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 Posted:   Jan 8, 2019 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   alexp   (Member)

The so-called ‘director’s cut’ of ALIEN is not Scott ideal version. He said this in the booklet from the 2003 DVD release of the Director Cut.
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I felt that the theatrical cut of the film was the best I could possibly make it….
…It remains my version of choice….
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He goes on to say that FOX approached him in doing a version of the film that would resurrect scenes deleted from the theatrical cut and that the studio tiled this version as the ‘director’s cut’ for 'marketing purposes'.

Now, if FOX want to get the general public into spending more money on a disc of a movie that they have already, just saying that it has better quality is not enough—especially when the general public is downloading movies onto their computers to watch instead of buying a disc and popping it into their computers to watch.

That is why they should have the ‘workprint’ cut included in the UHD disc release. You get the deleted scenes and more.

alexp said this:
By having the workprint cut restored, Goldsmith’s entire score can be heard in the way he intended—unedited and in the scenes that each cue was scored for.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2019 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

Well, it does come from the studio that seems to think a 4-movie set of ALIEN films is a quadrilogy. Ugh.

Now, now. Their quintessential Blu-Ray release of the movies was properly re-titled the 'Alien Anthology'. However, I still love the look and design of the Quadrilogy set. And the 1999 DVDs still had the best menus. I still use the 'Bonus Features' menu on the ALIEN disc as background noise on occasion.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2019 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   LordDalek   (Member)

Again you're making the assumption that an Alien rough cut still exists when there's nothing to suggest that is the case.

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2019 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

Well, it does come from the studio that seems to think a 4-movie set of ALIEN films is a quadrilogy. Ugh.

Now, now. Their quintessential Blu-Ray release of the movies was properly re-titled the 'Alien Anthology'. However, I still love the look and design of the Quadrilogy set. And the 1999 DVDs still had the best menus. I still use the 'Bonus Features' menu on the ALIEN disc as background noise on occasion.


Heh heh. I was just poking fun and I agree with you that the design of that set was beautiful. I actually thought it was a fun name for the set. I also didn't know that tetralogy was the correct word until then, so we have Fox to thank for introducing a new word into our (my?) vocab. smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2019 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

https://www.filmmusicprague.com/program/?lang=en#legends-ridley-scott

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   LordDalek   (Member)

http://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/011419-1100 - 4K announced. No hypothetical workprint included.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 5:52 PM   
 By:   alexp   (Member)

So certain, are you?

How do you figure that from this paragraph in the link that you provided?

“UK disc retailer Zavvi has just listed a 2-disc Alien: 40th Anniversary Edition for release on 4K Ultra HD on 4/1/2019 (or 1, April as you guys would say across the pond)…

https://m.zavvi.com/blu-ray/alien-40th-anniversary-4k-ultra-hd-includes-blu-ray/12020758.html?utm_source=14012019-zuk-alien-4k-targeted&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=14012019-zuk-alien-4k-targeted&affil=thgemail&ecrmcid=W8LGAn6YPogaQwX5em4ry9R4zVNBDKZ7&shae=eoxBw5j7uaWlVWC8miYtTUzmkNgOdu3uCH7V0AQLHGg%3D&sendTime=1547468400&widget_id=1236075&fbclid=IwAR0U9DSfvKtdeHKrzwcrRIiMYh0BGLDgLevqHssVYdjoGdSKLpdwYfmkVCQ

There are no other details yet available. We expect that the US release date will be somewhat different, but certainly within a week or two. The official announcement is likely due very soon and we’ve already asked the studio about this.”

The long and the short of this post is that there are no details about the content of this set at this time.

 
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