Blu-ray, Digital HD Release: Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition

Digital Release Date: Sept. 13, 2016, Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 13, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $14.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox


James Cameron’s (Avatar) furious and fantastic 1986 sci-fi-horror action opus Aliens arrives as a 30th Anniversary Limited-Edition Set that features both the theatrical and Special Edition versions of the film.

Sigourney Weaver squares off against the Alien Queen in Aliens

The Alien Queen makes her stand in Aliens

The critically acclaimed sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 Alien stars Sigourney Weaver (You Again) as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of the Nostromo’s deadly encounter with the monstrous Alien. After drifting through space in hyper-sleep for 57 years, Ripley returns to Earth, haunted by nightmares of the past. Although her story is initially met with disbelief, she agrees to accompany a team of Colonial Marines back to LV-426…and this time it’s war!

The new release includes an audio commentary, deleted and extended scenes and more. It also contains collectible art cards, and a book featuring art from the Dark Horse Comics Aliens series with an all-new cover created exclusively for this 30th Anniversary Edition. Most notably, the Blu-ray and Digital HD release include a new documentary titled “The Inspiration and Design of Aliens, which delves into the origins of the film.

Here’s a complete breakdown of the bonus materials on the Blu-ray and Digital HD:

  • NEW – The Inspiration and Design of Aliens featurette
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Superior Firepower: Making Aliens
  • Superior Firepower: Making AliensEnhancement
  • Pre-Production Galleries
    • The Art of Aliens
      • Gateway Station and Colony
      • Vehicles and Weapons
      • Aliens
    • Casting
      • Cast Portrait Gallery
    • Deleted Scene Montage

Check out the reunion of Cameron and his Aliens cast at the 2016 Comic-Con last July!

 

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