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?
Sigourney Weaver refused any information on the behind the scenes making of the queen so she could keep the character real in her mind.
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
As Ripley and the marines are escaping through the ventilation tunnels, when Vasquez is attacked by an alien from above, we see briefly that her hair has become ruffled. In the next shot when she has the alien trapped with her foot, her hair has become smooth and even again.
The ALIENS title forms slowly during the opening credits. The full title isn't seen until the opening credits are finished, and the "I" illuminates brightly.
A Special Edition saw a limited release on Laserdisc in December 1991, in which only 10,000 copies were made. It had 17 minutes of restored footage. It was also released on VHS in 1992 and 1993. Audiences first experienced this on DVD when it was released in 1999. There were several rare copies of Aliens released on VHS that included the Sentry gun scenes but no others.
$10,052,042 (USA) (20 July 1986)
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