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Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley
Charles Dance as Clemens
Lance Henriksen as Bishop II
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Paul Kydd 7 / 10

Alien³ (Special Edition) ***½ (7/10)

Available on Blu-ray Disc (Region B)

USA 1992 English (Colour); Science Fiction/Horror/Thriller (Twentieth Century Fox/Brandywine); 145 minutes (18 certificate)

Crew includes: David Fincher (Director); David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson (Screenwriters, from Characters created by Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett); Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill (Producers); Ezra Swerdlow (Executive Producer); Alex Thomson (Cinematographer); Norman Reynolds (Production Designer); Terry Rawlings (Editor); Elliot Goldenthal (Composer)

Cast includes: Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Charles S. Dutton (Dillon), Charles Dance (Clemens), Paul McGann (Golic), Brian Glover (Andrews), Ralph Brown (Aaron), Danny Webb (Morse), Christopher John Fields (Rains), Holt McCallany (Junior), Lance Henriksen (Bishop II)

Academy Award nomination: Visual Effects; BAFTA nomination: Visual Effects

The woman who overcame horrific events in ALIEN and ALIENS (Weaver) crash-lands on an inhospitable planet that serves as a maximum security prison, where she must rely on her killer instincts and leadership qualities to work with an all-male community of hardened criminals, and defeat the rogue alien that surreptitiously hitched a lift in her emergency escape vehicle.

Unsurprisingly considered disappointing on its release, following two gems (wasn't the rollercoaster ride of ALIENS, populated with self-confessed scum, with nobody to root for).

Its reputation has nevertheless grown since, not least for being Fincher's début feature, where, despite unwelcome producer interference, his signature grim and moody style was already in evidence.

Blu-ray Extras: Original Version (115 minutes), Commentary, Documentaries, Featurettes, Deleted/Extended Scenes, Interviews, Music-only Track, Storyboards, Stills Galleries, Outtakes, Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Multi-Angle Sequence, Time-Lapse Sequence, Production Notes, Trailers, TV Spots. ****½ (9/10)

Reviewed by nbfcblog 7 / 10

Watch The Assembly Cut

Despite a troubled production history and Fincher disowning it, I still thought the theatrical version is an okay sci-fi horror flick that benefited from great industrial set designs, great acting and strong dialogue, an uncompromising dark tone, and a dynamic score from Elliot Goldenthal.

However, it's even better in it's Assembly cut form. The narrative flows more coherently, the supporting cast are given stronger development, and the religious theme is more pronounced. The standout performances for me are Charles Dance (who is killed way too early), Charles S. Dutton, Ralph Brown, and Paul McGann.

It's still far from a great film due to issues with the script (Hicks and Newt being killed too early, the queen face hugger somehow able to impregnate twice), too many characters, it's poorly-staged corridor-heavy third act, and occasional dodgy special effects.

It's not as good as Alien or Aliens, but I still think it's a good movie and would have been a suitable conclusion to Ripley's character. I certainly prefer it over anything that has come out of the Alien franchise since.

Reviewed by grantss 6 / 10

Not in the same league as the first two

Following the events of Aliens, Ripley crash-lands on a prison planet, Fiorina 161. The other passengers die and, more tellingly, Ripley discovers that she has transferred on of the aliens onto the planet via her ship.

The original Alien was excellent. The sequel Aliens was good. It is inevitable that making a 2nd sequel that the originality will suffer, and Alien 3 is no exception. Still entertaining, but carried by the presence of Signourney Weaver. The plot is fairly predictable though - all that has changed is the setting.

Not as good as the first two, and certainly not in the same league as the original.

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