The most anticipated and polarising film of 2012 is coming to Blu-ray later this year and details of the bonus content have been found on Amazon.fr.
Anyone hoping for a significant number of deleted scenes to fill in the film’s many plot holes will be disappointed as there are only 15 minutes worth. But the most exciting thing on the disc may be the inclusion of the first and final draft of the script by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts.
Prometheus began as a straight Alien prequel written by Jon Spaihts until Damon Lindelof conducted a re-write that became the final product. If they do actually include Spaihts’ original draft, it will be fascinating to see how he originally planned to link it to Alien and if it would have actually made a better film.
You also get Ridley Scott providing an audio commentary so it will be very interesting to hear what he has to say about some of the scenes which left people scratching their heads.
Fox is also including all the other four Alien movies in the set entitled ”Evolution: From Alien to Prometheus” which is great but it might have made more sense to do that once all the sequels to Prometheus have been released.
Amazon have priced it around the £80 mark with a release date as 3rd October 2012. An official announcement regarding the bonus features hasn’t been made so this list might change.
Disc 1 (Prometheus 2D) (+150 minutes of bonuses):
Cut scenes or alternative (15 mins)
Audio commentary by director (120 mins)
The private records of Peter Weyland, four viral videos (18 mins):
- The offer of Elizabeth Shaw
- Happy Birthday David
- Prometheus Transmission (extended version)
- The conference Weyland in 2023 (long version)
Outside the disk: Second Screen App: App iPad Control Blu-ray Remote which gives access to the archives of Peter Weyland (60 mins):
- First and final draft of the script (text)
- Sketches of Ridley Scott (photo gallery)
- The Art of Prometheus (photo gallery)
- Pre-visualization (30 mins)
- Tests of Noomi Rapace (15 mins)
- The costume design (photo gallery)
- Tests “look” of the cast (10 mins)
- Graphic Video Dashboard
- Photographs of the team
- Video of the private pilot
Production and post-release:
- Marketing Gallery
Disc 2 (Prometheus 3D):
The 3D film active
Disc 3 (Bonus complementary Prometheus):
The angry gods: how to make the Prometheus of Ridley Scott, 9 videos (120 mins):
- At the Conquest of Paradise (scenario)
- The engineering upside down (direction & design)
- The manifest human (characters & costumes)
- A nest of demons (creature design)
- A world without green spaces (Pinewood)
- Gains of chance (stunts & action)
- The beginning and end (Iceland)
- The sky on fire (visual effects)
- Prometheus without limits (post-production and theatrical release)
Units of improvement (30 mins):
The archives of Peter Weyland (60 mins)
ALIEN FILMS:Disc 4 (Alien):Audio commentary by Ridley Scott, Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett (prod. exec.), Terry Rawlings (assembly), Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John HurtAudio commentary by Ridley Scott (on theatrical version only)Isolated track of the soundtrack composed by Jerry Goldsmith finalIsolated track of the original film music composed by Jerry GoldsmithCut and extended scenesInteractive experience with the computer MU-TH-URDisc 5 (Aliens):Audio commentary by James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd (prod.), Stan Winston (FX), Robert Skotak (FX), Dennis Skotak (FX), Pat McClung (models), Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn and Christopher HennIsolated track of the soundtrack composed by James Horner finalIsolated track of the original film music composed by James HornerCut and extended scenesInteractive experience with the computer MU-TH-URDisc 6 (Alien3):Audio commentary by Alex Thomson (Chief Op.), Terry Rawlings (assembly), Alec Gillis (FX), Tom Woodruff Jr. (FX), Richard Edlund (FX), Paul McGann and Lance HenriksenIsolated track of the soundtrack composed by Elliot Goldenthal finalCut and extended scenesInteractive experience with the computer MU-TH-URDisc 7 (Alien – The Resurrection):Audio commentary by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Herve Schneid (assembly), Alec Gillis (FX), Tom Woodruff Jr. (FX), Pitof (FX), Sylvain Despretz (FX), Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland OrserIsolated track of the soundtrack composed by John Frizzell finalCut and extended scenesInteractive experience with the computer MU-TH-URDisc 8 (additional bonus # 1 Alien saga):“Making the anthology” (720 ‘):- “The Beast Within is a” making of Alien- “A superior firepower” of making of Aliens- “Wreck and rage”: the making of Alien 3- “One more step beyond the” Making of Alien: ResurrectionDisc 9 (complementary bonus # 2 Alien saga):“Archives anthology”:- ALIEN:. Pre-production. Production. Post-production. “The experience of terror”. “The archives of Laserdic Collector”. “Alien Legacy”. “American Film: Ridley Scott questions / answers”. Trailers and TV spots- ALIENS:. Pre-production. Production. Post-production- ALIENS 3:. Pre-production. Production. Post-production. “Alien 3: report on the first pictures”. “The Making of Alien 3″: report. Trailers and TV spots- Alien: Resurrection:. Pre-production. Production. Post-production. “HBO First Look: The Making of Alien, the Resurrection”. “Alien Resurrection” documentary promo. Trailers and TV Spots- ANTHOLOGY:. Two versions of “Alien Evolution”. “The Alien saga”. Gallery of logos and insignia. “Aliens 3D attraction” photos and script. “Aliens in the Basement”: the collection of Bob Burns. Parody. Gallery Dark Horse blankets. Interactive experience with the computer MU-TH-UR