Alien (2004 DVD)

US Alien: The Director's Cut DVD cover.

Alien: The Director's Cut is a 2004 two-disc DVD set containing both the original 1979 theatrical cut and the 2003 Director's Cut of Alien, along with several bonus features. Essentially, the two discs are simply the first and second discs from the 2003 Alien Quadrilogy DVD box set released as a separate package. As such, it contains the same bonus features as those discs.

The DVD was released on January 6, 2004 in the United States and Canada,[1] alongside the corresponding Collector's Edition DVD releases of Aliens, Alien3 and Alien Resurrection. In the United Kingdom, the release of the four sets was not quite so consistent, with Alien going on sale earlier than the other three films, on March 15, 2004.[2]


Disc 1: Alien

Disc 2: Special features

  • The Beast Within: The Making of Alien
  • 7 deleted scenes:
  • First draft screenplay by Dan O'Bannon
  • Original Ridley Scott storyboards and notes
  • Storyboard archive
  • Sigourney Weaver screen test
  • Multi-angle Chestburster sequence
  • Production and promotional image galleries

*The deleted and extended scenes found on disc one are in fact merely the additional scenes added in the Director's Cut, available for viewing separately. This means some of these scenes have been edited from the originally filmed version. The option to view these scenes separately is not available on the region 2 DVD.

Chapter Titles (Director's Cut)

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 in the Director's Cut are listed below.

Chapter Title
1 Main Titles
2 Auto Pilot
3 Awakening
5 Nostromo Re-Routed
6 Locating the Source
7 Answering the Call
8 Walking Distance
9 Proceeding Blindly
10 Dark Horizons
11 A Word of Warning
12 Kane's Descent
13 Surface Tension
14 Facehugger
15 Acid
16 Standard Procedure
17 The Missing Guest
18 It Has to Go Back
19 Long Journey Ahead
20 The Last Supper
21 On the Hunt
22 "Stick Together"
23 "Here Jonesy"
24 "Kane's Son"
25 Into the Airducts
26 The Third Junction
27 No Blood, No Dallas
28 Special Order 937
29 Ash Attacks
30 Crew Expendable
31 Escape Plan
32 "Kitty, Kitty, Kitty"
33 Cornered
34 Auto-Destruct Initiated
35 Mercy
36 Override Failed
37 Narcissus Escape
38 Survivors
39 "You Are My Lucky Star"
40 End Credits


  • The newly-created making-of documentary The Beast Within is somewhat confusingly presented on the bonus disc — it is split into its individual chapters and spread across the three main sections found on the disc (Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production). In order to watch the complete documentary uninterrupted, it is necessary to access the Navigation Options section and select the "Play all featurettes" option.



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