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Reading (for Review) – Terminator Vault Book

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Review Movies – Alien Anthology – 11-3-2010 Part 2

Here is a massive movie release that is deserving of it’s own posting

20th Century Fox

Alien Anthology (Blu-ray) – Get ready for a whole new breed of Blu-ray with the Alien Anthology Four powerful films…eight thrilling versions…together at last in dazzling, terrifying, high-def clarity and with the purest digital sound on the planet. Over 60 hours of special features and two bonus discs, including never-before-seen content and the totally immersive MU-TH-UR Mode Blu-ray interactive experience, make this the ultimate Alien movie collection your Blu-ray player has been begging for.

Alien – A space ship answers what they believe to be a distress call, and unwittingly let a vicious alien on board.

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 Skeritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt

Audio Commentary (for Theatrical Version only) by Ridley Scott

Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith

Composer’s Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith

Deleted and Extended Scenes

MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Aliens – Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the sole survivor from the original ‘Alien’, is awakened after 57 years of drifting through space, her stories disbelieved by Company executives who tell her that the alien’s planet is now inhabited and colonized. When contact is suddenly lost with the colonists, Ripley returns to the planet with a squad of marines, an android (Lance Henriksen), and a Company executive (Paul Reiser) with a mission of his own. Once on the planet, no survivors can be found except for Newt, a little girl who awakens motherly instincts in Ripley just in time for the acid-blooded aliens to attack in what quickly becomes a one-sided battle for sheer survival.

1986 Theatrical Version

1991 Special Edition with James Cameron Introduction

Audio Commentary by Director James Cameron, Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Aliens Effects Creator Stan Winston, Visual Effects Supervisors Robert Skotak and Dennis Skotak, Minature Effects Supervisor Pat McClung, Actors Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henricksen, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn and Christopher Henn.

Final Theatrical Isolated Score by James Horner

Composer’s Original Isolated Score by James Horner

Deleted and Extended Scenes

MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Alien3 – A penal colony and its inhabitants, a religious brotherhood of ex- convicts, is infiltrated by an alien when a ship carrying Ripley crash lands there.

1992 Theatrical Version

2003 Special Edition (Restored Workprint Version)

Audio Commentary by Cinematographer Alex Thompson, B.S.C Editor Terry Rawlings, Alien Effects Designers Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr, Visual Effects Producer Richard Edlund, A.S.C., Actors Paul McGann and Lance Henricksen

Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Elliot Goldenthal

Deleted and Extended Scenes

MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Alien Resurrection – Ripley is brought back to life, from cloned DNA, by evil scientists who want to resurrect the alien that died inside her.

1997 Theatrical Version

2003 Special Edition with Jean-Pierre Jeunet Introduction

Audio Commentary by Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Editor Herve Schneid, A.C.E., Alien Effects Creator Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr,  Visual Effects Supervisor Pitol, Conceptual Artist Sylvain Despretz, Actors Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser

Final Theatrical Isolated Score by John Frizzell

Deleted and Extended Scenes

MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Disc 5 – Too many extras to list about all 4 Alien Films

Disc 6 – Too many extras to list about all 4 Alien Films


Open Water 2: Adrift Blu-ray Review

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Open Water 2: Adrift is an unusual sequel, not that there’s anything wrong with that. The main appeal from it’s predecessor is left to tread its own waters with a different storyline. My thoughts on having a bigger cast this time out is that you sacrifice true horror for a different type of genre that is much harder to categorize. It’s like the different between Ridley’s Alien and Cameron‘s Aliens though we don’t get the action here either. Which is better? Hard to say, most have their own personal opinion on it. I liked the characters this time out, though there were a couple who annoyed me. I liked the original Open Water as well and enjoyed it’s horror, but this one felt like the better movie overall. The great thing about this release is you get two films in one. Enjoy!


Rambo: First Blood Part II Blu-ray Review

Rambo: First Blood Part II is my favorite of the sequels. It has that James Cameron feel as an action movie, and with good reason, the script was co-written by Cameron and Stallone. While this might be big-hair and over-the-top as any 80’s movie, it has a heart and brings you to Rambo’s Vietnam. First Blood might be the better story, but part II is the better at all-out action. It’s a fun ride and worthy of being the best First Blood sequel. It also looks great on Blu-ray!

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Avatar Blu-ray Review

Read the rest of my Avatar Blu-ray review @ Movie-Vault.com

The year is 2154 and humans are mining for a material called unobtanium on the planet Pandora. The mining and planned expansion threatens the existence of the local people, Na’vi, human-like beings are gigantic and blue, but very human in thoughts, feelings and actions. The film title refers to genetically created beings that are part human part Na’vi and they are used/controlled by a team of researchers to interact with the natives of Pandora. Jake Sully (Terminator Salvation) operates an Avatar in place of his brother and soon becomes close with the Na’vi people, his mission is to make peace with them, little did Jack realize that his feelings and compassion would extend further than he could possibly imagine. Little did he realize he would become one with his…Avatar.

Well there is this little film you may have heard about, by a little move studio you may have heard (20th Century Fox) about by a small-time movie Director (James Cameron) who could use some promotion so I was right there and willing to help with my review! In actuality, Avatar is humungous as you well know, and with very good reason. I’m writing this review for people like me who aren’t so into fantasy and was hesitant to see Avatar myself even though I usually love James Cameron films. From Titanic to True Lies, the Terminator films, Aliens and Abyss I’ve always loved his films.

As usual click the pics to read the rest of my review @ Movie-Vault.com!


Current Viewing/Reviewing List

Here’s my batch of movies (all Blu-ray unless otherwise noted) I will be working on for the foreseeable future. Batman Begins (currently viewing/reviewing), Don McKay (Thomas Hayden Church & Elisabeth Shue), From Paris With Love (John Travolta), Someone’s Knocking At The Door, Run Bitch Run! (DVD), Avatar, The Edge (Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin). Marked For Death (Steven Seagal), Robin Hood : Men In Tights (Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis). I figure on knocking out a movie a day so stick with me and tell your friends! It should be a wild ride.