Aliens is one of the few cases of a sequel that far surpassed the original. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, who awakens on Earth only to discover that she has been hibernating in space so long that everyone she knows is dead. Then she is talked into traveling (along with a squad of Marines) to a planet under assault by the same aliens that nearly killed her. Once she gets there, she finds a lost little girl who triggers her maternal instincts--and she discovers that the company has once again double-crossed her, in hopes of capturing one of the aliens to study as a military weapon. Directed and written by James Cameron, this is one of the most intensely exciting (not to mention intensely frightening) action films ever, with a large ensemble cast that includes Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, and Michael Biehn. Weaver defined the action woman in this film and walked away with an Oscar nomination for her trouble. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Selection
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Behind The Scenes Footage
  • Interview With James Cameron
  • Still Photo Section
  • Includes Over 17 Minutes Of Restored Footage
  • THX Certified


Sigourney WeaverEllen Ripley
Carrie HennRebecca 'Newt' Jorden
Michael BiehnCpl. Dwayne Hicks
Paul ReiserCarter Burke
Lance HenriksenBishop
Bill PaxtonPvt. Hudson
Jenette GoldsteinPvt. Vasquez
William HopeLt. Gorman
Al MatthewsSgt. Apone
Mark RolstonPvt. Drake
Ricco RossPvt. Frost
Colette HillerCpl. Ferro
Daniel KashPvt. Spunkmeyer
Cynthia Dale ScottCpl. Dietrich (as Cynthia Scott)
Tip TippingPvt. Crowe
Trevor SteedmanPvt. Wierzbowski
Paul MaxwellVan Leuwen
Valerie ColganECA Representative
Alan PolonskyInsurance Man
Alibe ParsonsMed Tech
Blain FairmanDoctor
Barbara ColesCocooned Woman
Carl ToopAlien Warrior
John LeesPower Loader Operator
WIlliam ArmstrongLydecker (scenes deleted)
James RemarCpl. Dwayne Hicks (uncredited)

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  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Theme(s): Horror, Military
  • Director: James Cameron
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 137 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 18, 1986
    EuropeAug 29, 1986
    JapanAug 9, 1986
    AustraliaNov 6, 1986
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaMay 10, 2011
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJun 1, 1999
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