June 13, 2014

Helluva Deal! Grab The ALIEN Anthology Plus PROMETHEUS for $20

I have a serious problem when it comes to Amazon Blu-ray deals.  It seems like every day I stumble upon another one of my favorite movies on sale for a ludicrously low price.  Think I'm joking?  At the moment you can get Skyfall, Office Space, Reservoir Dogs, 3:10 To Yuma, The Way Way Back and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels all for $5 a pop.  Also, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which is a shockingly accurate value assessment of that movie.*

Well today you can snag the box set of all four Alien films with a side order of Prometheus all for a mere twenty bones.  I'm not trying to be a shill for Amazon here, but that's just too good of a deal to pass up if you don't already own these movies.  And you really should.  I went years operating under the mistaken belief that these were simply monster movies set in outer space as opposed to the sci-fi masterpieces that they (mostly) are.  Twenty bucks would be a bargain if it was only for Alien and Aliens, easily the best of the bunch.  But Alien 3 is pretty interesting, Alien Resurrection is entertaining in that it contains a proto-version of Joss Whedon's Firefly crew, and Prometheus is absolutely beautiful if completely brain dead.  Either way it's only costing you $4.  

On top of all that, the Blu-ray transfers of all five films are simply stunning to behold.  You'd never know Alien was 35 years old by looking at it.  Here's the link.  Don't think, just click.

*Not entirely a criticism.  I enjoy that movie thoroughly, I just wouldn't pay more than $5 for it.

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