New details hatch on Alien: Covenant Blu-ray release and bonus features

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Jul 5, 2017

The buckets of blood have barely dried on the cinematic run of Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, but its home video Blu-ray release is about to flood the market with more cosmic carnage.

According to Amazon and several other online retailers, mark down August 15 as the date you can explore more of the R-rated Alien prequel and sequel to Prometheus in the safety and comfort of your living room with all the lights off.

It contains 100 minutes of special features, including fresh audio commentaries by director Ridley Scott, several previously seen featurettes and a dozen deleted scenes. There was faint hope that Fox would indulge us with a "shocker" Director's Cut or Extended Special Edition, but sadly that is not the case, and we'll have to settle for the basic theatrical release enhanced with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 for normal Blu-ray and the superior soundscape of Dolby Atmos for 4K releases.

A limited-edition version offered at Target will be packaged with a 36-page booklet featuring photos and concept sketches for Alien: Covenant.

Having mixed feelings about this entry in the Alien Anthology and sometimes wishing no prequel trilogy existed, I'm eager to saturate myself with Scott's gory sci-fi tragedy again and find some transcendent moments to love.

Are you with me or sitting out this return trip to Paradise?

Here's the roster of bonus content and official box art:

Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott
12 Deleted and Extended Scenes (17m 58s)
5 Featurettes: Meet Walter (2m 19s), Phobos (9m 8s), The Last Supper (4m 36s), The Crossing (2m 32s), Advent (6m 40s)
Master Class: Ridley Scott (55m 25s)
Theatrical Trailers
David’s Illustrations

(Via AVPGalaxy)