Aliens (Blu-ray) (1986)
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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
UPC 14: 00024543711216
Sales Rank: 1335
Category Keywords: Action Adventure Aliens Blockbuster Classic Classic Fight Scenes Essential Cinema Recommended Science-Fiction Space Exploration Theatrical Release Thriller
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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.
"Truly great cinema- manages to dodge that 'dodgy sequel' curse with ease. Ian Nathan, Empire
"Absolutely smashing! John Hartl, Film
Editor's NoteRipley (Sigourney Weaver), the sole survivor from the original ALIEN, is awakened after 57 years of drifting through space, her stories disbelieved by Company executives who tell her that the alien's planet is now inhabited and colonized. When contact is suddenly lost with the colonists, Ripley returns to the planet with a squad of marines, an android (Lance Henriksen), and a Company executive (Paul Reiser) with a mission of his own. Once on the planet, no survivors can be found except for Newt, a little girl who awakens motherly instincts in Ripley just in time for the acid-blooded aliens to attack in what quickly becomes a one-sided battle for sheer survival. Considered by many to be the best of the series, ALIENS is a fast-paced, high-intensity thrill ride that set a new standard for action films and cemented director James Cameron's status as one of Hollywood's leading directors following the success of THE TERMINATOR. Weaver received an Academy Award nomination and became a feminist hero for her strong, sensitive performance as the survivor Ripley, while costars Reiser, Henriksen, and Bill Paxton all give career-making performances in this landmark sci-fi extravaganza.
Cast & Crew
|Walter Hill - Executive Producer|
|Ray Lovejoy - Editor|
|David Giler - Executive Producer|
|Stan Winston - Special Effects Designer|
|Gordon Carroll - Executive Producer|
|Emma Porteous - Costume Designer|
|Walter Hill - Story|
|Gale Anne Hurd - Producer|
|James Horner - Composer|
|Adrian Biddle - Director of Photography|
|Peter Lamont - Production Designer|
|David Giler - Story|
|James Cameron - Screenwriter|
|James Cameron - Story|
|James Cameron - Director|
Plot SummaryIn this cathartic sequel to ALIEN, Ripley is rescued after years of hibernation in space and reluctantly drawn into a second encounter with the deadly xenomorphs, this time as part of a gung-ho platoon of narines. James Cameron's film is truly one of the greatest action movies of all time.
|"What the hell are we supposed to use, man? Harsh language?"----Frost (Ricco Ross) after Gorman has ordered the troops to unload their weapons|
|"They mostly come at night. Mostly"----Newt (Carrie Henn) on the aliens|
|"Game over, man! Game over!"----Hudson (Bill Paxton)|
|"Get away from her, you bitch!"----Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) to the queen alien as she attacks Newt|