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Alien Nation movie collection on DVD

by on Apr.10, 2008, under Television

Alien Nation, even though it only lasted one full season on the fledgling FOX network, was popular enough to to spawn off not one but five TV movies – even though the first one (Dark Horizon) didn’t appear until 4 years after the series was canceled, resolving the season-ending cliffhanger. The series came out on DVD two years ago – finally, all five movies (Dark Horizon, Body and Soul, Millenium, The Enemy Within, The Udara Legacy) are being released in the Ultimate Movie Collection on April 15th. Read More for the press release, and expect a review this weekend. And if you can’t wait, catch a clip of the gag reel from Dark Horizon in Quicktime or Windows Media.



THE FUTURISTIC WORLD WHERE ALIENS AND HUMANS MUST COEXIST

Invasion Of The Long-Awaited Sci-Fi Collection Lands On DVD April 15 From Fox Home Entertainment, Including All Five Post-Series Television Movies

Loaded With All-New Bonus Content Including Commentaries, Cast Reunion, Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes, Gag Reels, Storyboards And More!

CENTURY CITY, Calif. ? A must-own collection for Newcomer-fans and series? newcomers alike, the Alien Nation: Ultimate Movie Collection debuts on DVD April 15 from Fox Home Entertainment. Continuing where the original television series left off, the Alien Nation: Ultimate Movie Collection includes all-five suspenseful, sci-fi movies for the first time on DVD. Nominated for a combined three Emmy? Awards*, the films follow the continuing action-packed adventures of Los Angeles police detective Matt Sikes (Gary Graham, ?Supernatural?) and his partner George Francisco (Eric Pierpoint, ?Enterprise?), an alien fugitive slave who must, along with his brethren, struggle to assimilate into life on his adopted planet Earth, without sacrificing his own cultural identity. Providing stunning revelations to unanswered questions from the original television series, Alien Nation: Ultimate Movie Collection kicks off with Alien Nation: Dark Horizons, when the fate of the entire planet is on the line as a Purist group develops a virus designed to kill all Newcomers. Alien Nation: Body and Soul follows, as the detectives investigate the compelling case of a mysterious girl who appears to be the first human-alien hybrid. When a deadly cult, promising instant spiritual fulfillment but delivering something far more sinister, emerges in Alien Nation: Millennium it?s up to Sikes and Francisco to uncover the startling truth. In Alien Nation: The Enemy Within, George must come to terms with his own prejudices while investigating the mysterious death of a member of a reviled caste of alien waste-eaters as Matt experiences culture shock when deciding to move in with his Newcomer love interest. A strange form of post-hypnotic suggestion causes law-abiding Newcomers to commit violent crimes in the final installment, Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy, as Matt and George must uncover the brainwashing secrets dating back to an alien rebellion group. Featuring an abundance of bonus materials including commentary for each film by director and co-creator Kenneth Johnson (?The Incredible Hulk,? ?The Bionic Woman?), featurettes, gag reels, storyboards and photo galleries, the Alien Nation: Ultimate Movie Collection will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $49.98 U.S. / $69.98 Canada. Pre-book is March 19.

Synopsis
Continuing where the television series left off, Matt Sikes and George Francisco are an unlikely team of detectives who solve crime and moderate human and alien Newcomer activity in this collection of Alien Nation movies that debuted on television. The collection features the following five films: Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994), Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995), Alien Nation: Millennium (1996), Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (1996) and Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997).

DVD Special Features:
The Alien Nation: Ultimate Movie Collection three-disc DVD set is presented in full screen format (4×3 aspect ratio) in English and Spanish Stereo, plus English and Spanish subtitles. The following bonus content is exclusive to each disc:

Disc One:

  • Alien Nation: Dark Horizon Full Screen Feature
  • Commentary by director Kenneth Johnson
  • The Making of Alien Nation: Dark Horizon
  • Gag reel
  • Still galleries
    • Kenny?s personal album
    • Alien Nation cast reunion 2001
    • Production and publicity stills
    • Behind-the-scenes

Disc Two:
Side A

  • Alien Nation: Body and Soul Full Screen Feature
  • Commentary by writer/director Kenneth Johnson
  • The Making of Alien Nation: Body and Soul
  • Gag reel
  • Still galleries
    • Production stills
    • Kenny?s personal album
    • Concept art
    • Alien Nation cast reunion 2006

Side B

  • Alien Nation: Millennium Full Screen Feature
  • Commentary by writer/director Kenneth Johnson
  • The Making of Alien Nation: Millennium
  • Still galleries
    • Kenny?s personal album
    • Production stills
    • Concept art
  • Storyboards
    • Alien Jungle Opening
    • Volcanic Landscape
    • Alien Jungle #2
    • Steel Mill Finale
    • New Year?s Eve

Disc Three:
Side A

  • Alien Nation: The Enemy Within Full Screen Feature
  • Commentary by writer/director Kenneth Johnson
  • The Making of Alien Nation: The Enemy Within
  • Still galleries
    • Kenny?s personal album
    • Production stills
    • Concept art

Side B

  • Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy Full Screen Feature
  • Commentary by writer/director Kenneth Johnson
  • An Alien Gathering: The Director and Actors Look Back at Alien Nation
  • Still galleries
    • Kenny?s personal album
    • Production stills
    • Concept art


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