Aliens: No Hope Edition

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Aliens: No Hope Edition
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Somewhere in deepest space, all hope is lost...
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Original Release Date:
1986
Original Running Time:
154
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Fanedit Running Time:
148
Time Cut:
6
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Brief Synopsis:
Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have superior firepower, but will that be enough?

Inspired by my media teacher's hatred for the early Hadley's Hope scenes in Aliens (the only reason that we watched the theatrical cut in class was due to these 2 scenes in the SE), I've created my own cut as a half way point between the Special Edition and the Theatrical without the Hadley's Hope sequence.
Intention:
To preserve the mystery and suspense about what truly happened to the colonists, so that we reveal what happened when Ripley finds out. The scenes also don't really serve the story and take away from the main plot with Ripley so they can go really, the theatrical works wonders without them.
Other Sources:
- Aliens: Special Edition (Blu-Ray) For the majority of the film
- Aliens: Theatrical Edition (Blu-Ray) For a single extended crossfade shot in Ripley's apartment
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Feature Commentary with James Cameron, Cast and Crew, edited to fit
- Deleted Colonist Scenes with optional commentary
- No Hope Edition Trailer
Cuts and Additions:
- cut the colonists discussing the orders from Weyland-Yutani
- cut Newt and her family discovering The Derelict and finding the Facehugger
Cover art by Bobson Dugnutt (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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This is a pretty light edit, but has a large impact. The simple cuts brings the suspense up closer to Alien. No unneeded spoilers here. This is now my go-to version to watch.

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Yep, scrubbing those scenes does no harm at all to the film. If anything, it enhances the impact of the arrival where (in this cut) the audience first encounters the planet and its extremes of weather and menace. The crossfade works flawlessly. Definitely my preferred cut of the film, and I'm grateful for the excuse to go back to this masterpiece.

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Aliens is one of my all-time favorite movies and I had only seen the theatrical cut till now. This is such an awesome edit with good pacing and more suspense. It felt like I was watching a completely new Alien movie.

The picture and sound quality are perfect. We did not notice any weird cuts. This version should be released in cinemas!

Cannot wait to view more of Bobson's edits.

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A perfectly done edit of one of my top 5 favourite movies, taking out the colony subplot it preserves the mystery and suspense about what actually happened to the colonists which was a very simple but effective idea. The picture and sound quality are perfect and the movie pacing is well kept and I didn't notice any cuts. This is the version of Aliens that should have been released and definitely my go to version of this movie from now on.
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A beautifully done edit of a fantastic film.
I love the Theatrical Cut, and actually really like the director's cut. Watching it after the TC added depth to the movie and its world building, and I find that awesome. However, much like James Cameron himself stated, I felt that the movie was stronger without the Hadley's Hope scenes.
So thank you, Bobson, for finding the perfect balance point between the theatrical and the director's cuts. The editing, as always, is flawless, and the picture and audio are great.

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