Alien Resurrection
20th Century Fox / 1997 / 109 Mins / Rated MA15+

Only Available In The Alien Legacy Box Set


MOVIE
Seriously, Hollywood have run out of ideas for a movie, so what do they do? They hire a 2 bit hack writer who is also responsible for that other monstrosity of a series & movie Buffy The Vampire Slayer plus they hire the French directing equivalent of Ed Wood, Jean-Pierre Jeunet who's visual style looks so bad that even a pile of vomit looks better.

To even describe this movie makes me want to wretch but here goes. 

Ripley is back after 200 years. She has been cloned and is now half Alien and half human. Scientists have also managed to bring back to life the aforementioned Alien. 

The movie proceeds to insult us with it's lame writing, direction and acting. The movie then insults us even more with an ending so lame about a human looking baby Alien that I wanted to promptly piff this DVD out the door. 

Alien Baby my ass, looks just like an excuse for the director to make yet another of his shonky, schlock euro trash movies. AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!

ATTENTION ALL HOLLYWOOD EXECS: I HAVE A VERY GIFTED MONKEY THAT HAS WHAT YOU WOULD CALL AN IMAGINATION. HE CAN TYPE ON A KEYBOARD AND CAN WRITE SCRIPTS BETTER THAN MOST OF THE CURRENT TRASH YOU HAVE WRITING FOR YOU TODAY. THE BEST PART IS HE WORKS FOR PEANUTS. CONTACT ME FOR HIS CURRENT SCRIPTS!

VIDEO
Why do bad movies have great transfers and great movies have bad transfers?

This is a great transfer which is super sharp. Colours were well rendered and shadow detail was wonderful. There were no MPEG or film artefacts seen.

Alien Resurrection is framed at 2:35:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

Alien Resurrection is a single sided, dual layer disc. The layer change occurs at 55:51.

AUDIO
Dolby Digital 5.1 sound encoded with excellent use of the surround channels to make a wonderful and immersive track.

The .1 channel was also continually used throughout and the dialog was easy to hear at all times

EXTRAS
A standard extras package here

Theatrical Trailer: 1:85:1 ratio, not 16:9 enhanced. crap trailer.

Behind The Scenes: A short 5 minute featurette that really sucks.

Subtitles: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic, Closed Captioned.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Abhorrent movie on an average disc. If there was one movie to pull down the set. This is it!

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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REVIEW EQUIPMENT

Display: 48" Sony RPTV.
DVD Player:
Panasonic A350 Player using S-Video Cables.
Receiver:
Pioneer VSX-D508 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
Speakers:
Accusound speaker system.

Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 15 Aug 2000 04:00:18 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 109 minutes
Case Type: Clear Amaray
Release Date: 25/5/2000
Catalog Number: 0325SDW
List Price: $149.95
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Picture Disc
Disc Format: SS-RSDL
Chapters: 27
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: WAMO
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

5.1 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: None
Languages: English
Subtitles: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: Yes
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: None
Cast & Crew Bios: None
Deleted Scenes: None
Music Videos: None
DVD Rom Content: None
Collectable Booklet: None
Scene Access: Yes
Animated Menus: Yes
Production Notes: None
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