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Prometheus 4-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

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Ridley Scott’s perpendicularly plot-lined meta-prequel to Alien may have polarized fanboys, but no one can deny the beauty and complexity of Prometheus’s planetary vistas. While HD digital downloads have already been dropping jaws for quite some time, the upcoming Blu-ray release promises to also answer a few of your lingering questions. In addition to the HD 3D version of the original, the soon-to-be-released Prometheus 4-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set ($30) packs seven extra hours of commentary and features to further enlighten and/or confuse.

The industry standard inclusions are all there: deleted and alternate scenes, cast screen tests and the obligatory director’s commentary. Where things get interesting, though, is the inclusion of a two-hour, nine-part documentary entitled The Furious Gods, which explores almost every aspect of the film’s life cycle, from concept to final cut. The private records of Peter Weyland feature coupled with a Weyland Corp. Archive Second Screen iPad app round out the unique extras. If all of that means little to you, the two-disc version ($25) still has Charlize Theron in a spandex space suit.

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