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Alien: Resurrection

  • Drama
  • 1997
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • 104 mins
  • 18

Summary

Science-fiction action thriller starring Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder. Two hundred years after sacrificing her life to eliminate the alien species, Ripley is cloned by scientists in order to revive the deadly xenomorphs for government use. When the new breed of alien breaks out of its space-ship captivity, Ripley is forced to help the crew escape and stop the vessel reaching Earth with its lethal cargo.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

This enticing helter-skelter ride through space-opera clichés cleverly conceals the fact that there really isn't anything new of note here, just neat tangents off the basic Alien concept, as nasty extraterrestrials relentlessly stalk their human prey through a deserted spaceship. Sigourney Weaver's Ripley is cloned 200 years after the action of Alien³ because she's carrying an alien queen foetus. French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's shock thrill-ride does showcase some scintillating set pieces such as an underwater battle and a gallery of grotesque clones-gone-wrong. It's tense, mordantly funny, very graphic and bloody, while Weaver is on great form as the clone with some interesting alien influences on her personality.

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Credits

Cast

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RipleySigourney Weaver
CallWinona Ryder
VriessDominique Pinon
JohnerRon Perlman
ChristieGary Dourdan
ElgynMichael Wincott
HillardKim Flowers
General PerezDan Hedaya
Dr WrenJ E Freeman
GedimanBrad Dourif
DistephanoRaymond Cruz
PurvisLeland Orser

Crew

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DirectorJean-Pierre Jeunet

Details

Guidance
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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