It’s been called “the scariest movie of all time,” and we all know that “in space no one can hear you scream.”
For the Alien 40th Anniversary Edition, Ridley Scott’s terrifying sci-fi adventure has been restored in 4K under the supervision of Scott and 20th Century Fox’s Pam Dery. The film will be available on April 23 in a 4K Ultra HD master, with a limited-edition 4K UHD steelbook available exclusively at Best Buy.
The film that birthed the wildly successful Alien franchise follows the crew of the deep space tug Nostromo as they awaken from stasis during a voyage home to Earth. Their ship’s computer detects what is believed to be an alien distress signal coming from the desolate nearby moon LV-426. While investigating, one of the crew, Kane (John Hurt), is attacked by an alien creature that latches onto his face and he is rushed back to the Nostromo to receive medical treatment. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the ship’s warrant officer, advises against Kane’s return due to quarantine regulations, but her orders are ignored by Ash (Ian Holm), bringing the Nostromo under threat from a mysterious, extraterrestrial apex predator with violent and lethal survival instincts.
Kane, Ripley and Ash return with the arrival of the all-new 4K Ultra HD™ 40th anniversary edition. Available April 23. pic.twitter.com/MhppEaHc2e
— Fox Home Entertainment (@FoxHomeEnt) February 26, 2019
Alien 40th Anniversary Edition Bonus Features Include:
- 1979 theatrical version;
- 2003 director’s cut;
- 2003 audio commentary by Ridley Scott and the cast and 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); and
- Deleted scenes.
The film was restored last year by 20th Century Fox at Company 3/Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, with the 4K scans done at EFilm.
Photos: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment