27 Feb 2019 12:20 PM +00:00 UTC

Ridley Scott's Alien Gets 40th-Anniversary 4K Blu-Ray Release

(20th Century Fox)

It's been almost 40 years since the crew of Nostromo faced a terrifying xenomorph in Alien and it's about time we get to see the legendary chestbuster scene in Ultra High Definition. Ridley Scott's Alien is finally getting a 40th-Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray this year.

20th Century Fox is officially releasing an all-new 4K Ultra HD master (via Nerdist). In addition to that, a limited edition 4K UHD steelbook of Alien 40th Anniversary Edition will be available exclusively at Best Buy.

Here are some of the awesome special features in the disc:

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1979 Theatrical Version
2003 Director's Cut
2003 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott and the Cast & Crew
1999 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
Final Theatrical Isolated Score – Dolby Digital 5.1 (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
Composer's Original Isolated Score – Dolby Digital 5.1 (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
Deleted Scenes

Alien is considered one of the greatest movies of all time and is cited as the one film that brought science fiction and horror together. Sigourney Weaver, who played Nostromo's sole survivor Ellen Ripley, also became the poster girl for the new genre.

The movie also starred Ian Holm, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, and Yaphet Kotto. The xenomorph was portrayed by a young design student Bolaji Bodejo, who was handpicked by Scott to play the alien because of his height and slender frame. Legendary artist H.R. Giger designed the xenomorph.

The Alien 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray will be available starting April 23.

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