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Director: Paul Anderson     Starring: Sanaa Lathan Raoul Bova
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40722956
UPC: 024543204817
UPC 14: 00024543204817
Rating: Game Rating Code
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The incredible adventure begins when the discovery of an ancient pyramid buried in Antarctica sends a team of scientists and adventurers to the frozen continent. There, they make an even more terrifying discovery: two alien races engaged in the ultimate battle. Whoever wins...we lose.
Editor's Note
When audiences caught a glimpse of an alien skull mounted in the trophy cabinet of a Predator in the 1990 film PREDATOR 2, it seemed a franchise was about to be born. Sure enough, comic book artists immediately seized on the possibilities suggested by the brief scene, and a number of skirmishes between the deadly foes were played out on the printed page. Fans have had to endure a lengthy wait for a cinematic match-up, but writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson (EVENT HORIZON) has finally delivered the blood-splattered goods in ALIEN VS. PREDATOR. Set in the near future, a team of archaeologists lead by Charles Wiedland (Lance Henriksen, returning for more ALIEN action after appearances in the second and third films) ventures towards an inexplicable "hot zone" detected in Antarctica. Joined by Alexa Woods (Sanaa Lathan) and the requisite amount of human fodder for the otherworldly creatures to feast on, Wiedland and his cohorts discover a sizeable underground pyramid. Chaos ensues as they awake the Queen alien from her blissful slumber, causing face-hugging and chest-bursting scenes aplenty. But the ailing crew has a further quandary to grapple with in the shape of some fearsome Predators, who are using the aliens as bait for their offspring to brawl with in an ancient initiation ritual. With the human team trapped in the labyrinth-like pyramid, the battle evolves into a nail-biting three-way tussle between the archaeologists and their extraterrestrial adversaries. Fans of both the ALIEN and PREDATOR movies should find much to satiate their appetites here, and with an ending suggesting further hostilities between the pernicious coupling, this one looks set to run and run.

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Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Sensormatic, No Longer Produced

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/22/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 108 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2230481
Video UPC UPC: 00024543204817
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ewen Bremner
Video Cast Info Lance Henriksen
Video Cast Info Raoul Bova
Video Cast Info Sanaa Lathan
Video Cast Info Alexander Berner - Editor
Video Cast Info David Johnson - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Gordon Carroll, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Harold Kloser, et. al. - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Paul W.S. Anderson - Director
Video Cast Info Paul W.S. Anderson, et. al. - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Richard Bridgland - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Wyck Godfrey, et. al. - Executive Producer

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"[A] dark, handsome, well-designed film..." 08/14/2004 B17

Entertainment Weekly
"[C]reature-on-creature action that will set your inner adolescent stirring, if not quite bursting out of your chest." 01/21/2005 p.72-3

Ultimate DVD
3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's all spectacle with big effects and ornate sets and speaker-rumbling noise..." 05/01/2007 p.85

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 4 of 10
As promised by the title, the movie does indeed feature battles between Aliens and Predators, although you have to wait until the final 30 minutes to get to that point. And, by then, due in large part to poor direction and non-existent character development, you may be asleep. Helmsman Paul W. S. Anderson (not to be confused with Paul Thomas Anderson - this is the Resident Evil/Event Horizon guy) has no grasp of why the first two Alien movies and the original Predator were successful - atmosphere and pacing. Alien Vs. Predator has neither. It drags interminably, and a lot of the scenes are too murky to see anything. Anderson tries to copy some of the things done by Ridley Scott, John McTiernan, and James Cameron, but his second-rate imitations do little more than emphasize the chasm that exists between him and his more accomplished predecessors. - James Berardinelli

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Lathan,Sanaa
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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