Fox Unveils Comic-Con Blu-Rays For Alien, RoboCop, Young Frankenstein, And The Fly

By David Wharton | Updated

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ComicCon2014_Alien_BDOne of the best parts of Comic-Con is all the crazy exclusives that populate the dealer’s room floor, from action figures to posters to shirts and pretty much everything in between. Well, for any Blu-ray aficionados currently hunkering down in San Diego, you might want to swing by the 20th Century Fox booth, as they’ve announced a collection of exclusive Comic-Con Blu-ray editions of four movie classics any GFR reader should own: Alien, the original RoboCop, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, and the 1958 version of The Fly. The matching artwork should look pretty damn striking all in a row, so you might want to shelve these cover out.

Of course, these are all movies that have been released many, many times over the years, and if you’re a true Alien die-hard, chances are you already own the stellar Alien Anthology. But in addition to the snazzy cover art, each of these three Blu-ray sets is from a limited run of 500, and each comes with a matching numbered lithograph. Here’s what you’ll get on the Alien disc as far as bonus features:

  • 1979 Theatrical Version
  • 2003 Director’s Cut with Ridley Scott Introduction
  • Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Writer Dan O’Bannon, Executive Producer Ronald Shusett, Editor Terry Rawlings, Actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt
  • Audio Commentary (for Theatrical Cut only) by Ridley Scott
  • Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Composer’s Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes


And here’s the line-up for RoboCop:

  • All New Q&A with the Filmmakers
  • Flesh and Steel: The Making of RoboCop
  • RoboCop: Creating a Legend
  • 1987 Featurettes: Shooting RoboCop and Making RoboCop
  • The Boardroom: Storyboard with Commentary by Animator Phil Tippett
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Villains of Old Detroit
  • Special Effects: Then and Now
  • Commentary with Director Paul Verhoeven, Writer Ed Neumeier and Executive Producer Jon Davison


There have been countless versions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on the big screen over the years, but few riffs on the creature hold up as well as Mel Brooks’ comedic take does, even 40 years after its initial release. And that cover image of Gene Wilder’s manic, screaming mug just shoots a concentrated dose of happy right into my veins. And there’s a “Mexican interview with Cloris Leachman!” How could you not want to watch that right this freaking minute? Here’s the rest of the bonus features:

  • 36-minute documentary
  • Outtakes/Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Mel Brooks Audio Commentary
  • Mexican interview with Cloris Leachman
  • Feldman & Wilder production stills
  • Widescreen Format
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Selection
  • Theatrical Trailer


At first glance I assumed the Fly set was the Cronenberg joint, but it’s actually the “Help me!” version starring Vincent Price and directed by Kurt Neumann. It’s pretty Spartan on the bonus-features front, sadly:

  • Commentary with Actor David Hedison and Film Historian David Del Valle
  • Biography: Vincent Price
  • Fly Trap: Catching a Classic
  • Fox Movietone News

Of the runs of 500, 250 copies of each film will be available at the Fox booth at Comic-Con. The rest are available online via, and they list for $19.99 a pop. Get ’em while they’re hot! Unless hot means stolen, because we totally don’t approve of that.