R | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.
Early versions of the script and design featured a giant rustic monastery. Also, the alien itself would not be appearing.
Stasis interrupted. Fire in cryogenic compartment. Repeat, fire in cryogenic compartment. All personnel report to emergency escape vehicle launch pod. Deep-space flight will commence in T-minus twenty seconds.
When the EEV report is being made at the beginning of the film, Ripley is listed as Lieutenant. Yet, Ripley's rank was always a warrant officer, a lower rank than lieutenant (the extended inquest of the Director's Cut makes this clear). While it's true that Burke promised her that she'd be reinstated as a flight officer, since they never returned to Earth after Aliens it is unlikely that this occurred, and certainly not at a higher rank than she was prior to her return to LV-426.
The 20th Century Fox fanfare that plays during the opening studio logo segues ominously into the score of the film.
$23,141,188 (USA) (25 May 1992)
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