Trying to get hold of a copy of Aliens on DVD. Is it possible to get the normal version not the special editions?
WHAT?! Are you seriously trying to tell us that you prefer the original release of Bladerunner to the Director's Cut?Unlike Bladerunner, Aliens certainly benefits from its 'SE' treatment.
That's probably some sort of organic resin rather than water. There's the odd hint here and there that the aliens may be biomechanical - I think the adult ones probably eat plastic and metal rather than flesh, but that's pure speculation on my part.they drool a lot don't they
Yeah, but then an alien mouth wouldn't be a vagina dentata would it?Seems like a major flaw in the so called perfect race
There would have been 156, minus however many colonists were killed rather than cocooned (which I get the impression is quite a few).if everyone apart from newt had been taken to impregnated with an alien (excluding ones who were killed) there would have been hundreds of the bleeder
Ah, but the Aliens LEARN from their mistake - the guns still have rounds left when the firing stops - this is because the Aliens have 'decided' to stop and find an alternative way into the room.Watching the aliens getting slaughtered by the sentry guns makes them look a lot dumber.
It's very short. Just before Ripley sets off to find Newt (leaving a wounded Hicks in the dropship) Ripley and Hicks exchange first names. "Dwayne! My name's Dwayne!" "Ellen." Or something along those lines. Nice tender moment.i don't remember the exchanging names scene
I don't think the scientists intended that to happen. What they wanted to do was create a clone of Ripley with a cloned queen alien inside her. Unfortunately they couldn't fully separate the two types of DNA, so the cloned Ripley ended up with some alien DNA (and acid blood) while the alien queen ended up with some human DNA.Infact, why would giving the queen a womb make it a better killing machine?
In the original version of the script for the first movie there's a scene where Ripley discovers Dallas and a couple of other people you thought were dead cocooned by the alien, and the cocooned people are actually in the process of metamorphosing into alien eggs. So the implication is that the eggs in the ship on LV426 have actually been made from the bodies of the ship's crew. Of course that idea pre-dates alien queens.I always got the impression that the aliens were developed by a human like alien race as the a fighting weapon and they were shipping the eggs to an enemy planet. Unfortunately it crashed onto LV426. I am not convinced this theory is correct mind you.
Totaly agree with you Lex, I dont like the extra footage, showing what happened to the colony. The original screen version where no one knows what to expect on the planet works brilliantly.Originally posted by Lex
Personally I don't like the extra scenes at the colony before the marines arrive - I feel it takes away from the suspense, and also the special fx are fairly ordinary.
Not sure about the Abyss, the wave bit at the end felt tacked on, T2 was fine,you hardly noticed it.Originally posted by Lex
I would say that The Abyss is another film that works better with the axtra footage - and maybe T2 (so basically all of James Cameron's films! )
The Alien colony resembles a ant colony a lot where the soldiers are just servants and protectors of the queen, they live only to take orders, even if it means their death. The queen gave the order of attacking and since a colonies power lies in it's numbers they try the brute force method until a better one is found.Ah, but the Aliens LEARN from their mistake - the guns still have rounds left when the firing stops - this is because the Aliens have 'decided' to stop and find an alternative way into the room.
I think you are referring to the adaptation of the Aliens vs Predator games to the movies. It's was hinted as early as the second predator movie as in one scene you see a Alien skull among the trophies in the predator ship. Who knows it might happen and it may even turn up to be good.there has been rumours for some time now of a fifth film featuring get predators!!!
I like the extra footage and the suspense you are talking about is there only the first time you see the movie but seeing it for the umpteenth time I say bring on the extended version. The effects in this movie are in my opinion much better than the CGI crap most movies sport these days. I mean is it me or does every single peace of CGI ever used in a movie look fake/crappy? Most of the time it's so bad that it actually ruins the movie. Jurassic Park is a exception to this rule, the CGI used in it looks rather good. Probably because unlike movies of today they didn't use CGI where they could but only when they needed to do something that the puppets wouldnt allow them. The effects in Aliens are actually pretty impressive for that time if you ask me.Personally I don't like the extra scenes at the colony before the marines arrive - I feel it takes away from the suspense, and also the special fx are fairly ordinary.
that would have been quite intesting but yeah the idea of the ant like race disappearsIn the original version of the script for the first movie there's a scene where Ripley discovers Dallas and a couple of other people you thought were dead cocooned by the alien, and the cocooned people are actually in the process of metamorphosing into alien eggs. So the implication is that the eggs in the ship on LV426 have actually been made from the bodies of the ship's crew. Of course that idea pre-dates alien queens.
What in the unholy name of god! Paul Anderson!?!?As for Aliens vs Predator. It is moving forward at Fox, but unfortunately, Paul Anderson has officially been drafted to write and direct it. Big gulp.
Yeah but it has it's moment like the 1-7 room scene which was pretty cool me thinks. The reason why both Alien 3 and resurrection sucked so much is due to a bad choice of director and script writer. Can it really be so hard for people to read a draft of a script and realise that it won't work? Or take a look at a directors previous work and see that his style and artistic vision does not match a film of this type? It's almost like the people in charge of choosing these things are totally ignorant to the fact that each director/writer has his own niche and should always be given work that fits it there.But for Alien Resurrection, there is no excuse. Terrible film.