Alien Vs. Predator

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Overview

Alien vs. Predator crashes to Earth in this full-screen edition of 20th Century Fox's long-awaited intergalactic boxing match. With a full-screen image and both 5.1 Dolby and DTS tracks, the look and sound are impressive, offering a fitting presentation of the film's best qualities -- its dark photography and loud soundtrack. Extras on the disc begin with a director and actors commentary, featuring Paul W.S. Anderson and his stars Lance Henriksen and Sanaa Lathan. Sadly, even if you stand by the film, you still ...
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Overview

Alien vs. Predator crashes to Earth in this full-screen edition of 20th Century Fox's long-awaited intergalactic boxing match. With a full-screen image and both 5.1 Dolby and DTS tracks, the look and sound are impressive, offering a fitting presentation of the film's best qualities -- its dark photography and loud soundtrack. Extras on the disc begin with a director and actors commentary, featuring Paul W.S. Anderson and his stars Lance Henriksen and Sanaa Lathan. Sadly, even if you stand by the film, you still might be annoyed at the level of praise that gets thrown around throughout the track. From Henriksen waxing Anderson's car every other second to both of them going gaga over the very un-incredible Lathan, the talk feels more like a bubbly love session than anything else. The other commentary comes from visual effects supervisor John Bruno and creature effects designers/creators Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr. and it's informative as to what effects are what, but good for little else. Not only do you have to put up with both sets of effects people competing over credit for certain shots, but there's also a bit of ego-driven babble from Gillis as he continues to hold his mantle as the official Alien actor (this being his third film in the monster's shoes). The rest of the extras begin with an extended version of the film, though don't be expecting the R-rated violent cut of the film, which Anderson was rumored to have been made to cut down weeks before the release. Instead, you get an extended opening scene of a Predator hunting down an Antarctic colonist in 1904 that is about 90 seconds long -- and that's it. You wonder why they didn't file that just in the deleted scenes section, which isn't too much to call home about in the first place. A 22-minute making-of is also supplied, though even that is basically made up of footage already released on the web before the movie's release. Other than that, only one other feature stands out from the rest of the extras, including a ridiculous Superbowl spot and other Fox TV trailers, and that is the gallery of Alien vs. Predator comic covers from Dark Horse Comics. With 35 covers inside the gallery, this ode to all of the various mini-series is one of the most comprehensive things on the entire disc, which in a way, sums up this entire release in a sad kind of way.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Alternate beginning never shown in theaters; Full-length audio commentary by director Paul W.S. Anderson and actors Lance Henriksen and Sanaa Lathan; Full-length audio commentary by visual effects supervisor John Bruno and creature effects designers/creators Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr.; Deleted scenes; Making-of featurette; Dark Horse Comics AVP cover gallery; DVD-ROM content (PC only): First-edition AVP comic book, AVP background study, and exclusive preview of the upcoming AVP graphic novel
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
These brawling beasties give new meaning to the phrase "celebrity smackdown" while melding the two Hollywood franchises -- already videogame costars -- on film for the first time. In this corner we have Aliens, the snarling, slimy creatures that gave Sigourney Weaver countless bad days in the Alien films. In the opposite corner we have heavily armored extraterrestrial Predators, one of whom matched wits and muscles with Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of the most memorable sci-fi action films of the '80s. As this film's story has it, a group of Predators is deliberately breeding Aliens within a pyramid-like, Aztec-cum-Cambodian compound beneath the Antarctic ice, using captured humans to incubate them in the familiar stomach-stretching manner. Why? For sport, of course. But the thrill of the hunt is lost on the human explorers who get caught in the middle of this centuries-old grudge match after penetrating the underground lair. The Predators, whom one critic likened to "Rasta samurai," have a clear technological edge over the slime-spewing Aliens, but we're not prepared to place any bets on who'll win. Despite the in-dead-earnest performances of the cast -- which includes Lance Henriksen as the billionaire industrialist leading the humans, and gorgeous Sanaa Lathan as one of the scientists -- Alien Vs. Predator is about as silly a monster movie as we've seen since King Kong Vs. Godzilla. But it is fun, moves briskly, and provides all the thrills and chills one expects from that sort of movie. Don't ask too many questions; just go with the flow and you'll have a good time with this one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2005
  • UPC: 024543157175
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Language: English, Français, Español, English
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 88,644

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sanaa Lathan Alexa Woods
Raoul Bova Sebastian De Rosa
Lance Henriksen Charles Bishop Weyland
Ewen Bremner Graeme Miller
Colin Salmon Maxwell Stafford
Tommy Flanagan Mark Verheiden
Joseph Rye Joe Connors
Agathe de la Boulaye Adele Rousseau
Carsten Norgaard Rusten Quinn
Sam Troughton Thomas Parks
Ian Whyte Scar
Karima Adebibe Sacrificial Maiden
Kieran Bew Klaus
Pavel Bezdek Bass
Adrian Bouchet Sven
Liz May Brice Supervisor
Glenn Conroy Technician
Jan Filipensky Boris
Petr Jákl Stone
Andy Lucas Juan Ramirez
Eoin McCarthy Sacrificial Maiden
Carsten Voigt Mikkel
Tom Woodruff Jr. Grid
James Brett Conductor
Technical Credits
Paul W.S. Anderson Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Alex Berner Editor
Debbie Birch Stunts
Nancy Bishop Casting
Karl-Heinz Bochnig Special Effects Supervisor
Edward Brett Asst. Director
James Brett Musical Arrangement
Richard Bridgland Production Designer
Martina Burgetová Production Manager
Gordon Carroll Producer
Raymond Chan Art Director
Chris Symes Co-producer
Miloslav Cisar Costumes/Costume Designer
Isabel Cody Animator
Frantisek Copf Translator
Ferran D-Gutierrez Animator
John Davis Producer
Jean-Claude Deguara Animator
Stephen Dobric Art Director
Stefan Drury Producer
Jakub Dvorsky Camera Operator
Mark Egerton Asst. Director
Jakub Eliasek Translator
Michael Elson Executive Producer
Simon Emanuel Asst. Director
Brian Eyre Animator
Gerd Feuchter Special Effects Supervisor
Gregor Fisher Animator
Petr Forejt Sound Mixer
David Giler Producer
Grace Gilroy Associate Producer
Wyck Godfrey Executive Producer
Tom Goodenough Animator
Lawrence Gordon Co-producer
Michal Grun Stunts
Magali Guidasci Costumes/Costume Designer
Rene Hajek Stunts
Thomas M. Hammel Executive Producer
Rob Hemming Animator
Walter Hill Producer
Petr Hnetkovsky Stunts
Michal Holubec Sound Mixer
Jana Hrbkova Production Manager
Kamil Jafar Special Effects Supervisor
David Johnson Cinematographer
Miroslav Khotka Stunts
Heiko Kiesow Stunts
Harald Kloser Score Composer
Milena Koubkova Art Director
Jan Kovarik Translator
Leslie Lamont-Fisher Makeup
Miroslav Lhotka Stunts
Angelica Lisk Stunts
David Listvan Stunts
Charlotte Loughnane Production Manager
Goran Lundstrom Animator
Eliska Malikova Translator
Craig Mepham Animator
David Minkowski Co-producer
Henning Molfenter Associate Producer
David Motl Stunts
Catriona Naismith Animator
Craig Narramore Art Director
Dan O'Bannon Original Story
Keith Partridge Cinematographer
Craig Penn Animator
Jan Petrina Stunts
Eliska Petrskovska Translator
Andrew Pilling Camera Operator
Thierry Potok Associate Producer
Mike Richardson Executive Producer
Neil Roche Animator
Shane Salerno Screenwriter
Andrew Schaale Camera Operator
Jaromir Sedina Camera Operator
Ronald Shusett Original Story
Joel Silver Producer
Suzanne Smith Casting
Matthew Stillman Co-producer
Peter Talbot Cinematographer
David Listvan Tomas Stunts
Gang Trinh Animator
Martin Vackar Art Director
Justin Warburton-Brown Art Director
Rachel Ward Animator
Jason Wen Animator
Ian Wingrove Special Effects Supervisor
Gabrielle Zuccheli Animator
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Something in Sector 14
2. Weyland's Offer
3. Below the Ice
4. The Better Chance
5. Three Simple Rules
6. Razorback Point
7. The Tunnel
8. Going Down
9. The Pyramid
10. Awakening
11. First Blood
12. Chosen Ones
13. The Sarcophagus
14. The Spawning
15. Prey
16. Death Maze
17. Battle Zone
18. Weyland's Last Stand
19. Gods and Monsters
20. The Enemy of My Enemy
21. Alone
22. Allies
23. The Nest
24. The Fire Down Below
25. Blood of the Kill
26. The Bitch Is Back
27. A Warrior's Token
28. End Titles
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Language Selection
      Language and Audio: English 5.1 DTS
      Language and Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Language and Audio: French Dolby Surround
      Language and Audio: Spanish Dolby Surround
      Language and Audio: Commentary by Paul W.S. Anderson, Lance Henriksen and Sanaa Lathan (Theatrical Version Only)
      Language and Audio: Commentary by Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr. and John Bruno (Theatrical Version Only)
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
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   Scene Selection
   Special Features
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      Commentary by Paul W.S. Anderson, Lance Henriksen and Sanaa Lathan (Theatrical Version Only): Off
      Commentary by Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr. and John Bruno (Theatrical Version Only): On
      Commentary by Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr. and John Bruno (Theatrical Version Only): Off
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         The Other Mexico
         Connors' Death
         Predator Humor
      AVP Promo
      Superbowl XXXIX Spot
      American Dad Promo
      Darkhorse AVP Comic Covers
      DVD-ROM
   Play Extended Version
   Inside Look
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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    head to head

    who would win head to head? ALIEN or PREDATOR? answer: the Predator dies winning.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Continuation of a master production

    You have to be a real Sci-Fi fan to appreciate this or any of the Alien series<BR/>I thought it was great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mixed Bag Yet Awesome

    For starters, I know there are tons of haters out there, but it is unfounded. They are expecting something from this movie that should not be expected. What this movie offers is loads of action, the amazing combination of the Predator and Alien franchises for the first time, and some excellent thrills throughout. Yes, it starts a little slow, yes the actors aren't going to win awards, but regardless of all of that, we are all just wanting to see Predators fight Aliens right?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best aliens duke it out!

    AVP is the best film ever. The action is non-stop, the characters seem real, and the aliens are nothing short of incredible. I strongly recommend that you watch this film. Don’t listen to the people that don’t like it. There just jealous that this film is cool and they watch films like Doctor Zhilvago or The Big Sleep. You’ll love this film!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie is absolutely awful

    This movie really only serves two purposes: 1" curing insomnia while you are waiting for the battle to start 2" using the DVD as a frisbee with your Chihuahua dog This movie was pure garbage through and through. Only a person who is a sucker for thrillers would like this and yet be dissapointed. There is absolutely no real story, suprisingly little suspense in the way where are the Aliens. The characters are shallow, wooden, and stiff so much that you are sorry that they are not killed off altogether. This movie read like a movie adaptation of a dime novel because the plot was predictable, characters shallow, and absolutely mindless

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely Pathetic

    I'm not the world's biggest Alien fan, but even I could tell that this was a slap to the face of the whole Alien franchise. Who decided that this was going to be PG-13? None of the Alien OR Predator movies were PG-13 and for the actual battle to, you know, not suck, the violence and gore need to be prevalant. The humans were of no help to this movie either. The characters were shallow, and I did not have any emotions towards them, making my movie experience boring. I heard rumors of a sequel...I hope to GOD they read this review and at least decide to up the rating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bad

    And you thought Alien: Resurrection was bad. Wait till you get a load of this movie. First of all, you know when you mix greatness with greatness that it will probably be a dud. Freddy Vs. Jason, Alien, Vs. Predator, The Jetsons meet the Flinstones. Ok, maybe not. But the way this movie was brought together was purely for advertisings sake. Not for people who want to watch a good movie. Oh, and do you remember Resident Evil: Apacolypse? Yep, he ruined that movie, too. This movies not even worth your time or money. I really wish that movie producers would sit down and watch the movies their producing and say, "hey, this movie is well worth people's time", or "hey, this movie is garbage, let's trash it and start over or do something else."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So predictable....

    This film was so predictable, it was just sad. I'm a Predator and Aliens fan, and this movie doesn't do justice to either one. The idea of an underground pyramid was kind of cool, but the whole thing felt too contrived. Like another poster said, stick to the originals because you won't get a lot of satisfaction out of this film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great action packed movie.

    Fans of Alien and Predator will love AVP. I know that I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    what a dud

    Bad story, bad script, charachters you couldnt give a dang about, and the best part of the entire movie can be seen in the trailor. I was really impressed how the director was able to take two awesome comic booc charachters and completely destroy them both...amazing. Avoid this movie, and the director's movies, like the plague.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dissapointing!

    Being a predator and alien fan (mostly predator).When I first heard about this movie I was so excited. My mom wanted to see it also. But once we got the movie it was awful! The plot was awful! The acting was awful! The Diologue was wooden! And that fighting scene between the alien and the predator was only like a minute! Were was Shwartzaneger? Were is Sigourny Weaver? Were is Danny Glover? Arnold could of takan some time off and played in it. Well actually I can see now why they didn't take there usual roles. Pretty smart of you three. Plus the film was really short. And how could the queen alien survived when it was thrown into space at the end of the second movie? I could tell right away this was a low-budget movie. And there was that annoying actress who survived! I thougt the Italion guy would survive too. It was stupid when a predator almost killed one of the explorers and the predator looked through him, to notice he had problems with his heart and the predator walked away. Then the idiot who could have gotten away alive said "Come back here!" And what does the predator do afther that? He kills him! The end of the movie was really mest up when an alien/predator came bursting right out of the dead predator's stomach! Oops- am I spoiling it for u if u haven't seen this movie before? Well good becuase u shouldn't buy this movie not even rent it, it is a waste of 80 minutes of your time and your money. And what really shocked me was that the main character said the F-word in a PG-13 movie, u don't axpect that. What's next, the D-word in a rated G movie. Be on the look out parents if this directer directs the next Winne the Pooh movie. Everybody said this was so cool. (But everyone has different taste). But then the reason I gave it a 2 star because there was some actin parts that were cool. This movie was a disgrace to 20th Century Fox. And probably alot of kicks and laughs out of George Lucas. But nobody can do a sc-fi movie like George . Now the movie is just sitting in my living room cabinet never been touched since then and never will be touched again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disappointing, in a word

    OK, the dark photography and the loud soundtrack of this movie are just amazing, but the films lacks the energy, horror and the smart gore of 'Predator' or the suspense, creativity and terror of 'Alien', or just the spirit of 'Rambo in space' of 'Aliens'. The screenwriter has done an awful work with this movie (how much has he paid for this awful plot????) Recommended for a boring Sunday morning, but not much more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ACTION PACKED

    This movie I thought was awesome! Unexpected surprises around every corner! It starts out a little slow, but you won't be disappointed! A great action movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not that bad

    Okay, so this movie wasn't as bad as some people made it out to be. Being a big fan of the Alien series, I know it really doesn't follow established canon but I liked it. And Sanaa Lathan is very easy on the eyes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ALIEN 79' PREQUEL-THE BEGINNING!

    I think this AVP movie should not have been made (yet). I wanna know how and why the ship with the spacejockey crashed on that planet in the first place in ALIEN,and where those eggs came from? FOX Should pay R.Scott what he wants to Direct another ALIEN,let's find out the Back story to ALIEN SPACEJOCKEY? the first PEDATOR movie is the best in that series althought P2 I would've brung back Dutch with another special forces unit in another south eastern jungle to investigate a crash site the villagers went to check out,and are disappering athought Dutch know's, he will not tell his men until he was shure of the killings, this time theres more then one,-------->AVP (i'll be back) A.S

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Continues the Saga and Is Worth the Viewing

    While this film can't stand up to the sheer creativity, suspense and terror of the original ALIEN or PREDATOR, or for that matter ALIENS or PREDATOR II, it's fairly well done. It's certainly not as bad (as the name might imply) as GODZILLA MEETS RODAN or even the inane ALIEN III. And the ending (Mama Predator spiraling down into the depths of the ocean's black abyss) leaves open the possibility for yet another sequel! We'll see. The gene pool of the Human Race will not suffer too much from this one as it may have already done so with BEACH BLANKET BINGO or BEDTIME FOR BONZO. Watch it! It's a kick!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Garbage!

    This is one bad film. People saying that this was a good film is indicative of what is this nation is becoming. 'It does the sheep no good to preach the goodness of a diet of grass if the wolves are of a different mind.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An exellent movie!!!

    I loved Alien Vs. Predator personaly I like Predator, but the movie was exellent I loved it. I own Predator And Predator 2 I strongly recommend this movie!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not the worst I ever saw... but could have been much better

    I didn't go into Alien vs. Predator expecting too much... so I came out fairly unscathed by my experience. This movie actually had a 'couple' cool moments for me... but overall ended up being much too short on actual Aliens fighting Predators and far to short on good plot. The overall run time of the film was too short as well... more time could have been used to set up a better story line for sure. This film is also very inconsistent with it's source material most notably on the 'Alien' side... as Aliens actually take much longer to gestate and mature... this movie had them full size in about 15 minutes after face hugger contact... way out of line with the first two excellent Alien films. But for some silly no brainer fun... it was ok... but... not great for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    room for improvement

    I will start by saying that I am a big fan of the original Alien and Predator series. I tried not being skeptical when I noticed that Paul Anderson was directing it. His previous movies 'Event Horizon' and 'Resident Evil' were examples of his past achievements. The introduction to the characters was very dry. The acting was very close to a B rated movie. The creature cinematography during fight scenes needed improvement. All that you can be seen during the close fighting scenes are the heads of the creatures. There should of been more focus on the creatures and there abilities since that is what the movie is supposed to be about. On a better note, Paul Anderson did stick close to the original idea created by 'Dark Horse Comics'. The creatures were great to see together on a big screen. When the creatures can be scene actually fighting, the scene was good. I give it two stars because I like both the creatures.

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