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Re: Alien 40th Anniversary - Cinema re-release in March 2019
« Reply #90 on: February 10, 2019, 01:17:49 PM »
Without wanting to be too generous, but in the spirit of fair play, does the fact that Aliens was effectively a low budget film (even Cannon were working with budgets of about $5+million more at the time) go some way to explaining the technical issues of how bad it looks?

Yeah I suspect that's likely a factor, I mean I don't think Cameron has ever made a film as good looking as Alien or Blade Runner(or the Duellists for that matter which had a tiny budget) but equally Terminator or the Abyss are clearly better looking than Aliens.

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Re: Alien 40th Anniversary - Cinema re-release in March 2019
« Reply #91 on: February 10, 2019, 01:22:17 PM »
I'm still fascinated/amused by the idea that 3 has better dialogue.

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Re: Alien 40th Anniversary - Cinema re-release in March 2019
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2019, 01:22:56 PM »
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This is the only film I've bought on Blu-ray, watched and then flogged to CEX within a single day.

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Re: Alien 40th Anniversary - Cinema re-release in March 2019
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2019, 01:37:31 PM »
I'm still fascinated/amused by the idea that 3 has better dialogue.

Meanwhile most of the rest of us are fascinated/amused by the idea that Aliens is brilliant.

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Re: Alien 40th Anniversary - Cinema re-release in March 2019
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2019, 01:42:14 PM »
I'm the leading authority on the Alien films. I won a quiz.

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Re: Alien 40th Anniversary - Cinema re-release in March 2019
« Reply #95 on: February 10, 2019, 01:44:41 PM »
Was the prize a copy of Alien 3 in every format it was ever released on?

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Re: Alien 40th Anniversary - Cinema re-release in March 2019
« Reply #96 on: February 10, 2019, 01:55:34 PM »
The prize was knowing that my opinion is fact. Also a bunch of promotional tat the cinema had lying around.

The next quiz they held was after a preview screening of Drive. I won a Mini Cooper for the weekend.

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Re: Alien 40th Anniversary - Cinema re-release in March 2019
« Reply #97 on: February 12, 2019, 08:22:09 AM »
I won a Mini Cooper for the weekend.

Drive it anywhere nice?  Or was it one of those ones without an engine?

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Re: Alien 40th Anniversary - Cinema re-release in March 2019
« Reply #98 on: February 12, 2019, 09:46:50 AM »
Drive it anywhere nice?  Or was it one of those ones without an engine?