Well shall I spiel the beans shall I. The best version is the original first edition which sounds more truthful to the 70mm six-track Dolby stereo version oh yeah!
The mix when A&B the differences like when (Dallas is in the air ducts) the sound of the music is and most of the wonderful sound effects are placed on left and right.
Dialogue and some occasional sound effects are placed in the centre channel, but only at certain times.
Now be my guess and A&B the two versions, you'll hear that part of the centre phantom music and sound effects have been mixed over the original centre channel mix, this will make softer sounds difficult to hear now. LOL, The dts mix is nothing but a scam for this sad DVD, realise and to sucker you into buying it just because it got dts on it! It was naff and naff piss poor re-mix!
Rating for picture 10/10
Rating for sound 10/10
Rating for picture 5/10
Rating for sound 2/10
The only real differences is audio commentary, tweaking the brightness values for the image wow, I have a brightness control on my SONY KX-27 PS1 wow big rip off deal we have going hear.
Shame, shame on you (Ridley Scott) I would have expected greater statue of work on this piss poor RIP OFF!!!
One other thing the quid RIP OFF box-set is denying is the Jerry Goldsmith isolated score.
No for presentational playback of Alien the first DVD edition will suffice as being true to the 1979 original.
And don't bother with both version of Alien on that RIP OFF quid set the Dolby stereo mix is the same piss poor re-mixing by the sad re-mixer who did I guess he's not putting his name on the credits, because they'll be mob outside his home!
Guys I know what to look for and listen for
and the best version without an doubt what so ever is the original first edition. I liked how (Ridley Scott) raved about the (six-track Dolby) on the audio commentary, but makes no reference to it on the Alien RIP OFF quid box-set, hmm, strange don't you think.