Alien Quadrilogy

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Overview

20th Century Fox's Alien Quadrilogy DVD collection isn't quite a box set as much as an archive. It's also a dream come true for anyone who's been waiting for the vaults to be opened on this horrific series. In a nutshell, what you get is all four films in their theatrical and alternate cuts, almost 12 hours of featurettes, exhaustive photographic and conceptual-drawing still galleries, and insightful audio commentary tracks for each film. As a bonus, the set comes with a ninth disc featuring extra documentaries ...
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Overview

20th Century Fox's Alien Quadrilogy DVD collection isn't quite a box set as much as an archive. It's also a dream come true for anyone who's been waiting for the vaults to be opened on this horrific series. In a nutshell, what you get is all four films in their theatrical and alternate cuts, almost 12 hours of featurettes, exhaustive photographic and conceptual-drawing still galleries, and insightful audio commentary tracks for each film. As a bonus, the set comes with a ninth disc featuring extra documentaries and trailers not available on each film's stand-alone, two-disc editions (sold separately). Taken as a whole, it's an unbelievable look at the series' 20+ years of production. Each film is presented in a widescreen edition with aspect ratios ranging from 2.35:1 to 1.85:1. The overall picture quality is superb, given the films' varying degrees of grain in their stock (see Aliens for an example). The audio ranges from both a 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS track for the first and fourth films to a singular 5.1 Dolby track for the second and third entries with all tracks mastered in THX sound with additional Spanish mono tracks. Each film's alternate cut can be viewed optionally, with additional Special Edition markers that can be activated to let you know when the added footage is onscreen. Ridley Scott's original Alien has been packaged with the 2003 Director's Cut, which, even though it includes additional footage, is one minute shorter due to the director's reworking and splicing of some scenes. Aliens comes with both the 137-minute theatrical cut and 154-minute Special Edition, long available from various editions. Alien 3's 114-minute theatrical cut has been beefed up to a 144-minute Special Edition, which lets audiences finally view the first cut of the film that was cut by the studio. Alien Resurrection has also been given additional treatment, with the original 109-minute theatrical print supplied alongside the 116-minute 2003 Special Edition cut. The most anticipated of the four films would be the alternate version of David Fincher's third installment of the series -- a production long known to have been hindered by money-grubbing corporate suits throughout filming. Sadly, Fincher declined a revisit to the film, so that the extra footage now acts as a template for what could have been, rather than a true Director's Cut. Still, the footage is quite remarkable, with excised acts of the plot and a slightly alternate ending now being re-inserted, along with key atmospheric and character beats which benefit the overall vision of the film. Spliced-together commentaries can also be found on each disc, with snippets by filmmakers, actors, and technicians making up the tracks. Highlights include James Cameron's first recorded track about the sequel along with some hilarious banter from Bill Paxton and company in the space marine reunion sections of the Aliens commentary. Supplemental discs for all four films provide far greater detail into the series. Each disc is split up into three different sections covering pre-production, production, and post-production. Featuring various featurettes, galleries, time-lapse photography, multi-angle options, and much more (including continuity polaroids -- wow!), these sections get to the heart of each film's production. Also supplied is a very handy Navigation Options area that lets you view all the featurettes, artwork, and photography in their own sections. Through here, you can access the full documentaries that are at the heart of this collection. With three full hours each given to Alien, Aliens, and Alien Resurrection, these featurettes are the fullest and most accomplished behind-the-scenes work seen since the Lord of the Rings: Expanded Editions. Sadly, although the most awaited of the bunch, Alien 3's documentary was cut at the last second from three to two-and-a-half hours before release. While still eye-opening, one can only guess at how good the work was before they excised some of the more scathing scenes between the director and the producers. Still, there's plenty to gleam from all this thorough work. From the controversy surrounding each film's score to the constant heated budget demands from the studio, it's amazing that the series achieved what it did. The final disc could be called the capper to the whole set. Found here are vintage promotional featurettes, the hour-long documentary Alien Evolution, trailers, TV spots, Q & As, and the first two films' archive from their long out-of-print laserdisc special editions (which are immense in their own right). Apart from each film's separate sections, there's also quite an amazing featurette on the biggest Alien collector out there, Bob Burns -- infamous for his haunted house attractions at his California home. Rounding out the disc is an extensive Dark Horse Cover Gallery, featuring credits, synopses, and covers for every Alien-related comic the publisher ever released, along with a script-to-screen comparison for DVD-ROM users. There are even more goodies awaiting you on each of these discs, including unparalleled stories of craftsmanship and creativity for those brave enough to dig in. Menu designs are a home run, as well, with packaging that ranks lower only because of the set's almost five-foot span. (Note: The Region 2 version has a more user-friendly design, with library-style cases for the discs.) Still, for any hardcore fan of the Alien series, it'll be quite hard to beat this daunting archival set.
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Special Features

Alien (two discs): Original 1979 theatrical version of Alien and the 2003 director¹s cut; introduction by Director Ridley Scott, Dan O'Bannon, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt and more; brand new commentary by Ridley Scott and the technical crew; nine brand new documentaries on developing the Alien story, the direction and design of the film, casting the movie, behind the scenes at Shepperton Studios, developing the Nostromo and Alien planet, creating the Alien, the music and editing, the visual effects, and a reaction to the film's opening; multi-angle scene study on the Chestburster sequence with optional commentary by Scott; Sigourney Weaver¹s original screen test with optional commentary by Scott; seven deleted scenes; the first draft of the screenplay by Dan O¹Bannon; Ridleygrams - original thumbnails and sketches by Scott; Storyboard Archives; a cast portrait gallery, production gallery, the sets of Alien, H.R. Giger¹s Workshop, continuity polaroids and VFX gallery; original theatrical posters and stills from the premiere.
Aliens (two discs): Original theatrical version and James Cameron's special edition version; an introduction by director Cameron; brand new commentary by Cameron, Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn, Terry Henn, Lance Henriksen, Gale Anne Hurd, Pat McClung, Bill Paxton, Dennis Skotak, Robert Skotak and Stan Winston; James Cameron original treatment; nine brand new featurettes on continuing the saga, concept to construction, casting and characterization, a look back at Pinewood Studios, 1985, weapons and action, creature design, Power Loader vs. Queen Alien, revisiting Sigourney Weaver And Carrie Henn, and reaction to the film; conceptual art portfolio, cast portraits, production gallery, continuity polaroids, Stan Winston¹s workshop, VFX gallery and premiere stills; deleted footage marker and deleted scene index; multi-angle videomatics with optional commentary by Miniature Effect Supervisor Pat McClung; an Easter Egg.
Alien 3 (two discs): Original theatrical version and a restored pre-release version with more than 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage; brand new commentary by cinematographer Alex Thompson, editor Terry Rawlings, VFX designers Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., visual effects producer Richard Edlund, and actors Paul McGann and Lance Henriksen; 11 new featurettes on concluding the story, Vincent Ward¹s vision, the making of Alien 3, H.R. Giger¹s redesign of the Alien creature, behind-the-scenes, creature design, visual effects, music, and a reaction to the film; a multi-angle vignette with optional commentary by Alex Gillis; conceptual art portfolio, production gallery, and visual effects; furnace construction time lapse; storyboard archives.
Alien Resurrection (two discs): Original theatrical version and an extended cut with alternate opening and ending sequences; an introduction by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet; brand new commentary by Jeunet, Herve Schneid, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., Pitof, Sylvain Despretz, Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser; first draft of the screenplay by Joss Whedon; 11 new featurettes on reviving the story, direction and design, casting and characters, underwater photography, the basketball scene, creature design, the music, computer generated imagery, miniature photography, and a reaction to the film; multi-angle rehearsal footage; photo gallery, conceptual art gallery, VFX gallery, promotional photo archive and continuity polaroids; storyboard archives; an Easter Egg.
Bonus Disc: Brand new Q&A with Ridley Scott; a promotional featurette from 1979; Channel 4 U.K. exclusive documentary on Alien; a complete laser disc archive of Alien and Aliens; original theatrical trailers and TV spots from all four films; inside the Bob Burns Alien Collection; Dark Horse cover gallery ­ Anthology of 11 issues of the Alien comics; DVD-ROM feature ­ Script to screen comparisons.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
It really should be called an "Octilogy": Over nine DVDs, this invasion of a collection affords rabid fans not one but two versions of each of the four Alien movies. Indeed, alternate and director's-cut editions do exist of Ridley Scott's classic original, James Cameron's high-octane darling, Aliens, David Fincher's feature debut, Alien 3, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's misguided, pre-Amelie attempt, Alien Resurrection. That's virtually twice the chest-bursting for your buck, and as if each film's features-packed two-disc edition weren't enough, the ninth bonus disc digs even deeper into the aliens' dark mythology. As comprehensive a set as anyone could wish for, the Alien Quadrilogy may well be the ne plus ultra of sci-fi box sets.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2003
  • UPC: 024543098478
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Thx / DTS
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Español
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 29,103

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sigourney Weaver Ripley
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Alien: Quadrilogy - Alien
1. Main Titles
2. Auto Pilot
3. Awakening
4. Mu-th-ur
5. Nostromo Re-Routed
6. Locating the Source
7. Answering the Call
8. Walking Distance
9. Proceeding Blindly
10. Dark Horizons
11. A Word of Warning
12. Kane's Descent
13. Surface Tension
14. Facehugger
15. Acid
16. Standard Procedure
17. The Missing Guest
18. "It Has To Go Back"
19. Long Journey Ahead
20. The Last Supper
21. On the Hunt
22. "Stick Together"
23. "Here Jonesy"
24. "Kane's Son"
25. Into the Air Ducts
26. The Third Junction
27. "No Blood, No Dallas"
28. Special Order 937
29. Ash Attacks
30. "Crew Expendable"
31. Escape Plan
32. "Kitty, Kitty, Kitty"
33. Cornered
34. Auto-Destruct Initiated
35. Mercy
36. Override Failed
37. Narcissus Escape
38. Survivors
39. "You Are My Lucky Star"
40. End Credits
Disc #3 -- Alien: Quadrilogy - Aliens
1. Main Titles
2. Human Salvage
3. 57 Years
4. The Park
5. Inquest
6. LV-426
7. The Big Score
8. Home Alone
9. Ripley's Decision
10. Sulaco
11. The Android
12. Briefing
13. The Loader
14. Express Elevator to Hell
15. Arrival
16. Memories
17. Lab Specimens
18. Movement
19. Newt
20. Rescue Mission
21. Cocoons
22. The Battle
23. Ripley's Rescue
24. Altercation
25. Stranded
26. Barricade
27. A Mother's Love
28. Speculation
29. The Tunnel
30. Bad News
31. The Corridor
32. Dreamland
33. Not a Dream
34. For a Percentage
35. "Game Time"
36. Little Girl Lost
37. Ripley's Promise
38. Reluctant Soldier
39. The Nest
40. The Final Countdown
41. It's Over
42. Final Confrontation
43. Dreams
44. End Titles
Disc #5 -- Alien: Quadrilogy - Alien3
1. Main Titles
2. Crash Landing
3. One Survivor?
4. The Facts
5. The Sleeper Awakens
6. Inspecting the Ship
7. A Possible Contagion
8. What Killed Babe?
9. A New Beginning
10. Disharmony
11. New Temptation
12. Attracted In That Way
13. Diced
14. The Flight Recorder
15. High Priority
16. A Re-Education
17. Candlelight Dinner
18. Bishop Speaks
19. Discussing the Dragon
20. A Long, Sad Story
21. "It's Here!"
22. Who's In Charge?
23. The Plan
24. Preparations
25. Wait For the Signal
26. They Don't Want to Kill It
27. Cut Loose
28. Permission Denied
29. Alien Unbound
30. Under the Scanner
31. Better Get Prepared
32. A Classified Code
33. In the Basement
34. It Has to Die
35. Plan B
36. One Chance
37. It Started
38. Improvising
39. Ripley & the Beast
40. In the Mold
41. Time For a Cold Shower
42. Never Trust a Bishop
43. Ripley's Choice
44. End Titles
Disc #7 -- Alien: Quadrilogy - Alien Resurrection
1. Main Titles
2. USM Auriga
3. Born Again
4. Number 8
5. An Unexpected Benefit
6. Memories
7. The Betty
8. The Cargo Arrives
9. The Deal
10. Hosts
11. A Little One-On-One
12. Today's Lesson
13. Snooping Around
14. Caught
15. The Escape
16. "Evacuation."
17. "Evacuation Incomplete."
18. Ripley Comes Through
19. Finding a Way Out
20. A Waste of Ammo
21. "He's Got One Inside of Him."
22. A Trap
23. Call's Secret
24. Connecting at the Chapel
25. Into the Nest
26. Sharing the Monster
27. A New Baby
28. Racing to the Betty
29. Closing the Hatch
30. Under Pressure
31. "I'm a Stranger Here Myself."
32. End Titles
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      This Time It's War
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         The Narcissus
         Gateway Station
         Colony Life
         The Sulaco
         Arrival On Acheron
         Main Colony Complex
         Ripley Rescues Newt
         Final Battle and Epilogue
      Continuity Polaroids
      The Risk Always Lives
      Weapons and Vehicles
      Bug Hunt
      Beauty and the Bitch
      Stan Winston's Workshop
      Two Orphans
   Post Production
      The Final Countdown
      The Power of Real Tech
      Visual Effects Gallery
      Aliens Unleashed
      Film Finish & Release
         Music Recording
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Disc #5 -- Alien: Quadrilogy - Alien3
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Disc #6 -- Alien: Quadrilogy - Alien3
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         Alien Mutations
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         Exterior: Fiona "Fury" 161
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         Preparing to Film
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         The Alien Strikes
      Furnace Construction
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      A.D.I.'s Workshop
      EEV Bioscan
         Skin Surface
         Musculature
         Organs
         Skeleton
         Final Shot
         Five Angle Composite
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   Post Production
      Optical Fury
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Disc #7 -- Alien: Quadrilogy - Alien Resurrection
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Disc #8 -- Alien: Quadrilogy -Alien Resurrection
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         Play With Commentary By Alec Gillis
         Play: Alien Lifecycle
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         The Betty Arrives
         Aliens Escape
         The Clone Horrors
         Underwater Attack
         The Queen's Nest
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      Genetic Composition
      Virtual Aliens
      A Matter of Scale
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      Critical Juncture
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Disc #9 -- Alien: Quadrilogy - Bonus Disc
   Alien
      Alien Evolution
      Experience In Terror
      Ridley Scott Q&A
      Laser Disc Archive
         Begin Laser Disc Experience
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            Chapter 1: Intro / Table of Contents
            Chapter 2: The Screenplay
            Chapter 3: The Director
            Chapter 4: H.R. Giger
            Chapter 5: The Alien Production Unit
            Chapter 6: Casting
            Chapter 7: Introducton / Nostromo Exterior
            Chapter 8: Nostromo Interior
            Chapter 9: Costume Design and Props
            Chapter 10: The Planet
            Chapter 11: Derelict Exterior
            Chapter 12: Derelict Interior
            Chapter 13: The Egg
            Chapter 14: The Face Hugger
            Chapter 15: The Chestburster
            Chapter 16: The Alien
            Chapter 17: Editing and Music
            Lambert Confronts Ripley
            Kane's Condition
            Ripley and Parker
            PLanning the Search
            A Quick Glimpse
            Ripley Reassures Lambert
            Airlock Sequence Part 1
            Airlock Sequence Part 2
            Cocoon Sequence
            Chapter 18: Theatrical Release
            Chapter 19: Promotion
            Chapter 20: Closing Commentary
            Chapter 21: The Alien Art Gallery
            Chapter 22: Laser Disc Production Credits and Bibliography
      Alien Trailers and TV Spots
         Theatrical Teaser
         Theatrical Trailer
         TV Spot: Egg
         TV Spot: Now Playing
   Aliens
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         Begin Laser Disc Experience
         Go To Table of Contents
            Chapter 1: Introduction
            Chapter 2: Table of Contents
            Chapter 3: Writer / Director James Cameron
            Chapter 4: The Screenplay
            Chapter 5: The Aliens Crew
            Chapter 6: Casting
            Chapter 7: Introduction
            Chapter 8: The Narcissus
            Chapter 9: Gateway Station
            Chapter 10: Alien Landscape
            Chapter 11: The Jorden Tractor
            Chapter 12: The Sulaco
            Chapter 13: The Drop-Ship
            Chapter 14: The Colonial Marines
            Chapter 15: Marine Weaponry
            Chapter 16: The Armored Personell Carrier (APC)
            Chapter 17: The Colony
            Chapter 18: Facehuggers
            Chapter 19: The Alien Nest
            Chapter 20: The Chestburster
            Chapter 21: The Aliens
            Chapter 22: The Queen
            Chapter 23: The Power-Loader
            Chapter 24: Replicas of Bishop and Newt
            Chapter 25: The Power-Loader Vs. Queen Battle
            Chapter 26: Editing and Music
            Chapter 27: Theatrical Release
            Chapter 28: Promotion
            Chapter 29: The Restoration
            Chapter 30: Closing Commentary
            Chapter 31: Bibliography and Laser Disc Production Credits
      Teaser Trailer
      Theatrical Trailer
      Domestic Trailer
      International Trailer
      TV Spot: Now Playing
   Alien 3
      Advance Featurette
      Trailer A
      Trailer B
      Trailer C
      Trailer D
      Trailer E
      TV Spot: Face to Face
      TV Spot: 3 Times
      TV Spot: Theaters Everywhere
      TV Spot: Review
      TV Spot: Three
      TV Spot: A True Knockout
      TV Spot: Galaxy Review
   Alien Resurrection
      Theatrical Teaser
      Theatrical Trailer
      TV Spot: Now Playing
      TV Spot: Scream
      TV Spot: Host
      TV Spot: Scream Cutdown
   Bob Burns Alien Collection
   Dark Horse Still Gallery
   DVD ROM
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    The movies might be good but the delivery service is not.

    I have always loved this series, all but the last movie. I would say AlienS is the best. However I would not suggest ordering it from Barns and Noble if you live outside of the U.S. It took 6 weeks of non delivery, 6 days of emails before they told me they could not deliver my product after saying they would replace its non delivery. Definatly not worth it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Okay..................

    Alien-I really fell asleep watching Alien until the chest-bursting scene. I feel that it was just an introduction. *** Aliens-This movie was the best one in the quadrilogy. Especially the extended version. ***** Alien 3-This movie was worse than the first one. ** Alien Ressurection-I want my two hours back, this movie sucked, the worst in the quadrilogy. *

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredible collection

    The Alien movies have always been some of my favorites of all time. This collection packages them all beautifully, with original and special edition versions of every film, and all the bonus material you could ever want. As someone who loves to watch "making of" specials, I was very impressed with all of the extra features on this collection. Gave me plenty to watch and I loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NOT an Alien fan... until this.

    A friend said we HAD to watch this and after a relative said the same thing, I begrudging agreed mainly because I love Jeunet's work. We watched all of the Alien movies in order during one week. I did not have any expectations for a movie using special effects from as long ago as 1979, but WOW! They really did a good job! It holds up even now – because of the tanker being the type of vessel it is and the shadowy Alien figures. I was very surprised and enjoyed them all. I can see why people would find Resurrection their least favorite, since the leading lady we have come to rely on through Alien 1-3 changes. But give it chance. The cinematography is exquisite – and the fact that Sigourney Weaver really made that astounding basketball shot herself was the piece de resistance!!! Her comments on disk 8 were hilarious! Highly recommended from a "non-horror movie" buff!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alien Quadrilogy

    Could not wait for its release, and did not disapoint, anyone is a big fan of the movies will enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alien Quadrilogy

    This is perhaps the most detailed boxed set with the special features alone running over 50 hours and two versions of each film. Defineltly worth the money. Well spent

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the ultimate dvd collection

    9 discs, 4 movies, 50 hours of special features, this truly is the ultimate dvd collection. This collection takes you from beginning to end of the complete making of each film. It is truly extraordinary

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    something for those who can't get enough

    i knew this was coming, grabbed it up as quickly as i could, and found out that it has MUCH more than i could ever have imagined. [namely 50, yes 50 hours of material] the set includes all the great extras: deleted scenes, screen tests, design development...just about anything you want really. plus, and i don't usually get into this, it has great transitions between all the menus...something that can be considered insignificant, but it's lovely. best though is the picture quality. i love being able to see all the subtle usage of color. a moving work of art in every way. all in all there is too much to describe, but from a big Alien fan, this is worth every cent. buy & enjoy...but be sure to catch some Z's between discs....

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