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Alien (1979)
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Gord Green
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know just how frightening the chest burster scene was, but the young lady next to me in the theatre let out a scream when it happened. That was followed by a drip-drip-drip sound and the theatre floor got awfully wet.

It was an example of the effect film can have to totally immerse the viewer in the reality of the moment.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My library recently bought the new bluray edition of Alien and so I had to watch it. This is a list of the special features:

Special features

1979 Theatrical Version

2003 Director's Cut with Ridley Scott Introduction

Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Writer Dan O'Bannon, Executive Producer Ronald Shusett, Editor Terry Rawlings, Actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt

Audio Commentary (for Theatrical Cut only) by Ridley Scott

Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith

Composer's Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith

Deleted and Extended Scenes

Of course I watched it to hear the Composer's Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith. The main difference is the music during the acid blood scene.
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Bud Brewster
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eadie wrote:
Found this on eBay.

Does this bit of merchandising seem creepy to you?




Oh my God . . . only one fearsome creature can battle the dreaded Aliens!

Only one mighty force is strong enough to defeat the acid-filled evil of those hideous creatures!

Only the fur-covered beast below has the ferocious appetite for destruction it will take to save us!

THIS is the monster we need!
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Robert (Butch) Day
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over at AICN is a new (and weird) review of the movie:

https://www.aintitcool.com/hedgehog-corner-19-alien-81728/

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scotpens
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert (Butch) Day wrote:
Over at AICN is a new (and weird) review of the movie:

https://www.aintitcool.com/hedgehog-corner-19-alien-81728/

It's clearly labeled "SATIRE" at the top of the page, but I've read funnier stuff in college humor magazines.
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Bud Brewster
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I agree. scotpens. The guy worked hard to be witty, but he didn't quite get the job done.

Oh well. Not everybody can be funny like me. Laughing

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