (mentioned before). Close-ups look downright incredible here, in regards to detail. This is for sure the THE BEST that this film has EVER looked and does it complete justice visually. Things are kept completely true to the original visual style that director Ridley Scott and his DP (director of photography), along with set and costume design members of the crew had envisioned and essentially created. The color palette here is the most vibrant out of all of the films included in this box set of the franchise. Still it’s not quite the most vibrant color palette you’ll ever see, as it’s a tiny bit subdued to fit a Sci-Fi and outer space theme visually and the fleshtones are pretty accurate here thanks to that.
There’s really absolutely nothing to complain about here visually as it doesn’t really appear that much, if any DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) or EE (Edge Enhancement) filters were used on this. It seems to have just got a lot of attention to its Hi-Def transfer. In fact, I’d say it got the most out of these four films, with the second film getting (obviously) second as much attention. This serves as a great example of how good a 1979 film can look 31 years later when it debuts on Blu-ray Disc and leaves me very, very excited for the 2011 release of the “Star Wars” films — which also started out in the late ’70s. This film (“Alien“) earns a perfect “5 Star Rating” for overall video quality and is sure to leave fans absolutely pleased with their purchase of this box set — even if they dislike any of the other films, it’s worth it to own this excellent version of the film.
Presented in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, there is a perfect amount of film once again here, as well as a solid black level. Also, just as with the first film, this bares a really nice new-found amount of detail; especially in close-up shots. The color palette is pretty vibrant, with the orange of Jones the cat early on making for a great example. Fleshtones are accurate here, with some nice exhibits of this seen in facial close-ups about 7 minutes into the film. There are really no complaints to be held here, as the Hi-Def presentation of the second film (“Aliens“) easily earns yet another impressive and perfect “5 Star Rating” for overall video quality.
Presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, this transfer does hold a good amount of detail visually, especially in close-ups, but at the same time, this film feels “softer” in comparison to the first two films in this box-set release. There is a good amount of film grain present which is nice, but there are also artifacts remaining, such as hairs, dirt, and such on the film print that have not been cleaned-up. Obviously, this film did not get a “restoration” — hell, it was released in 1992. The black level is, for the most part, solid (though, worth noting, it does present some flaws about 16 minutes into the film’s runtime); the color palette is extremely dull and drained of vibrancy; however, this was the filmmaker’s particular visual style, and the intent within the production design. Fleshtones are somewhat accurate, but just as described in the previous sentence, subdued, respective to the color palette of the picture.
It is not so much that this transfer is “soft”, as much as it is actually the camera out of focus at times (intentionally). This unique visual style that the D.P. (Director of Photography) shot in has those downsides to it, but it does have the detail in close-ups and such as I mentioned before; which is at least more abundant than as seen in previous releases. Also, it is not so much that the color palette is dull due to technical reasons, as it is the wardrobe and set design were based on this particular theme; it’s all about the production design in this case. The people behind this transfer simply kept it true to the creators’ intentions here. Now having said that, “AlienÂ³” may not be the most impressive visually of the four films but it earns a solid “4 Star Rating” for overall video quality.
Presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, this transfer definitely holds a large visible amount of film grain, noise and black specks (dirt possibly). This problem with excess film grain and noise can also translate to an almost “fuzzy” (really soft) at times visual appearance but it isn’t that frequent — thankfully. It may not be as “soft” visually as the third film but it comes pretty damn close, let’s just say that. On a positive side, the black level here is very solid and helps to emphasize detail quite well, especially in close-ups. Speaking of close-ups, they hold a great amount of detail like I said and that seems to actually leave the special effects and make-up holding up rather well — unlike the third film. One thing that can be a tiny bit distracting is this “flicker” that comes from lighting conditions. For example, this can be found in a fluorescent form around 22 minutes in during “the basketball scene”. This type of thing is forgivable and not as bothersome as I may make it out to be, as it doesn’t last all that long. The color palette here is obviously a tad bit subdued to help emphasize the visual style that the set design and costumes reflect, but just not as much totally devoid of color “dull” really as with the third film. The fleshtones are pretty accurate here but maybe a tad bit too warm as a result of the visual style and DP (director of photography) using a warm tone. Overall the visual presentation for “Alien Resurrection” earns a solid “4 Star Rating” for video quality.
ALL FOUR films here have solid video presentations in Hi-Def, it’s just that the first two films hold the most impressive of the four. As I said above, it’s obvious that the first film received what I think to be a digital restoration for its Hi-Def transfer as well as possibly did the second film. The other (latter) two films received decent Hi-Def transfers and look good on Blu-ray Disc in their debuts. Fans will be pleased with the overall visual presentation here, especially on the first two (more popular) films in the franchise.
Audio Quality on this release is presented in DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio for each of the FOUR films included. Also, other audio options are included for the first two films and they are as follows:
Dolby Digital 4.1 Surround @640kbps (for the Theatrical version ONLY) and Dolby 2.0 Surround @224kbps on “Alien“. Dolby Digital 4.1 Surround @448kbps (for the Theatrical version ONLY) and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround @224kbps on “Aliens“. Isolated scores are also included in Dolby Digital 5.1 for the first two films but for the Theatrical versions ONLY. Also worth noting that the first two films are THX Certified, while the latter two films are NOT.
Things start out pretty subtle with Jerry Goldsmith‘s original Score during the opening title sequence which sounds beautiful and intensifies later in the film. In fact, speaking of how the film starts out so subtle with the Score, it is actually all that makes up roughly the first 6 minutes or so of the film — kind of like “2001: A Space Odyssey ” did in its theatrical form. The latter bits of Goldsmith‘s Score sound excellent and get great rear channel presence and LFE (bass) — especially in the DTS-HD 5.1 MA mix. Once it starts dialogue is delivered very distinctly throughout the film — again, especially in the DTS-HD MA mix, in fact that’s really all I’ll be discussing here.
Now with that out of the way, back to analyzing the audio quality. The sound effects (Foley) here sound very realistic and are really great later in the film for some scares and such involving the “Alien” creature. Most of the sound effects get delivered through primarily the front left and right channel speakers but they do occasionally get some rear channel at presence at times; again to help with some scares and such. There’s not a huge amount of bass in the opening first 15 minutes or so of the film but at the point you’ll get your first real treat of it during an exterior shot of the ship. After that scene, you’ll start to see a real increase in the amount of bass. For example around 18 minutes in you’ll get a rumbling bit of a treat in the landing sequence; of which I’ll say is some proper “demo material“. Overall this mix is just downright impressive and does both the original Score by Jerry Goldsmith and Ridley Scott‘s ’79 classic justice. This film (“Alien“) in its Blu-ray Disc debut earns a perfect “5 Star Rating” for overall audio quality.
Much like the first film, James Horner‘s original score starts things out beautifully, and makes great use of the lossless 5.1 mix. The amount of rear channel presence is impressive, as is the LFE (bass), which intensifies as the film progresses. Dialogue, once it begins about 5 minutes into the film’s runtime, is delivered very distinctly with no issues of being suffocated by the bold presentation of the score or sound effects. Like I mentioned above regarding the score, it really does not take long for the mix as a whole to really grow and show-off the kick it has within the soundscape, especially as the suspense builds-up with the real scares that might have you jumping out of your seat, no matter how many times you’ve seen the movie. Overall, this lossless mix for the second film of the franchise (“Aliens“) in its Blu-ray Disc debut receives another perfect “5 Star Rating” for audio quality.
The film’s original score and sound effects start things off nicely, showing off what the lossless 5.1 mix has to offer. Dialogue is distinct, steering clear of becoming drowned-out amongst the action (such as the sound effects and especially the score). As far as flaws go, there is a pop in the audio at the runtime of about 27:28; it is subtle, but I do find something of that nature definitely worth mentioning on such a large release. This popping actually happens a few more times in the succeeding two minutes from the time-stamp listed above; so for some, this can undoubtedly become bothersome, and difficult to ignore. There is also quite a bit of hiss in the more quiet scenes that revolve around dialogue, for example, this occurs about 40 minutes into the release’s runtime. It is also worth mentioning and informing readers of this review, that these flaws I am reporting were experience through viewing the “Director’s Cut” of the film. Still yet, the mix has its strong points, with lots of rear channel presence, and LFE (bass) through out; also, environmental effects are well played, such as echoes down corridors, and such. Despite a few minor flaws like pops and hiss, “AlienÂ³” gets the job done, and overall earns an impressive “4.5 Star Rating” for audio quality.
The original Score (music) by John Frizzell here sounds great, especially during the opening title sequence where it shows that it can make great use of the 5.1 lossless mix with nice rear channel presence and LFE (bass). This continues throughout the film with the Score, having that same quality, just not as intense unless an action sequence is happening. Speaking of those, dialogue is perfectly clear here throughout and never “drowned out” by the action. All and all, this film has some real nice action scenes that result in some “demo material” in terms of sound at times. This (“Alien: Resurrection “) earns itself a very impressive, perfect “5 Star Rating” for audio quality — just like the first two films.
ALL FOUR films boast impressive audio presentations. It’s just the first two films and then the last film boast the more impressive out of the four in terms of audio. There are tons of sequences in those three films mentioned (that received the perfect ratings) that are worthy of being deemed “demo material” to audiophiles. Fans will be very, very pleased with the audio presentation here.
Bonus Materials are presented in both Hi-Def (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) video quality with Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo @224kbps sound — unless otherwise noted below in the description.
“MU-TH-UR Mode” :
“MU-TH-UR Mode is a revolutionary exclusive feature that pushes the boundaries and capabilities of Blu-ray. MU-TH-UR Mode provides you with unprecedented customizable access to the vast Weyland-Yutani archives: a definitive collection of Alien materials.
This extensive database system connects to numerous Data Tags located across multiple discs, instantaneously putting materials that interest you at your fingertips. MU-TH-UR Mode is also a streamlined way to keep your selections organized for future viewing.
Depending on the amount of information you have accumulated in your MU-TH-UR Mode sessions, you may experience varying load times when accessing certain MU-TH-UR Mode features.
“Disc Unbound” :
Navigating the multi-disc experience of the Alien Anthology is made even faster with a revolutionary, seamless “unbound” experience that bridges your viewing between discs.
Upon ejecting any disc in the anthology, a Weyland-Yutani corporate logo will appear if your player supports this features. You may then insert another Alien Anthology disc in the set to continue your experience right away. You will bypass the standard logos and disclaimers and jump right back into the action with the Alien Anthology disc you’ve just just inserted.
To terminate your Alien Anthology experience, just press STOP on your remote to clear the screen and return to the player’s menu, or you may choose to shut down your player.“
DISC 1 includes:
- “Alien 1979 Theatrical Version” (1:56:37 – HD)
- “Alien 2003 Director’s Cut” (1:55:49 – HD) with Ridley Scott Introduction (0:57 – SD).
- Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Writer Dan O’Bannon, Executive Producer Ronald Shusett, Editor Terry Rawlings, Actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt
- Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott for 2003 “Director’s Cut” ONLY.
- “Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith” for the 1979 Theatrical version ONLY is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 @448kbps sound.
- “Composer’s Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith” for the 1979 Theatrical version ONLY is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 @448kbps sound.
- Deleted Scenes (6:39 – HD) features seven total with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound.
DISC 2 includes:
- “Aliens 1986 Theatrical Version” (2:17:14 – HD)
- “Aliens 1991 Special Edition” (2:34:26 – HD) with James Cameron Introduction (0:34 – SD).
- Audio Commentary by Director James Cameron, Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Alien Effects Creator Stan Winston, Visual Effects Supervisors Robert Skotak and Dennis Skotak, Miniature Effects Supervisor Pat McClung, Actors Michael Biehen, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn and Christopher Henn
- “Final Theatrical Isolated Score by James Horner” for the 1986 Theatrical version ONLY is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 @448kbps sound.
- “Composer’s Original Isolated Score by James Horner” for the 1986 Theatrical version ONLY is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 @448kbps sound.
- Deleted Scenes (19:57 – HD) features sixteen total with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound.
DISC 3 includes:
- “AlienÂ³ 1992 Theatrical Version” (1:54:52 – HD)
- “AlienÂ³ 2003 Special Edition (Restored Workprint Version)” (2:24:52 – HD)
- 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” for the 1992 Theatrical version ONLY is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 @448kbps sound.
- “Deleted Scenes” (49:28 – HD) features thirty-one total with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound.
DISC 4 includes:
- “Alien: Resurrection 1997 Theatrical Version” (1:48:48 – HD)
- “Alien: Resurrection 2003 Special Edition” (1:56:08 – HD) with Jean-Pierre Jeunet Introduction (0:46 – SD).
- Audio Commentary by Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Editor HervÃ© Schneid, A.C.E., Alien Effects Creators Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., Visual Effects Supervisor Pitof, Conceptual Artist Sylvain Despretz, Actors Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser
- “Final Theatrical Isolated Score by John Frizzell” for the 1997 Theatrical version ONLY is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 @448kbps sound.
- “Deleted Scenes” (11:54 – HD) features eleven total with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound.
DISC 5 “Making the Anthology” contains:
- “The Beast Within: Making Alien” includes:
- “Star Beast: Developing the Story” (18:14 – SD)
- “The Visualists: Direction and Design” (16:41 – SD)
- “Truckers in Space: Casting” (14:54 – SD)
- “Fear of the Unknown: Shepperton Studios, 1978” (24:03 – SD)
- “The Darkest Reaches: Nostromo and Alien Planet” (17:28 – SD)
- “The Eighth Passenger: Creature Design” (31:35 – SD)
- “Future Tense: Editing and Music” (16:28 – SD)
- “Outward Bound: Visual Effects” (18:52 – SD)
- “A Nightmare Fulfilled: Reaction to the Film” (19:22 – SD)
- “57 Years Later: Continuing the Story” (11:05 – SD)
- “Building Better Worlds: From Concept to Construction” (13:29 – SD)
- “Preparing for Battle: Casting and Characterization” (17:00 – SD)
- “This Time It’s War: Pinewood Studios, 1985” (19:39 – SD)
- “The Risk Always Lives: Weapons and Actions” (15:12 – SD)
- “Bug Hunt: Creature Design” (16:23 – SD)
- “Two Orphans: Signourney Weaever and Carrie Henn” (13:48 – SD)
- “Beauty and the Bitch: Power Loader vs. Queen Alien” (22:25 – SD)
- “The Final Countdown: Music, Editing and Sound” (15:31 – SD)
- “The Power of Real Tech: Visual Effects” (27:47 – SD)
- “Aliens Unleashed: Reaction to the Film” (12:33 – SD)
- “Development Hell: Concluding the Story” (17:42 – SD)
- “Tales of the Wooden Planet: Vincent Ward’s Vision” (13:11 – SD)
- “Stasis Interrupted: David Fincher’s Vision” (14:13 – SD)
- “Xeno-Erotic: H.R. Giger’s Redesign” (10:20 – SD)
- “The Color of Blood: Pinewood Studios, 1991” (23:42 – SD)
- “Adaptive Organism: Creature Design” (20:58 – SD)
- “The Downward Spiral: Creative Differences” (14:55 – SD)
- “Optical Fury: Visual Effects” (24:04 – SD)
- “Where the Sun Burns Cold: Fox Studios, L.A. 1992” (17:33 – SD)
- “Requiem for a Scream: Music, Editing and Sound” (14:53 – SD)
- “Post-Mortem: Reaction to the Film” (8:24 – SD)
- “From the Ashes: Reviving the Story” (10:10 – SD)
- “French Twist: Direction and Design” (26:09 – SD)
- “Under the Skin: Casting and Characterization” (12:45 – SD)
- “Death from Below: Fox Studios, Los Angeles, 1996” (31:36 – SD)
- “In the Zone: The Basketball Scene” (6:43 – SD)
- “Unnatural Mutation: Creature Design” (26:21 – SD)
- “Genetic Composition: Music” (13:10 – SD)
- “Virtual Aliens: Computer Generated Imagery” (9:53 – SD)
- “A Matter of Scale: Miniature Photography” (22:50 – SD)
- “Critical Juncture: Reaction to the Film” (14:28 – SD)
DISC 6 “The Anthology Archives” contains:
- “Post-Production and Aftermath“
- “Post-Production and Aftermath“
“AlienÂ³” : content
- “Post-Production and Aftermath“
“Alien Resurrection” : content
- “Post-Production and Aftermath“
“Anthology” : content
- “Two Versions of Alien Evolution” (2001, 48:58 – SD; & 2003, 1:04:33 – SD)
- “The Alien Saga” (1:49:02 – SD)
- “Patches and Logos Gallery” (HD) is a gallery that you navigate using the >>| and <<| buttons on your remote.
- “Aliens 3D Attraction Scripts and Gallery” (HD) is a gallery that you navigate using the >>| and <<| buttons on your remote.
- “Aliens in the Basement: The Bob Burns Collection” (16:54 – SD)
- “Parodies” (0:32; 1:47 – SD)
- “Dark Horse Cover Gallery” (HD) is a gallery that you navigate using the >>| and <<| buttons on your remote.
Overall, the bonus materials, just as the sticker on the front claims, include over 50 hours of content (that’s counting audio commentaries and galleries). That’s pretty damn impressive for FOUR films and they even don’t get “weighed down” (suffer from compression/have to share space as much) with the bonus materials as most of them are housed on discs 5 and 6 which are Blu-ray Discs as well and includes the unique menu system that lets you cross-over all your preferences regarding viewing experiences and even bonus materials.
Blu-ray Disc packaging:
“Alien: Resurrection” Screenshots:
NOTE: The full-sized 1920×1080 files are in a .PNG file format and uncompressed. Apologies for the the slow loading times, keep in mind these files are at least 1MB (1 megabyte) in size each.