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Alien Evolution (2001)

Mark Kermode brings a tribute to the successful Alien series, featuring interviews with the cast members and directors, including Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott.


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Credited cast:
Mark Kermode Mark Kermode ... Himself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Biehn ... Himself / Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
Ralph Brown ... Himself / Aaron
James Cameron ... Himself
Veronica Cartwright ... Herself / Lambert
Ron Cobb Ron Cobb ... Himself
Charles Dance ... Himself / Clemens
David Fincher ... Himself
H.R. Giger ... Himself
David Giler David Giler ... Himself
Jenette Goldstein ... Herself / Pvt. J. Vasquez
Carrie Henn ... Herself / Newt
Lance Henriksen ... Himself / Bishop
Jean-Pierre Jeunet ... Himself
Dan O'Bannon ... Himself


Mark Kermode brings a tribute to the successful Alien series, featuring interviews with the cast members and directors, including Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott.

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13 October 2001 (UK) See more »

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Nobles Gate Scotland See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


An edited version of this documentary is featured on the 9th disc of the Alien Quadrilogy DVD set, released in 2003. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of the documentary included on Disc 9 of the Alien Quadrilogy box set is in fact a shortened and re-edited version from the original Channel 4 broadcast version. This version runs for 64 minutes and is exclusively about Alien, eliminating all material concerning Aliens, Alien³ and Alien: Resurrection, and extending some of the interviews about Alien. Mark Kermode is also absent from the Quadrilogy version, other than a piece of voice-over narration at the start of the documentary See more »


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If you think you know everything about the Alien franchise, you are wrong!
20 June 2002 | by InkJavaSee all my reviews

I had the chance to see the North American Premiere of Alien Evolution and I was quite impressed by it. As a fan of this franchise and thinking that I knew everything about it, I have learned many things while watching it. It's a lovely documentary to see because it talks a lot about what the actors, directors, producers of each films think about all four movies. It's a must-see for every movie-goers especially for the first thirty minutes, I would say, because everyone who was involved in the 1979 classic "Alien" give their point of view (and H.R. Giger as well) on the creature and the sets where the story took place. It is great! Also, there is some actors from the first three movies who appear to say their impression about all kinds of things. Ridley Scott, H.R. Giger and Sigourney Weaver had many good things to tell us about.

My only disappointment, I think, would be that Alien Resurrection was a little bit ignored in this 1 hour and a half long documentary. The only persons interviewed who were in this 4th installment were the director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and of course Sigourney Weaver. It made me a little bit sad because Alien Resurrection is my favorite of them all but Alien Evolution was so well done and what the people had to say was so interesting that I still give it a perfect 10 on 10 because it was excellent!

*I wish we could put 11...

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