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?
To create the effect of Bishop performing the knife trick at inhuman speed, the footage was sped up. This creates a rather apparent goof whereby other characters in the background can be seen moving at an unrealistically accelerated rate, most ... ...
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
When the APC is first entering the atmospheric processing plant, it drives towards the camera down a hallway. The floor of the hallway is wet, and the right wall is shiny, and you can see reflections of the actors, showing that they are trotting behind the APC (and not actually inside it), then walk to the front, as if they had just exited the vehicle. If you watch carefully, some of the marines emerge from behind the APC and run along the side opposite the door, but not enough time elapsed for them to have emerged from the door, run *back* along the APC, around the back, and to the front.
This has been hidden somewhat in the later releases (Director's Cut, Special Edition, Remastered Edition, etc.) with flare from the headlights and a shorter cut, but you can still see the reflections on pause.
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.
$10,052,042 (USA) (20 July 1986)
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