08. Sep, 2016 17:47 (HKT)

Somebody Wake up Hicks! It's Aliens' 30th Anniversary Steelbook Blu-ray. Chest-Bursting September 22nd.


The sequel that became the blueprint for all sequels turns 30 and boy did it age well. You'd think with all the movies copying this one during the decades after its release, it must have lost its mojo a little bit. But none of that is the case. The cocksure special forces team not knowing what they're up against, the Vietnam allegory of the unseen, unpredictable enemy, it's all still as thrilling as in 1986.

Even the special effects still hold up due to a majority of them having been filmed in-camera. Especially the alien queen, which was a life size model by Stan Winston, stands the test of time. Well, except for that last shot of her floating through space. The production design is still amazing and to this day influental (see Elysium's space sets). We can all just hope that Neill Blomkamp gets to do his planned sequel in this vein. Even Sigourney Weaver seems to be on board with that one!

Aside from both the theatrical and director's cut, the Blu-ray also includes deleted and extend scenes and the obligatory commentaries by cast and crew. To every fan's delight, the original and isolated score by James Horner is also included. The HK steelbook edition Blu-ray will be released on September 22nd. Not bad for a movie!
Aliens 30th Anniversary [Steelbook Edition] (HK)sold
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Alien Predator Total Destruction [17 DVD Boxset] (HK)US$ 79.991-5d

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