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  Aliens (1986 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aliens is a 1986 science fiction movie directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser.
In the film, the M-41A was portrayed as a compact, angular assault rifle with an impressive rate of fire, using 10mm caseless explosive-point ammunition.
Aliens was part of a wave of films that defied the common assumption that futuristic guns and weapons would be variations on energy beam firing devices such as lasers, plasma or particle emitters; most notably the blaster weapons of Star Wars or the multisetting stun/kill/vaporize beam of the often imitated Star Trek phaser.
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 Aliens (1986 movie)
Aliens is a 1986 science fiction/horror movie starring Sigourney Weaver.
In this film, Ripley, the only human survivor of the Nostromo, is rescued from space and drafted to assist a squad of Marines investigating an outpost that may have been overrun by the aliens.
This film is considered interesting by many critics for the feminist sub-texts that run through it.
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 Alien (film) - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Aliens, while they reside in a country, are subject to its laws and not to those of their home country, except in cases of extraterritoriality jurisdiction.
The eponymous alien creature, a lethal predator with consistently exotic abilities and physical attributes, reproduces by parasitizing living victims with embryos; or by transmuting them directly into the early alien reproductive stages (egg and facehugger) through unknown means.
The film presents a version of birth that might seem almost empathetic with that of the woman's experience: the alien bursting from Kane's chest is reflective of the intense pain that a woman experiences during natural child birth (a birth without anesthesia).
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 MMI Special Report: Alien Goes Queer Film Festival in Stockholm, Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
All four of the Alien films were shown with a queer analysis of the character of Ripley played by Sigourney Weaver.
In Alien Ridley Scott's film made in 1979 the point was made for how is it possible for Ripley to squash aliens from left to right, take command of her ship but in the end of the film be displayed in minibikini underwear.
It is quite clear there is room for more alien film and with Sigourney Weaver as executive producer there is no doubt she will look for more ways to invent herself on the borderline of heterosexuality-- not quite queer nor exactly human.
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 Classic-Horror Review of Aliens (1986)
Aliens has some of those problems, as I mentioned, but it's such an intense, gripping work of cinematic breadth and power that it overcomes its surface flaws like a spectacular, physics-defying roller coaster that just happens to be painted with pink polka dots and loaded with speakers blasting pan flute music.
At the beginning of Aliens, we see a great pan across the interior of her "lifeboat" ship, the Narcissus, that is a direct quote of the beginning of Alien.
Aliens is still a 1950's-styled monster movie at heart, but the genre-bending works to its advantage, and Cameron has created one of the best sequels to a well-liked film in any genre.
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 Aliens: Special Edition (1986)
Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with skepticism - until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 lead her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate.
This film demanded the most of her; whereas all of them asked her to react to events and to become a leader, Aliens was the only one that required such a strong emotional commitment from Weaver, since she forms such a tight bond with surrogate daughter Newt.
Cameron has supervised three extended versions of his films: Aliens was first in December 1991, followed by The Abyss in March 1993, and Terminator 2 in November 1993.
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 Alien - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alien (law), in the US, a person who is neither a native nor a citizen of their country of residence (this term is not used outside the US for people from another country)
Alien (signifier), use in literature and criticism as the embodiment of an outside perspective or the sense of the other
Aliens (1986 film), the sequel to the 1979 film
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 Aliens Review (1986)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Given that Aliens is a sci-fi film made in the mid-80s, it’s remarkable how little James Cameron’s thunderous sequel has dated.
It was his second film, The Terminator, that revealed his talents as a director of intensely exciting action, making Arnold Schwarzenegger a star along the way.
Aliens was that rare thing, a sequel as good as the original, while if The Abyss was an overambitious flop, then 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day was a superbly realised action epic featuring groundbreaking use of CGI.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Aliens (Two Disc Special Edition) [1986]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Aliens is one of the most dynamic, viscerally exciting movies of the decade and, as a bug-fest, remained unsurpassed until the glorious Starship Troopers in 1997.
This film is truely mind blowing and despite its associations with the first film, this film is difficult to compare with the first one.
Aliens was a complete hit at the time it was released at the cinema almost a quarter of a century ago.
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 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Aliens (1986)
He followed a highly regarded science fiction horror film with a sequel that lives up to it.
Aliens has more action and adrenaline and less horror than the original, but is no less of a gripping and downright exhausting experience.
The film is, thus, a noteworthy accomplishment in the science fiction, horror, and action genres.
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 Horror Film: Aliens
The Aliens are matched to blurred motion within the frame to help establish the Aliens supernatural speed and strength.
Both are angry: Ripley is angry because her “daughter” was taken away, and the Queen is angry because her eggs and offspring are in danger from Ripley, the unwelcome guest.
They are common and universal among people; even if the viewer is skeptical about aliens or in the mise-en-scene of the film, the viewer will still be affected by primal fears such as: tight claustrophobic places, darkness, lack of clear vision, water, fire, nightmares, and the anxiety of an unknown environment.
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 AboutFilm.Com - Aliens (1986)
It becomes clear that a confrontation between Ripley and the alien mother is inevitable.
Aliens is a shoot-'em-up action film, with some of the horror of the prequel thrown in, but it is also something more.
A female action hero was practically unheard of before Aliens, but Cameron took the risk, and the result was that Sigourney Weaver earned an Oscar nomination for her performance.
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 Foster on Film - Aliens: Aliens
Aliens is as extreme as its prequel, but with a different focus.
For the last hour of the film, there is barely time to breathe in the constant assault of gunfire, explosions, fire, and quick moving monsters.
The other films in the series are Alien, Alien³, Alien: Resurrection, AVP: Alien Vs. Predator.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Aliens [1986]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Aliens is simply that rare animal, a sequel that is better than the original.
As for the inclusion of the 20 mins of 'lost footage', I think it enhances the film and gives the viewer some insight into the lost colonists which was lacking on the original release of the film.
The film is set about 50 years later, where Ripley has been drifting through space, until she is found by an Earth spacestation.
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 ALIEN Movies Resource -- ALIENS > Storyline & Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew is received with skepticism - until transmissions from space colonists who have since settled on the Alien's planet abruptly stop.
This film combines great action with a very solid and engaging script, that evolves not only the Alien creature but the character of Ripley as well.
ALIENS was filmed in 1.85 : 1 ratio, not a standard widescreen ratio of 2.35 : 1, like the previous Alien films in the series.
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Aliens fan Paul Taglianetti just sent us this flyer to the VFX Festival in Los Angeles July 6-8 in Los Angeles.
Aliens Extinction, a new aliens arcade Game developed by Fox, Global VR and Play Mechanix is being tested at a few arcades around the country.
The Aliens Collector¹s Set debuts this December, and it is available first and at a discount to ³Buy it by the Brick² customers who purchase HorrorClix at their local hobby-game retail stores.
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 Amazon.com: Aliens (Collector's Edition): DVD: James Cameron,Sigourney Weaver,Carrie Henn,Michael Biehn,Lance ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Aliens is one of the few cases of a sequel that far surpassed the original.
Few films raise the blood pressure such as this one does as James Cameron and crew crafted a film that excels in all points, from intense suspense to breakneck pace in action.
"Aliens" of course stars Sigourney Weaver in the role that has made her a household name and her performance for this film is extraordinary to say the least.
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Produced by Kenner Toys in 1992, this line of action figures featured characters from the 1986 film "Aliens" and the unused script to "Alien 3".
Origionally, "Alien 3" was to feature Space Marines battling to reclaim earth from the aliens, and was also to feature alien-animal hybrids such as a Bull Alien and a Gorilla Alien.
However, Sigorney Weaver agreed to appear in "Alien 3" only if they discarded that script, and thus the alien-animal hybrids never actually appeared in the film.
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 Aliens: 2003 Special Edition (Alien Quadrilogy Boxed Set) (1986)
Of particular interest are Hurd’s notes about all the tensions between her and Cameron and the British crew; apparently the Limeys didn’t give them much respect.
It goes over the design and creation of both the alien queen and the power loader as well as the Bishop puppet attacked by the queen.
They discuss the film’s public reception as well as their own reactions to the flick.
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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension(1984) One of the few films created to be a cult classic and yet succeeding anyway.
Alien (1979) Truly scary, with great art direction, but so blatantly ripped off from fiction by A. Van Vogt that he won a nice settlement.
Alien 3 (1992) They should have used the William Gibson screenplay instead.
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 DVD Empire - Item - Aliens: Special Edition / DVD-Video
One word of caution, this is a long movie, and the aliens don't show for about an hour.
James Cameron improved on the original "Alien" big time, I think that this is much better than the original.
For me, Aliens was always a fairly mystical film as a young child.
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 Aliens: Director's Cut (review)
The laserdisc transfer of "Aliens" is an absolutely accurate rendition of what appeared on-screen during the film's 1986 theatrical release.
As has been documented in several film magazines at the time of the film's release, many scenes required the use of a special light-sensitive film stock that allowed for shooting in extreme low light situations.
The grain is caused when the film stock tries to compensate for and distinguish between the barely-available light and the surrounding fl areas.
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 9/4/03: Not Even Nominated Part Seven
The film was a delight, much superior to many of the studio's later, bigger hits, and featured one of Mancini's last great scores, deftly supporting the action (especially during the exciting finale) and buoyed by a delightful main theme.
David Lynch's first film after the boxoffice and critical failure of Dune proved to be arguably his greatest film, a wonderfully inventive and disturbing erotic mystery which is as deeply strange as any of Lynch's films but most effective because it pretends to be a normal movie.
Legend was released in the U.S. in the spring of 1986.
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 Punk Science: Aliens
This October sees the launch of a new comedy night, Aliens a rip-roaring ride through star systems, crop circles, UFOs, extraterrestrials and maybe a peek at the 1986 cult film.
Aliens is brought to you by Punk Science, the resident troupe of stand-up comics at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre - the UK’s only venue for adults to experience contemporary science.
Aliens launches on Tuesday 18 October and is part of a season of Alien themed events, debates and comedy nights at the Dana Centre.
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 Aliens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
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.
"Aliens is an exercise in film craftsmanship that has rarely been equaled in the twelve years since its release."
"Aliens never strives to be as accomplished as the original, but it’s wit and turbo-charged battles make it a wild and electric ride, one with the best replay value of the franchise."
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 Aliens (1986 film) - Wikiquote
Aliens is a 1986 film about a rescue team sent out to the planet from Alien, fifty-seven years after the events of the first film, where contact with its colonists has been lost.
Somebody said "alien" she thought they said "illegal alien" and signed up!
Ripley: He figured he could get an alien back through quarantine, if one of us was - impregnated, or whatever you call it, then frozen for the trip home.
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 Aliens (1986)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A highly intelligent storyline, excellent effects, and one Bitch of all aliens in the form of the deadly alien Queen.
From the moment it begins you are taken on a chilling action packed ride into a part of movie history, and a true example of greatness.
A film no movie collection should ever be without, and no fan should ever forget.
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 Aliens vs Predator 2 Files - Aliens Online (AO) Info
A: You are in the Hive, that cozy warren of chitin-covered
Use of Aliens vs Predator 2 Files materials is subject to certain Terms and Conditions.
Aliens Vs. Predator and related marks are trademarks of Fox Interactive.
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