R | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.
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In the original Alien film by Ridley Scott, the lifecycle of the alien from impregnation to full-sized alien appears to be at least 24 hours, and possibly even a couple of days. The facehugger spends several hours attached to its host, while embryo gestation seems to take several hours further, and subsequent growth of the chestburster to a full sized alien takes even further hours at least.
In Alien Covenant, Captain Oram is impregnated by a facehugger, and the embryo proceeds to burst from his chest and grow to a full size in less than an hour. Similarly, Lope is attacked by a facehugger which doesn't even have enough time to properly attach to his face before it is forcibly removed (injuring Lope in the process). Despite the facehugger being on Lope's face for merely a few seconds, it somehow had enough time to implant an embryo inside him, which seems to emerge roughly an hour or so later, and proceed to grow to full size within minutes of emergence.
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Chinese version was heavily edited to get an approval from film censor's office. Beside violent scenes, almost any scene with an Alien was cut/shortened so you can barely see the creatures. The kiss between David and Walter was removed as well.
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