Aliens (DVD)

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Fifty seven years after Ellen Ripley survived her disastrous ordeal, her escape vessel is recovered after drifting across the galaxy as she slept in cryogenic stasis. Back on earth, nobody believed her story about the "Aliens" on the planet LV-426. After the "Company" orders the colony on LV-426 to investigate, however, all communication with the colony is lost. The Company enlists Ripley to aid a team of tough, rugged space marines on a rescue mission to the now partially terraformed planet to find out if there are aliens or survivors. As the mission unfolds, Ripley will be forced to come to grips with her worst nightmare, but even as she does, she finds that the worst is yet to come.

Product Details

Barcode
6003805087799
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Apr 2008
Edition
Standard
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Science Fiction
Region
Region 2
Year
1986
Language
English
Studio
20th Century Fox
Runtime
148 min
Age Restriction
13 V
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Aliens
Release Year
1986
Running Time
154 min
Language
English
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Action / Adventure / Aliens / Blockbuster / Classic / Classic Fight Scenes / Essential Cinema / Recommended / Science-Fiction / Space Exploration / Theatrical Release / Thriller
Synopsis
Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the sole survivor from the original ALIEN, is awakened after 57 years of drifting through space, her stories disbelieved by Company executives who tell her that the alien's planet is now inhabited and colonized. When contact is suddenly lost with the colonists, Ripley returns to the planet with a squad of marines, an android (Lance Henriksen), and a Company executive (Paul Reiser) with a mission of his own. Once on the planet, no survivors can be found except for Newt, a little girl who awakens motherly instincts in Ripley just in time for the acid-blooded aliens to attack in what quickly becomes a one-sided battle for sheer survival. Considered by many to be the best of the series, ALIENS is a fast-paced, high-intensity thrill ride that set a new standard for action films and cemented director James Cameron's status as one of Hollywood's leading directors following the success of THE TERMINATOR. Weaver received an Academy Award nomination and became a feminist hero for her strong, sensitive performance as the survivor Ripley, while costars Reiser, Henriksen, and Bill Paxton all give career-making performances in this landmark sci-fi extravaganza.
Cast & Crew
Director
James Cameron
Star
Bill Paxton / Michael Biehn / Jenette Goldstein / Carrie Henn / Lance Henriksen / Colette Hiller / William Hope / Al Matthews / Paul Reiser / Mark Rolston / Ricco Ross / Sigourney Weaver
Screenwriter
James Cameron
Composer
James Horner
Executive Producer
Gordon Carroll / David Giler / Walter Hill
Producer
Gale Anne Hurd
Director of Photography
Adrian Biddle
Editor
Ray Lovejoy
Production Designer
Peter Lamont
Costume Designer
Emma Porteous
Story
James Cameron / David Giler / Walter Hill
Special Effects Designer
Stan Winston
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"...Gripping..." -- Rating: B+
Ira Robbins (4 Oct 1996, pp.70-1)
Los Angeles Times
"...Canny, ironically funny and certainly successful when Weaver's around....ALIENS is a perfectly honorable sequel, taut, inexorably paced..."
Sheila Benson (18 Jul 1986, p.C1)
New York Times
"...A flaming, flashing, crashing, crackling blow-em-up show that keeps you popping from your seat....[Weaver] is a one-woman army..."
Walter Goodman (18 Jul 1986, p.C11)
USA Today
"...[A] top-drawer sequel..."
Mike Clark (3 Jan 1992, p.3D)
Variety
"...Technically, [the] film is superior in all respects. Special effects are varied and always convincing..."
Cart. (9 Jul 1986, )

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Sound Effects Editing
Winner: 1986
Best Visual Effects
Winner: 1986 - Stan Winston