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94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1920 out of 2053)

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Alien: Covenant
In this sci-fi horror film, which serves as both a sequel to 2012's Prometheus and a prequel to the larger Alien franchise, a spaceship called the Covenant is forced to make an emergency landing on a seemingly idyllic world. Unfortunately, the crew soon realize that this paradise contains a terrifying threat: the extraterrestrial predator known as the "xenomorph." Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, and Demián Bichir star in this film from Ridley Scott, director of the original Alien. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Michael Fassbender
    Michael Fassbender - David/Walter
  • Katherine Waterston
    Katherine Waterston - Daniels
  • Billy Crudup
    Billy Crudup - Oram
  • Danny McBride
    Danny McBride - Tennessee
  • Demián Bichir
    Demián Bichir - Lope



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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    You Can't Please Everyone

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    VandyPrice
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    As a human male who wasn't born until 1987, the year after James Cameron's seven-year-later sequel to Ridley Scott's 1979 masterpiece debuted, I was never overly inclined to invest much of my adolescence in Xenomophs or the lore of the talented Ms. Ripley. As someone who would unknowingly be lumped in with the millennial generation I didn't grow up with a fondness for those original films and thus they never became a critical part of the cultural landscape for me until much later in life. It might even be difficult for viewers with older tastes and dated perspectives to understand how such a film as restrained and measured as Alien might play for today's ADD audiences, but despite the fact I didn't end up seeing Scott's original film until a college screenwriting class doesn't mean I didn't understand the how and why of its effectiveness. Still, because of the life experiences that shaped who I was up until the point when I saw Prometheus in the summer of 2012 I didn't mind that it felt completely different from what Scott had established as his Alien universe in the past. Like with music and most things in life if something works and people crave more of it the artist must find a way to strike a balance between what has come before while also reinventing themselves so as not to repeat the same old shtick over and over again. While many complained about Prometheus for being too heady and not so reliant on thrills or action Scott, along with screenwriters John Logan and Dante Harper, have seemingly course corrected for the sake of the fans with Alien: Covenant as the film more or less meshes what Prometheus started and what fans seemingly wanted in a new Alien movie. That isn't to say it all melds seamlessly or that Covenant is all the better for attempting to strike such a balance, but rather that it wants to have its cake and eat it too. As an individual who has no vested interest in continuing the Alien franchise as it once was, but who really dug Prometheus, I was slightly disappointed the more philosophical aspects of the film were traded in for more formulaic action beats and scares, but while Covenant may be a safer movie than Prometheus as well as a less effective film than Alien it is still very much an entertaining one that does enough good to earn its place among the ranks of a series that seems to be more well regarded out of nostalgia and a couple strong entries than a consistent quality in the films overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent Alien Film

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    SpiderMan1962
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    It really baffles me how much negativity some Alien fans express towards this film. To me, Alien: Covenant is one of my favorite films of the year and ranks in my top 3 Alien films of all time. It's the best film in the franchise since James Cameron's Aliens in 1986. I really enjoyed Prometheus and the more philosophical themes it explored along with the Engineers so I was really happy to see director Ridley Scott return to the Alien franchise again with Covenant. To me, Covenant is the perfect blend between, Prometheus, the original Alien, and Aliens while also feeling like a modern film and giving us the best-looking alien creature designs and scenes yet. I feel that those who disliked it just wanted a straight-up rehash of Aliens and never even gave this movie a chance based on its own merits. If you look back at the originals, they were much more straight-forward survival stories. Covenant, on the other hand, is much more ambitious in the story it is trying to tell with its themes of creations and creators. The story is nostalgic yet fresh, the cinematography and directing by Ridley Scott is stunning, the soundtrack by Jed Kurzel is eerie and atmospheric, and the movie is a dark and entertaining sci-fi horror film worthy of the Alien franchise. What I love about Covenant is all the risks this film takes and where it may go next. I really hope this film gets a sequel so I would recommend all fans of this movie to pick it up on blu ray and show Fox that we want to see this story continued. This 4K set gets my highest recommendation!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Alien Movie Since the First Two

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    SpiderMan1962
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    The 4K Steelbook is really nice although I feel they could have chosen better artwork. At the very least, I would have swapped the back cover artwork (xenomorph head) with the front cover artwork (neomorph baby). The blu ray and 4K picture and sound quality is excellent. As for the movie itself, it really baffles me how much negativity some Alien fans express towards it. To me, Alien: Covenant is one of my favorite films of the year and ranks in my top 3 Alien films of all time. It's the best film in the franchise since James Cameron's Aliens in 1986. I really enjoyed Prometheus and the more philosophical themes it explored along with the Engineers so I was really happy to see director Ridley Scott return to the Alien franchise again with Covenant. To me, Covenant is the perfect blend between, Prometheus, the original Alien, and Aliens while also feeling like a modern film and giving us the best-looking alien creature designs and scenes yet. I feel that those who disliked it just wanted a straight-up rehash of Aliens and never even gave this movie a chance based on its own merits. The story is nostalgic yet fresh, the cinematography and directing is stunning, the soundtrack by Jed Kurzel is eerie and atmospheric, and the movie is a dark and entertaining sci-fi horror film worthy of the Alien franchise. What I love about Covenant is all the risks this film takes. This 4K set gets my highest recommendation!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful presentation of a terrible film

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    DHarris
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    I'm biased. I grew on on the Alien films. Love the first three, yes three. The fourth, not so much. While I don't count them as part of the series, and think they're both pretty awful, I can enjoy the AVP films. Prometheus was supposed to be something special. An Alien prequel that told of the origins if the species and the Space Jockies that brought them to planet LV-426. What we got was an interesting mess. Something great to look at that asked some interesting questions but did little to appeal to Alien fans. Covenant was supposed to mend that. Follow up on what worked with Prometheus and tie it firmly into the Alien world and have Xenomorphs in it. Here may be, if not his worst, one of Ridley Scott's worst films. Ever. It's still great to look at but what a bad movie. Without getting into spoilers, the Xenomorph is barely in it and really isn't the antagonist. More of a featured extra. Distilling this movie down, I'd be hard pressed to call it more than a pretentious slasher from a former master of the craft. I bought this as I'm a completionist, not because I enjoyed it in the theater. The 4k looks very nice. That's about the best I can say for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good But Not Great

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    LSherman
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    I got this as I have all the Alien movies from the first to the last. I've noted that it seems that most people that liked the first Alien movie liked the second movie less. I, myself, liked the second movie "Aliens" best and sort of thought the ones after that went sort of down hill. I watched this one thru and felt that the movie before left some things undone and I didn't feel this movie picked up on that very well. The movies with Ripley as the main character seem to me to come off better than the one that followed even though you have a number of things that get in the way. What I liked about the earlier movies were the way the heroes have a way of coming out on top even if things fall apart around them. Even the one before this one carried that theme forward in a sort of interesting way. So there was always hope in the future. In this one, there doesn't seem to be that theme left with the viewer. And it isn't the aliens that kill off the people, it's the AIs they created that do! I found this to be the must depressing of all the movie as the hope that is normally there isn't any more. We'll see if there is another movie, how this gets corrected if it is. I liked this movie but so far, "Aliens" is still my favorite.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Great Package for an OK Film

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    I didn't love Alien: Covenant by any stretch, but I'm a hopeless collector who usually likes to pick up the big blockbusters on blu-ray, especially if they come with fancy exclusive packaging. And Steelbooks are some of my favorite cases, with unique imagery and sleek design (and this is no exception). As for the film itself, although I liked it a bit more on a rewatch, I think Ridley Scott is misguided (and frankly, a bit arrogant) in his attempts to explore ideas of Creation through the Alien franchise. He's convoluted the Alien story beyond recognition, removed the mystery of the Xenomorph, and he's basically spit in the face of years of fandom and canon. He could've easily started a new sci-fi franchise instead (and nearly did with Prometheus, with its tangential connection to Alien). However, Covenant, despite having head-scratching moments and idiotic characters we care nothing about, still manages to offer some thrills and gorgeous visuals. Will I be rewatching it often? No. Did I enjoy the commentary, getting inside Scott's head? Somewhat, yes. And I'm happy to include it in my complete Alien collection, as splintered as that franchise may be.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Typical Ridley Scott Outing

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    capnsid
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    My review is based on the dvd, since my blu-ray player has no remote. The movie itself is fun though predictable, since we all know how it eventually ends: Alien. This movie plays with the mythos created by Dan O'Bannon's hardcore sequel to his and John Carpenter's Dark Star. The result, originally titled Star Beast, eventually was re-titled Alien after extensive re-writes by (David) Giler, with input by (Walter) Hill and Gordon (no android avatar...yet) Carroll. This is a deeper exploration into the alien lifestyle, with some devastating death sequences, much better in the end than the much-maligned Prometheus. I prefer this over the prequel, though some of the alien infants look too thin and fragile. That don't last long, though. The characters are well drawn and don't do as many stupid things as their Prometheus predecessors. For that, and for creating more Gigeresque aliens, I give it 5 stars, but subtract 1 for making David the unholy annihilator of an entire species of humanoid, and creator of the xebomorphs. And that terrible bowl cut for the current 'Ripley'. Quite a fascinating, refreshing and downright terrifying film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A nice surprise for a franchise longing for one

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    Alien and Aliens are two of my favorite movies of all time and are widely proclaimed to be two of the greatest films in history. But as we all know, the follow ups over the last couple of decades have largely been disappointments. Alien Covenant did not disappoint. This film connects the prequel, Prometheus, with Alien and I think it does a good job. Some reviewers wanted more Prometheus story here, but I honestly don't know that there's a lot to tell there and I like the way this film got to the point and what we are all here to see, the Xenomorph creature. I felt this was a good thrill ride and has moments as memorable as some of the best we've seen in these films. Plus Michael Fassbender is excellent. I would rank this film third best in the franchise overall behind Alien and Aliens. As for the product, it has amazing art on the front of the steelbook and I love the minimalism present on the covers. And this is an extremely good price at this point in Aug. 2017 for a 4K steelbook as most others cost far more than this one at $26.99. This is a good buy and definitely recommended.

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