This is a good edit, I really think you tried to fix this film the best you possibly could (its pretty sad that the Workprint is better than the final product here), and I respect that.
But the film is beyond repair, and it isnt your fault as an editor either. This film shouldnt have been made, and I know some people actually like it, but I don’t, and I knew I still wouldn’t enjoy it going in. Again, not your fault. An editor cant fix every frame of a film – because they would have to make a new film (obviously), and it just isn’t possible lol!
To fans of Alien3, I think that you’ll probably really like this edit, it adds more to the film than I expected (even though you simply cant fix this in my eyes), and my cousin who likes Alien3 actually enjoyed it much more than the original film. I would recommend this, but only to fans of Alien3.
For me, in my biased opinion, the film itself will always be a 1-3/10, the edit itself however, gets an 8.5/10 because it does what it says it does, and it does it relatively well too.
ELBARTO1 said before that the audio is just slightly out of sync at times, and I noticed this too, thankfully it probably wont be very distracting to an uneducated eye. The features are a must for any fan of the series (myself included). I do feel that this edit is more bearable than the original for sure, it raises my rating from 1/10 to about 3/10. I still don’t like the film very much, but as I said before, it would have to basically be a different movie for me to enjoy it.
Good job, and here’s hoping we see more from you in the future Xeno_Alpha_07!
A schizophrenic chapter in the Alien franchise, I had no idea what the hell to make of the movie when I watched this in the theater. Never before had a movie done so much during the opening credits to make me hate the movie before it even got going.
Outside of killing Hicks, Newt and Bishop, and the absolute lack of any explanation of how two face-huggers got into the Sulaco, let alone how one got into Ripply's Cryo-Tube, and how the other one survived outside a pod for however long the Sulaco was in transit, once you get past all of that, there is actually a decent story idea with mediocre execution and uneven results that I would rate as a 6 or 7 out of 10.
How does the Re-Essembly cut do? Well, there is no fixing the initial set-up problems, you simply have to acknowledge, accept and move on no matter what version of this movie you watch, and once you do, Xeno has crafted a highly enjoyable version of film from the various sources available thanks to the Quadrilogy release. The editing is great and the audio work is fantastic. There is one deleted scene which is visually integrated well, but the difference of quality in audio is noticeable, but no fault of the editor and I think the inclusion of the scene in its entirety adds a great deal to the film, so it is worth the slight change.
Ultimately I still only view the Alien Franchise as having 2 films, Alien and Aliens, but if you have to watch Alien 3, then this is a great way to do it and certainly a great improvement over the original.