Alien: Covenant will hit stores on Blu-ray Disc on August 15th, and along with the common 2-disc Blu-ray and 2-disc Ultra HD Blu-ray editions will come several retailer exclusives that can only be purchased at those stores. 20th Century Fox has partnered with Best Buy, Target, and Walmart to bring unique packaging and extras to the home media release of Alien: Covenant, and each edition has its own benefits, making it a hard decision on which exclusive to buy. Here’s a summary of each to help you decide.
Best Buy SteelBook Edition
Best Buy is taking pre-orders on an exclusive satin-finish SteelBook edition with some of the creepiest artwork we’ve seen in Blu-ray packaging. Priced at $21.99 (Blu-ray) and $26.99 (Ultra HD Blu-ray), the 2-disc editions also include their preceding disc formats (DVD or Blu-ray, respectively) as well as a Digital Copy and bonus materials included in the standard editions like deleted and extended scenes, directory commentary, making-of documentary, and more.
Target Book Edition
Target has an exclusive “Only at Target” edition that comes with a special 36-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photography, concept sketches, and special inside look at David’s Lab and the creatures from the film. The 2-disc Blu-ray set comes with a DVD, Digital HD copy, and bonus features mentioned above for $19.99.
Walmart T-Shirt Editions
Walmart has two exclusive editions of Alien: Covenant in both Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray, each of which come with an Alien-branded t-shirt (XL size). The t-shirt design came from a fan art contest in which the winning participant’s art was chosen. The 2-disc Blu-ray and Ultra HD Bu-ray editions, priced at $19.96 and $24.96 respectively, also include either a DVD or Blu-ray, Digital Copy, and aforementioned bonus material.
Blu-ray / Ultra HD Blu-ray Specs
On Blu-ray, Alien: Covenant is presented in 1080p video with a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack. The Ultra HD Blu-ray edition of Alien: Covenant features 2160p video with 4-times the resolution of 1080p, HDR color enhancements (labeled as Ultra HD Premium), and Dolby Atmos audio.