Most of the following production documents were originally owned by Michael Milgrom, the property master for the Los Angeles reshoots on ALIEN³. They provide a detailed overview of the scenes that were still left unfinished only a few months before release.

ALIEN: 40th Anniversary 4K UHD Review

In celebration of Alien’s 40th anniversary, Fox has released a 4K UHD Blu-ray of the film. The new 4K master was transferred directly from the original camera negative, supervised by Ridley Scott and Pam Dery in 2018, and the HDR (High Dynamic Range) pass was supervised by Stephen Nakamura.

Alien Anthology: “Disc Unbound” Eject Screens

Upon ejecting one of the discs in the Alien Anthology Blu-ray set, viewers are greeted with a 1920×1080 screensaver image; each disc has its own custom-colored eject screen in multiple languages. Presented here are the actual eject screen themselves in original format, pulled directly from the discs. (They make a nice desktop background!) ALIEN (Disc …

40 YEARS OF ALIEN: 40th Anniversary Exhibit at USC

Currently running at USC School of Cinematic Arts (the alma mater of original Alien screenwriter Dan O’Bannon) is an anniversary exhibition celebrating 40 years of the Alien film franchise, showcasing props and other items from all six films. Alien Archives paid a visit and documented some of the highlights. For more, please see our article …

Ridley’s Notes: The Original Character Biography of Ellen Ripley

The currently running 40 Years of Alien: 40th-Anniversary exhibit at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts has unveiled several previously unseen production documents from the making of the original 1979 film. Most notable among them are “Ridley’s Notes”—the original character biographies drafted by Ridley Scott to provide the cast with material to base their performances upon.