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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 23:33 
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Alien 3 was pretty bad, dude. Not least the crappy CGI dog alien thing. And the tedium.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:34 
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It was pretty bad until they made the director's cut, then it was suddenly pretty good. For reasons that are beyond my comprehension.

Edit: It sounds like I am dissing those who believe that, which is not the case. I meant it literally, I actually do think the directory's cut is pretty good, and I truly do not understand how such seemingly small differences can add up to such a different overall experience.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:49 
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Reading up on it, it seems it's not actually a director's cut, but something they call "assembly cut". In any case, I am talking about the alternate version in the Quadrilogy box set, where the dog is no longer there. There are many other changes, and apparently the whole thing is 25 minutes longer, so there are apparently more changes than I realised.

http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Alien_3_Assembly_Cut


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 19:30 
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Huh -- I didn't realise the BluRay Assembly Cut fixes the poor audio in the DVD one. I'll have to get hold of that at some point. I think I gave up trying to watch the DVD once because of the murky sound.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:40 
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It's Aliens...it's Aliens and Winnie the Pooh...it's Aliens vs Winnie the Pooh.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:51 
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Mr Kissyfur wrote:
Alien 3 was pretty bad, dude. Not least the crappy CGI dog alien thing. And the tedium.

The only "proper" CGI is when the alien's dome cracks at the end - everything else was done with practical effects (albeit green screened I believe, if that counts as CGI)

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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And Alien 3 is much better in the workprint version, but the theatrical release isn't as bad as people make out - it's only because they felt butthurt about Hicks and Newt being killed off.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 20:58 
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No, it's cos the original version is a bit crap. The assembly cut is a bit better, but it's still very much the weakest of the 4 "proper" Alien(s) films. Despite some quality Charles Dance.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 21:27 
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I'm going to find that Assembly Version on the interweb somewhere and give it a whirl. Sounds very interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:51 
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I like all of Alien 1-4. That is all.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 23:16 
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It's been a long time since I have seen Alien3. I don't remember all that much about it
ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
Sigourney shaved her head, there was a prison planet, Bishop was found all smashed up... er.... most people died I think...
, I don't recall either liking or disliking it.

Perhaps I should find this 'internets approved' version and watch it.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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What do you reckon, GazChap? Should I open it?


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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It's 36 years old, so I doubt the bubble gum is that nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 23:11 
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So just like new then.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 23:31 
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Grim-beard... the noisy wrote:
It's 36 years old, so I doubt the bubble gum is that nice.


You have valued it, yes?

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Grim-beard... the noisy wrote:
It's 36 years old, so I doubt the bubble gum is that nice.


You have valued it, yes?


I valued my 36 years. I rated it 'ok'.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Curiositree wrote:
Grim-beard... the noisy wrote:
It's 36 years old, so I doubt the bubble gum is that nice.


You have valued it, yes?


I valued my 36 years. I rated it 'ok'.


Overrated.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Curiositree wrote:
Grim-beard... the noisy wrote:
It's 36 years old, so I doubt the bubble gum is that nice.


You have valued it, yes?

The bubblegum? I have not.

(Yeah, they're not worth enough to consider not opening, if you see what I mean).

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:43 
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I wouldn't open it unless I had a second one - but I'm not you ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:45 
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I wouldn't open it unless I had a second one - but I'm not you ;)

You kidding? I have sealed and open copies of nearly everything Alien related - even AvP on the 360, for God's sake.

I have three of these.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:47 
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Good good. In that case, get it open ;)

(my Collector's Edition of Colonial Marines for the PC (with the powerloader action figure) remains unopened and in it's shrinkwrap - although that's more my commentary on the game itself :P)

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Grim-beard... the noisy wrote:
GazChap wrote:
I wouldn't open it unless I had a second one - but I'm not you ;)

You kidding? I have sealed and open copies of nearly everything Alien related - even AvP on the 360, for God's sake.

I have three of these.

Sort of but the cards are probably different in each. I'd just open all of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:55 
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GazChap wrote:
(my Collector's Edition of Colonial Marines for the PC (with the powerloader action figure) remains unopened and in it's shrinkwrap - although that's more my commentary on the game itself :P)

I busted that open because I wanted the loader on my shelf at work.

In fact - here he is:
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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Grim-beard... the noisy wrote:
GazChap wrote:
I wouldn't open it unless I had a second one - but I'm not you ;)

You kidding? I have sealed and open copies of nearly everything Alien related - even AvP on the 360, for God's sake.

I have three of these.

Sort of but the cards are probably different in each. I'd just open all of them.


Nice moves.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:00 
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markg wrote:
Grim-beard... the noisy wrote:
GazChap wrote:
I wouldn't open it unless I had a second one - but I'm not you ;)

You kidding? I have sealed and open copies of nearly everything Alien related - even AvP on the 360, for God's sake.

I have three of these.

Sort of but the cards are probably different in each. I'd just open all of them.

This sort of thinking is the reason I own three copies of an Alien poster book (because they are double-sided).

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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In the image tags?

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Have you seen this, Grim... ?
Just pre-ordered my copy.

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"Stephani Danelle Perry has written numerous Resident Evil tie-in novels, as well as an in-universe Alien title." a flawless pedigree.


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