Aliens

Alien 2: Aliens

1986

James Cameron
Director
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Production Company
Brandywine
Production Company

Ridley Scott's atmospheric gothic sci-fi horror begat James Cameron's slam-bang action-thriller with slime. Cameron makes his collection of macho marines endearing and Sigourney is spell-binding. Highly recommended.

-The Sloth

Lone survivor of the first film awakens from hypersleep 57 years later, to find that the planet where the aliens were first found is now a human colony--a colony with which contact has been lost. Accompanying the Marines sent to investigate, Ripley has to face the xenomorph once again, only this time there are a LOT of them. . .

Probably the perfect action movie, because it has action and heart behind the gunplay. And it's a pleasure to watch a film where the supporting characters all get their moments in the spotlight and aren't just cardboard cutouts there as cannon fodder.

Followed by two unnecessary and lackluster sequels, the imaginatively named Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection.

Note: Character names are from canonical supplemental sources.

-Dave W.


Aliens
18th July 1986
Cinema



137 mins
1.85:1

Aliens
29th August 1986
Cinema



137 mins
1.85:1

Aliens
10th May 2011
Blu-Ray



137 mins
1.85:1



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Sigourney Weaver
Ellen Ripley
Sigourney Weaver
Ellen Ripley
Carrie Henn
Rebecca "Newt" Jorden
Carrie Henn
Rebecca "Newt" Jorden
Michael Biehn
Corporal Dwayne Hicks
Michael Biehn
Corporal Dwayne Hicks
Paul Reiser
Carter J. Burke
Paul Reiser
Carter J. Burke
Lance Henriksen
Bishop (341-B)
Lance Henriksen
Bishop (341-B)
Bill Paxton
PFC William L. Hudson
Bill Paxton
PFC William L. Hudson
Jenette Goldstein
Private Jenette Vasquez
Jenette Goldstein
Private Jenette Vasquez
William Hope
Lieutenant Scott Gorman
William Hope
Lieutenant Scott Gorman
Al Matthews
Master Sergeant Al Apone
Al Matthews
Master Sergeant Al Apone
Mark Rolston
PFC Mark Drake
Mark Rolston
PFC Mark Drake
Ricco Ross
PFC Ricco Frost
Ricco Ross
PFC Ricco Frost
Colette Hiller
Corporal Colette Ferro
Colette Hiller
Corporal Colette Ferro
Daniel Kash
PFC Daniel Spunkmeyer
Daniel Kash
PFC Daniel Spunkmeyer
Cynthia Scott
Corporal Cynthia Dietrich
Cynthia Scott
Corporal Cynthia Dietrich
Tip Tipping
Private Tim Crowe
Tip Tipping
Private Tim Crowe
Trevor Steedman
Private Trevor Wierzbowski
Trevor Steedman
Private Trevor Wierzbowski
Paul Maxwell
Van Leuwen
Paul Maxwell
Van Leuwen
Valerie Colgan
ECA Rep
(Extrasolar Colonization Administration)
Alan Polonsky
Insurance Man
Alibe Parsons
Med Tech
Blain Fairman
Doctor
Barbara Coles
Cocooned Woman
Carl Toop
Alien Warrior
John Lees
Power Loader Operator
Holly De Jong
Anne Jorden
(Special Edition)
Christopher Henn
Timmy Jorden
(Special Edition)
Jay Benedict
Russ Jorden
(Special Edition)
William Armstrong
Brad Lydecker
(Special Edition)
Mac McDonald
Al Simpson
(Special Edition)
Elizabeth Inglis
Amanda, Ripley's Daughter (photo)
(Special Edition)
Stuart Milligan
Jernigan, Salvage Team Leader
(uncredited)
Tom Woodruff Jr.
Salvager
(uncredited)
Unknown
Salvager
Unknown
Nurse
Unknown
Suit at ICC Meeting
Unknown
Suit at ICC Meeting
Unknown
Suit at ICC Meeting
Unknown
Suit at ICC Meeting
Unknown
Suit at ICC Meeting
Unknown
Kid on Big Wheel
Elanor Bertram
Stunts
Simon Crane
Stunts
Sue Crosland
Stunts
Steve Dent
Stunts
Stuart Fell
Stunts
Louise Head
Double for Newt
Jazzer Jeyes
Stunts
Sean McCabe
Stunts
Eddie Powell
Stunts
Kiran Shah
Double for Newt
Stuart St. Paul
Stunts
Malcolm Weaver
Stunts
Chris Webb
Stunts
Bill Weston
Stunts
Paul Weston
Stunt Coordinator
Jason White
Stunts
Clive Curtis
Stunts (uncredited)
Tom Delmar
Stunts (uncredited)
Nick Gillard
Stunts (uncredited)

Dave Wright: Screencaps & Notes