The terror continues as Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) returns to Earth after drifting through space in hypersleep for 57 years. Although her story about the alien encounter is met with skepticism, she agrees to accompany a team of high-tech marines back to LV-246... and this time it’s war. Special Features: Feature--1986 Theatrical version Feature--1990 Special Edition Introduction by James Cameron (Special Edition only) Audio commentary by director James Cameron, cast and crew Final theatrical isolated score by James Horner Composer’s original isolated score by James Horner Deleted and extended scenes
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 83.16 Grams
- Item Model Number : 5039036049290
- Media Format : Special Edition
- Dubbed: : Portuguese, French, German, Spanish
- Subtitles: : English, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
- Studio : Fox
- ASIN : B005NGOS7W
- Number of discs : 1
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but for me, it was enjoyable to watch. Particularly impressed with Michael Fasbender’s performance.
But I’d say the movie won’t likely be a cult classic like the original Aliens and would not watch this one a second time.
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Got both the Theatrical and the Extended Edition of the movie, 3 different quality english dubs, four foreign language dubs, a commentary by the director and members of the production team, got separate deleted scenes as well of course.
The strong themes in Aliens are morherhood, courage and team work. This is the full version of the movie including scenes that were not in the cinematic release. These extra scenes help to add depth to the story.
The writing is just so good it's hard to find any fault with. Ten stars.
Sigourney Weaver is back, and this time around she's less naive, becoming an action hero who's not concerned about protocol. She's spent 57 years cryogenically frozen, drifting through space, and is distraught to learn that her daughter has since grown up, lived and died during her absence. She's picked up and woken by a salvage crew, then told about a colony which has been established on the planet where the aliens were found. They've since lost contact with the colony, and Ripley is sent as an adviser to join a bunch of marines in investigating what's happened.
In hindsight the marines could be seen as less malign precursors to Avatar's soldiers. Of those that are developed Bill Paxton plays Hudson, a petulant private, Jenette Goldstein is Vasquez, a butch shooter, and Michael Biehn is Hicks, a squad leader who grows close to Ripley (first Sarah Connor, then Ellen Ripley; Biehn got through the 80s sci-fi heroines). There's also an android (Lance Henriksen) who Ripley naturally distrusts, and Burke (Paul Reiser) a representative of the corporation that invested in the colony.
When they arrive on the planet they discover Newt (Carrie Henn), a young girl who escaped the aliens by hiding in the air ducts. She's of course traumatised, but is brought out of herself and comforted by Ripley. Their bonding is the film's emotional core, and in a way Newt serves the same purpose as Ripley's cat in Alien: she softens her, giving her something to risk herself for. Given that Newt is a child, not an animal, and Ripley's own daughter is dead, that raises the stakes. Henn gives a strong, realistic performance and her character's development was compelling. Weaver as Ripley is more confident and world-weary here. In Alien she felt slightly naive, uncertain, and at one point tried denying crewmates access to the ship in case they introduced a threat. Aliens' Ripley is more of a humanitarian, and disobeys orders so she can save her colleagues.
Though it does have similarities, Aliens is very different to Alien, which Ridley Scott compared to Ten Little Indians. Alien was a slower paced psychological horror story, while Aliens is pure pulp sci-fi. It tells an action packed tale filled with much larger aliens who do unspeakable things to the colonists and crawl about looking for fresh meat, their acid blood oozing from their horrible mouths. Aliens is, quite simply, a masterpiece, and one of the best films ever made.
number 1 is the beginning and only one Alien, a new thing to everybody. Number 2 is a war between humans and aliens.
2 and half hours of brilliant film also if you check out picture gallery in Special features - you will think how talent James Cameron is. How good he made it into the film cos when you watch the film, it looks like they made it out of in the space and on other planet. Its made in 1986, not 2015.
speedy delivery too.