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In this action-packed sequel to Alien, Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, the only survivor from mankind's first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with skepticism - until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 leads her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate.
Personally supervised by director James Cameron, this special edition includes scenes eliminated prior to the film's 1986 release which broaden the narrative scope and enrich the emotional impact of the film.
The Director's Cut of Aliens includes 17 minutes of bonus footage. The added scenes are intermittently spread out through the film, fleshing out certain characters and plot. Included is a much-needed explanation of what happened to the colony, LV-426 (the decimated planetary outpost the Space Marines are sent to). In addition, there is more focus on the emotional state of Ripley (Signourey Weaver) after she is awoken following 60 years of space hibernation--only to find that all the people she once loved have since passed on. This in turn clarifies the strong bond between the little girl (Newt) and Ripley, which is highly relevant to the climactic showdown between the two mothers (Ripley as Newt's surrogate parent, and the alien queen as maternal protector).
As sequels go, Aliens holds up quite well. Weaver playing protective mommy to Newt got a bit old, but they felt they needed a foil for the Queen alien protecting her little ones,... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Dasein
One of the best suspense/monster films ever made. If you're a fan, get this!
"Game over...game over man!"
This was a great followup to the original movie. The story was well conceived and produced under excellent directing. Read morePublished 13 days ago by AKsmitty
All time classic. Cameron took Alien to a whole new level. Bill Paxon delivers more one-liners than you can count. Weaver's performance is an inspiration. Read morePublished 13 days ago by helstar
The plot of big business over the individuals reaches deep into space and nearly destroys everyonePublished 13 days ago by Aaron Porter
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|Why Aliens is the best of its kind||
After watching my Director's Cut DVD again, is there any other movie in its genre worth watching?
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Sep 18, 2007 by Tyr's doctor | See all 14 posts
|Aliens Director's Cut... what are your thoughts?||
For the most part, yes I agree with your comments...IF this had been the theatrical cut. I actually thought the way this cut was presented was quite brilliant; a small unobtrusive marker in the corner to denote the added scenes. "Alien" is my fourth-all-time-favorite film, so this... Read More
May 6, 2011 by Spike Redding | See all 6 posts
|Where is the REAL, ORIGINAL Edition?||
I don't understand what you mean by wheres the original ? This 2 disc version has both the theatrical and director cut . I saw this in the theater and if want to watch that one you can chose . Even the Blu ray ( bare bones version ) has both cuts , so I don't know why your confused. I delighted... Read More
Jul 26, 2015 by Snake Pisken | See all 2 posts
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