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Alien, Terminator & Mad Max Blu-Ray Box Sets Are Stupid Cheap Today

AlienPrometheusYou there! Are you wearing pants? Do those pants have pockets? If so, is it possible one or more of those pockets might contain twenty bucks? Well, thank your lucky stars that you decided to cover your shame today, buddy, because that twenty bucks could get you Blu-ray collections of the Alien, Terminator, or Mad Max films — that’s one hell of a deal.

First up is the outstanding Alien Anthology Blu-ray set, a must-have for any Alien fan, which bundles multiple versions of all four films together with a ridiculous amount of bonus features. The fact that this thing is going for $20 is insane, and if you hadn’t ever bought it, congratulations, you’ve just mastered the art of the steal. To make things even crazier, your $20 will also get you a copy of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus — as with the third and fourth Alien films, it’s not nearly as good a film as the original Alien and Aliens, but some people love it and, if nothing else, it’s a visually gorgeous film that looks amazing in high-def. Just consider it a cherry on top of the delicious ice cream sundae that is getting the Alien Anthology for nearly 80% off list price. The Anthology bonus features listing is nearly 1,000 words long and we’ve got over stuff to cover here, so just click over to Amazon and purchase/peruse at your leisure.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Counts Down His Top Ten Sci-Fi Movies

Live Long & ProsperNeil deGrasse Tyson is the closest thing modern science has to a rock star. To call him this generation’s Carl Sagan isn’t too far off. The Harvard-trained astrophysicist has a unique ability to take complex theoretical concepts and make them accessible to a wide audience, and be totally engaging at the same time. Hell, he even helped reboot Sagan’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which wraps up its 13-episode run this Sunday on various Fox channels.

Over the years, Tyson has also taken it upon himself to chime in on various movies that may not be using science in the proper way, or that have blatantly ignored the laws of physics. He absolutely eviscerated that scene J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness where the Enterprise hides underwater. So you have to assume that, given his penchant for pointing out scientific flaws in movies, he must watch a fair amount of them. Hero Complex took it upon themselves to get in touch with him and inquire about his tastes in the genre. What follows are Neil deGrasse Tyson’s top ten favorite sci-fi movies, in chronological order, with one honorable mention. You may find some of them surprising.

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James Cameron Says He’s Loosely Attached To Terminator: Genesis

James CameronTerminator: Genesis, the fifth installment of the cyborg-centric franchise, is currently filming in and around New Orleans. Purportedly a soft reboot of the series that began 30 years ago, the film will revisit iconic characters and scenes, adding a new, more time travel heavy spin to the proceedings. James Cameron is responsible for the first two Terminator films, which are the only ones really worth a damn—we do enjoy The Sarah Connor Chronicles, however. And while Genesis brings star Arnold Schwarzenegger back into the fold, Cameron is apparently involved as well, though in a very limited capacity.

Cameron doesn’t own any of the Terminator rights anymore, having sold them to help get the first movie made, which in turn helped launch his career. Over the weekend, the filmmaker appeared at the Hero Complex Film Festival in Los Angeles, and during a Q&A session, he talked about his role in the new film. He won’t receive any credit on this installment, but he does say that he is “loosely attached” to Genesis.

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James Cameron Says Terminator 2 Could Get A 3D Conversion

Terminator 2If you didn’t know that James Cameron has an affinity for 3D, you haven’t been paying attention. The man loves that shit, even releasing documentaries shot in a way that tries to completely immerse you in new worlds. He’s converted some of his non-3D movies, like Titanic, and it looks like another one could follow a similar path before too long. According to the filmmaker, his Terminator 2: Judgment Day could get the same treatment at some point. We also have a video of filmmaker Max Landis on a tirade about how much he loves Cameron’s original Terminator.

Over the weekend, Cameron appeared at the Hero Complex Film Festival in Los Angeles for a screening. That would have been fun to be at. The subject of converting the Terminator films came up, and though he wasn’t too stoked on the idea of subjecting Terminator to that process—he remarked that the conversion would cost as much as filming the movie did—the sequel was a different story.

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Terminator: Genesis Set Pics Have Arnie In Khakis, Sarah And Kyle In Scrubs

TermTerminator: Genesis is currently filming in New Orleans, and the Daily Mail snapped some pictures of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clarke on set earlier this week. Sadly, Skynet’s lawyers won’t let us reproduce the pictures here, but we can discuss the hell out of them.

First off, we know Schwarzenegger is playing a T-800, but one that’s been in service long enough that it now looks like a 66-year-old version of the dude up top, Arnie as he appeared in James Cameron’s first Terminator film in 1984. Schwarzenegger told MTV that, while the machine underneath doesn’t really age, the biological tissue wrapped around the cyborg’s frame does. Hence, a silver-haired, wrinkled Terminator who can presumably still kill you very efficiently.

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Terminator: Genesis May Be Adding Bodybuilder As A New T-800

Aaron-DwayneTerminator: Genesis, which just began production in New Orleans last week, sounds crazier every time we learn more about it. We already know that it’s going to be pulling a Back to the Future Part II by weaving in and out of scenes from the earlier films — such as Arnold Scwarzenegger’s unforgettable “Laundry day, nothing clean” intro from the original Terminator. We know Arnie is returning as yet another T-800, this one having been active so long that the biological tissue surrounding its metal endoskeleton has “aged” to the point that he looks, well, his age. Now it looks like there’s going to be at least one more T-800 model in the fray, and this one won’t look like the former governor of California.

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