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, 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.
Disc 1: Alien
- 1979 theatrical version
- 2003 Director's Cut with Ridley Scott introduction
- Audio commentary with director Ridley Scott, writer Dan O'Bannon, executive producer Ronald Shusett, editor Terry Rawlings, and actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt
- 7 deleted and extended scenes*
- Deleted scene footage marker (Director's Cut only)
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.
|6||Locating the Source|
|7||Answering the Call|
|11||A Word of Warning|
|17||The Missing Guest|
|18||It Has to Go Back|
|19||Long Journey Ahead|
|20||The Last Supper|
|21||On the Hunt|
|25||Into the Airducts|
|26||The Third Junction|
|27||No Blood, No Dallas|
|28||Special Order 937|
|32||"Kitty, Kitty, Kitty"|
|39||"You Are My Lucky Star"|
- 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.
- ↑ "Blu-ray.com - Alien DVD (US)". Retrieved on 2018-02-28.
- ↑ "Blu-ray.com - Alien DVD (UK)". Retrieved on 2018-02-28.