Star Beast: Alien Grindhoused

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Original Release Date:
1979
Original Running Time:
116
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
110
Time Cut:
16
Time Added:
10
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Brief Synopsis:
Some movies are just perfection and can’t be improved. That’s one of them. But there’s always a way to provide some new interesting way to experience them and that was the goal here. Ridley Scott’s masterpiece has been converted to Grindhouse-like movie. Video got additional heavy grain and print damage, 90% of the movie was re-scored, some deleted scenes and outtakes reinstated, along with little additions of footage and dialogue lines from other movies, and some fan-created videos. New opening credits sequence was created and the end credits were also changed. Some scenes were cut, some repurposed and as a cherry on top, an alternate ending was added.
Intention:
To create a version with different vibe and feel, with added plot changes that may surprise even those, who know the movie by heart.
Other Sources:
- deleted scenes and outtake footage from Alien Anthology bonus discs
- production audio from 20th Anniversary DVD of "Alien"
- short glimpses of footage from “Alien Vs. Predator” (2004), “Alien: Covenant” (2017) and “Inserts” (1975)
- fan film “Alien-Aliens: Ripley’s little helper” by Steve Begg
- xenomorph test video animation by David Cordero
- xenomorph CGI 3D model by Cold Iron Studios
- “Alien: Isolation” game (some sounds and backgrounds).
- dialogue lines from: “Ghostbusters” (1984), “The Witches of Eastwick” (1987), “Paul” (2011), “Galaxy Quest” (1999), "The TV set" (2006), “Bone” (1972) and “Truck Turner” (1974).
- Soundtrack music by: Gene Page, Alan Hawkshaw, Nostromo, Bruno Nicolai, Christopher Gunning, Roy Budd, James Canwell, Lew Stern, Riz Ortolani, Gerald Sampler, Libra, Robert Smart, Claude Vasori
- Songs by: Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Kate Nash, Tangerine Dream, Slick, The Rolling Stones, The Heavy, Grand Funk, Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, Lenny Kravitz, David Bowie and Michael Jackson.
Special Thanks:
From fanedit.org: ArtisDead, TM2YC; from AVP Galaxy forum: Kradan, Sil and rijir.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- Grindhouse effects added throughout the movie
- Re-scored over 90% of the movie & rebuilded some missing sfx
- Cut some dialogue scenes
- Added three deleted scenes from Alien Anthology Blu-ray set
- Re-edited some sequences (especially some of death scenes) using outtakes footage from Alien Anthology Blu-ray set and a few seconds of footage from other movies.
- Added some additional dialogue lines from other movies
- Re-purposed some scenes for new little sub-plot
- Added alternate ending
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I do so enjoy the Grindhouse versions of edits available in the Fanedit community. They bring me back to the fun days (actually nights) at the drive-in As a kid, a teenager and parent myself. Just watching with the giant smile I had. As ususal no techie stuff from me. From the start with the previews of other titles all the way through the film, total enjoyment. For me on this one I'm bummed I can only give a 10 for enjoyment. My scale of popcorn, 5 being top notch I give this a 7 bagger. Can't wait to watch the other titles

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Immensely enjoyable. The grindhouse veneer is consistent and really adds to the viewing experience. The sound track again adds to the enjoyment. Very much appreciated the additional scenes, along with additions to the history and lore. Thank you.

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A new twist on this sci-fi classic! Noisy film grain, Vivid colors and funky soundtrack turns the 1979 classic Alien into a low budget, horrorploitation underground slasher of a feature!! Thank you for all the hard work that went into making this edit!

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Spoiler Review:

This was my first grindhoused film, not grindhouse, but a film made into a grindhouse film. I know the Alien film quite well. Have seen it numerous times and consider it one of my all time favorite films. This edit is another beast entirely.

The edit starts with a couple grindhouse-style trailers. They were hilarious and those alone could be considered a great fanedit worthy of awards. They also set the mood and tone for the rest of the edit, and so are a wonderfully thought out editing technique by Gieferg.

The film grain, color grading, and projector faults on the screen are spot on. And the music just builds on that grungy aesthetic and atmosphere that feels authentic, mostly. More on that later.

The narrative takes a wild turn. SPOILER: What's a grindhouse film without a rape scene? I laughed out loud at the absurdity several times but I know that is intended. Alien is turned into a cheesy drive-in b movie. I should have watched this edit with several buddies. It's perfect for playing in the background at a party.

What an edit. An acid trip in space. The post credits scene solidly the hilarity that is this edit. Don't miss it.

Bravo!

Issues I had:
I think the Lenny Kravitz song fits, after much consideration though it did release in 1998. The lyrics are perfect and the funky style it has is already felt in the rest of the edit's music, but a cover or instrumental (timeless) version could possibly fit better I bet.

The Michael Jackson track on the other hand was off putting to me and doesn't fit.

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