What is it about? This is the simplest cut of the ALIEN lot, using the Special Edition version simply removes scenes of the colonists and Newt’s family discovering the Space Jockey’s ship. I actually like all the extended scenes in this version but dislike the whole Newt’s family scene (I used to have to skip it every time). I’ve kept the first outdoor shots of “Hadley’s Hope” however as it gives a preview of the “shake and bake” colony. A better paced version.
film name : Aliens: The Hybrid Cut
film studio name : Fox
Date Original Film Was Released : 1986
Date Edit Was Released : Oct 2007
Original Runtime : 154 mins (Special Edition)
New Runtime : 150 mins
Amount of time Cut/Added : 4 mins removed
Cuts removed/added/extended :
- removed scene of the colonists discussing an order from the company
- removed Newt’s family discovering the space jockey ship
Fanedit details :
1.85:1 NTSC Anamorphic
Dolby Digital 5.1
Your intention for this fanedit:
The Newt’s family scenes always annoyed me, as did the colonists discussing orders from the company. So I removed these scenes, but retained the outdoor shots of the colony as a kind of preview of things to come.