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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
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Category Keywords: Adventure Alien Life Forms Aliens Prison/Prisoners Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy Science Fiction Science-Fiction Space Exploration Theatrical Release Thriller
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Our Worst Fears Have Come True. It's Back!
|Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the lone survivor when her crippled spaceship crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison. Ripley's fears that an Alien was aboard her craft are confirmed when the mutilated bodies of ex-cons begin to mount. Without weapons or modern technology of any kind, Ripley must lead the men into battle against the terrifying creature. And soon she discovers a horrifying fact about her link with the Alien, a realization that may compel Ripley to try destroying not only the horrific creature but herself as well.|
Editor's NoteDavid Fincher's feature debut, ALIEN 3, picks up almost directly after the events in ALIENS, finding Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) frozen in suspended animation as her ship crashes on Fiorina 161, a prison planet. When awakened by the prison's staff, she discovers that she is the sole survivor of her crew. Trapped on a barren planet with convicts and no weapons of any kind, Ripley soon realizes that an alien was also on the ship and has survived. As the savage creature begins to massacre inmates, Ripley bands together with the remaining prisoners and attempts to destroy it by wits alone. Filmed at a time when big guns and high technology dominated the screen, ALIEN 3 deserves commendation for its unique premise--battling a vicious alien creature with no weapons and almost no resources whatsoever. This scenario makes for an unusual and intriguing science fiction thriller that is also notable for Fincher's bleak industrial visuals; the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
Cast & Crew
|Charles S. Dutton|
|Vincent Ward - Story|
|Larry Ferguson - Screenwriter|
|Terry Rawlings - Editor|
|Norman Reynolds - Production Designer|
|David Glier - Producer|
|Alex Thomson - Director of Photography|
|Walter Hill - Screenwriter|
|David Glier - Screenwriter|
|Gordon Carroll - Producer|
|Walter Hill - Producer|
|Elliot Goldenthal - Composer|
|David Fincher - Director|
Plot SummarySometimes it takes three movies to really kill an alien. In this grim third installment of the ALIEN films, Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) crash lands on a prison planet and soon discovers an alien is aboard her craft. Mutilated bodies pile up, but this time she has no weapons to fight the marauding creature. Once again her toughness is tested to the max, in a bleaker episode than the previous two in the series. The film is directed with visual flair by David Fincher (SEVEN, FIGHT CLUB).