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The Alien Saga
The Alien Saga
Actors: John Hurt, Jay Benedict, Michael Biehn, Martin Bower, James Cameron
Director: Brent Zacky
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
NR     2003     1hr 48min

Documentary about the allure of the \Alien" movies"


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Actors: John Hurt, Jay Benedict, Michael Biehn, Martin Bower, James Cameron
Director: Brent Zacky
Creators: Brent Zacky, Collin Potter, Erika Schroeder, Julian MacDonald, Kevin Burns, Michael D. Stevens, Ron Magid
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: James Cameron, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/14/2003
Original Release Date: 11/13/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 11/13/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 48min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Worthy addition for Alien fans
S. Baker | Phoenix, Arizona United States | 10/21/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This two-hour documentary, narrated by John Hurt (who played the first "victim"), chronologically describes the production of all four films and compiles interviews with many of the principal players (H.R. Giger, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, etc.) The highlight is the first 50 minutes or so, which covers the groundbreaking first film, the development of the alien creature, the psychological aspects of the script, and the creation of the set. For those looking forward to the upcoming 'Alien: Director's Cut', there is even a discussion of the controversial deleted scene. Overall, I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the franchise."
Buy this with the 4-two disk sets and you have the ultimate
S. Baker | 02/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buy this, along with the 4 2 disk Alien movies, and you've made your own VASTLY superior "Quadrilogy". This is far better and more fun to watch than the Quad 9th disk."
Fantastic chronology!
S. Baker | 02/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fabulous sequencing of the movies, giving details on casting, interviews, and set design that no other special dvds have done. It contains material you will not see in the sets or the 9th Legacy disk. The best "extra" disk I have none, because it does so in a interesting and well paced manner. A must for true fans."
Well rounded...
C. Sunryder | Aurora, IL | 05/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Since I own the Alien Quadrilogy, I was curious as to exactly what this could add to the massive amount of info already included in the Quad collection. Woud it simply be a rehash of old material? So I bought it and was pleasantly surprised. While more actor interviews would have been nice (ol Yaphet Kotto is still as elusive as ever) it's a very good documentary. I enjoyed it quite a bit although I had no idea how old it was. Watching it knowing that it's pre-AVP & AVPR, it's an interesting perspective. But being a completist I had to get it and I don't regret doing so. I recommend it to all Alien fans."