Ridley Scott

New video: 'Alien: Covenant' is one of the best of the 'Alien' franchise movies

New video: 'Alien: Covenant' is one of the best of the 'Alien' franchise movies

New on Blu-ray

“Alien: Covenant” (20th Century Fox DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.99; 4K, $39.99; also available on VOD)

With “Alien: Covenant,” director Ridley Scott follows up his disappointing “Prometheus” with something much livelier, and continues his reinvention of the franchise he helped bring into the world back in 1979. The new film’s another “Alien” prequel, following a band of interplanetary colonists as they land on a world that proves potentially dangerous to all humankind. Michael Fassbender reprises his “Prometheus” role as a scarily intelligent model of helper-android, while a team of screenwriters that includes John Logan (best known for penning...

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