Say what you will about Alien: Covenant, it's a movie that seems particularly well suited for a revisiting on the home entertainment front. As the sixth film in the Alien franchise debuts on Blu-ray/DVD today, it brings a veritable colony ship's worth of deleted/extended scenes and bonus features.
In fact, there are a dozen sequences included in the home entertainment release that were left out of the theatrical edition. For fans, this could provide even more context for certain parts of the movie, such as the all-too-brief sequence that detailed what happened when Shaw and David reached the Engineers' planet. Of course, the movie only did so-so at the global box office, earning $232 million on a $96 million budget. That means this could be the end of the line for the Alien movieverse, no matter what grand plans Ridley Scott has for the franchise, like possibly connecting Ripley to the prequels.
We don't think it's up for debate that Michael Fassbender playing the good/bad androids Walter/David was the highlight of Alien: Covenant. SYFY WIRE has an exclusive first look at a clip from one of the Special Features on the home entertainment release that spotlights one of the movie's best set pieces, David's lab. In the clip, Ridley Scott explains the influence of the Renaissance period on the design of the lab. The set designers also weigh in on the many details they added to add texture to the story.
Take a look and then head to the comments and let us know if you're up for another Alien movie.