Alien 3 [Blu-ray] [1992]

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  • Release Date: 05/10/2011
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
81% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (50 out of 62)

Special Features


  • Includes the 1992 theatrical version and 2003 special edition!
  • Audio commentary by cast and crew
  • Final theatrical isolated score by Elliot Goldenthal
  • Deleted and extended scenes

Synopsis


Alien ³
Crash landing on a barren penal-colony planet with an unwelcomed visitor in tow, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) contends with a group of hardened convicts while using nothing but her wits to battle a terrifying new breed of alien. The sole survivor of her crashed escape pod, Ripley is rescued from the craft by the remaining inhabitants of Fiorina 161, a group of rapists and murders who chose to repent for their sins in deep space after the penal colony was officially decommissioned. When remaining warden Andrews (Brian Glover) announces Ripley's presence to the inmates, their spiritual leader, Dillon (Charles S. Dutton), begins to fear that her presence will stir up trouble. As a result, Ripley is placed in the care of prison doctor Clemens (Charles Dance), and restricted to the infirmary until a rescue ship arrives. But Ripley isn't the only new visitor on Fiorina 161; an alien stowaway survived the crash as well, and it has planted its seed in a feral dog. Before long, a new breed of alien has burst from the dog's chest, a stealthy hunter that moves on all fours and can navigate the darkened prison corridors virtually undetected. When the inmates start to disappear, the remaining survivors must fight for their lives without weapons to defend themselves. The only person who knows the alien well enough to beat it is Ripley, and while her plan to corner and kill the creature just might work, a horrifying discovery reveals that her fight is far from over. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sigourney Weaver
    Sigourney Weaver - Ellen Ripley
  • Charles S. Dutton
    Charles S. Dutton - Dillon
  • Charles Dance
    Charles Dance - Clemens
  • Paul McGann
    Paul McGann - Golic
  • Brian Glover
    Brian Glover - Andrews



Overall customer rating

3.7
81%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    a noble failure

    Posted
    prlwctd

    Like The Godfather Part III, Alien 3 may be viewed more as more of a classic had it been the first of the series. In both cases, however, the fact that there are not one but two predecessors which are hard acts to follow make the third seem anticlimatic by comparison. It was indeed bold to begin the film by crash landing Ripley on a penal colony, which results in the loss of her friends. However, this makes the events of Aliens pointless, and, as anyone who's seen Aliens knows, the circumstances surrounding the aforementioned crash strain credulity. Weaver is fine again as Ripley and Charles S. Dutton is good as the inmate who becomes the closest thing she has to an ally. There are other factors, though, that just don't add up to a satisfying whole. Why did Ripley basically sleep with that doctor on a whim like that? Why did it take so long for the alien in Ripley to hatch while the one in that poor dog took basically no time at all? Why do basically all the residents of this colony (save Dutton's character) act as moronic as teenagers in a Friday the 13th film? Credit should be given for at least trying a different tactic, and it's nice that David Fincher was able to go on to better things like Se7en & Panic Room, but anyone expecting a complimentary companion piece to Alien & Aliens will be disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    what went wrong

    Posted
    paul
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    this was a very different film then the first two films. ripley is now alone on a penal colony with her good friend the alien which has followed her again. if that is not bad enough ripley is carrying an alien inside of her. by this time the producers of the film were thinking along the lines of alien vs predator and weaver wanted nothing to do with that franchise so at the end of the film ripley makes the ultimate sacrifice. i managed to get my hands on the extended edition of this film and liked it better than this one but it seems this was the only one best buy had at this great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad.

    Posted
    elfuego
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    It's no Alien or Aliens, but it's way better than everything else that came after it in the Alien series. Sigourney Weaver and the rest of the cast do a fine job with what's given and the tone of the film feels like a natural progression from what's come before. The set and characters designs as well as the look for the film are great. It's just too bleak at certain points, especially the ending. It feels like it goes to far for pure shock value at times. Getting rid of Hicks and Newt from Aliens also sucked. Overall though, I wasn't bored and hey, it was better than Alien: Resurrection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The worst of first 3 films

    Posted
    Movieman
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    This was no doubt the worst of the first 3 films in the Alien franchise but a little better than Alien 4. This edition includes both, the theatrical and Assembly cut, which is 30mins longer and closer to director David Finch's original vision. The problem I had with A3 was that it lacked the suspense of the first 2 films and it's disappointing ending for the fate of Ripley, which I won't spoil for those who have not watched the film

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kind of underrated

    Posted
    Redux
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    This movie gets a lot of hate, and some of it is deserved. The theatrical version is producer meddling at its finest. But the alternate edition is (in my opinion) much more enjoyable and definitely worth the $8 asking price. If you're a fan of the Alien franchise, it's worth a watch. Just don't expect it to live up to the first two films.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Uhhhh

    Posted
    Whaleman
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    The blu-ray is fine. It's whatever. I only bought this because I hadn't seen it and I was wanting to watch it to prep for Alien: Covenant. This movie just isn't that great. I've heard how absolutely horrible it is and it's not THAT bad but it's definitely not good. Worth a watch at least once though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The 2003 Extended Edition is great

    Posted
    Buc13
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    I had seen Alien3 (Alien cubed?) a long time ago. I recently decided to purchase it because I was wanting to rewatch all of the films. This copy comes with the theatrical and extended versions. The extended is a MUCH better film. I would even say a really good film. Check it out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very Weak Sequel

    Posted
    kevman79

    'Alien 3' really does nothing to impress its audience. Sigourney Weaver has her head shaved, and the whole plot of the film, which is hardcore convicted felons getting picked off by a deadly alien, just doesn't draw any sympathy from me. Widescreen, plenty of bonus material.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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