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Alien

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    84
    from 3 reviewers
  • Alien
    1979
    117 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10

    Director: Ridley Scott

    Actors: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton

    Plot: After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

    Disc Release Date: 23 April 2019

    • Video
      89
    • Audio
      82
    • Extra
      62
    • Movie
      90

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      100
    • Alien was shot using a combination of Panavision PSR R-200 and Panavision Panaflex cameras on 35mm film. The source for this release was made from the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution...

    • Audio
      80
    • Unfortunately, there's no upgrade to Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, just the same, masterful English DTS-HD MA 5.1 track that adorns previous releases. Given the quite wide separation, the mix never fails to engage...

    • Extra
      50
    • The extras can be found on the included Blu-ray and the UHD, and they are identical, all having been seen before on previous releases. 2003 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott and the Cast and Crew 1999 Audio...

    • Movie
      100
    • I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies Back in 1979, a young ex-BBC designer, TV, and advert director, on the back of just one feature, was given the chance to direct what...

    • Total
      90
    • There is not a lot that hasn’t already been said about the masterpiece that is Alien; incredible design, clever story, perfect pacing and genuinely horrific - the film is a Bona Fide classic; unrivalled...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • Note: Alien is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment with a 2160p transfer in 2.35:1. The initial PR blast sent to me by Fox states: The film was restored in 4K in 2018 by...

    • Audio
      90
    • In what may be at least a minor letdown for some audiophiles, the 4K UHD version does not include a new Dolby Atmos or DTS:X mix. The disc repeats the same excellent DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix which Casey...

    • Extra
      40
    • 2003 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott and the Cast and Crew 1999 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (Theatrical Version only) Final Theatrical Isolated Score is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 and available...

    • Movie
      100
    • Have you had any debates as to whether Alien should be better classified as a science fiction or a horror film? Maybe there's a film geek gene that gets passed down from father to son, for my younger son...

    • Total
      90
    • Some wise poet once stated that a rose by any other name would stil smell as sweet, and in a somewhat analogous way, it probably doesn't matter into which genre you prefer to stuff Alien, the film is still...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      100
    • A masterpiece of terror and suspense bursts through the chest of Ultra HD, breeding a terrifyingly gorgeous and frighteningly exceptional HEVC H.265 encode that throws the previous Blu-ray out the airlock.Reportedly,...

    • Audio
      80
    • While a case could be made that a new object-based track might have been an appreciated improvement to complement the excellent 4K video presentation, it's also understandable why 20th Century Fox opted...

    • Extra
      40
    • The same set of supplements from the first disc of the Anthology and 6-Film Collection Blu-ray box sets are ported over and can be enjoyed on the Ultra HD.Audio Commentaries: Two commentaries are available...

    • Movie
      100
    • It is to the masterful talent and skilled direction of Ridley Scott that his Alien endures as one of the greatest horror masterpieces of all time and continues to scare audiences forty years later. Released...

    • Total
      80
    • Alien persists as a seminal sci-fi horror classic, a masterpiece of suspense and terror that continues to scare audiences forty years later. With masterful talent and skill, Scott generates a suffocatingly...

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