The Alien series has a huge fanbase. Despite the franchise’s many missteps, there’s always an audience ready to gobble up both new titles and the classics. And so the comprehensive release of The Alien Collection on Disney+ will no doubt please many movie fans across the globe.
And when we say ‘comprehensive’, we mean it. Every Alien movie is included, even that which does not bear it’s name. While the many supplementary features of DVD and Blu-ray releases may be absent, the Disney+ release is the perfect way to share your love of the franchise with those who may be new to the series.
The Alien Collection
The full list of movies included in The Alien Collection is as follows:
- Alien (1979)
- Aliens (1986)
- Alien 3 (1992)
- Alien Resurrection (1997)
- Alien vs. Predator (2004)
- Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
- Prometheus (2012)
- Alien Covenant (2017)
The Future of Alien
Many may recall news surrounding the possibility of a Neil Blomkamp directed outing for the series. The film was set to take place after the events of Aliens, and would have ignored the continuity of both Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. However, as impressive as the leaked concept art is, this movie was reportedly shelved in favour of Alien Covenant.
Alien Covenant itself was well received by fans, however it failed to live up to expectations at the box office. This resulted in the widespread belief that the franchise would be put on indefinite hiatus. However, ‘indefinite’ turned out to be a relatively short period, as both a new TV series and a new standalone film are reportedly in production. The latter of which is helmed by Fede Álvarez, under the watchful eye of Ridley Scott as producer.
So with a future that certainly looks brighter than it did five years ago, there’s never been a better time to show a friend of loved one exactly why you love the Alien series! The Alien Collection is available via Disnry+ now, and the debate rages on: Alien vs. Aliens – which is your favourite?