Aliens - Collector's Edition (1986)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Michael Biehn Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
Barbara Coles Cocooned Woman
Jenette Goldstein Pvt. Vasquez
Carrie Henn Newt
Lance Henriksen Bishop
William Hope Lt. Gorman
Al Matthews Sgt. Apone
Bill Paxton Pvt. Hudson
Paul Reiser Carter Burke
Mark Rolston Pvt. Drake
Tip Tipping Pvt. Crowe
Sigourney Weaver Ellen Ripley
Movie Details
Genre Sci-Fi; Action; Thriller; Horror
Director James Cameron
Producer Gale Anne Hurd
Writer Dan O'Bannon; Ronald Shusett; James Cameron
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 138 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 8.3
Big-budget special effects, swiftly paced action, and a distinct feminist subtext from writer/director James Cameron turned what should have been a by-the-numbers sci-fi sequel into both a blockbuster and a seven-time Oscar nominee. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ellen Ripley, the last surviving crew member of a corporate spaceship destroyed after an attack by a vicious, virtually unbeatable alien life form. Adrift in space for half a century, Ripley grapples with depression until she's informed by her company's representative, Carter Burke (Paul Reiser) that the planet where her crew discovered the alien has since been settled by colonists. Contact with the colony has suddenly been lost, and a detachment of colonial marines is being sent to investigate. Invited along as an advisor, Ripley predicts disaster, and sure enough, the aliens have infested the colony, leaving a sole survivor, the young girl Newt (Carrie Henn). With the soldiers picked off one by one, a final all-female showdown brews between the alien queen and Ripley, who's become a surrogate mother to Newt. Several future stars made early career appearances in Aliens (1986), including Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, and Reiser. — Karl Williams
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 349
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 024543098546
Release Date 1/6/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Color Widescreen