R | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Some of the sound effects for this film were created with help from the Fairlight, an early Australian-made digital sampler. The then state-of-the art Fairlight machine sampled at 8 bit resolution. Musicians such as Jan Hammer, Kate Bush, and Prince have used it extensively... ...
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
When the marines first enter the building, their 'mission time' indicators constantly move back and forward through time by as much as 12 minutes (from 5:21 to 5:33).
As the final credits fade, there is the sound of a facehugger scurrying across from left to right.
$10,052,042 (USA) (20 July 1986)
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