Celebrate three decades of pulse-pounding action and bone-chilling suspense with this Aliens 30th Anniversary Limited-Edition Set.
Aliens is one of my favorite movies of all time. Something I watched at a questionable age after becoming obsessed with Terminator 2: Judgment Day and anything James Cameron related. I personally own two versions of the film on VHS (including a fancy widescreen version), two on DVD, and another two on Blu-ray. My brother somehow owns more versions than this.
So is this 30th Anniversary set worth the multiple dipping of your hard earned cash?
Not really, unless you are a completist that is.
The only all-new content is a documentary titled The Inspiration and Design of Aliens which delves into the origins of the film. That’s something that I personally would like to see, but I don’t want to buy a whole new set for one new feature.
The only other new materials are 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. The cover art is great and follows the design aesthetic of the Alien: 35th Anniversary Edition set.
Here’s a list of everything included on the set, all of which is mostly (mostly…) previously released content besides the aforementioned above.
Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray™ & Digital HD Special Features Include:
• NEW – The Inspiration and Design of Aliens featurette
• Deleted and Extended Scenes
• Superior Firepower: Making Aliens
• Superior Firepower: Making Aliens Enhancement
• Pre-Production Galleries: The Art of Aliens, Gateway Station and Colony, Vehicles and Weapons, Aliens
• Casting: Cast Portrait Gallery
• Deleted Scene Montage
Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray™
Screen Format: Widescreen 16:9 (1.85:1)
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA
English Dolby Digital 4.1
English Surround Dolby Digital 2.0
French 5.1 DTS
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Total Run Time: Approximately 137 minutes (Theatrical) / Approximately 157 minutes (Extended)
U.S. Rating: R Closed Captioned: Yes
I hope that The Inspiration and Design of Aliens is at least an hour long and not one of these ten minute clips just tacked on. If so? Game over, man.