[LV426] Happy 40th Birthday ‘Alien’ Pt 1: Let’s Watch ‘Containment’

Remember when we told you earlier this year that to celebrate the landmark 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott‘s genre-defining film Alien, and that we were getting a crop of short films released on LV-426?  That day has some, fans of Ellen Ripely, that day has come.

[LV426] Happy 40th Birthday 'Alien', Let's Watch 'Containment'

The first of the 6 short films released by FOX via IGN is called Containment, and was written and directed by Chris Reading.

Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship’s destruction, they find themselves unsure to trust whether or not one of them might be infected.

All 6 of the short films were screened early during some notable March conventions, and the final two will release today via IGN’s Twitter.

A brand-new 40th anniversary 4K Blu-ray of the first film was released just in time for today as well. And, perhaps our favorite thing- that New Jersey High School will be doing one encore performance of their stage presentation of Alien (with a little blessing from both Scott and Sigourney Weaver), courtesy of a donation from Scott Free Productions.

#RipleyLives

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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