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Alien Anthology and Prometheus Bundle [Blu-ray]
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73 of 82 people found the following review helpful
on June 13, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This set is incredible. You are getting a huge value.

This set is an amazon combo pack of the Alien Anthology Blu-Ray set and the Prometheus Blu-ray set.

I will try my best to mainly outline the content of the discs and not dwell on the quality of the movies themselves.

The movies you are getting are

Alien: Original Version (116 minutes)
Alien: Director's Cut (110 minutes)
Letterbox Version 16:9 (Presented in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio)

Aliens: Original Version (131 minutes)
Aliens: Special Edition (148 minutes)
Widescreen Version 16:9 (Presented in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio)

Alien3: Original Version (109 minutes)
Alien3: Special Edition (138 minutes)
Widescreen Version 16:9 (Presented in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio)

Alien Resurrection: Original Version (104 minutes)
Alien Resurrection: Special Edition (111 minutes)
Widescreen Version 16:9 (Presented in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio)

Prometheus
Full length feature with bonus content.
Released Oct 9th
2-disc set Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy

The films themselves are presented in both their theatrical versions and extended "special edition" versions, Even Alien3 comes in a half-hour longer version. They even decided to re-record bits of dialog and sound effects to enhance the audio from the restored portion to match the rest of the film. While having these discs you have the choice to watch either version. Very often movies label directors cut and it only equals a few extra scenes. Here, you can see an entirely different tone to the movies, especially with 'AlienS'

Sound

Each film gets the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 treatment. Alien and Aliens theatrical cuts are also available in Dolby Digital 2.0 and 4.1 channel mixes.

I am not an audiophile but I have to say that the sound isn't as amazing as I would have originally hoped. This just might be the original films I'm talking about. I don't think there is anything wrong with the transfer of the earlier films I just expected to be completely blown away and I wasn't.

Video Quality

I have been watching these movies since they were on VHS. This is by far the most impressive set I have ever seen. The picture quality definitely beats the Alien Quadrilogy DVD set. The biggest difference with the five movies is definitely seen with Alien and Aliens, due to their age and room for improvement.

Small Cons

One con for the Alien Anthology portion of this set is that the discs rest in paper slipcovers. These seem
Flimsy and definitely look like they will tear. It is also hard to feel that they are protecting the underside of the discs which can move and spin a bit.

Prometheus

The Blu-ray for Prometheus is included here as well.

Included is the two disc version that includes DVD/Blu-Ray/digital version.

Since this disc is a recent release there isn't anything changing here. The picture is beautiful and the sound is amazing. There is also enough extra content to keep you engaged.

Overall

This is a fantastic package. It is amazing to get five movies for such a low price. One thing to note though is that these discs are generally at a lower price point right now. You can get Prometheus brand new for 5 dollars and the Alien Anthology is around 25 dollars.

If you are a fan of the series and you don't already own these then this is the time. This is a very nice amazon package that can save you some money.

I doubt you will regret purchasing this fantastic package.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2014
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
The first thing I watched was the Making of Prometheus; I spent hours watching the video footage and going thru the included image libraries and embedded optional content. It was literally several hours covering every aspect of the creation of Prometheus from its concept thru final production. The 4 original alien movies came in theatrical versions and subsequent special editions.

This is not 5 separate movies thrown together in a fancy case, the entire set of movies are nicely tied together with an Alien "MU-TH-UR" themed movie control and content interface that seamlessly connects the 5 titles along with all featureless and extensive extras and image libraries.

This is a "Must Have" for any Alien enthusiast - I am surprised that I have not seen this marketed domestically. It is a top quality product and it played in my inexpensive USA Sony Blu Ray player even though a warning on the product details page says it will not.

This appears to be an import from Ireland, all the content is in English and this the Fox logo is on the box - this is a prized addition to my collection.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
TOP 50 REVIEWERon June 13, 2014
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
The ALIEN trilogy has always been an absolute favorite of mine (RESURRECTION less so), having owned VHS copies, then DVD copies, then the ALIEN LEGACY 20th Anniversary box set, and now a Blu-Ray upgrade with tons of extra crunchy bits that bury my old set? Heck ya! I recently reduced my DVD collection by a staggering amount, only keeping certain ones that I just couldn't be without, and my ALIEN LEGACY set being one of those chosen few.

I compared what my 20th Anniversary set offered vs this Blu-Ray set, and although the Blu-Ray pretty much copies all the Anniversary extra features on the movie discs themselves, there is a slew of documentaries added between Disc 5 and 6. And don't forget the sleek Blu-Ray menu atmospherics!

The PROMETHUS Blu-Ray is a mere cherry on top. When it comes to setting the Golden Standard for SciFi adventures, Ridley Scott was one of the Visionaries, and these movies strongly influenced the very foundations of the genre... although, once again, RESURRECTION less so, but still a fun watch (it has some rather entertaining supporting performances).

Guess I will give my now defunct box set to my younger brothers. They should see where all the Alien vs Predator games originated from anyways. For myself, now I really am looking forward to my big HDTV upgrade next month.

Side note, this is described as a "Bundle" set, not "Box", so what you receive is the ALIEN ANTHOLOGY in a nice, glossy, shimmering graphic sleeve-box shrinked wrapped with the individual PROMETHUS Blu-Ray.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2014
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Great bundle. The extended versions of the four alien movies really made the movies a lot better, it is too bad they had cut some of those scenes for the theater, but I guess back then the movies would be too long. If you were a fan, then this bundle is a must, cause watching them with the cut scenes put back in, gives you a new feel for the movie. Prometheus is the only one that didn't have a straight watch the movie with the cut scenes put back in. To see the scenes you have to watch them separately, which I found was odd. It would been better if they just put them in like they did with the alien movies so you can watch it as a whole.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2014
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Very good set with all movies. The only one that has all the Alien movies and Prometheus. Very enjoyable compete set.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2014
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It speaks for itself. ALIEN is one of the best horror films in history. I saw it 9 times opening weekend. It opened the same day as "Moonraker" (what a joke!) in 1979, taking every person I knew and didn't give them a clue as to what the movie was about.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2014
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I am happy with my purchase. I felt it was reasonably priced and it arrived at my house quickly. It may not be the most exciting review, but having the product you ordered delivered to your home in a reasonable amount of time can sometimes be the difference between a good or a bad day, as I'm sure we've all experienced. So thank you.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2013
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
Movies and extras are great , PRICE WAS GREAT , My problem with the set is that it comes in a giant Blu-ray storage case that holds 8 discs , and it came broken.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2014
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One of my favourite movies of all time Ripley destroys those Aliens can't wait to see the new one
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 18, 2014
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
First Impressions: Great looking set ( I like the box it comes in )

The Good: Great movies in crystal HD -- RE-wartching the classics was a real treat.

The Bad: THere aren't individual cases for each movie ( only Prometheus ) - The Alien set is one of those Cardboard Box Sets that folds out and has selves- so if you want to take all the movies and put them into dedicated blu-ray cases, you will need a nice color printer and third party empty blue ray cases on hand.

Would I purchase this item again: Yes, was a great price for the set
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