DVD 154 mins IMDB 8.3 (77,377 votes) top 250: #75
Aliens - Collector's Edition
20th Century Fox (1986)
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John Wood
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA  /  English

Sigourney Weaver Ellen Ripley
Carrie Henn Rebecca 'Newt' Jorden
Michael Biehn Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
Lance Henriksen Bishop
Paul Reiser Carter Burke
Bill Paxton Pvt. Hudson
William Hope Lt. Gorman
Jenette Goldstein Pvt. Vasquez
Al Matthews Sgt. Apone
Mark Rolston Pvt. Drake
Ricco Ross Pvt. Frost
Colette Hiller Cpl. Ferro
Daniel Kash Pvt. Spunkmeyer
Cynthia Dale Scott Cpl. Dietrich (as Cynthia Scott)
Tip Tipping Pvt. Crowe
Paul Maxwell Van Leuwen

Director James Cameron
Producer Gale Anne Hurd
Writer James Cameron; Dan O'Bannon; Ronald Shusett; David Giler; Walter Hill
Cinematography Adrian Biddle
Musician James Horner
User Credit 1 Ray Lovejoy
User Credit 2 Emma Porteus

This time it's war.

The only survivor of the Nostromo's deadly encounter with the alien, Ripley's escape pod floats in space for 57 years. After being rescued, Ripley's stunned when her story is met with disbelief. Then all communication is lost with the colonists who've settled on the alien planet. When the Company asks Ripley to accompany a team of high-tech Colonial Marines back to LV-426, she refuses. But she ultimately realizes that the only way to banish her fear is to confront it head on.

Edition Details
Edition Collector's Edition
Barcode 024543098546
Region Region 1
Release Date 1/6/2004
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: Disc 1
Commentary By Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn, Terry Henn, Lance Henriksen, Gale Anne Hurd, Pat McClung, Bill Paxton, Dennis Skotak, Robert Skotak and Stan Winston
1986 Theatrical Version
1991 Special Edition Version
James Cameron Introduction
Disc 2
Alien Vs. Predator Teaser Trailer
57 Years Later: Continuing The Story
Original Treatment: By James Cameron
Building Better Worlds: From Concept To Construction
The Art Of Aliens: Conceptual Art Portfolio
Pre-Vis Animatics
Preparing For Battle: Casting & Characterization
Cast Portrait: Still Gallery
This Time It's War: Pinewood Studios, 1985
Production Gallery: Photo Archive
Continuity Polaroids
The Risk Always Lives: Weapons And Action
Weapons and Vehicles: Photo Archives
Bug Hunt: Creature Design
Beauty And the B*tch: Power Loader Vs. Queen Alien
Stan Winston's Workshop: Photo Archive
Two Orphans: Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn
The Final Countdown: Music, Editing and Sound
The Power Of Real Tech: Visual Effects
Visual Effects Gallery: Photo Archive
Aliens Unleashed: Reaction To the Film
Film Finish & Release
Easter Egg: A Boy and His Power Loader
Personal Details
Purchase Date 11/28/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Monster violence, and for language. (1992 special edition)
User Text 2 This time it's war
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Trivia: A lightweight dummy model of Newt (Carrie Henn) was constructed for Sigourney Weaver to carry around during the scenes just before the Queen chase. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: Ripley's headset around the time she tells Gorman "they're cut off". (more)

[first lines]
Salvage team leader: Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.

Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 21 nominations (more)