Aliens: No Hope Edition

Featured
Updated
 
10.0 (5)
1506 0 1 0 7
Aliens: No Hope Edition
Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
Somewhere in deepest space, all hope is lost...
Original Movie Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1986
Original Running Time:
154
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
148
Time Cut:
6
Available in HD?
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
MP4/M4V/MOV
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)
image

Trailer

User reviews

5 reviews
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(5)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(5)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(5)
Narrative
 
10.0(5)
Enjoyment
 
10.0(5)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
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.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Game over, man! Game over!

My first review of an Aliens fan edit. So is Aliens: No Hope Edition fan edit any good? I may be synthetic, but I'm not stupid... my answer is yes.

Taking out the spoiler of the colony subplot to preserve the mystery and suspense about what actually happened to the colonists was a very simple and effective idea.

The fan edit has limited changes and the best parts of the director's cut have been kept. It was not an easy task to attack a classic like this and I am grateful Bobson did not go Berserker on this :)

The picture and sound quality are perfect. The movie pacing is well kept and I did not notice and hasty cuts.

Aye-firmative Bobson.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
awesome edit, i have been watching all the aliens movies, and this one is a really enjoyable film to watch. Like always you have done an incredible job. Keep up the good work.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
C
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
I Always felt the director's cut of Aliens was the more definitive version, as it fleshed out many of the already great elements. But, there was sort of a spoiler due to the addition of some scenes in the colony that kinda deflates the directors cut, even if you know what was coming.
Not a huge drawback, but still a drawback.
However, Bobson's fanedit removes those spoiler scenes, making Aliens truly something we experience with Ripley as it happens.
Good job Bobson! Recommend this to everyone, first-time viewers and rewatchers alike. It is the definitive version of Aliens that should have been there in theatres back in 1986.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 1 0
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Definitely my go-to version of this film (a masterpiece of thrilling action, engaging sci-fi, and tense horror) from now on. A beautifully edited halfway point between the theatrical cut and James Cameron's extended director's cut. Fantastic work through and through.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 1 0