Alien (1979) review

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  1. Steel76

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    It was incredible to watch Alien on the big screen.
    Even though I have seen the film, about 30 times, I saw so many things in the backgrounds of the sets, models, props, etc. that I've never noticed before.

    It's the original 1979 cut, and I haven't seen that version for about 15 years.
    The new 4K transfer looked amazing. And the soundmix delivered as well.
    Can't wait to pick up the UHD disc.

    I really hope I get a chance to see Aliens on the big screen in the future.
     
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    Does anyone know if Mother is her old 70's DOS self or is she the matrix style laser font that has plagued us since the 2000's?
     
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    Thoughts? I've never seen the film theatrically so I have no real knowledge on how it should look. The details look similar but the biggest difference here seems to be colours. I'm noticing reds look a lot darker such as in the chest burster scene.
     
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    They have both cuts here. I'm assuming that version is present on the theatrical cut.
     
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    I hope so too but tbh the last time we've seen it is the 1999 THX single laser disc release.
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I pre-bought tix for the upcoming Fathom Events re-release in October. I did manage to catch it in a theatre about ten years ago but it didn't have much in the way of surround sound (it was an old building).
     
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    I bought and watched Alien on 4k last night. It looks absolutely stunning. For such an old film it's pretty incredible how good it looks. There's a lot more more details I'd never noticed before which blew me away.
    I watched the Director's Cut which I think I prefer less now that I've seen the theatrical. There's not really any big differences anyway. The other thing is don't listen to the 5.1 sound mix. There's a lot of stuff missing from it. Basically the alien doesn't make spitting noises when you see it which was just odd and I think even the score has been toned down. Checked the 4.1 mix and it was a lot better. I plan to watch the theatrical cut with that mix in a week or so.
     
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    I think there are parts of the Director's Cut I like and other parts that I could do without. It's not like the Director's Cut of Aliens which is clearly the version to watch.
     
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    Even Aliens, I think the tension at the beginning is far greater in the theatrical then the Director's Cut. Too much mystery is taken away in the DC.
     
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