[News] ALIEN DAY Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Iconic Film

ALIEN DAY hatches today for the fourth consecutive year, connecting fans of the classic sci-fi horror film franchise across the globe for a thrilling, 24-hour celebration!  This year’s explosive event commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the iconic film that spawned a global franchise of record-breaking hit movies, video games, graphic novels, consumer products, and more!  To honor this year’s menacing milestone, 20th Century Fox launched an otherworldly tribute with thrilling new stories, exclusive exhibits, and exciting one-of-a-kind experiences for fans.

  • Leading up to Friday’s epic fanfare, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released the highly anticipated ALIEN 40th ANNIVERSARY 4K ULTRA HD®, restored at Company 3 and Deluxe Entertainment Services Group and supervised by both director Ridley Scott and Fox’s own Pam Dery.
  • The final two frightening tales in the Alien 40th Anniversary Shorts seriesALIEN: Harvest and ALIEN: Alone, will be unearthed today and can be viewed HERE at 12PM ET/ 9AM PT.  The first four new narratives are available now.  The six sinister shorts were created by emerging filmmakers selected through a 20th Century Fox partnership with creator community Tongal.
  • The biggest name brands created exclusive collections to pay homage to 40 years of Alien, including all new footwear, books, merchandise, comics, figures, artwork and other fierce merchandise.  A full list of what is shuttling in for Alien Day can be found HERE.
  • Back by popular demand, North Bergen High School theater students are performing an encore performance of their headline-making “Alien: The Play” in New Jersey tonight. The play received praise from Sigourney Weaver and support from Ridley Scott.

Watch the rest of the horror unfold all day by plugging into www.AlienUniverse.com to see a special message from Ridley Scott (live at 7:30AM PT) and an Alien (1979) Digital Flipbook by artist Serene Teh (11:30AM PT) Participate in the worldwide Alien Day conversation by following #ALIENDAY and #Alien40th on TwitterInstagramYouTube, and Facebook.

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Sarah is the managing editor of Nightmarish Conjurings and a lover of all things magical and horrific. All who are familiar with her can attest for her love of glitter, adorable plush, and obsession with folklore and mythology. When she's not chasing after things she probably shouldn't hug, Sarah is making sure that Shannon's sanity stays intact long enough for deadlines to be tackled.
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