Alien Resurrection (UK)
Witness the resurrection
Running Time: 104 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Content Type: Movie
Ellen Ripley died fighting the perfect predator. Two hundred years and eight horrific experiments later, she`s back.
A group of scientists has cloned her - along with the alien deep inside her -hoping to breed the ultimate weapon.
But the resurrected Ripley is full of surprises for her "creators", as are the aliens. And soon a lot more than "all hell" breaks loose! To combat the creatures, Ripley must team up with a band of smugglers including a mechanic named Call, who holds more than a few surprises of her own.
Alive with spectacular special effects, Alien Resurrection is a riveting, pulse-pounding roller coaster ride that`s "reborn to be wild".
Come aboard... if you dare, and witness a whole new breed of terror.
Original Theatrical Trailer
Behind the Scenes Featurette with Interviews of Cast and Crew
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Director of Photography:
Your Opinions and Comments
Having seen and loved the first TWO films I waited with baited breath for the third (having read the book) and was bitterly disappionted. and I`m afraid to say it`s the same with the 4th.
Not scary enough for horror, not enough action for an action film, not enough story for either.
I expected a lot from this, But it just didn`t deliver.
Worth renting or borrowing from a friend - BUT don`t spend a lot of money on it.
It`s not Alien or Aliens...
It`s Alien Resurrection.. live with it ;)
Alien Resurrection has been classed by some people as the worst in the series, but it`s not THAT bad. Alien Resurrection marks the forth entry in the series and is the most violent of them. Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet brings a different style of film making to the saga, the french way with brilliant cinematography (Darius Kondji- Se7en) and a good performance from Weaver. Though there are downers. It has dire visual effects that show the film up, consdering that it was made in 1997 and some performances are dire as well, Winona Ryder for example and Dan Hedaya who is completly wasted as The General.
Again this film has been neglected of any decent extras with a crappy trailer and behind the scenes Feature
Ripley is supposed to be dead after the events of the 3rd film but is cloned some 200 years later. After 7 failed clones, a group of scientist managed to clone the perfect 8th clone (8 is the lucky number is NOT a clever reference and is unfunny) and managed to extract the queen embryo from her chest. But her DNA gets mixed with the alien queen and she gains alien characteristics such as her blood being acidic (though not as strong as the aliens). Next, there are a bunch of wandering space pirates who send there cargo to the ship where Ripley is located.
Avoid this movie like the plague.
Video- Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen. The film is the most recent one in the series and therefore the video quality is defenitely better than the previous film.....in theory. Yes, the video is clear but unfortunately, the video suffers from being a little soft just like the previous film. The pallettes are also a problem, mostly favouring light colours giving the impression that it is completely washed out in certain scenes. The movie is almost dominated by the use of constant CGI and it is the death knell of cinema. Although, some of the shots do feature guys in suits but the rest are done with CGI.
Sound- Yet get only one option: DD 5.1 and being the most recent movie it is also the most aggressive movie of the whole franchise. Bullets whizzing around the room and loud explosions are all present in this mix. This time, the score of this film is trying to imitate Horner`s score from Aliens. This is the only redeeming part of the film: the sound mix.
Extras- Worst of the bunch, you only get a trailer and a so called featurette which is actually an EPK released around the time of its release. You get talking heads saying, this has stuff never done before and you even got Weaver admiring Ryder (She`s a great actress? hardly!). EPK fluff can go to the trash, thank you.
Overall- Please.......bin.....it. (Or buy the Quadrilogy which is cheap)