While I enjoyed Alien: Covenant more than most, the general consensus is that it was not a very good film. I think most peoples problem with it was that it was marketed as an Alien film and was Prometheus 2. That being said, I liked Prometheus as well so I am probably a little biased. Anyway, I will be adding Covenant to my Blu-Ray collection when it hist shelves August 15. Man, remember when it would take months and months for stuff to hit home video? Now its theater, Blu-Ray in 2-3 months tops, then instantly forgotten forever.
There will be very little special features on this release, including LONG deleted scenes:
- 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
- Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
- 4K Blu-ray: Dolby Atmos
Also included up there are the short films that were released in the lead-up to the films release. 18 minutes of deleted scenes is quite a lot, and makes me wonder what they will entail, some of it has to be more Xenomorph stuff, there was a couple shots of them in the trailers that was not in the finished film. I would guess this would be the only release of this one we will ever get, so if the footage is enjoyable, a fan would have to edit it back into the finished product for us all to enjoy.
Special Editions are all the rage right now as the struggling home video market is trying anything they can to part you with money, and this will be no different. Target will have an exclusive art book featuring behind the scenes photos and production artwork, and Best Buy will have the steelbook for all of us steelbook collectors out there. Here is where i complain however: the other Alien films have never been released on steelbook here in the US, so unless they plan on coming out with them sometime soon, this one will stick out like a sore thumb on the shelf. I hate that. You hear me Fox? release the other films in steelbooks!!!