Alien Vs. PredatorDirector: Paul W.S. Anderson
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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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Cast & Crew
|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|
|Andy Lucas||Juan Ramirez|
|Liz May Brice||Supervisor|
|Eoin McCarthy||Sacrificial Maiden|
|Karima Adebibe||Sacrificial Maiden|
|Paul W.S. Anderson||Director,Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Karl-Heinz Bochnig||Special Effects Supervisor|
|James Brett||Musical Arrangement|
|Edward Brett||Asst. Director|
|Richard Bridgland||Production Designer|
|Martina Burgetová||Production Manager|
|Raymond Chan||Art Director|
|Miloslav Cisar||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Stephen Dobric||Art Director|
|Jakub Dvorsky||Camera Operator|
|Mark Egerton||Asst. Director|
|Michael Elson||Executive Producer|
|Simon Emanuel||Asst. Director|
|Gerd Feuchter||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Petr Forejt||Sound Mixer|
|Grace Gilroy||Associate Producer|
|Wyck Godfrey||Executive Producer|
|Magali Guidasci||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Thomas M. Hammel||Executive Producer|
|Michal Holubec||Sound Mixer|
|Jana Hrbkova||Production Manager|
|Kamil Jafar||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Harald Kloser||Score Composer|
|Milena Koubkova||Art Director|
|Charlotte Loughnane||Production Manager|
|Henning Molfenter||Associate Producer|
|Craig Narramore||Art Director|
|Dan O'Bannon||Original Story|
|Andrew Pilling||Camera Operator|
|Thierry Potok||Associate Producer|
|Mike Richardson||Executive Producer|
|Andrew Schaale||Camera Operator|
|Jaromir Sedina||Camera Operator|
|Ronald Shusett||Original Story|
|David Listvan Tomas||Stunts|
|Martin Vackar||Art Director|
|Justin Warburton-Brown||Art Director|
|Ian Wingrove||Special Effects Supervisor|
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
11. First Blood
12. Chosen Ones
13. The Sarcophagus
14. The Spawning
16. Death Maze
17. Battle Zone
18. Weyland's Last Stand
19. Gods and Monsters
20. The Enemy of My Enemy
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
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)
Commentary by Paul W.S. Anderson, Lance Henriksen and Sanaa Lathan (Theatrical Version Only): On
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
The Other Mexico
Superbowl XXXIX Spot
American Dad Promo
Darkhorse AVP Comic Covers
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who would win head to head? ALIEN or PREDATOR? answer: the Predator dies winning.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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
Please rent before you buy. As a big Alien/Predator fan I was really excited about this movie, and it was a complete disappointment. How this could get a good review is beyond belief. Check out critics' reviews on Yahoo to see what I mean. Acting, fight scenes, and even story are all terrible. I don't want to ruin the movie (which I don't see how it could be any worse) and give away any of the plot, but if you like action, and consistency with the other Alien movies, look somewhere else. Worst movie I've seen since Showgirls.
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."
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.
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
This would have been the Ultimate Clash of the the two top si-fi, had they made it more like the originals...blood, guts, and gore...the stuck to a PG-13 rating..so I give it 4 stars
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.'
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.
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.
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.
You have to be a real Sci-Fi fan to appreciate this or any of the Alien series
I thought it was great.
Fans of Alien and Predator will love AVP. I know that I did.
Forget Freddy vs. Jason, King Kong vs. Godzilla, and even Joe Jackson vs. Ike Turner! This is the MOTHER of all cinematic battles!!! Never have I seen the day when the alien from the 'alien' movies, would lock horns with the predator from the 'predator' movies! I didn't get to see this movie while it was out in theaters, but my twin brother Ed did, and he enjoyed it. When this film is released on DVD and VHS on January 25th, I intend to buy this movie on VHS from MoviesUnlimited.Com to add to my vast, ever-growing film collection. It's $89.99 plus tax, but it's worth it I think! Move Over Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Danny Glover, and Governor AH-nold Schwarzenegger! These bad boys are gettin' Ready to Rummmble!!!!
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!!!!!!
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!
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!