Alien: Resurrection Resurrected

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Original Release Date:
1997
Original Running Time:
116
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112
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Brief Synopsis:
Alien: Resurrection Resurrected is a definitive cut of the 1997 cult classic, combining the best from both official cuts of the film.
Intention:
Alien Resurrection is my favourite of the Alien tetralogy, but with the exception of a few small moments, the 2003 Special Edition is a largely inferior cut. This edit amalgamates the SE’s brief worthwhile additions into the original theatrical release, with less clunky exposition/repeated beats, fewer explicit references to the previous Alien films, as well as restoring the theatrical opening titles and original, more ambiguous ending. This cut will delight fans of the original, and hopefully allow this often-maligned sequel to be seen in a new light.
Other Sources:
Alien Resurrection: Complete Motion Picture Score
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
All edits listed were made to the 2003 Special Edition cut, with some scenes and audio lifted from the theatrical cut.

Cuts and Additions:
Restored original title sequence, removing additional sound effects in favour of the original score up until the shot of the Auriga

Cut Ripley waking after surgery and breaking scientist's arm

Cut Gediman making explicit mention of “Fury 16”

Cut Wren making reference to the Company’s acquisition by Walmart

Restored the order of scenes introducing the crew of the Betty from the TE, as well as TE’s stripped back version of Vreiss/Johner/Call’s exchange in the cargo bay

Cut Perez and Elgyn’s extended exchange about Call

Cut Wren’s lines added in the SE during the argument with/about Purvis and what to do with him, but retained Call and Johner's argument

Cleaned up audio in the extended SE chapel scene with Ripley and Call where Distephano’s footsteps can be heard where TE usually cuts

Restored TE’s more ambiguous and bittersweet ending, rolling shots of earth mirroring the alien-flesh from the opening titles.

User reviews

1 review
Overall rating
 
7.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0(1)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(1)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(1)
Narrative
 
7.0(1)
Enjoyment
 
7.0(1)
Overall rating
 
7.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
Overall an entertaining movie, if you can enjoy it for what it is. Yes, there's hammy acting, bad dialogue, and over-the-top gore, but with all those warts you also have great visuals, a great score, some interesting ideas, and colorful characters that make Alien Resurrection watchable, and this edit more so. Not the best Alien movie, but not the worst. Overall a solid 7/10 for me.

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Digital
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