Aliens [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) [Import]
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In this action-packed sequel to Alien, Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, the only survivor from mankind's first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with skepticism - until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 leads her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate.
Personally supervised by director James Cameron, this special edition includes scenes eliminated prior to the film's 1986 release which broaden the narrative scope and enrich the emotional impact of the film.
Aliens is one of the few cases of a sequel that far surpassed the original. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, who awakens on Earth only to discover that she has been hibernating in space so long that everyone she knows is dead. Then she is talked into traveling (along with a squad of Marines) to a planet under assault by the same aliens that nearly killed her. Once she gets there, she finds a lost little girl who triggers her maternal instincts--and she discovers that the company has once again double-crossed her, in hopes of capturing one of the aliens to study as a military weapon. Directed and written by James Cameron, this is one of the most intensely exciting (not to mention intensely frightening) action films ever, with a large ensemble cast that includes Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, and Michael Biehn. Weaver defined the action woman in this film and walked away with an Oscar nomination for her trouble. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Quick rundown of the plot of Aliens:
Flight Lt. Ripley (Sigorney Weaver) wakes up after an unusually long hyper-sleep to find out that the horror she left behind in "Alien" has taken on massive proportions.
You'll see a bunch of familar faces in Aliens:
Michael Biehn (Terminator, The Abyss) as Hicks
Paul Reiser (Mad About You, Diner) as Burke
Lance Henrikson (Millennium, The Quick and the Dead) as Bishop
Bill Paxton (Twister, Titanic) as Hudson
...and a few others that will make you do a double-take. -See if you can figure out what other movie "Private Vasquez" was in with Bill Paxton.
The visual effects are astounding. Thanks to DVD, details can be seen that were blurred in the VHS format. (I can finally read what is written on Ferro's helmet!) This film takes clear advantage of the DVD format and its THX re-mastering. I feel sorry for you if you don't have a large screen and full surround-sound at home for this one! Watching it in wide-screen format reveals all of the detail that has been missing for so long in the pan-and-scan format.
The Special Edition goodies include scenes that were cut from the theaters. The "new" footage (previously only available in LaserDisc format) blend seamlessly into the film. They all add value. I kept thinking "I don't remember that" and "HEY! NOW I get it!Read more ›
Directed by James Cameron, "Aliens" is simply put, a thrill-ride. The first quarter of the film is spent on establishing the characters and Ripley's state of mind but once the action starts, there is no letting go. Unlike Scott's original film, this is not as dark. It is a bit more vibrant with a bunch of colorful supporting characters- the friendly android, the sleazy Burke, and a handful of Colonial marines who deliver the usual wise-cracks and some added humor but where the original had only two mean bad a$$ aliens (I am including the face-hugger here), "Aliens" throws a whole bucket's worth of these creatures at us (hence the title) and we are finally introduced to the Queen (she is a beauty).Read more ›
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Aliens est la digne suite de Alien de Ridley Scott. L'action y est constante du début jusqu'à la fin et il n'y a pas de temps mort. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lucie Boutet
If your a fan of aliens or a fan of film in general like I am do yourself a favour and buy this bluray. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Zachary
It's interesting to compare Ridley Scott's "Alien" to James Cameron's sequel. Both are extremely well made films, from world class directors. Read morePublished 14 months ago by K. Gordon
It was purchased for my son. He loved it, and feels that it is a good quality movie, and that's all I need!Published on Jan. 17 2014 by Annie Carr
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