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Old October 26 2010, 08:58 AM   #1
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Alien Anthology (Blu-Ray release) review thread

If you've got it, tell us about it!

I really wanna see the "Fincher unchained" documentary for Alien 3, and the Burke Cocoon scene for Aliens.

And the movies, naturally.

Pity I can't afford it...
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Old October 26 2010, 09:06 PM   #2
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I won't have it until Xmas at least. But the early reports have been quite strong, so I have high hopes for the set (and the films in HD).
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Old October 26 2010, 09:19 PM   #3
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Just got it today. Only watched ALIEN (Director's Cut) so far, but can say there is a marked improvement over the picture quality compared to the Quadrilogy DVD. Colours seem more vibrant and the picture has been cleaned up (fewer artifacts).
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Old October 26 2010, 10:30 PM   #4
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I didn't think that I'd want this, but now that it's out it's driving me nuts that I don't have it. I've spent myself into a corner so I won't be able to buy it for another two weeks at least.
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Old October 27 2010, 12:06 AM   #5
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Re: Alien Anthology (Blu-Ray release) review thread

I've just finished Aliens DC, and you know what, I still frickin' love that movie! A very nice bump up in PQ on the first two. I was going to wait until the weekend, but I will be watching the other two tomorrow evening.
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Old October 27 2010, 01:01 AM   #6
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Re: Alien Anthology (Blu-Ray release) review thread

I git the quadrilogy new for 14.99 last year as well as the bttf box set. Is it worth it for a casual fan of both to upgrade in terms of pq/aq only?
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Old October 27 2010, 01:06 AM   #7
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If I do manage to get it I'll try and nip into work after hours and 'borrow' their 65" Full HD tv...

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Old October 27 2010, 11:16 AM   #8
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I picked up the egg edition. Very nice looking. It also has a $50 Sideshow Collectibles gift card inside, so that's great news for me. I've only watched Aliens so far, but man is the transfer great looking
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Old October 27 2010, 06:23 PM   #9
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The new documentary about the making of Alien is a big selling point to me. Before I read the reviews I had just assumed it was the same extras repackaged from the quadrilogy but apparently there's a lot of new stuff added.
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Old October 27 2010, 06:38 PM   #10
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The new transfer of ALIENS is beautiful! The movie has never looked even half this good on home video before.
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Old October 27 2010, 09:51 PM   #11
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The new audio dub for Alien 3 SE is very good. Not only has dialogue been re-recorded, but new sound effects have been put in.

Things like Clemens' footsteps on the beach, the oxen making noises, the bed creaking when the alien attacks Clemens in the infirmary and the aliens' screetching when Junior sacrifices himself.

One annoying error is dialogue from Murphy calling for Spike (the dog) during the air vent scene on the Special Edition when the dog isn't in that cut.

This was also an error on the Region 1 Quadrilogy DVD that was corrected on the Region 2 version, but it seems to be on all Anthology blu-ray editions.
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Old October 27 2010, 11:25 PM   #12
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Maybe he had a dog?
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Old October 28 2010, 01:20 AM   #13
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Spike could've been another prisoner?
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Old October 28 2010, 01:28 AM   #14
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I almost bought it today, but I didn't realize it was so expensive! I'm not paying $100 for 4 movies. I don't care how pretty they are.
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Old October 28 2010, 02:38 AM   #15
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I can get it for NZ$75 (maybe US$60?) if I buy it soon from Amazon.co.uk.

I love the fact that Region B covers the UK AND New Zealand now. None of this Region2/4 bollocks.

Although from the reviews I believe some of the sets are region free.
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