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?
The marines ship "Sulaco" takes it's name from the port city in Joseph Conrad's Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard. This is in reference to the space freighter in Alien (1979) being called "Nostromo".
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
After the drop ship crash, when Hicks is clearing flaming debris around the stretcher, the concussed and unconscious lieutenant quite visibly blinks.
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.
The scene in which Ripley, Burke, Gorman and Bishop approach in the APC and then enter the colony to meet Hicks' team has been restored. Ripley pauses before entering and Hicks stays behind to ask if she's okay. She says "yes" and enters the complex.
$10,052,042 (USA) (20 July 1986)