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Candlelight November 3 2012 12:41 AM

Aliens - The Other Deleted Scenes
 
http://weyland-yutaniarchives.blogsp...wn-scenes.html

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Before the release of Aliens in 1986, James Cameron removed over 20 minutes of footage bringing the theatrical runtime to 137 minutes. Five years following Cameron decided to reinsert over 17 minutes of deleted footage back into Aliens creating the Aliens Special Edition. I will look into the history of the Aliens Special Edition in a following article. Alien fans will already be familiar with the scenes Cameron reinserted back into the film, but what about the other extra footage? Here we are going to take a look at the other deleted footage from Aliens, which didn't make it back into the film, including some you might already be familiar with from the Alien Anthology blu ray features.
Only just found this blog. Pretty cool. I knew of a few of these.

Tulin November 3 2012 01:06 AM

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Thanks for this - I LOVE anything "Aliens". One of my ALL TIME favourite films!!!

The bit with Burke checking his watch is a great little character moment. Shows his insincerity in offering condolensces to Ripley and his real intentions - the importance of the job. Typical corporate slug.

I thought the bit with the WY workers outisde tying down the tarps was just an FX test shot or something, since on the doco it looked very rough and actually looked like a test.

I also really like Drake's line. Growing up I had MANY friends who said pretty much the same thing! Sad that ultimately Fox felt the same way.

Good stuff.

Candlelight November 3 2012 01:46 AM

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One thing I didn't know (for Alien) is that Lambert was supposed to die in the unfinished/unfilmed/abandoned Airlock scene. She would apparently have been sucked out of the breach and into space. That would've left Ripley and Parker alone towards the end.

Because the scene was scrapped she carried on and a new death scene obvious crafted.

Nightowl1701 November 3 2012 04:25 AM

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No, I've read the multiple versions of the script. The only time anyone died in the airlock scene was the first "Starbeast" draft - and the character there, Faust, is closest to the final film's Brett. The airlock scene was included in Alan Dean Foster's novelization (based directly on the shooting script minus the cast's adlibbed dialogue), and Lambert survived it.

Candlelight November 3 2012 06:33 AM

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Nightowl1701 wrote: (Post 7195864)
No, I've read the multiple versions of the script. The only time anyone died in the airlock scene was the first "Starbeast" draft - and the character there, Faust, is closest to the final film's Brett. The airlock scene was included in Alan Dean Foster's novelization (based directly on the shooting script minus the cast's adlibbed dialogue), and Lambert survived it.

It was a Ridleygram that never came to be:

http://weyland-yutaniarchives.blogsp...dleygrams.html

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The Airlock Sequence:
In this version after the Alien has trapped its appendage, causing the acid to eat through the airlock door, decompression begins. Lambert is caught full on and is sucked out through the small hole. Parker is holding on and is about to share the same fate as Lambert when Ripley saves him at the last minute. Strangely, Lambert reappears in later Ridleygrams.
Considering there was a lot of adlibbing going on I'm not surprised there were several variations of scenes turning up, like the two versions (or extended version) of Brett's 'death'.

Tulin November 4 2012 03:47 AM

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Never knew about the Lambert airlock thing - pretty cool!

I LOVE how all this stuff is coming out now.

Candlelight November 5 2012 01:11 AM

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Me too!

Redfern November 6 2012 10:01 PM

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I'm rather glad such a scene was never realized. Merciful Mogg, I rolled my eyes when the "hybrid" in Alien Resurrection was squeezed through that inch wide hole in the viewport. Either that creature was composed of gelatin and its bones of soda crackers, or the PSI in that chamber had to be rated in the thousands!

No, under a certain diameter, a person wouldn't get blown through a hole open to vacuum. At worst, someone may stumble against it and get one h3ll of a hickey (bruising of the skin as the capillaries rupture), until he pries himself away. It would not be much worse than messing around with a really strong shop vac.

Didn't MythBusters demonstrate an average sized person would not get blown out an airliner "window" even if all the plexiplas gave way? (Meaning Goldfinger would have, instead, simply "corked" the hole and kept the remaining cabin pressure intact.)

Sorry, back on topic, having Lambert blown out a softball sized hole would have "taken me out of the story".

Sincerely,

Bill

Candlelight November 6 2012 10:19 PM

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Redfern wrote: (Post 7214359)
I'm rather glad such a scene was never realized. Merciful Mogg, I rolled my eyes when the "hybrid" in Alien Resurrection was squeezed through that inch wide hole in the viewport. Either that creature was composed of gelatin and its bones of soda crackers, or the PSI in that chamber had to be rated in the thousands!

No, under a certain diameter, a person wouldn't get blown through a hole open to vacuum. At worst, someone may stumble against it and get one h3ll of a hickey (bruising of the skin as the capillaries rupture), until he pries himself away. It would not be much worse than messing around with a really strong shop vac.

Didn't MythBusters demonstrate an average sized person would not get blown out an airliner "window" even if all the plexiplas gave way? (Meaning Goldfinger would have, instead, simply "corked" the hole and kept the remaining cabin pressure intact.)

Sorry, back on topic, having Lambert blown out a softball sized hole would have "taken me out of the story".

Since the scene was never realised we don't know how big the hole would've been. It might've ripped it's appendage off and splattered a great deal of acid around as it was trying to escape.

Redfern November 7 2012 09:29 PM

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I'll concede that possibility. My eyes just gravitated towards the sentence, "Lambert is caught full on and is sucked out through the small hole," and that reminded me of the ludicrous conditions presented in "...Resurrection". Then I veered on a tangent and considered plausible circumstances.

Sincerely,

Bill


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