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Aliens
Posted by: kap
Date: January 01, 2006 08:03PM
30 minutes into Aliens. This is my second fav in the series. The all time fav is Alien. Anyone else who is Alien trilogy and or Lt. Rippley's fan?

Kap



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Re: Aliens
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: January 01, 2006 08:17PM
I'm fan. I bought the Alien Legacy Collection(All 4) at a
yard sale. I actually like Aliens('86) better.

Carrie Henn, aka 'Newt': [www.imdb.com]

Her today: [cinema.castlerock.it]

I heard that her parents didn't like the way things were going
in the acting field and wouldn't let her act anymore after
Aliens.



Grateful11




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/01/2006 08:21PM by Grateful11.
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: JJ_TKOB
Date: January 01, 2006 08:22PM
They mostly come out at night...mostly.





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Re: Aliens
Posted by: kap
Date: January 01, 2006 08:30PM
Grateful11,

Well, I received two CDs: Alien and Aliens from my S/O for Xmas. I don't care for other ones. Hopefully, there will be the last one that will blow away all of them :-) 10 years ago she gave me an original movie sized Aliens poster for my birthday. Still have it wrapped in the original wrapping. My only regret: Did not buy the Alien poster and Lt. Rippley action figure. As an art major I admire H.G. Giger's art work.

Regarding Carrie Henn, perhaps, her parents made the right decision.

Kap



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Re: Aliens
Posted by: rob banzai
Date: January 01, 2006 08:35PM
My ex girlfriend had never seen the original Alien so I rented the DVD so we could have a Scary Movie Night.

I was looking forward to the scene where the alien jumps Dallas. You only see him for a moment but I always thought that was creepy as hell.

The moment came.

She laughed.

I never heard the end of it. sad smiley
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: elmo3
Date: January 01, 2006 08:39PM
Vasquez was BAD.
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: kap
Date: January 01, 2006 08:42PM
Nervous laugh?

Kap

rob banzai Wrote:
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> My ex girlfriend had never seen the original Alien
> so I rented the DVD so we could have a Scary Movie
> Night.
>
> I was looking forward to the scene where the alien
> jumps Dallas. You only see him for a moment but I
> always thought that was creepy as hell.
>
> The moment came.
>
> She laughed.
>
> I never heard the end of it.






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Re: Aliens
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: January 01, 2006 09:03PM
kap Wrote:
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> Grateful11,
>
> 10 years ago she gave me
> an original movie sized Aliens poster for my
> birthday. Still have it wrapped in the original
> wrapping. My only regret: Did not buy the Alien
> poster and Lt. Rippley action figure. As an art
> major I admire H.G. Giger's art work.
>
> Regarding Carrie Henn, perhaps, her parents made
> the right decision.
>
> Kap
>
I agree with the parents decision but I bet she could make
fan appearances and make some extra dough. It looks like
that Ripley action isn't all that rare or sought after.
They don't go very high on eBay. You could pick one up cheap.


[cgi.ebay.com]






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Re: Aliens
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: January 01, 2006 09:09PM
Game over man!
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: hal
Date: January 01, 2006 09:14PM
the first two were amazing - aliens = the best sequel ever. But the rest of the series (everyone forgets the 4th one) is a disaster.

I refuse to use the term trilogy or quadrilogy for these movies.
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 01, 2006 09:15PM
One of the best sci-fi action movies EVER.

A friend and I must have seen that movie 40 times...
At one point at a group-of-friends get together, we started watching it and hit "mute"... my buddy and I started providing the voice-overs...

We weren't 100%... but close enough for some of the other guys to think it was creepy... (or did they say Geeky...).







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Re: Aliens
Posted by: honu
Date: January 01, 2006 09:23PM
Paul F. Wrote:
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> We weren't 100%... but close enough for some of
> the other guys to think it was creepy... (or did
> they say Geeky...).

Geeky. Definitely Geeky. smiling smiley
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: January 01, 2006 09:28PM
Like others, I love the first two, the third left fans of II with a bad taste in their mouths and IV is an improvement but still not as good as the first two. Supposedly, Weaver is up for a fifth if the story is good enough. She wants to go back to the Aliens' home planet and get more into their origin.

For years, I though II was better than I, but now I'm back to the first being the best. It's a much more compact story with more left to the imagination than II. And boy, has it aged well. Lucas has to keep fiddling with "Star Wars" to keep the look fresh but "Alien" still looks great with no modification.

For those who like the characters of Aliens and are also into vampire flicks, check out Kathryn Bigelow's "Near Dark", which was made right after "Aliens" with Paxton, Henriksen and Goldstein.
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 01, 2006 09:55PM
I saw Aliens in an honest-to-goodness theater this past summer -- at the Arclight in Hollywood, no less. (Local movie buffs know that the theaters at the Arclight are as good as they come.) Unfortunately, they seemed to have used an original print instead of one run from the master used to make the DVD. The sound was mono only and the image was not up to 2005 standards. It was still great to see it in a theater again, though. :-)



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Re: Aliens
Posted by: Mactel
Date: January 01, 2006 10:01PM
I don't see why every Alien movie has to have Ripley in it (I don't count AvP which was a crappy gimmicky movie like Freddy vs. Jason).

They should come up with a good original story that moves the Alien movies forward.
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: kap
Date: January 01, 2006 10:14PM
True, every Alien movie doesn't have to have Lt. Rippley in it. Still, I believe she plays an important relation to the story and the creatures themselves. Especially now that she's part alien and part human (which sequel was it?). They should develop a story based on that plot and make a suspenseful one like the first one instead of an action film like the second one.

Kap

Mactel Wrote:
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> I don't see why every Alien movie has to have
> Ripley in it (I don't count AvP which was a crappy
> gimmicky movie like Freddy vs. Jason).
>
> They should come up with a good original story
> that moves the Alien movies forward.






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Re: Aliens
Posted by: Guitarman
Date: January 01, 2006 11:01PM
I could'nt watch aliens. It reminded me of the roach infestation I had in one of my ultra expensive manhattan apts.



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Re: Aliens
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: January 01, 2006 11:14PM
N-OS X-tasy! Wrote:
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> I saw Aliens in an honest-to-goodness theater this
> past summer -- at the Arclight in Hollywood, no
> less. (Local movie buffs know that the theaters at
> the Arclight are as good as they come.)
> Unfortunately, they seemed to have used an
> original print instead of one run from the master
> used to make the DVD. The sound was mono only and
> the image was not up to 2005 standards. It was
> still great to see it in a theater again, though.
> :-)

NosX,
I love the ArcLight, and go there often as I can, but the print they had of Aliens was really bad, I don't know why they used that print, and no stereo, that was crap.
I originally saw it at the Pacific Cinerama Dome in 1986.

BGnR
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: January 01, 2006 11:21PM
elmo3 Wrote:
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> Vasquez was BAD.


Bad is correct, "Jenette Goldstein", who played Vasquez couldn't even shoot a gun, for the filming where she had to shoot one of the Aliens with a handgun, she couldn't stop flinching, they had to have Gale Anne Hurd do the shoot.

BGnR
Watch for the numerous references to Robert A. Heinlein's book, Starship Troopers, required reading for the space marines.
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: steve_
Date: January 02, 2006 02:58AM
Aliens is my favorite scary film.

Ripley: I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.



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Re: Aliens
Posted by: threeprong
Date: January 02, 2006 06:34AM
"it won't make any difference."

3p
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: elmo3
Date: January 02, 2006 06:49AM
N-OS X-tasy! Wrote:
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> I saw Aliens in an honest-to-goodness theater this
> past summer -- at the Arclight in Hollywood, no
> less.

Arc Light--Charlie don't never see 'em or hear 'em, boy.
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: elmo3
Date: January 02, 2006 06:51AM
BigGuynRusty Wrote:
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> elmo3 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Vasquez was BAD.
>
>
> Bad is correct, "Jenette Goldstein", who played
> Vasquez couldn't even shoot a gun, for the filming
> where she had to shoot one of the Aliens with a
> handgun, she couldn't stop flinching, they had to
> have Gale Anne Hurd do the shoot.

Don't know or care about the actress; the director did wonders to make the character be one bad-ass Marine.
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 02, 2006 07:00AM
elmo3 Wrote:
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> Arc Light--Charlie don't never see 'em or hear
> 'em, boy.

WTF?



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Re: Aliens
Posted by: dochocson
Date: January 02, 2006 10:05AM
Arc Light refers to the Vietnam War operations using B-52 bombers to blow stuff up. Depending on your point of view, it demoralized the enemy or it killed thousands of communist sympathizing trees.
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 02, 2006 01:12PM
never saw Alien til after Aliens so I may be biased but Aliens is better IMHO. . .

Not that Alien is a bad movie it is great too but of the 2 I like Aliens better.. ..



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Re: Aliens
Posted by: kap
Date: January 02, 2006 01:14PM
Aren't all the Alien/s items collectors' items now?

Kap



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Re: Aliens
Posted by: elmo3
Date: January 02, 2006 02:27PM
N-OS X-tasy! Wrote:
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> elmo3 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Arc Light--Charlie don't never see 'em or
> hear
> > 'em, boy.
>
> WTF?

Pay attention, and you'll hear that line in Apocalypse Now.
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: January 02, 2006 02:43PM
kap Wrote:
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> Aren't all the Alien/s items collectors' items
> now?
>
> Kap
>
> mysig

Not according to eBay, alot of it goes unsold. What's there may not be first run items though.





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Re: Aliens
Posted by: kap
Date: January 02, 2006 03:08PM
Ok. I am going to check the price for an original Aliens movie poster :-)

Kap


Grateful11 Wrote:
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> kap Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Aren't all the Alien/s items collectors'
> items
> > now?
> >
> > Kap
> >
> > mysig
>
> Not according to eBay, alot of it goes unsold.
> What's there may not be first run items though.
>
>






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Re: Aliens
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: January 02, 2006 06:30PM
[search.ebay.com]

[cgi.ebay.com]



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Re: Aliens
Posted by: kap
Date: January 02, 2006 06:45PM
Geez, they are cheeeeap! And all these times I had thought mine was worth at least a couple hundred :-( Well, it is still priceless because it was S/O's birthday's gift to me :-)

Kap


Grateful11 Wrote:
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 02, 2006 08:25PM
When the alien popped out of the chest in sick bay, that was real shock and fear. the director never told the actors what the scene was really about, and the really freaked.

Cinema verite at its best.
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Re: Aliens
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 02, 2006 11:50PM
elmo3 Wrote:
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> N-OS X-tasy! Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > elmo3 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Arc Light--Charlie don't never see 'em
> or
> > hear
> > > 'em, boy.
> >
> > WTF?
>
> Pay attention, and you'll hear that line in
> Apocalypse Now.

Never seen that movie.



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