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.
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Disc 1: Audio Commentary - 1. 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 Introduction by Director James Cameron
Disc 2: Pre-Production 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 ANAMATICS PREPARING FOR BATTLE: Casting & Characterization CAST PORTAIT: Still Gallery Production 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 Archive BUG HUNT: Creature Design BEAUTY AND THE BITCH: Power Loader Vs. Queen Alien STAN WINSTON'S WORKSHOP: Photo Archive TWO ORPHANS: Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn Post-Production THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: Music, Editing and Sound VISUAL EFFECTS GALLERY: Photo Archive ALIENS UNLEASHED: Reaction to the Film Film Finish & Release Easter Egg: A BOY AND HIS POWER LOADER
Winner, 1986 Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects - Stan Winston
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