Alien Quadrilogy: Alien/Aliens/Alien3/Alien Resurrection [Blu-ray]

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  • Release Date: 10/07/2014
  • Rating: R
This four-pack brings together Ridley Scott's original Alien, James Cameron's Aliens, {$David Fincher's feature directorial debut Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (924 out of 928)

Synopsis


Alien
"In space, no one can hear you scream." A close encounter of the third kind becomes a Jaws-style nightmare when an alien invades a spacecraft in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic. On the way home from a mission for the Company, the Nostromo's crew is woken up from hibernation by the ship's Mother computer to answer a distress signal from a nearby planet. Capt. Dallas's (Tom Skerritt) rescue team discovers a bizarre pod field, but things get even stranger when a face-hugging creature bursts out of a pod and attaches itself to Kane (John Hurt). Over the objections of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), science officer Ash (Ian Holm) lets Kane back on the ship. The acid-blooded incubus detaches itself from an apparently recovered Kane, but an alien erupts from Kane's stomach and escapes. The alien starts stalking the humans, pitting Dallas and his crew (and cat) against a malevolent killing machine that also has a protector in the nefarious Company. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Alien ³
Crash landing on a barren penal-colony planet with an unwelcomed visitor in tow, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) contends with a group of hardened convicts while using nothing but her wits to battle a terrifying new breed of alien. The sole survivor of her crashed escape pod, Ripley is rescued from the craft by the remaining inhabitants of Fiorina 161, a group of rapists and murders who chose to repent for their sins in deep space after the penal colony was officially decommissioned. When remaining warden Andrews (Brian Glover) announces Ripley's presence to the inmates, their spiritual leader, Dillon (Charles S. Dutton), begins to fear that her presence will stir up trouble. As a result, Ripley is placed in the care of prison doctor Clemens (Charles Dance), and restricted to the infirmary until a rescue ship arrives. But Ripley isn't the only new visitor on Fiorina 161; an alien stowaway survived the crash as well, and it has planted its seed in a feral dog. Before long, a new breed of alien has burst from the dog's chest, a stealthy hunter that moves on all fours and can navigate the darkened prison corridors virtually undetected. When the inmates start to disappear, the remaining survivors must fight for their lives without weapons to defend themselves. The only person who knows the alien well enough to beat it is Ripley, and while her plan to corner and kill the creature just might work, a horrifying discovery reveals that her fight is far from over. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Alien Resurrection
Two centuries after Ellen Ripley's death, doctors aboard the space station Auriga clone her using a blood sample taken from Fiorna 161, in hopes of harvesting the queen embryo that was incubating inside of her when she was trapped on the remote penal planet. Finally succeeding after numerous attempts, they remove the alien and repair the clone for further study. Before long, the Ripley clone has gained consciousness, and displays superhuman capabilities that suggest it possesses alien DNA. When Ripley discovers that General Perez (Dan Hedaya) is keeping the queen in a heavily fortified room of the space station, she warns the military man and his scientists that the creature cannot be contained no matter how hard they try. Meanwhile, General Perez has hired a crew of space pirates to deliver the cryogenically frozen bodies of another ship to the Auriga so they can be used to breed more aliens. The leader of the pirates is Johner (Ron Perlman), a gruff mercenary who engages Ripley to no avail. When Call (Winona Ryder), one of Johner's crewmembers, admits that she was sent to assassinate Ripley, General Perez attempts to have the pirates executed. The result is a tense standoff between the pirates and the military men, with the aliens causing havoc after breaking free of their containment cells. Attempting a daring escape, Ripley and the pirates discover the lab where she was cloned before being forced to swim through the mess hall, which has been submerged in water during the aliens' escape. Discovering a carefully guarded secret about Call's past, Ripley attempts to convince her to alter the Auruga's course, which was set to Earth when the ship went into emergency mode. With the fate of mankind hanging in the balance, Ripley is captured by the aliens and taken to their nest, where she comes face to face with the mutated results of the scientists' experiments. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Aliens
Big-budget special effects, swiftly paced action, and a distinct feminist subtext from writer/director James Cameron turned what should have been a by-the-numbers sci-fi sequel into both a blockbuster and a seven-time Oscar nominee. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ellen Ripley, the last surviving crew member of a corporate spaceship destroyed after an attack by a vicious, virtually unbeatable alien life form. Adrift in space for half a century, Ripley grapples with depression until she's informed by her company's representative, Carter Burke (Paul Reiser) that the planet where her crew discovered the alien has since been settled by colonists. Contact with the colony has suddenly been lost, and a detachment of colonial marines is being sent to investigate. Invited along as an advisor, Ripley predicts disaster, and sure enough, the aliens have infested the colony, leaving a sole survivor, the young girl Newt (Carrie Henn). With the soldiers picked off one by one, a final all-female showdown brews between the alien queen and Ripley, who's become a surrogate mother to Newt. Several future stars made early career appearances in Aliens (1986), including Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, and Reiser. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Skerritt
    Tom Skerritt - Dallas
  • Sigourney Weaver
    Sigourney Weaver - Ellen Ripley
  • Veronica Cartwright
    Veronica Cartwright - Lambert
  • Yaphet Kotto
    Yaphet Kotto - Parker
  • Harry Dean Stanton
    Harry Dean Stanton - Brett



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Edge of your seat" experience

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    jon518
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    Eight words changed the way we look at science fiction and horror in 1979. "In space no one can hear you scream". "Alien" follows seven people on their way to Earth on board a space freighter named "Nostromo". While in cryosleep, the on board computer interrupts the journey when a radio signal is picked up. It is originating from an uninhabited planet. The crew decide to land and investigate; making contact with an alien life-form. What makes "Alien" such a great movie is the constant uneasiness you feel. You know from the onset something is not right. Ridley Scott directs the film with a certain flair that blends both science fiction and horror to an "edge of your seat" experience. The actors also do a wonderful job of portraying their characters; believable to the point where you start to think of them as friends of yours. These aren't your typical Hollywood heroes; just the opposite. Their everyday people with everyday problems like you and me; everyday foibles that expose their weaknesses as well as their strengths. You notice it most when they come up against the alien. The music, the lighting, the acting, the directing...All combine to give you a great science fiction movie and a great horror film in one. "Alien" spawned three sequels ("Aliens", "Aliens3", and "Alien: Resurrection") which can be found in this quadrilogy. There is talk of rebooting this classic film; something I hope never happens. But, if it does, I suggest you watch the original film that started a revolution in the sci-fi horror genre. It would be well worth your time; and I don't think you will be disappointed.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Heart-pounding, Chestbursting Fear

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    DarkTemplar
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    It's no secret that we Alien fans are only in it for parts 1 & 2. I feel that this collection is worth the price, not only for the bundle but especially considering the fact that the studios went out of their way to give us a Remastered set. You don't need a rundown of the films. By now you've probably seen them or heard of them by now and you know the greatness that awaits with their viewing. For a hardcore fan, I wanted the Quadrilogy for the Special Features "Making of" and "Behind the Scenes", bonus material which infuriatingly was not on the standalones of Alien & Aliens. Seeing the development of these classics is always a treat because you see what went into these films back before the notoriety and before the legendary status these movies would go on to receive later down the road. A must-own. Also the fact that you get to see "what could have been" in a certain deleted scene from Alien and the extended version of Aliens is a welcome addition to this definitive collection.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The first two make this worth it.

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    EMan
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    The first two movies in the Alien franchise, Alien and Aliens, are rightfully considered classics. Alien 3 is seen as a disappointment, and even further Alien Resurrection is considered as a disaster. With a two out of a four batting average you would think that this might not be worth it as a collection, but at the right price it's worth getting for the first two. Since I got this set for $15 on a sale I would thinking that it's a good price for two movies I like, one I'm just meh about, and a fourth I won't watch. If you see it for a similar deal and feel the same way I do then I would say to grab it and enjoy the first movies. One great feature is that each blu-ray is loaded with a director's cut. You will definitely get your money's worth from that standpoint.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What's not to like

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    Crixus
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    Great collection. Too bad they used the term Quadrilogy since that's not really a thing/word. Not sure why they did this and not Anthology like they did on the other Alien collection on bluray. Nice to have the theatrical and special additions included for all films. Not a big impact on Alien or Alien: Resurrection (in fact, Resurrection additional material is lame). On Aliens the special addition adds extra story line. Alien 3 it changes some of the story line for the better. I remember seeing the special addition Alien 3 years back and wondered why they ever changed it. Movie studios should let the directors keep their vision. Fincher is a great director and Alien 3 would have been way more successful if it was released in the theaters the way Fincher intended.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xenomorph Point Proven

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    CrazyLudwig
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    My wife whom had not seen all the movies had the audacity to argue with me over what a Xenomorph is and was insistent that it was another sci-fi movie. After a while of back and forth I told her she now was going to be forced to watch all four movies back to back until she admitted she was wrong. We compromised and watched the first two one night and the second two the next. It is always crazy to go back and watch these old movies and pick apart the special effects in comparison to what is done now. Sometimes its humorous but that is what was top of the line back then. These movies are always a good set to have in whatever the most current format is.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bargain set worth the price

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    MediaKing
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    A four-movie set for the usual cost of one? Sign me up! This bargain blu ray set is worth the price just for 'Alien' and 'Aliens', but you also get 'Alien 3' and 'Resurrection'. Granted, the last 2 aren't quite up to par with the first two films, but if you're a fan of the 'Alien' franchise, this set can't be beat.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Aliens!

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    Slumdog
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    I had purchased the Alien Quadriology Blu-ray in store because I wanted to get in to the Alien franchise. The picture quality is good. The movies themselves drag on for a little bit and it takes a lot of time to get through them. My first thought when watching the first Alien was that this movie was way ahead of its time. The movie was made decades but had special effects that give current films a run for their money.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value and Quality Blu-Ray Movies

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    Marc
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    This is an excellent value having all four Alien movies in one package. Plus you have the theatrical version and a brand new 2003 extended version of each movie included. The quality of the sound and picture is fabulous and it was great watching these movies again and some (Alien Resurrection) for the first time. I look forward to seeing the new Alien Covenant and this is a great primer for anyone interested in the series.

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