PROMETHEUS Blu-ray Details Revealed; 15 Minutes of Deleted or Alternate Scenes Plus So Much More

     July 5, 2012


Director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi pic Prometheus opened early last month as one of the year’s most anticipated films.  Though some weren’t exactly thrilled with the finished product, the amount of debate over the film’s true meanings, unanswered questions, Alien connections, and common sense-impaired scientists has been immense and unending.  The pic is set to hit Blu-ray later this year, at which point further debate is sure to ensue.  An unofficial full list of extras included on the home video release have landed online, and just as Scott previously mentioned to Steve, they include a significant amount of deleted scenes.

In addition to 15 minutes of deleted or alternate scenes and the entirety of the film’s viral material (including the full Peter Weyland TED Talk), the disc includes a text document of the first and final draft of the script by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts.  Hit the jump for much more, including details on a 9-disc collection of every Alien film up to and including Prometheus.

prometheus-blu-ray-coverFirst off, here’s a rundown of the highlights on the disc:

  • 15 Minutes of Deleted or Alternate Scenes
  • Ridley Scott Audio Commentary
  • First and Final Draft of the Script in Text Document
  • Four Viral Videos Including Peter Weyland’s Full Ted Talk
  • Ridley Scott’s Sketches
  • Noomi Rapace’s Screen Tests
  • 9 Featurettes Comprising 120 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Looks at the Creatures, Story, Visual Effects, and More

These extras come courtesy of an Amazon page for the French Evolution: From Alien to Prometheus box set (via Prometheus Forum), which includes the entire Alien saga on nine discs (just in case you never picked up that Alien Anthology Blu-ray set).  It’s important to note that this isn’t an official listing, so some of these details may be incorrect or slightly off.  Lindelof had previously mentioned something in an interview about recording an audio commentary, so it’s possible that we could see a few more features on the US release.  Moreover, Scott told Steve to expect closer to 20 or 30 minutes of deleted scenes, so we could see more on the actual release or on a further release sometime in the future.

It’s well known that Prometheus began as a straight Alien prequel written by Jon Spaihts, and it wasn’t until Damon Lindelof came in and did a significant rewrite that it became Prometheus: less of an Alien prequel and more of an original sci-fi story.  The specific text says that the disc includes the “first and final draft of the script,” but it’s unknown if this means that it includes Spaihts first draft of the developing Alien prequel, or the first full draft of Prometheus that Lindelof submitted.  It’s rare for studios to release the actual first drafts of scripts, so I’d be surprised if this “first draft” is significantly different from what the final shooting draft of the script looks like.  That said, I’d be absolutely thrilled to take a gander at what Spaihts originally came up with in order to compare this to the final product, so hopefully I’m wrong.

prometheus-imax-posterCheck out the extras below, followed by a full list of what’s on the other discs for Evolution: From Alien to PrometheusPrometheus is set to hit shelves on October 3rd.

Disc 1 (Prometheus 2D) (+150 minutes of bonuses):

On disk:

Cut scenes or alternative (15 mins)

Audio commentary by director (120 mins)

The private records of Peter Weyland, four viral videos (18 mins):

– The offer of Elizabeth Shaw

– Happy Birthday David

– Prometheus Transmission (extended version)

– The conference Weyland in 2023 (long version)

Outside the disk: Second Screen App: App iPad Control Blu-ray Remote which gives access to the archives of Peter Weyland (60 mins):


– First and final draft of the script (text)

– Sketches of Ridley Scott (photo gallery)

– The Art of Prometheus (photo gallery)

– Pre-visualization (30 mins)

– Tests of Noomi Rapace (15 mins)

– The costume design (photo gallery)

– Tests “look” of the cast (10 mins)


– Graphic Video Dashboard

– Photographs of the team

– Video of the private pilot

Production and post-release:

– Marketing Gallery

Disc 2 (Prometheus 3D):

The 3D film active

Disc 3 (Bonus complementary Prometheus):

The angry gods: how to make the Prometheus of Ridley Scott, 9 videos (120 mins):

– At the Conquest of Paradise (scenario)

– The engineering upside down (direction & design)

– The manifest human (characters & costumes)

– A nest of demons (creature design)

– A world without green spaces (Pinewood)

– Gains of chance (stunts & action)

– The beginning and end (Iceland)

– The sky on fire (visual effects)

– Prometheus without limits (post-production and theatrical release)

Units of improvement (30 mins):

– Mini-featurettes

The archives of Peter Weyland (60 mins)

Here’s what’s included in the rest of Evolution: From Alien to Prometheus:

alien-movie-image-space-jockey-01Disc 4 (Alien):

Audio commentary by Ridley Scott, Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett (prod. exec.), Terry Rawlings (assembly), Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt

Audio commentary by Ridley Scott (on theatrical version only)

Isolated track of the soundtrack composed by Jerry Goldsmith final

Isolated track of the original film music composed by Jerry Goldsmith

Cut and extended scenes

Interactive experience with the computer MU-TH-UR

aliens-movie-imageDisc 5 (Aliens):

Audio commentary by James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd (prod.), Stan Winston (FX), Robert Skotak (FX), Dennis Skotak (FX), Pat McClung (models), Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn and Christopher Henn

Isolated track of the soundtrack composed by James Horner final

Isolated track of the original film music composed by James Horner

Cut and extended scenes

Interactive experience with the computer MU-TH-UR

Disc 6 (Alien3):

Audio commentary by Alex Thomson (Chief Op.), Terry Rawlings (assembly), Alec Gillis (FX), Tom Woodruff Jr. (FX), Richard Edlund (FX), Paul McGann and Lance Henriksen

Isolated track of the soundtrack composed by Elliot Goldenthal final

Cut and extended scenes

Interactive experience with the computer MU-TH-UR

Disc 7 (Alien – The Resurrection):

Audio commentary by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Herve Schneid (assembly), Alec Gillis (FX), Tom Woodruff Jr. (FX), Pitof (FX), Sylvain Despretz (FX), Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser

Isolated track of the soundtrack composed by John Frizzell final

Cut and extended scenes

Interactive experience with the computer MU-TH-UR

alien-3-imageDisc 8 (additional bonus # 1 Alien saga):

“Making the anthology” (720 ‘):

– “The Beast Within is a” making of Alien

– “A superior firepower” of making of Aliens

– “Wreck and rage”: the making of Alien 3

– “One more step beyond the” Making of Alien: Resurrection

Disc 9 (complementary bonus # 2 Alien saga):

“Archives anthology”:


. Pre-production

. Production

. Post-production

. “The experience of terror”

. “The archives of Laserdic Collector”

. “Alien Legacy”

. “American Film: Ridley Scott questions / answers”

. Trailers and TV spots


. Pre-production

. Production

. Post-production


. Pre-production

. Production

. Post-production

. “Alien 3: report on the first pictures”

. “The Making of Alien 3”: report

. Trailers and TV spots

– Alien: Resurrection:

. Pre-production

. Production

. Post-production

. “HBO First Look: The Making of Alien, the Resurrection”

. “Alien Resurrection” documentary promo

. Trailers and TV Spots


. Two versions of “Alien Evolution”

. “The Alien saga”

. Gallery of logos and insignia

. “Aliens 3D attraction” photos and script

. “Aliens in the Basement”: the collection of Bob Burns

. Parody

. Gallery Dark Horse blankets

. Interactive experience with the computer MU-TH-UR

Look for more info on the Prometheus Blu-ray as we get it.

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