The Alien Legacy (1992)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Sigourney Weaver
Veronica Cartwright
Charles Dance
Brad Dourif
Charles Dutton
J.E. Freeman
Dan Hedaya
Lance Henriksen
Ian Holm
John Hurt
Yaphet Kotto
Ron Perlman
Winona Ryder
Harry Stanton
Michael Wincott
Movie Details
Director James Cameron; David Fincher; Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Ridley Scott
Producer Gordon Carroll; David Giler; Walter Hill; Gale Anne Hurd; Dan O'Bannon; Ronald Shusett
Studio 20th Century Fox
Series Alien
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 493 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
An interesting feature of Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection, worth watching together if only for the chance to see how different directors handle essentially the same idea. The results are decidedly mixed. Ridley Scott's Alien is the most traditional of the bunch, essentially a haunted-house picture set on a space freighter, where a monster is picking off crew members one by one. James Cameron's Aliens is the all-out adrenaline bath, a pulse-pounding action thriller from start to finish. It plays a little like a Western in outer space, where the settlers are waiting for a cavalry that never comes--and the Indians are acid-veined aliens. And David Fincher's Alien 3 is the rock-video version, in which substance and storytelling are sacrificed to editing and imagery, as the aliens attempt to take over a space penal colony. --Marshall Fine
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 9
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Edition 20th Anniversary Collection (4-Pack)
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 086162104398
Chapters 110
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 4
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned THX Widescreen Box set Dolby