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Alien³ (1992)

After her last encounter, Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.

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After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the moon LB-426, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and home to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks did not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not allow weapons of any kind, and with help being a long time away, the prisoners must simply survive in any way they can. When help does arrive, the true intentions of the Company becomes clear. While living on the prison planet until she is rescued by her employers, Ripley discovers the horrifying reason for her crash: An alien stowaway. As the alien matures and begins killing off the prisoners, Ripley is unaware that her true enemy is more than just the killer alien. Written by Kerwin Tsang <kertsang@yahoomail.com>

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3 times the suspense. 3 times the danger. 3 times the terror See more »

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Rated R for monster violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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22 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,141,188 (USA) (25 May 1992)

Gross:

$55,473,600 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The production of the 2003 'Alien Quadrilogy' DVD box set enabled the makers of the Alien films to create a Director's Cut of their original movie. The team that worked on Alien 3 (minus director David Fincher, who declined the offer) encountered some difficulties with the restoration of scenes. In most cases, only the original production sound was available, and the dialogue was often of poor quality as it was recorded on set with considerable background noise. Unfortunately, the team did not have the time and budget for a re-recording of the original dialogue (which would have required the participation of several actors), so the problem was solved by inserting subtitles in places where the dialogue was difficult to hear. For the 2010 'Alien Anthology' HD BluRay box set, the original cast members were brought in for additional dialogue recording, making the soundtrack on par with the original theatrical version. See more »

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If the EEV impacts at a speed high enough to heat up the hull to glow, it would smash up beyond recognition leaving no chance of survival. Even the sheer G-load occurring on impact would be more than enough to kill the occupants, and, if they could be retrieved from the wreck at all, they are liable to have almost every piece of bone cracked to splinters. See more »

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Computer Voice: Stasis interrupted. Fire in cryogenic compartment. Repeat, fire in cryogenic compartment. All personnel report to emergency escape vehicle launch pod. Deep-space flight will commence in T-minus twenty seconds.
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox fanfare that plays during the opening studio logo segues ominously into the score of the film. See more »

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IN THE YEAR 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
Written by Rick Evans
Performed by Christopher Fairbank
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A mediocre TV episode
14 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

What would happen if the Alien series had been turned into a TV series? Lots of episodes just like this one. Alien3 breaks no new ground, introduces no new characters, and rehashes rather blandly the plots that preceded it. Predictable, dreary, dismal.

If this is the only Alien movie you've seen and you didn't like it, take heart. Aliens is one of the finest sci fi or war movies ever made, and Alien did for horror what Star Trek did for sci fi.

My advice would be to skip this one unless you, like I, just can't resist finding out what happened in the chapter you were told to avoid all along. Charles Dance (the Doctor) is the only bright spot. A 3 on a scale of 10.


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