Aliens [DVD] [1986]

  • SKU: 8434142
  • Release Date: 10/07/2014
  • Rating: R
  • 4.7 (69)
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5
great movie Posted by: from: on one of the best sequels ever made, even when switching from horror to an action movie

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5
Aliens - Blue-ray Disk Posted by: from: Los Angeles on My goal to find improved video quality of my favorite movies was met with this disk. Many of the darkened & hard-to-see background scenes in the earlier formats have been greatly improved here. The option to watch both the originally released & 1990s extended versions is a nice feature. The extra scenes added in the extended version really does add to the storyline. This disk also allows my Blue-ray player to mark the location in the film should I choose to stop it & recalls where it can resume showing the movie the next time I pop in the disk......many older and cheaper recorded blue-ray disks do not allow for this most convenient feature.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

5
Great movie Posted by: from: on Not much to be said here, alien movies are classics, personally I think the 2nd one is the best.

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5
Great Sequel Posted by: from: on Love this movie. Cant wait for the new one that is coming out.

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5
Incredible Posted by: from: on This second installment in the Alien saga is just as good as the first.

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5
ALIENS Posted by: from: on THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER PUT TO FILM. I'LL FIGHT YOU

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5
Great action Posted by: from: Friday Harbor, WA on Completely different feel from the original, but every bit as good. Not nearly as creepy, but far more action

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5
Great Sci-Fi Action Flick Posted by: from: Western Michigan on James Cameron knocked it out of the park with this sequel to the movie Alien. Sigourney Weaver is back as Ripley, woken up after decades in deep space. She tries to warn the corporation that the planet she and her crew is visited is dangerous only to be told that their has been a small colony there for awhile although recently they had lost contact with it. The action picks up as Ripley and a group of military head for the colony to see what's happening... needless to say its not long before people start to die. If you enjoy good sci-fi action then this movie is definitely right up your alley and worth checking out if you haven't already done so.

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4
One of the Greatest- 4 1/2 Posted by: from: on I'll be frank: I'm a Xenomaniac. The first two movies in this franchise (Alien and Aliens) are fantastic masterpieces, that, along with Predator, added two memorable creatures to the horror/ sci-fi genre. Where the original Alien scared us with one creature, one new, fresh, unknown monster that would make its way into the lexicon of great movie monsters, Aliens knew the scares were over. Those off to see Aliens (a full 7 years after the original hit the screen) were more than familiar with the titular creature, and James Cameron; still making a name for himself, took the next best road... He added many more Aliens and set them loose against a heavily armed squad of marines. He'd also add yet another great creature into movie history with the impressive Queen. While Cameron has stated Aliens is his take on Viet Nam (a cocky, highly armed militia in the US heading against an army that featured more troops, familiarity with the territory, and a singular purpose) he doesn't slam you over the head with his underlying tone. No, this is Cameron at his finest. His first big-budget (having only had the small budget in the original Terminator) action film that would lead to him truly being the master of the sci-fi/ action fest. While FOX would believe his vision was too long for theater-goers, we're blessed that other Xenophiles, like myself, familiar with the script (that the novelization was based on) knew that some rather interesting chunks were taken out of the film. When CBS(/ if memory serves) gave Aliens its first commercial broadcast, it was confirmed. In an effort to add some time back into the film, people were shocked to finally see scenes acknowledging that Ripley had a daughter, that it was, in fact, Newt's father that had been brought back to the colony with a facehugger attached to his face, making him the first infected, or the sheer awesomeness of the sentry guns. The director's cut of the film has, after making it onto Laserdisc, eventually been the staple release of the film, and this blu ray is no different. It's been remastered, bringing forth the beautiful blue hue that permeates every scene upon the arrival at LV-426. The image is top-notch. I own the Alien Quadriligy on DVD, the Limited Edition lightup/ numbered statue version of the Alien Anthology on Blu Ray, along with the SDCC Alien blu, the 35th anniv blu of Alien, and the limited edition artwork of Alien... and that's just the movies, not including dozens upon dozens of other collectibles and limited edition memorabilia from the movies... As well as both movies on the original official VHS formats. Aliens is, in fact, in a tie with the original Alien as my favorite movie of all-time. (Although I have watched Aliens far more often). So, if Aliens is my all-time favorite film, why am I giving it only 4 1/2 stars? I purchased this because in both collections I own of the Alien series, none included a digital version of any of the films. I ended up with two codes for the digital copies of the original Alien via the 35th anniversary and the ltd ed art version, but still had no digital copy of Aliens. This blu ray includes the UV copy, which I had no issues springing for yet another copy for, especially at the sale price (believe it was $6.99 at the time). Much to my chagrin, once I redeemed my UV copy, it turned out to be the theatrical release... Which just isn't considered the standard format to watch Aliens after Cameron went back and restored the scenes that had been cut. The DC has been "gospel" now pretty much upon its release on DVD, when it got into the hands of nearly every fan. The disc itself features BOTH versions of the film (pretty standard- cant think of a release of Aliens that doesn't offer both) so if you do not care or do not worry about UV or maintain a digital library, there's no reason to pass this up if you're a fan of the movie. (Although buying the Anthology itself is probably your best deal, overall... Unless you just don't care at all about Alien 3 or 4). However, if you're like myself, and don't own a digital copy, be forewarned... The digital redemption FOX offers is not for the "Cameron true version".

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

5
Sci-fi Thriller Classic! Posted by: from: on This is a scifi classic we all know and love. For younger viewers the pacing may be a little slow but once it takes off your heart won't stop racing. There are deleted scenes included, original theatrical and 2003 re-release, as well as commentary available during the film. A code for the digital version of the movie is available as well for members with GooglePlay or Vudu accounts. Overall excellent purchase and I highly recommend this film for a scary movie night with a loved one.

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