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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.
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The Blu-ray includes both versions of the film--the original theatrical cut as well as the extended version.
The Blu-ray looks exceptionally good in its presentation here. Audio sounds positively stunning at times with a nice immersive mix of the soundtrack (for a film of its time).
Cameron did the smart thing with Aliens--go in a completely different direction from Ridley Scott's film and create something unique that still had his signature on it. In fact, Cameron already had a story he had written with the same basic premise--it just didn't have Ripley nor did it have the Aliens from the film series. He adapted it and made it work for this terrific 5 star sequel.
The big difference is the commentary track from Cameron and various cast and crew members. This is kind of a slice and dice commentary. You get Cameron one minute, the main cast (with the curious exception of Paul Reisner and Weaver), producer Gale Anne Hurd and make up/creature effects wizard Stan Winston. It's a terrific commentary track and there isn't a lot of dead space so clearly this approach will work for most fans of the film. If you wanted to hear Cameron the entire time, well you're out of luck.
The extras are pretty indepth including Cameron's original story treatment and every from pre to post production footage and information. It's a great package.Read more ›
Few films raise the blood pressure such as this one does as James Cameron and crew crafted a film that excels in all points, from intense suspense to breakneck pace in action. What's even better is that this film bears many viewings; I can't even begin to remember how many times I've watched this extraordinary film. The VHS tape I had for the film died long ago and this review is for the June of 99 DVD release that has long since completely sold out prompting the latest DVD release!
If you've watched more than one James Cameron film, you might begin to notice a bit of a recurring pattern as far as the exceptional actors that always seem to make it into his films, time after time. "Aliens" of course stars Sigourney Weaver in the role that has made her a household name and her performance for this film is extraordinary to say the least. Chief among the Cameron cronies (meant in a nice way of course) are Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen and Jenette Goldstein who all perform brilliantly in this film and can be found in many of his other exceptional films.Read more ›
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Aliens was James Cameron’s attempt at a follow up to Ridley Scott’s masterful 1979 film Alien. While I am biased toward Cameron (he is my favorite director), his sequel is... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Jonathan Weller
Much more intense then the first one, almost a self contained film. Intense and action packedPublished 13 days ago by Margarita G. Gutierrez
This is one of the movies that defined the 80s!! I think it's the best one.Published 13 days ago by Dennis Harper
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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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