James Cameron’s sci-fi sequel “Aliens” is coming to 4K disc in the UK

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There’s no word yet on a steelbook release, but the action sci-fi classic Aliens is finally getting a physical 4K release, so we reckon that’s worthy of reporting.

A note for people waiting for a UK release of The Abyss… We’re still waiting on confirmation of a release, but it may be affected by historical BBFC mandated cuts to the scene where a rat breathes liquid oxygen (the rat was totally fine, but the BBFC had concerns of animal cruelty). While the BBFC have become much more relaxed in recent years, we can’t imagine that would extend to perceptions of animal cruelty, meaning that the studio would probably need to create a UK specific cut for any UK screenings and disc release, and may decide it’s not worth the cost.

Release date is still TBC, but pre-orders are live now, and we’ll add more links as we get them.

Pre-order: Zavvi | HMV

  • James Cameron Introduction – A message from writer/director James Cameron introducing the Special Edition version of the film.
  • 2003 Audio Commentary by James Cameron and the Cast and Crew-Special Edition – 1990 Special Edition Commentary by James Cameron and the cast and crew.
  • The Inspiration and Design of Aliens – For the 30th anniversary, writer/director James Cameron reveals new insight into his own inspiration and the design elements for Aliens.
  • 2003 Audio Commentary by James Cameron and the Cast and Crew – 1986 Theatrical Version Commentary by James Cameron and the cast and crew.
  • Isolated Scores
    • Final Theatrical Isolated Score – This isolated track presents, as accurately as possible, James Horner’s music score in its final form following extensive reworking during the post-production process.
    • Composer’s Original Isolated Score – Although there are a few instances where the length of individual sequences was changed slightly after the music was recorded, this isolated score track presents, as accurately as possible, James Horner’s original intentions.
  • Superior Firepower: Making Aliens – Immerse yourself in the world of Aliens with 11 fully-loaded featurettes that deconstruct all that went into making this sci-fi thriller, from casting to creature design to post-production and everything in between.
  • Superior Firepower: Making Aliens Enhancement Pods – Supplemental video pieces to complement Superior Firepower: Making Aliens.
  • Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Videomatics
  • Direct Access to New/Additional Scenes From Special Edition
  • Deleted Scene: Burke Cocooned – Long one of the most sought-after lost moments from the entire Alien Anthology, this scene depicting Carter Burke’s fate is now revealed.
  • Deleted Scene Montage – This collection of scene extensions and omitted moments represents the remainder of deleted scenes not appearing in either the Theatrical Version or the Special Edition.
  • Still Galleries and More
  • Original Treatment by James Cameron
  • Storyboard Archive
  • Art & photo galleries
  • Trailers
  • and more…

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