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Alien Blu-ray to Feature Sigourney Weaver Commentary

Posted December 10, 2009 05:14 AM by Juan Calonge

20th Century FoxDuring an interview for the Los Angeles Times to promote the theatrical release of 'Avatar', actress Sigourney Weaver (who plays a botanist in James Cameron's movie) discussed all her movie career and her status as "queen of sci-fi". She also revealed that in the weeks to come, she will record a commentary for the upcoming Blu-ray release of the 'Alien' tetralogy.

“I've never done that, watched all of [the Alien movies] in a row,” Weaver said. “I just recently made my [19-year-old] daughter watch them. She had never seen them before, believe it or not. I think she just prefers to think of me as good ol' mom, you know, not some person running around a spaceship with a flamethrower.”


Source: Los Angeles Times | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (36 comments)



avecha
  Dec 10, 2009
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Exciting news. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Shanester
  Dec 10, 2009
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Nice! She already recorded one with Ridley Scott on the previous box set so hopefully she'll have some new info to talk about
flyfree432
  Dec 10, 2009
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"I think she just prefers to think of me as good ol' mom, you know, not some person running around a spaceship with a flamethrower.”

That would be awesome to be able to think of your mom as a woman who runs around a space ship with a flame thrower!!!

Cap Nord
  Dec 10, 2009
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What a mom!
max_wellk
  Dec 10, 2009
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Alien Quadrilogy on Blu-Ray...bring it on baby! This is one of my top ten films of all time

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majestic1
  Dec 10, 2009
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Sigourney is a cinema legend! Can only look forward to this. Oh, and Avatar is only one week away!

digitalbabe
  Dec 10, 2009
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Excellent news-I can hardly sit still! I love it-and if they were to package the Blus in an Alien Head like the DVD version in Japan, which I missed, I've be stoked. I usually don't buy all of the special packaging (I am Steelbook fan instead), but I'd LOVE it for this!:) Ripley lives!;)

Schrute Farms
  Dec 10, 2009
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What is a tetralogy? Will it have AvP or something? Need the info!

A Sigourney commentary would be great for all four films. It would be great to have the cast members do a commentary for each of their corresponding films.

Ridley Scott, Tom Skerritt and SW for Alien
Cameron, SW, Michael Biehn and Bill Paxton doing Aliens
David Fincher, SW, and Charles Dutton for Alien3
SW and Winona Ryder apologizing for Alien: Resurrection

servocrow
  Dec 10, 2009
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First Blade Runner , now ALIEN!! too sweet...

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Grubert
  Dec 10, 2009
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"What is a tetralogy?" It's like a quadrilogy, only using a word that really exists.
dougotte
  Dec 10, 2009
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Yes; thanks for using the real word. I hope the forthcoming BD set uses it, too, instead of that inane neologism.
ehtamgnie
  Dec 10, 2009
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Very exciting news. Can't wait. The French rumors and flyers are finally giving way to more substantial evidence that this is coming.

JediFonger
  Dec 10, 2009
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AvP will NOT be included thankfully, hahaha. totally diff.

JTStarkiller
  Dec 10, 2009
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I had never heard of the word tetralogy either. Nice to know I've been using the wrong one all these years, but I guess that's Fox's fault for putting it on the box. Now bring on the Star Wars hexalogy!
MeE
  Dec 10, 2009
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I understand that during the shooting and editing of Alien3 Director Fincher was attacked, and violated by people that were in a position to overide his choices and decisions. His vision eventually taken from him and destroyed by others that not only thought they knew better artistically, but put money first. If he were to record a commentary for the BluRay of 3 it might be very eye-opening. Even fascinating in telling how pictures go from being art to product. But of course we all know that the same thing would happen to his commentary. It would be edited and twisted to reflect the people that killed his version of Alien3 in the first place and make Fincher look like a fool.

Good for Fincher for turning his back on an opportunity to assemble a Directors cut and record a commentary for the Quadrilogy DVD and I hope he stands on that reply for the BluRay release.

iam1bearcat
  Dec 10, 2009
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I have to go google 'tetralogy' now. Never learned that word in any class. I knew the public school system failed me!
skitch76
  Dec 10, 2009
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Oh, I thought 'quadrilogy' sounded enough like a real word! Good to know. = )

BleedingBlu
  Dec 10, 2009
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OH YEAH!! I cant wait for this.

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tylergfoster
  Dec 10, 2009
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@MeE

Worth noting that the documentary on Alien3 produced for the Quadrilogy set is indeed cut to pieces just like you say a Fincher commentary would be. This is why the Alien3 behind-the-scenes footage is noticeably shorter than the others, only touches on general parts of the controversy, and credits a different director at the end (ala Alan Smithee).

But the workprint is excellent. Alien3 is my favorite.
Russell22
  Dec 10, 2009
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Looking forward to the alien films too but i doubt they'll be eye candy releases as they are inheritantly dark films so i doubt they'll look that stellar but we'll see.

felipefps
  Dec 10, 2009
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Gonna start saving the money!!! GOTTA have these in BD!!! Alien Quadrilogy FTW!
reanimator
  Dec 10, 2009
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There is no tetralogy. There is no qualdrilogy. There in no trilogy. There is only ALIEN and ALIENS.

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repete66211
  Dec 10, 2009
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Will they include the David Attenborough commentary track too?

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Canada
  Dec 10, 2009
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I will be all over Alien,Aliens and possibly Alien 5 or whatever they call it assuming it's good which it should be if it's directed by Ridley Scott.

metriclove
  Dec 10, 2009
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"There is no tetralogy. There is no qualdrilogy. There in no trilogy. There is only ALIEN and ALIENS."

-So is that a Biology? :-)

Blu-Jawa
  Dec 10, 2009
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I agree Miss Weaver is the "Sci-Fi Horror Queen"! I hope if they put the same extra's they are not put on the same disc as the bd films. to keep the best 1080p HD picture and sound possible.

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thedarkangel1975
  Dec 10, 2009
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I only liked the first two of this series. Third was ok and I only liked the Alien swimming in the forth. I liked AVP and AVP:R more then the last two.

shamon
  Dec 10, 2009
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there is a GOD.
Plisskenetic
  Dec 10, 2009
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I honestly thought the Quadrilogy set already provided us with more extras than we could have possibly hoped for. That was one of the very very best box sets ever & I'm not too sure what else could be added. Weaver doing a commentary was already done with R.Scott for Alien1. I personally think only the following is enough to do the blu-ray box set release justice:

a) Have all those great documentaries be recoded to full HD and not SD
b) Pls include the 'missing' featurettes from Alien3 [cut as they show Fincher in serious bad moods]
c) Burke's cocoon/ grenade scene

NikhilH
  Dec 11, 2009
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Blade Runner was an epic transfer, cant wait to see how they handle this one, especially on things that Ridley Scott can control over (Alien). Hopefully he gets working on the new Alien 5 prequel film, and hopefully they will add some sneak peek stuff about that or some new history on the franchise!

EvolutionCherry
  Dec 11, 2009
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Kick ass!
dougotte
  Dec 11, 2009
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"There is no tetralogy. There is no qualdrilogy. There in no trilogy. There is only ALIEN and ALIENS."

"-So is that a Biology? :-)"

Duology?

Doug
Gazzoo69
  Dec 12, 2009
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Please let the movies come in a blu ray case like the die hards tetralogy did. Ok sorry, I just wanted to use a new word. Hey,about die hard 4, where's the uncut on Blu-Ray?

Freis968
  Dec 12, 2009
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She "made" her 19yr old watch all the movies? I am sure once the 3rd one started her 19yr old MADE her mom turn off the TV.
finster1018
  Dec 29, 2009
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i'd give my left 2 lugnutz for somthin' like that!
finster1018
  Dec 29, 2009
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I understand that during the shooting and editing of Alien3 Director Fincher was attacked, and violated by people that were in a position to overide his choices and decisions. His vision eventually taken from him and destroyed by others that not only thought they knew better artistically, but put money first. If he were to record a commentary for the BluRay of 3 it might be very eye-opening. Even fascinating in telling how pictures go from being art to product. But of course we all know that the same thing would happen to his commentary. It would be edited and twisted to reflect the people that killed his version of Alien3 in the first place and make Fincher look like a fool.

Yeah - they are the same people that undermined and backstabbed H.R. Giger in Aliens and Alien Resurrection. Giger's name was also strangely missing from Alien3's credits until the home version came out.


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