Hi everyone! Glad to see the project is still moving on at such a pace. Haven't had a chance to properly look at AA5 and AA6 yet, but at first glance they seem to be superbly turned out - great work TB!
On the point of the Alien 8mm film... I was actually working on a version of this for a while last summer (before I lost all my spare time), in collaboration with Rijir.
I did a basic projector-based transfer to HDV, which I subsequently colour corrected (as much as possible), resized to SD and encoded - audio was captured separately, cleaned up (again, as much as possible), and synced.
I haven't mentioned this before because (a) I ran out of time to do the authoring and menus that I had planned, and (b) despite making the transfer to the best standard possible with my resources, I wasn't too thrilled with the quality.
However! If the alternative is an old VHS transfer, I suspect my version might still have its uses - it may be a good idea for me to extract a sample for comparison, at least...