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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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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The anti-Darklighter Cut! Truthfully, I love these micro-surgical fan edits where the excision or addition of a small number of scenes (or scene, in this case) makes a world of difference. I've long been a fan of the Director's Cut of Aliens but also wished that the Hadley's Hope sequence could take a hike, as it revisits the locales of the first Alien to diminishing returns, unlike most other aspects of the movie which manages to surpass the first film.

Bobson's decision to include the commentary track-laden deleted scene in question makes this the only copy of Aliens you really need to keep at hand (well, I haven't watched Bobson's extended Cocoon Cut of this same film yet, but for now, this one more than does the trick).

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A simple but effective cut.
The movie improves a lot just cutting out that scene.

From now on, I will definitely choose this version every time I watch the movie.

The inclusion of the deleted scene as an extra was also nice.

Thank you!

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Aliens done right. The simple and seamless omission of the whole Hadley's Hope preview brought a big impact to the overall quality of the cut. Without it, the suspense and narrative built-up quite nicely and had served to match the standards of what an Aliens film should be.

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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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