Rent Aliens (1986)

4.3 of 5 from 401 ratings
2h 11min
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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Gale Anne Hurd
Writers:
James Cameron, David Giler
Others:
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
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
Awards:

1987 BAFTA Best Visual Effects

1987 Oscar Best Visual Effects

1987 Oscar Best Sound Editing

BBFC:
Release Date:
15/05/2000
Run Time:
148 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 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
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/10/2010
Run Time:
131 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 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

better than the first - Aliens review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
10/11/2006

When Alien made an unexpected impact in theatres a sequel was clearly predicted. Many critics thought Alien 2 would be a very bad idea but when the film was actually released they quickly changed their minds.

After destroying the alien that killed all of her crew Ellen Ripley, and her cat, begin making the journey back to earth. But the problem is that their craft has gone off course and Ripley has been floating around in space for 53 years! Luckily a team of astronauts find her and bring her to a huge centre where she receives many odd looks from people who do not believe her story about the alien she faced 53 years ago. But when the centre loses contact with a large group of colonists, living on the planet where Ripley's crew first discovered the alien life form, Ripley is forced to return to the planet along with a determind army of troops. Soon terror breaks loose as Ripley and the troops don't discover one alien but hundreds.

This film is completely action packed. James Cameron knows how to write an action movie and the storyline doesn't get stupid at all. There is no bad acting and although the special effects look a bit dodgy now they don't take away any of the experience. The relationship created between Ripley and Newt is also very clever and convincing!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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

Spoiler Alert
09/01/2012

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.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

very good sequel - Aliens review by gazmb

Spoiler Alert
07/02/2018

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.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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