Aliens Alumini to Make Practical FX Creature Feature
Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr. who got Oscar nominations for Best Visual Effects for Alien3 (they also worked on Aliens, Predator, Tremors, etc.) are trying to make Harbinger Down, a practical creature FX film in the vein of John Carpenter's The Thing and Alien but they need your help via Kickstarter! Lance Henriksen is also onboard to act in the movie, and Robert Skokak will be doing miniature FX for the film (he won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for Aliens). What is Kickstarter? It's a way for people to pledge money to a project, and in return, get signed DVDs, posters, production diaries, etc. Click here to basically pre-order a Blu-ray of the film along with a signed poster and more (you can even get Lance Henriksen to record an audio message for you or you can tour ADI Studios).
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Aliens: Colonial Marines Angry Review
So disappointing... beware of spoilers.
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Halo Anniversary + Aliens
Audio from Cameron's masterpiece mixed to footage from Halo Anniversary.
Friday, October 26th, 2012
A group of researchers from a couple different universities in the UK are embarking on a major international study of people's memories of Ridley Scott's Alien. You can click here to take part in a brief questionnaire, designed to let people share their recollections of a fantastic piece of film history. They're interested in hearing from anyone who has ever seen the film regardless of whether they enjoyed it and including those who saw it during its initial release in theatres (parents and grandparents alike). They'd like to rival a similar survey that was done a few years ago of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings. You can also follow them on Twitter @rememberalien.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
The first parody on the actual making of the film.
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Finished a new Movie Programs subsection with photos of the Japanese booklets as well as several others.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Deleted Scenes for Prometheus
Obviously, if you haven't seen the film yet, don't watch these. Thanks to PrometheusForum.net and Antovolk for this video. I really think some of these should've been included in the movie. Hopefully, a more fulfilling extended cut will get released sometime down the road. For fans who've seen the theatrical cut, here is a good interview with Ridley Scott where he actually talks about the meaning of the film and answers some questions on it.
Update: Fox removed it. Here is a tiny bit of it with a huge iTunes ad. Some more is over at IGN.
Monday, September 17th, 2012
Novelizations and More
Added a Books subsection with foreign editions and every cover variation I could find.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Added More Posters
Updated the Posters subsection so it includes Alien3 and Alien Resurrection. I also put up a few more for Alien.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Movie Posters Update
Added a Posters gallery under Memorabilia. More to come soon.
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Alien 3: The Gun
Very different from the film like all the Alien 3 games but still pretty fun especially with the pulse rifle you got to use. Thanks to kakoroto for uploading this. I added a few other YouTube clips here.
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure
Anybody remember this old game? It was released for the PC back in 1995. One video clip of it is below. You can find four others here. Thanks to H4x0RH4M57ER for uploading these.
Monday, September 3rd, 2012
On September 14th, 2001, Ridley Scott did a Q&A after a screening of Alien at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. This is the same place where it premiered back in 1979. Thanks to SkyGaruda for uploading this.
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
James Cameron on Aliens
How do you top Alien? That was Cameron's nightmare. He talks about the risks in just attempting it and how he decided to approach it. Thanks to AvPFanedits on YouTube.
Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Ridley Scott on Alien
Short little video of Scott discussing his biggest problem making the film. Thanks to AvPFanedits on YouTube.
Friday, August 31st, 2012
Siskel and Ebert Review Aliens
They don't like Aliens because it's too intense? That is so ridiculous. At least, Ebert still gave it a thumbs up, but come on. They make it sound like the whole film is non-stop action, and that isn't true. Their review lacks any real depth and doesn't talk about all the things the film does right with the story, the characters, the sound, the music, the cinematography, etc. There really are not that many battle scenes, but the movie works so well that it feels like there are a lot more. You get a ton of character moments and dialogue scenes except they're extremely well executed so the characters are always doing something: barricading themselves in, trying to figure out their next move, etc. Critics can be so full of it.
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Resurrection's Cut Scenes
Even if you hate Resurrection like I do, it has some really good deleted scenes that never should've been taken out, but I guess they wanted to make it as bad as possible. You should see this scene though. It's better than anything in the movie, and it makes no sense why they cut it. This one is also quite good. I've updated Resurrection's Deleted Scenes with these and a few others as well as a couple embedded videos.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
Burke Cocoon Scene
For those of you who haven't seen it, here it is from the Alien Anthology Blu-ray. I was actually kinda disappointed with this scene, because I had been dying to see it for so long, but Paul Reiser's performance here isn't very good. Plus, it feels awkward with the staging and everything. It's pretty obvious why Cameron cut it although I'm still glad to finally see it. Thanks to shakermakerman on YouTube.
Some rare footage from the Alien Anthology Blu-ray. You can see how Cameron directs his actors and blocks out a scene with them. Biehn doesn't look too happy. Maybe because of the friction with the British crew or something else going on behind the scenes.
Sunday, August 26th, 2012
Designed by Elecbyte, Mugen is a freeware 2D fighting game engine released in 1999. It has allowed anyone to create characters, background stages, and other game objects through interpreted text files, images, and sound collections. You can download the AvP version here. Below is a video of it in action. Thanks to Michael for the download link and djHYPN0TIZE for the video.
Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Alien's Cut Scenes
Updated the Deleted Scenes subsection for Ridley Scott's masterpiece. There are now embedded videos for almost every scene, and you can even see a comparison between the way the infamous Dallas cocoon scene appears in the Director's Cut versus how it was originally edited. Plus, I have a clip of Ronald Shusett discussing the scene.
Cameron on AvP
I read an interview where Cameron said he actually liked AvP. I much prefer what he says in this video.
Friday, August 24th, 2012
A lot more covers were uploaded. You can see some of them below. The rest are here.
Adios File Planet
Fixed all the links in Audio, Video, Scripts, Themes, and Add-ons so nothing is hosted on File Planet anymore. About freakin time. You'll now be able to download everything quickly and easily. No broken links either.
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
More Alien Memorabilia
Added a Magazines subsection. I'll be updating it tomorrow with even more pictures.
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Aliens: A Video Game History
Doesn't include Alien vs Predator games, but it's still a pretty cool video. Thanks to QuantumSheep on YouTube.
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Vintage Documentary on Giger and Alien
Looks like this was only available on VHS. Thanks to DarkBeach72 for uploading it to YouTube.
Monday, August 20th, 2012
Michael Biehn Interview
Another short video I hadn't seen. He talks about his first impressions of The Terminator and what he thought of James Cameron. Then he goes into Aliens a little bit. Thanks to Alamo Drafthouse for putting this up on the web.
Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Video Releases Update
I added a Gallery view to the Video Releases subsection so you can easily see all the different Blu-ray, DVD, VHS, Betamax, and Laserdisc covers. I also included a few new pictures. Thanks to VHS Dreams for the Spanish Aliens VHS cover. "El Regreso" means "The Return."
Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Neca's Colonial Marines
We might finally get action figures of all our favorite, state-of-the-art badasses courtesy of Neca. The only two coming right now are Hicks and Hudson, but if they sell well (and I can't see how they won't), the rest should be a done deal. Personally, I want a Dropship and APC too.
Bloody Disgusting snapped a photo of Hudson at the San Diego Comic Con. Lookin' good. No crazy robo arm. I still have a soft spot for the Kenner ones though despite their strange liberties. A second picture of Hudson popped up on a forum. Not sure who to credit for that. Nothing has been shown of Hicks yet.
Friday, August 17th, 2012
Classic Cameron Interview
I figured you guys would enjoy this. They go over some similarities between Aliens and Them, how key cast members had copies of a certain sci-fi novel on set, etc.
Monday, August 13th, 2012
Custom Alien and Aliens Toys
I fuckin love these especially the retro-style packaging. Sadly, they're all sold out. They were listed on an eBay store (they do have some other awesome ones though including a few for John Carpenter's The Thing). Another Ripley is floating around out there in an eBay auction, but she'll cost you around $100.
I've got more pictures and details in the new Custom Figures subsection (if you know of any other toys that should be listed in there, email me). Special thanks to JimSmash, Freddy in Space, and of course, popsfartberger who made them (yeah... that's all we got to go on name wise, but the guy is obviously a badass).
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
New Prometheus Trailer and Q&A
I tried to resist, but I couldn't. Had to watch it. Looks absolutely incredible. Just hope it doesn't spoil too much. If there's one man who can make a good Alien prequel, it's Ridley Scott. Why can't it be June already?
Thanks to AvPGalaxy for uploading this Q&A to YouTube.
Found this on YouTube. Michael Biehn fields questions before a screening of Aliens at Monster Mania 2009 in Cherry Hill, NJ. He talks about almost getting cast in Avatar, replacing James Remar, working with Cameron, etc.
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Official Prometheus Trailer
Here it is. You can also try to get it from Apple although that usually never works for me.
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
Countdown to Prometheus Trailer
Yep, they're counting down the days to a trailer. A preview for a preview. At least, we get some behind-the-scenes snippets too so it's not completely pointless.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
How Aliens Should Have Ended
Another funny video for you guys.
Monday, November 28th, 2011
Aliens the Musical
You should get a laugh out of this.
Sunday, November 27th, 2011
Bootleg Prometheus Trailer
The quality sucks, but it still looks awesome especially with the music and sounds from the original Alien trailer mixed in. Can't wait for the official HD version. Thanks to AvPGalaxy and their source James Smith for the video.
Update: Fox pulled it. Big surprise. Here's a video of stills from the Comic Con footage.
2nd Update: Fox took down the other video too.
Saturday, November 26th, 2011
Added a Board Games subsection with photos of both the Kenner Alien Board Game and Peter Pan's very rare Operation: Aliens Board Game.
Friday, November 25th, 2011
Anatomical Guide to the Xenomorph
Created by Brad McGinty, the illustration below was inspired by an ultra rare 1967 book called An Anatomical Guide to Monsters. You can find images of Godzilla, Mothra, Gamera, and Anguirus over at Zombie Cat Productions (love the name). Enthusiasts can buy a 9x12 print of the anatomical Alien here, and Brad McGinty will translate his Japanese text into English for you.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
Aliens on Ice
Yes, it's real. Performed live last weekend in Austin, TX, at Chapparal Ice by the Old Murder House Theatre, you can see a poster, some stills and videos for it below. More pictures are online at Ryan Green Photography's Facebook page. Some glowing reviews are up at Movies.com and Collider.com with even more photos and clips.
Monday, February 21st, 2011
Fassbender on Prometheus
When asked whether or not there's any connection to Alien, Michael Fassbender, one of the stars of the new film Prometheus, told MTV News, "Oh, absolutely. There's a definite connecting vein. You realize you're part of something else, but it's definitely in keeping with the old ones." According to Sky Movies, the film will feature a giant animatronic Space Jockey along with an enormous head piloting a ship. H.R. Giger is also rumored to be involved as an advisor. I'd say it's still a prequel then, but they want to be careful how they're selling it, probably to keep some of the surprises intact and to make sure it's not hindered by its place in the timeline. The film is scheduled for release in June 2012.
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
Alien Anthology Egg Packaging
The Limited Edition Egg Packaging version of the illustrious Alien Anthology Blu-ray set can now be pre-ordered from Amazon for $149.99.
In a new press release, Ridley Scott announced an original film called Prometheus in place of the Alien prequel.
"While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place," said Scott. "The keen fan will recognise strands of Alien's DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn't be more pleased to have found the singular tale I'd been searching for, and finally return to this genre that's so close to my heart."
I don't know how I feel about this. Does that mean Fox will leave the Alien series alone or are they going to try to do a remake now? I wasn't dying to see a prequel, but I'd rather Scott do that than Fox ruin it some other way. Why couldn't Scott or Cameron just do a sequel with Sigourney? Does it really have to end with Resurrection and AvP?
Monday, September 6th, 2010
New Video Game: Alien Horde
A new Aliens game for the iPhone and iPod Touch has been created by Matthew Pringle. Made by a fan for fans, it's a frantic arcade shooter based around the motion tracker. You can buy it for just 99 cents. Find out more here.
Monday, August 9th, 2010
Making the Quadrilogy
The Digital Bits has an incredible inside look at the making of the Alien Quadrilogy. It has an in-depth interview with DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika where he discusses how he got involved and the whole production process as well as his efforts to get Fincher involved. It even has a short little Q&A with Ridley Scott. Later on, they'll also have a brand new piece about the Alien Anthology.
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
Alien Anthology: Official Details
IGN has revealed the official release dates for the Alien Anthology Blu-ray set. It hits US shores on October 26th. The UK gets it a day earlier on October 25th, and it comes out in Australia on November 3rd. You can now pre-order the set on Amazon for $97.99 (the suggested retail price is $139.99). IGN also has a list of extras, and guess what? The Burke cocoon scene is confirmed! Finally! And we get the Quadrilogy's unedited "Wreckage and Rage: The Making of Alien 3" documentary! The uncut Alien Evolution doc is also part of the set. It's unfreakinbelievable. Head on over to IGN for the rest.
Sunday, July 11th, 2010
More Classic Models
Added an AEF Designs subsection with details and pictures of these 1988 resin models.
Saturday, July 10th, 2010
Work in Progress
I've started updating Alien 3's Deleted Scenes. In the mean time, be sure to check out the Weyland-Yutani Archives for an incredible, in-depth comparison between the workprint and the assembly cut. There are also a lot more details on other little-known cut scenes with plenty of evidence to back them up.
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Added a Geometric Designs subsection. I also updated Japanese Collectibles with more Kubrick toys and some Konami pre-colored figures. That subsection was renamed too since it does include models as well.
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