This entirely new ALIEN documentary is a tribute to the cast and crews of the Alien films by the audience themselves - the fans. Featuring cast and crew members from the franchise including... See full summary »
The creation of the film Alien³ (1992) is covered here in this feature-length documentary in exhaustive detail. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard of a time ... See full summary »
This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the... See full summary »
Charles de Lauzirika
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?
An edited version of this documentary is featured on the 9th disc of the Alien Quadrilogy DVD set, released in 2003. See more »
The version of the documentary included on Disc 9 of the Alien Quadrilogy box set is in fact a shortened and re-edited version from the original Channel 4 broadcast version. This version runs for 64 minutes and is exclusively about Alien, eliminating all material concerning Aliens, Alien³ and Alien: Resurrection, and extending some of the interviews about Alien. Mark Kermode is also absent from the Quadrilogy version, other than a piece of voice-over narration at the start of the documentary See more »
Some of the interviews I found annoying. They should have focused less on the writers and more on the stars and directors. Too much time is spent focusing on the story behind the original film - i.e., pre-production - and by the time it gets around to the production aspect, and the sequels, etc., time has run out so they try to wrap everything up far too quickly.
I first caught this after a UK broadcast of ALIEN - it was featured after the film was over and I was eager to see it because I think Mark Kermode is a pretty good critic and always has something interesting to say.
But overall it's just a bit too superficial and annoying to consider deep - the other documentaries on the ALIEN Quadrilogy are much better.
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