R | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.
The $50-60 million budget was significantly lower than the director and writers originally imagined. Therefore, sets were toned down in scale and a more claustrophobic shooting approach with a lot of close-ups to characters' faces was taken.
My mommy always said there were no monsters. No real ones. But there are.
(at around 33 mins) When Christie draws his guns behind his back, the following shot shows his arms by his sides hanging casually with no guns.
Many of the creature effects casting and mold making crew. Some long standing, heavily contributing members, were omitted from the credits. Supposedly due to budget concerns.
The ABC television broadcast trims down most of the violence. The headburster, Elgyn's death, the gym shoot-out, General Perez' death, the soldiers escape pod sequence, and the chestburster facility scene. Nudity also cut.
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
£172,220 (UK) (2 January 1998)
$47,748,610 (USA) (15 February 1998)
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