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Added on: 20/9/1999 02:43
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Aliens: Special Edition (US)

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This time its war
Certificate: R
Running Time: 154 mins
Retail Price: $29.99
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After drifting in space for 57 years, Ripley is rescued by a chance encounter with a deep space salvage ship. The company which employs her is initially sceptical about wild stories concerning aliens with acid for blood. When they loose contact with an atmospheric prossessing colony on LV-426, its time to send in the marines with Ripley as an intelligence officer.

Special Features:
Behind the scenes footage
Interview with James Cameron
Still photo section
Theatrical Trailer

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: English

Directed By:
James Cameron

Written By:

William Hope
Thomas Newman
Carrie Henn
Michael Biehn
Sigourney Weaver
Jenette Goldstein
Paul Reiser
Bill Paxton

Soundtrack By:
James Horner

Gale Anne Hurd

Executive Producer:
David Giler
Walter Hill
Gordon Carroll

Your Opinions and Comments

8 / 10

Good spread of trailers and bits and bobs cut from the original film. Lots to play with.


Considering this is an old film by today`s standards the quality is still pretty good. Freeze the film during the fight between Ripley and the Alien Queen and you can see the strings holding up the Queen and Ripley`s Loader -something you could never do on video. Only DVD gives away the wires so carefully hidden in the film.


Just play it loud - who cares about the sound quality when visuals still look this good.


The best part of this DVD. Why did they cut out some of those scenes man - oh and the Alien Queen looks pathetic in her raw state - Poor Queenie!


It`s a Ripper - well worth buying and puts some newer SFX to real shame.
posted by johnnyrotten on 12/12/1999 17:14
9 / 10
Although there is a bit lacking in the features front all the same it keeps itself tied in with the film very nicley. In the menu screens it is as though you are one of the crew of marines on LV426. Sound in very good and the flm is one of my favourites. An absolute gem!!1 Buy it, watch it and then watch it again!!!!!!!
posted by Codlet on 23/4/2000 03:43
9 / 10
You know what it`s about!
If you love Space opera and pretty sure most DVD Owners do!
Then this movie is the BOMB!
As close to perfection as you can get!
It`s all there big guns, spaceships, monsters! bigger guns!
Up until Aliens Star Wars held the crown for space opera!
Some of the effects look a bit ropey but what the hell!

I really didn`t know what I was missing on my old VHS copy!
Excellent Interactive Menu
Picture and sound are so tight!
Still`s and art gallery Cool,
Featurette is OK
Extra scenes - Apart from the ealry scenes on LV426 which were just OK - Were great! Especially the robot sentry guns intense or what?!

Overall one of my top ten movies - Could have really done with a directors commentry on this DVD though!
posted by Magnum on 17/7/2000 00:40
9 / 10
The horror classic returned as an action flick. Not that i mind, another awesome movie that made the Alien xenophobe so much more dear to it`s fans.
posted by NiM on 14/10/2002 17:47