Or Alien cubed as those with a mathematical bent may call it. Finally got round to watching the extended version or "Assembly Print" in the Quadrology boxset. Well I certainly re-evaluated my opinion of this film. I always thought that although intriguing, it felt like a film that carried the scars of studio interference. Characters dropped out of the story, plot lines were left unresolved. Then along comes the initial cut of the film, which has been pain stakingly restored, and suddenly we now have a more coherent offering. There are many scenes and differences that I could list, but I don't want to ruin it for those who haven't yet watched it. Let's just say that the Alien in this version gestates in a different host and that the ending is now minus what I considered to be an unnecessary embellishment. Has anyone else got any new thought on th film and this alternative version?