Blu-rays for the Weekend: Ridley Scott Movies

With news that Ridley Scott will be re-visiting Blade Runner, this week we’re focusing on the very best of his movies available on Blu-ray. So if you’re stuck for ideas this weekend, why not try out one of the following:

An image of Thelma and Louise, American Gangster and Alien Anthology on Blu-rayThelma and Louise

This iconic film starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon as two small town waitresses embarking on a road trip is impeccably directed by Scott. Alongside great performances from Harvey Keitel and Brad Pitt, this 20th Anniversary BD comes packed with a whole host of special features to enjoy. Audio commentaries from Scott, Sarandon and Davis add flavour and insight into the production and hour long documentary The Last Journey, explores every facet of the film and includes interviews with just about everybody involved. Music videos, storyboards, deleted scenes and an extended ending complete the pack.

American Gangster

This engaging mobster tale is beautifully directed, capturing the tug of war between drug cartel leader Frank (Denzel Washington) and tough cop Richie (Russell Crowe). Spanning many years, it showcases the construction and downfall of an American drugs empire and the rise and fall of its overlord. Offering both a theatrical cut and a director’s version of the film, the BD comes complete with commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes footage, cast and crew interviews and deleted scenes.

Alien Anthology

Often referred to as having redefined the parameters of sci-fi, this BD collection of all four Alien films is arguably one of the finest box sets available. Sigourney Weaver stars as Officer Ripley in the quartet of tales which see her fight for survival against terrifying alien life forms, the first of which is directed by Scott. With extras including director introductions and commentaries from James Cameron and Ridley Scott, deleted and extended scenes, as well as over 12 hours of documentaries on weapons, set design and special effects, this BD provides a lifetime of insights on the famous franchise.

So what do you think of our choices? Hit the comments to tell us your favourite Ridley Scott movies, or tell us what else you’ll be looking forward to watching on Blu-ray this weekend.

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