Earlier this year news broke that Alien was getting a 4K UHD release for its 40th Anniversary. The only catch was the news was for the UK market and there was no word of a US counterpart. Until yesterday, the Official Alien Instagram- @Alienanthology posted cover art and the release date of April 23rd.
The site Nerdist on the other hand got an exclusive with all the important details on the release
“The new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will contain the 1979 Theatrical Version, as well as the 2003 Director’s Cut, with the 2003 audio commentary by Ridley Scott and the Cast & Crew. In addition, the 1999 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott for the original 1979 Theatrical Version will also be included. This disc will also feature the Final Theatrical Isolated Score in Dolby Digital 5.1, for the 1979 Theatrical Version only, as well as the composer’s original Isolated Score, also in Dolby Digital 5.1, and again for the 1979 Theatrical Version Only. Also included are several deleted scenes. The film was restored in 4K in 2018 by 20th Century Fox at Company 3/Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, supervised by Ridley Scott and Pam Dery, with the 4K scans were done at EFilm.” – Nerdist
Also for all you steelbook fans, Best Buy will be selling an Exclusive Steelbook.
At the moment the only place offering pre-orders I can find is Best Buy but I’d assume it will be available on other sites in time except for the Best Buy Exclusive of course.