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Query about the Alien Director's Cut SE

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Dr Nick Riviera, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. Dr Nick Riviera

    Dr Nick Riviera
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    I have been loaned a downloaded Shrink of this disc :nono: with both versions on it but no menus - how can I tell if I'm watching the new Director's cut? Does anyone know the time index of one of the new scenes so I could scan ahead to check? I read somewhere that the new version is actually a shorter running time - is that right?

    Any help appreciated.

    Nick
     
  2. CrispyXUK

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    Directors cut is shorter and has the "nest" scene
     
  3. Dr Nick Riviera

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    Is that literally the only scene that's different? Hardly worthy of a Director's Cut title - perhaps the inclusion of DTS just about tips the scales...

    Nick
     
  4. Rambo John J

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    there's quite a few things that have been cut or added through the entire film, the "nest" scene is the single biggest addition though.
    There's been some fairly significant colour timing/correction/grading been done to it too, so visually it looks quite different to the original version (if you've seen it as many times as I have you'll notice straight away)

    Ridley Scott maintains it's not a "directors cut" though, just an alternate version. Personally I prefer the original theatrical version, none of the new material really adds anything and the use of the nest scene makes a mockery of all the films that followed it in the series.
    The new audio mixes are nice :smashin: and the extras are excellent it's just the new version of the film wasn't really needed, but you have the option to watch either version so you can't lose
     
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    Not to mention the actuall dvd print looks stunning!!
     
  6. FoxyMulder

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    I wish more companies would give us both versions when they do "alternate" releases ( Columbia take note )

    Do We Get To Win This Time ?

    Always wanted to type that :)
     

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