Alien (1999 DVD)

US Alien DVD cover.

Alien: 20th Anniversary Edition, known as simply Alien in the United Kingdom, is a 1999 DVD containing the original 1979 theatrical cut of Alien, along with several bonus features. Essentially, the single disc was simply the first disc from The Alien Legacy DVD box set released as a separate package. As such, it contains the same bonus features as that disc.

The DVD was released on June 1, 1999 in the United States and Canada,[1] alongside the corresponding DVD releases of Aliens Special Edition, Alien3 and Alien Resurrection. In the UK, the DVD was released on May 15, 2000.[2]

Easter Eggs

As well as the advertised material, the Alien: 20th Anniversary Edition DVD also contains several secret Easter eggs that allow access to otherwise hidden content. Both of these are accessed from the special features section; the first is the Nostromo flight plan and biographies for each of the crew, the latter of which are based on Ridley Scott's original character notes, while the second is a report on the various stages of the Xenomorph's life cycle compiled by Ash.


  • Alien
  • Audio commentary with director Ridley Scott
  • Composer's original isolated score by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Alternate music and production sound audio track
  • 10 deleted scenes:
    • Alien Transmission
    • Lambert Confronts Ripley
    • Kane's Condition
    • Ripley and Parker
    • Planning the Search
    • A Quick Glimpse
    • Ripley Reassures Lambert
    • Airlock Sequence Part 1
    • Airlock Sequence Part 2
    • The Cocoon Sequence
  • 2 outtakes:
    • Rise and Shine
    • Alien Attacks Lambert
  • Original Ridley Scott storyboards
  • Trailers and TV spots
  • Production and promotional image galleries

Chapter Titles

As is the case with virtually all DVDs, the film has been sectioned into chapters, similar to tracks on a CD. The titles of these chapters are listed below.

Chapter Title
1 Main Titles
2 Early to Rise
3 Rough Landing
4 Walking Distance
5 Dead a Long Time
6 Eggs or Something
7 A Wonderful Defence Mechanism
8 Missing a Guest
9 Taking Off
10 Last Supper
11 Seek and Destroy
12 "Here Kitty."
13 No Blood, No Dallas
14 A Confrontation with Ash
15 Priority One
16 Scared Stiff
17 Destruct System Activated
18 T-minus Thirty Seconds
19 The Last Survivor
20 End Titles


  • The "Alternate music and production sound" audio track found on this DVD remains exclusive to this release (and the corresponding Alien Legacy box set). It had been planned to include the track on the Alien Anthology Blu-ray set, but it was ultimately left off as a result of space concerns.[3]



  1. " - Alien DVD (US)". Retrieved on 2018-03-01.
  2. " - Alien DVD (UK)". Retrieved on 2018-03-01.
  3. "The Digital Bits - Blu-ray Review: Alien Anthology". Retrieved on 2016-01-11.

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