During an interview for the Los Angeles Times to promote the theatrical release of 'Avatar', actress Sigourney Weaver (who plays a botanist in James Cameron's movie) discussed all her movie career and her status as "queen of sci-fi". She also revealed that in the weeks to come, she will record a commentary for the upcoming Blu-ray release of the 'Alien' tetralogy.
“I've never done that, watched all of [the Alien movies] in a row,” Weaver said. “I just recently made my [19-year-old] daughter watch them. She had never seen them before, believe it or not. I think she just prefers to think of me as good ol' mom, you know, not some person running around a spaceship with a flamethrower.”
I hope they keep the bonus materials that were compiled for the original tetraology special editions; they're among the best compiled for any movie.
I'm of course far more excited about the first two movies in this set than the last two. The third is a failed opportunity and the fourth was a disaster from the git-go with two or three good scenes floating around in a Sargasso Sea of junk.
Which reminds me of something: can you imagine an entry in this series as directed by Kathryn Bigelow? At this point I'd opt for her over Ridley Scott to direct the new prequel in the works.