So what do you get the Xenomorph lover in your life who has everything for Halloween? Titan Books has the answer with its generously sized hardcover tome Alien — The Archive: The Ultimate Guide to the Classic Movies. Clocking in at three hundred and twenty pages, the book is stuffed full of behind-the-scenes goodness and rare art from all four Alien films — Sir Ridley Scott’s Alien, James Cameron’s Aliens, David Fincher’s Alien3, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Alien Resurrection, all of which starred Sigourney Weaver in her role as the greatest heroine in science-fiction film history: the unflappable Ellen Ripley.
As a little holiday present for you, we’ve got an exclusive gallery of images from the book, courtesy of our friends at Titan. Check it out below.
Titan tells us that Alien — The Archive delves “deep into the process of how all four films were created. From the earliest script ideas to final cut, this book showcases the making of the series in exhaustive and exclusive detail. Featuring storyboards from Ridley Scott, exclusive concept designs from Ron Cobb and Syd Mead, behind-the-scenes imagery of the xenomorphs being created, deleted scenes, unused ideas, costumes, weapons, and much more. This must have retrospective also includes brand new interviews with Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver, H.R. Giger, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jenette Goldstein, and those whose vision and originality created a cinema legend.”
Since the inconic surrealist Giger recently left us, his interview alone makes the book a must buy for Alien fans. But a quick flip through its pages confirms it offers countless other delights. And hey, if you’ve already got that special someone a Halloween present, well, Christmas is right around the corner!