Alien: Covenant DIGITAL HD AUG 9th/4K, Blu-ray and DVD AUG 16th


With Alien: Covenant arriving on Digital HD on Wednesday 9 August and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Wednesday 16 August, I thought i'd take the opportunity to revisit one of my most anticipated films of 2017. As an unabashed fan of Ridley Scott's Prometheus (2012) I had hoped that Alien: Covenant firstly; might answer some of my lingering questions about the franchise and secondly; continue to stumble down the philosophical rabbit-hole established by its predecessor. For the most part it achieved both. However, upon a re-watching Covenant, it felt a little too interested in being an "Alien" style film and sadly tonally dissimilar to Prometheus. For some fans that may be a good thing, but for me it's not. That being said, there's a tonne to like in Alien: Covenant.

Scott assembles a cast befitting the franchise. Led ably by Katherine ‘Ripley 2.0’ Waterston, Billy ‘Hi, I’m religious’ Crudup, Danny ‘I love my wife’ McBride and the true rock star of the film, Michael ‘I can do no wrong’ Fassbender. There's zero doubt that Fassbender owns this film from the get go. His two performances exemplify his range as an actor. I adored his cold menace as David and the babe-in-the-woods innocence of Walter.

For anyone who missed Alien: Covenant in its theatrical run I highly recommend you check it out. It caters to fans of Alien and general Sci-fi folk looking for a little bit more from your big blockbusters.

For my initial thoughts on the film, check out Episode 45 of We Like To Watch which Billy and I recorded directly after seeing the film.

As always if you agree or disagree with my thoughts on Alien: Covenant or Prometheus, please feel free to let me know in the comments below, hit me up on our Facebook page or yell at me on Twitter @stu_watches

- Stu

8 out of 10


Secrets of the Alien Universe Are Unlocked with

Over 100 Minutes of Revealing Extras on the Blu-ray and iTunes Extras


ALIEN: COVENANT is loaded with bonus material including a making-of documentary, 12 deleted and extended scenes, 5 featurettes, commentary by director Ridley Scott, an inside look at “David’s Lab”, and much more.Fans can also pick up exclusive editions of ALIEN: COVENANT at JB HIFI and Sanity.

JB HIFI – Alien baby Xenomorph Steelbook Blu-ray™

SANITY – Limited edition 36-page book featuring an inside look at David’s Lab, the creatures of Alien: Covenant, behind-the-scenes photography and concept sketches to those that pre-order the film, plus exclusive packaging on Blu-ray & DVD.

BUY IT FIRST ON DIGITAL HD and NEW TO BLU-RAY & DVD

4K ULTRA HD & BLU-RAY™ BONUS FEATURES:

• Deleted and Extended Scenes
• Prologue (Extended)
• Walter in Greenhouse
• Oram and Daniels (Extended)
• Walter Visits Daniels
• Daniels Bedroom Flashback
• Jacob's Funeral (Extended)
• Ledwards Fall
• Crossing the Plaza (Extended)
• Daniels Thanks Walter
• Rosenthal Prayer
• Walter Reports Back
• Stairs to Eggroom (Extended)
• USCSS Covenant
• Meet Walter
• Photos
• The Last Supper
• SECTOR 87 - PLANET 4
• The Crossing
• Advent
• David’s Illustrations – Image Gallery
• Master Class: Ridley Scott - Documentary on the making of Alien: Covenant
• Director Commentary by Ridley Scott

DVD BONUS FEATURES:

• Deleted and Extended Scene
• USCSS Covenant
• Photos
• Director Commentary by Ridley Scott





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