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Alien Appendix #3: The Alien Archive (Released) — Page 9

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8t88 said:

I got an official press kit of Alien lying around here with some photo's, info and badge's. Is that any intresting to scan and upload?

 

and then tb1971 said:

I believe Alien appendix project is intended for video footage only. If there is an interest for CD-Rom compilation of printed promo materials and news articles a new thread should be opened so this one stays on track...

A few years ago UK's Channel 5 had a TV special "Greatest ever scary movies" with a video segment on Alien that topped#the list. Does anyone has that show (or any other in the series for that matter)? http://www2.five.tv/programmes/greatestevermovies/countdown/?list=2

My first thought was why wouldn't you want to includes scans of such material in a ROM folder on the DVD, as well as present them as a "bonus" selection on the DVD's menu.  A press kit is more than just memorabilia from a film, it is an essential piece of the history of the film itself.  Then I thought, "ah, right, this is Aliens Archive that is now being discussed" as AA#3 was released some time back.  But now I realize that tb1971 is referring to the first film with mention of that list.

All this leads me to ask 2 questions:

1. Is the current project in fact AA#4 (collecting material from the sequels), or is more stuff from the original trying to be gathered?

2. If AA#4 is the current project, shouldn't it have it's own thread?

 

Pink Floyd -- First in Space

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1. Yes - we're on AA4 now, which is very much centred on Aliens (with a section for Alien War).

2. Yes, probably! I'll just get the last few pieces together and then start a new thread announcing what to expect.

 

Regarding stills material, I agree that scan of interesting material would be worthwhile additions in a ROM folder, space permitting. Menu screens and slideshows are very labour-intensive (and frequently don't do justice to the quality/resolution of the source) so I'm less keen on that approach.

I'm going to send a few PMs to see what final bits and pieces we can gather up before 'locking' the compilation!

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Wow just discovered this project and being a huge fan of alien i wanted to know where i can find copies of the appendixes dvds.

Thanks for your help.

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Jonno said:

1. Yes - we're on AA4 now, which is very much centred on Aliens (with a section for Alien War).

2. Yes, probably! I'll just get the last few pieces together and then start a new thread announcing what to expect.

 

Regarding stills material, I agree that scan of interesting material would be worthwhile additions in a ROM folder, space permitting. Menu screens and slideshows are very labour-intensive (and frequently don't do justice to the quality/resolution of the source) so I'm less keen on that approach.

I'm going to send a few PMs to see what final bits and pieces we can gather up before 'locking' the compilation!

Just sendyou a PM with a download link with some intresting stuff.....

 

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That's a wonderful find and an exceptional documentary! Should we add any new Alien related clips (if there are any new available) to this doc and label it as an appendix #4?

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Ash595 said:

I will make a dvd cover for it soon,

 

How is the cover coming along?

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Looks damn good to me,and I totally LOVE the fact you did not use black as your base,way to many covers made here are way to draining of the black ink LOL.

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Hey, Ash.  Can you tell me if the native format of the documentary is NTSC or PAL?  I read the first few pages of the discussion thread at Alien Experience and didn't come up with the answer.  I noticed the link you provided above was to the NTSC *.iso file, and your artwork says "NTSC".  Maybe those provide the answer?

Pink Floyd -- First in Space

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I think it is a NTSC project but I am not sure since it is a Uk project. Check the forum on alienexperience, there may be the answer.

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Like Ash says, it's a UK project so I'd be amazed if it wasn't shot on PAL (or 25 frame HD).

Of course, the NTSC torrent was the first I found so I downloaded that one. Duh!

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Ash595 said:

A new documentary (80 minutes) and the producer promises a future ISO file to download

Alien Makers : http://www.zen171398.zen.co.uk/index.html

 

I read through a bunch of the AXP forum thread for the Alien Makers documentary, but still didn't find out whether PAL or NTSC is the original format.  Am waiting for my forum registration to go through so I can post the question there for the filmmaker.

In my thread-reading (@ alienexperience.com) I did find that both PAL and NTSC ISO image parts are at megaupload.

Pink Floyd -- First in Space

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tb1971 said:

Okay, now is the time to list our footage individually so we can start figuring out who's got what and start making arrangements. Please confine your listings to the video footage only. This is what I have:

ALIENS:
- TV spot for Aliens (TV1000, 1 min). Advertised as the winner of 2 academy awards and it has graphics that mimic Aliens logo
- TV spot for Aliens (DirectTV, 30 seconds). With Sigourney filmed to match powerloader scene.
- Greatest ever 80's movies: Aliens #4 (Channel 5, 3 min). With new M. Biehn interview.
- Aliens: ride at the speed of fright - pre-ride & ride films (8 min)
- Alien war - 4 promo ads & newsreports: beyond 2000, hrt, bbc news (18 min)

Has anyone finished this collection? I'm looking for a high quality copy of the Beyond 2000 Alien War segment. The copy I have is from really poor VHS and is missing part of the intro.

Thanks!

 

Rook

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rook3 said:
tb1971 said:

Okay, now is the time to list our footage individually so we can start figuring out who's got what and start making arrangements. Please confine your listings to the video footage only. This is what I have:

ALIENS:
- TV spot for Aliens (TV1000, 1 min). Advertised as the winner of 2 academy awards and it has graphics that mimic Aliens logo
- TV spot for Aliens (DirectTV, 30 seconds). With Sigourney filmed to match powerloader scene.
- Greatest ever 80's movies: Aliens #4 (Channel 5, 3 min). With new M. Biehn interview.
- Aliens: ride at the speed of fright - pre-ride & ride films (8 min)
- Alien war - 4 promo ads & newsreports: beyond 2000, hrt, bbc news (18 min)

Has anyone finished this collection? I'm looking for a high quality copy of the Beyond 2000 Alien War segment. The copy I have is from really poor VHS and is missing part of the intro.

Thanks!

 

Rook

Rook, take a look at the Alien Appendix #4 thread.  In the content listing, it just says "Alien War featurettes".  You'll have to ask Jonno over there for specifics.

 

Pink Floyd -- First in Space

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Ah, thanks for the pointer!

 

Rook

 

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auximenies said:
Ash595 said:

A new documentary (80 minutes) and the producer promises a future ISO file to download

Alien Makers : http://www.zen171398.zen.co.uk/index.html

 

I read through a bunch of the AXP forum thread for the Alien Makers documentary, but still didn't find out whether PAL or NTSC is the original format.  Am waiting for my forum registration to go through so I can post the question there for the filmmaker.

In my thread-reading (@ alienexperience.com) I did find that both PAL and NTSC ISO image parts are at megaupload.

Heard back from Dennis Lowe (the filmmaker).  PAL is the native format of Alien Makers, as suspected.  The AXP forum lists the downloadable parts as provided by the filmmaker, both PAL and NTSC.  Be careful, though.  Both NTSC and PAL ISO parts are presently listed as "PAL ISO Part...".  But the headings for each list are correct.

Pink Floyd -- First in Space

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It's time to move on from this post to new and final Appendix post "Alien Appendix #5+6: The ALIEN SAGA Archive":

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Alien-Appendix-5-6-The-ALIEN-SAGA-Archive/topic/10746/

 

This is the footage for the final instalments #5 and #6 in the Alien Appendix series! The footage will spread over 2 DVDs. If anyone has any unreleased/rare footage to contribute with (especially Electronic Press Kit for Alien Resurrection), please let me know ASAP via private message or the forum. The project is in the final stages and additional footage will be collected through September only, with the "release dates" in October. All known contributors are credited next to the footage (unknown contributors, please let me know so you can be credited on the discs). Well, that's it from me, now it's your turn to check your Alien archives and contribute... tb1971


ALIENS
EPK FOOTAGE (content unknown) tb1971

ALIEN 3
TV SPOTS (3:27) tb1971/triffid
PEPSI COMMERCIAL (1:00) ?
THE MAKING OF ALIEN 3 (22:28) tb1971
THE MAKING OF ALIEN 3 (Facehugger edit) (22:11) ?
SISKEL & EBERT: REVIEW (3:00) tb1971
ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT:
FEATURETTE (6:38) xeno_alpha_07
SELECTED SOUND BITES (11:25) xeno_alpha_07
UNEDITED B-ROLL (5:46)?? xeno_alpha_07
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT:
VISUAL EFFECTS (2:07) tb1971
CHARLES DUTTON INTERVIEW (1:53) tb1971
MTV:
PREVIEW (2:09) tb1971
VISUAL EFFECTS (1:42) tb1971

ALIEN RESURRECTION
TV SPOTS (3:47) tb1971/triffid
ALIEN RESURRECTION: BEHIND THE SCENES Ron Pearlman (25:43) tb1971
THE MAKING OF ALIEN RESURRECTION Brad Dourif (22:43) ?ntsc sourced
FEATURETTE: BEHIND THE SCENES (3:48) tb1971
SKY: MOVIE SHOW (7:55) triffid
CHANNEL 5 (EX): LOS ANGELES PREMIERE (2:40) triffid
E!: LOS ANGELES PREMIERE (1:48) triffid
CNN: SHOBIZ TODAY (3:10) triffid
SISKEL & EBERT: REVIEW (4:00) tb1971
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT:
BEHIND THE SCENES (2:02) triffid
LOS ANGELES PREMIERE (1:00) tb1971
SIGOURNEY WEAVER & WINONA RYDER INTERVIEW (1:53) tb1971

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AA3 is going up on Usenet, again. On its 2nd... uh... and a 1/2th anniversary.

 

Alt.binaries.dvd, and alt.binaries.midnightmovies. Nzb crossposted to alt.binaries.nzb

One day I found... 10 years had got behind me. Next day was worse.

 

Download  shows from Cable DVR (Updated! Yes, it needs a rewrite, but it's worth slogging through, anyway).