Aliens (Blu-ray)

Directed By: James Cameron Starring: Sigourney Weaver

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Favorite Sci-fi movie

on 3/13/2012

I saw Aliens in the theaters when it first came out in the summer of 1986, and it hasn't lost any of its bite since then. James Cameron's ambitious sequel is very different in its overall tone compared to Alien. Here we get a thrilling action film that still retains the gothic horror that Ridley Scott so vividly created in Alien. Read More

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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 220420677
UPC 024543711216
UPC 14 00024543711216
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/6/2014
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Aliens
Blockbuster
Classic
Classic Fight Scenes
Essential Cinema
Recommended
Science-Fiction
Space Exploration
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Ripley (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.
Plot Summary
Summary In 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.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "What the hell are we supposed to use, man? Harsh language?"--Frost (Ricco Ross) after Gorman has ordered the troops to unload their weapons
Quote "They mostly come at night. Mostly"--Newt (Carrie Henn) on the aliens
Quote "Game over, man! Game over!"--Hudson (Bill Paxton)
Quote "Get away from her, you bitch!"--Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) to the queen alien as she attacks Newt
Reviews
New York Times "...A flaming, flashing, crashing, crackling blow-em-up show that keeps you popping from your seat....[Weaver] is a one-woman army..." 07/18/1986 p.C11
Entertainment Weekly "...Gripping..." -- Rating: B 10/04/1996 pp.70-1
Variety "...Technically, [the] film is superior in all respects. Special effects are varied and always convincing..." 07/09/1986
Los Angeles Times "...Canny, ironically funny and certainly successful when Weaver's around....ALIENS is a perfectly honorable sequel, taut, inexorably paced..." 07/18/1986 p.C1
USA Today "...[A] top-drawer sequel..." 01/03/1992 p.3D
Directors
James Cameron
Actors
Sigourney Weaver
Cast & Crew
Michael Biehn - Star
Jenette Goldstein - Star
Paul Reiser - Star
Lance Henriksen - Star
Sigourney Weaver - Star
Bill Paxton - Star
Ricco Ross - Star
Colette Hiller - Star
Carrie Henn - Star
William Hope - Star
Al Matthews - Star
Mark Rolston - Star
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
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1986
UPC 00024543711216
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 137 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Name Stan Winston
Award Category Best Visual Effects
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1986
Award Giver Academy Awards
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review When it comes to the logical marriage of action, adventure, and science fiction, few films are as effective or accomplished as Aliens.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource dvd York Times
Review A flaming, flashing, crashing, crackling blow-'em-up show that keeps you popping from your seat despite your better instincts and the basically conventional scare tactics.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Walter Goodman
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader One sequel that surpasses the original.
Ian Nathan, Empire Truly great cinema- manages to dodge that 'dodgy sequel' curse with ease.
John Hartl, Film Absolutely smashing!
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