Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: Prometheus

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 9, 2012
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $49.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

PrometheusDirector Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, a prequel to his 1979 science-fiction movie Alien, left viewers with more questions than satisfaction when it was in theaters, but the Blu-ray is supposed to provide answers.

Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and Logan Marshall-Green (Devil) as archeologists who discover what they believe is a clue to the creators of mankind. Thanks to funds from wealthy CEO Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce, Lockout), the scientists join others on a mission to space led by Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron, Snow White and the Huntsman). But when they get to their destination, instead of finding out where humans came from, they end up fighting for the human race.

Also starring Michael Fassbender (Shame), Idris Elba (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) and Rafe Spall (Anonymous), the R-rated film grossed a tidy $126.5 million in theaters, but left many viewers unsatisfied. Critics and moviegoers alike did praise the movie for its gorgeous look and stunning visual effects, though. As The New Yorker critic David Denby put it: “The movie may be a scare show that leaves many questions unanswered, but Scott’s craft earns an exhausted kind of respect.” We agree.

Prometheus Blu-ray 3D boxFox is trying to clear up some of the mystery with seven hours of special features on the two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and four-disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Collector’s Edition.

Here’s the list of extras on both:

  • commentary by Scott
  • commentary by writer Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) and writer/executive producer Damon Lindelof (TV’s Lost)
  • “The Peter Weyland Files”
  • deleted and alternate scenes, including an alternate opening and ending
  • Prometheus – Weyland Corp. Archive” Second Screen app

Exclusive to the Blu-ray 3D combo are:

  • “The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus
  • “Enhancement Pods”
  • “Weyland Corp. Archive”
  • “Pre-Vis”
  • screen tests.

Both Blu-ray versions also include a downloadable digital copy of the movie, but Prometheus was made available on video-on-demand and download before disc, so some fans might already have it.

Check out the trailer for the movie’s Blu-ray release:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.