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Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003)

This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Simon Atherton Simon Atherton ... Himself
Jay Benedict ... Himself
Michael Biehn ... Himself
James Cameron ... Himself
Ron Cobb Ron Cobb ... Himself
David Giler David Giler ... Himself
Alec Gillis Alec Gillis ... Himself
Jenette Goldstein ... Herself
Graham V. Hartstone Graham V. Hartstone ... Himself (as Graham Hartstone)
Carrie Henn ... Herself
Christopher Henn Christopher Henn ... Himself
Lance Henriksen ... Himself
William Hope ... Himself
James Horner ... Himself
Gale Anne Hurd ... Herself
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This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the scenes footage filmed during the making of the film. Every possible element towards what went into making the movie is included here and gives fans an overload of information to fill their brains with. Written by Rhyl Donnelly

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This feature-length documentary is featured in the DVD set 'The Alien Quadrilogy' and on the 2-disc DVD for Aliens (1986). See more »

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Superior Firepower The Making of 'Aliens': Essential for fans
3 April 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I've always had a real hit and miss relationship with our Xenomorph friends. You see I think Alien (1979) is very overrated, I think Alien 3 & Ressurection were pretty medicore, that Aliens vs Predator movies were a huge let down and that the recent efforts have been very underwhelming.

However, Aliens (1986) would be in my top 100 movies ever made and I consider it a true masterpiece.

This documentary features fantastic interviews with pretty much the entire cast. Both interviews from the time it was made and in 2003 which gives a nice contrast. It provides excellent production stories and explanations on how the visual effects were pulled off.

Thought it stands at a hefty three hours I think that it needed to be, this way it could be thorough and thats what makes this documentary so watchable.

As a big fan of the movie I naturally found this fascinating and would advise any fans of the franchise to give it a go.

The Good:

Sigourney Weaver comes off really well

Amazing backstage footage

Solid interviews

The Bad:

Nothing springs to mind

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Michael Biehn is to James Cameron what Johnny Depp is to Tim Burton

The minature effects guy is Ron Jeremys clone

James Cameron is a jackass

Is forcing a 10yr old to watch an 18 rated movie not illegal?


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