After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she has brought along an unwelcome visitor.
200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the only survivor when she crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison. Once again, Ripley must face skepticism and the alien as it hunts down the prisoners and guards. Without weapons or modern technology of any kind, Ripley leads the men into battle against the terrifying creature.
The prisoners keep referring to the Alien as "The Beast". This most likely refers to the Book of Revelation from the Bible, where two Beasts come to Earth and force the religious population to renounce their faith, and worship them instead. The Beasts and all their supporters are finally defeated by Christ and his army of faithful supporters. The Beasts are perhaps best known for being associated with 'the number of the Beast' (666), which is also the number traditionally associated with the Antichrist. See more »
(at around 4 mins) When we see the EEV crashing into the sea, the water splashes perpendicularly upwards - which would be impossible as there is strong wind blowing which should have blown the water away. See more »
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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The 20th Century Fox fanfare that plays during the opening studio logo segues ominously into the score of the film. See more »
The Blu-ray edition of the extended Assembly Cut of "Alien 3" (available as part of the "Alien Anthology" box set or as separate edition) received additional work on the soundtrack. As a result, it features re-recorded dialogue that replaces the poor quality audio that appeared in many of the added scenes in the DVD version. Additionally, dialogue has been added to a few scenes that had none in the DVD version:
As the prisoners are dragging the EEV out of the ocean, they can be heard talking to each other and coordinating their efforts (dialogue was lifted from the theatrical version).
When prisoner Murphy is scrubbing the air duct and finds something moving inside a hole, he can be heard calling his dog Spike (dialogue was lifted from the theatrical version).
After prisoner Junior has lured the alien inside the toxic waste disposal unit and the other prisoners have closed the door, muffled screams and shouts are heard, interspersed with disturbing thuds and ripping sounds, which eventually die down as the others listen in.
I really can't see why some people think this film was underrated. The imagery is offensive to the eye, not suspenseful or "dark." The action is mind-numbingly boring, and inexcusably the wonderfully talented Pete Postlethwaite barely gets a look in! The camera effects are impressive, but the computer generated Alien is terrible. It amazes me why Sigourney Weaver ever agreed to star in a sequel to this awful film. So there!
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