Rent Aliens (1986)

4.3 of 5 from 393 ratings
2h 11min
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In this action-packed sequel to Alien, Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, the only survivor from mankind's first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with scepticism - until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 lead her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate.
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Gale Anne Hurd
James Cameron, David Giler
Stan Winston, John Richardson, Robert Skotak, Suzanne Benson, Peter Robb-King, Don Sharpe, Roy Charman, Graham V Hartstone, Crispian Sallis, Ray Lovejoy, Brian Johnson, Peter Lamont, James Horner
20th Century Fox
Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers

1987 BAFTA Best Visual Effects

1987 Oscar Best Visual Effects

1987 Oscar Best Sound Editing

Release Date:
Run Time:
148 minutes
Czech, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interview with James Cameron
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Still Photo Section
  • Includes over 17 minutes of Restored Footage
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the bonus features
Release Date:
Run Time:
131 minutes
English Hard of Hearing
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Includes original version and special version
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Final theatrical Isolated Score
  • Composoer's Original Isolated Score
  • Deleted Scenes
  • MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience

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Reviews (4) of Aliens

One of the few 'sequels' that work - Aliens review by RP

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The first film in the series 'Alien' is a superb 1970s sci-fi film, never bettered, and made the reputations of both Sigourney Weaver and director Ridley Scott. Seven years later along comes the sequel 'Aliens' and a different director, James Cameron. So, was it as good? Or – as most sequels, remakes etc seem doomed to be – a load of old tosh attempting to cash in on a lucrative franchise? Despite its reputation, the original 'Alien' is not a horror film – there is very little on-screen blood and gore with the sole exception of *that* scene. This second film is an action adventure sequel, plenty of running about, shooting, flamethrowers, and of course, nasty aliens. Great fun, highly recommended. 5/5 stars.

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very good sequel - Aliens review by gazmb

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Alien was a very good film and not very often that the sequel is as good a film. Very good story and more action in this film.

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The greatest of all Sci Fi films? - Aliens review by JD

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Aliens is an epic win by Cameron. I could leave it at that.

Its a film that wreaks of his skill and attention to detail. God, that detail. Unlike 90% of Sci Fi's Cameron makes everything and everyone something real. The way the pulse rifle is explained, the auto turrets - even Paxmans excellent comic book style scene during the drop where he details the weapon systems.. It makes it all feel so real.

And talking comic book, the marines are comically over played and almost annoying but, but it brings them to life and you quickly want everyone of them to survive. And Check out there armour. Standerd Marine issue but custom decorated, another awesome detail.

And the Marines and the weapons are just 1 small part of this film, yet that alone puts Aliens amongst the very best action films of all time. Yes, this film can trade blows with the best of horror, sci fi and action independently its that good.

A lot is said about Aliens being relentless action. It isnt. It takes almost an hour to spin up and does have the odd break through the remaining 90 minutes.

I just put it down to how the film sucks you in, then once your in its pummels you senseless. One pro writer explained it well, saying he didnt know how to rate the film as he came out dazed. He was entertained, he was exhausted.

And has any film left behind so many quotes re-used in daily life or so instantly recognizable?

Its an utter masterpeice of sci fi which only has one flaw. It set a bar with a carrot dangling from it that the film industry cant help trying to reach. Needless to say, nobody has even got close.

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