Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Movie Club #13: The Alien Quadrilogy

0:00 - 2:28 -- Intro/Roll Call
2:28 - 52:01 -- Alien
52:01 - 1:28:58 -- Aliens
1:28:58: 2:02:34 -- Alien 3
2:02:32 - 2:43:01 -- Alien Resurrection
2:43:02 - 2:47:14 -- Next Month/Outro




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Alien (1979)
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm



















Aliens (1986)
Directed by: James Cameron
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein


















Alien3 (1992)
Directed by: David Fincher
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann, Brian Glover, Ralph Brown, Danny Webb


















Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman, Brad Dourif, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott, Kim Flowers, Dan Hedaya

12 comments:

Kurt Halfyard said...

Forgot to mention on the ALIEN Design that is seems to be very phallic in the head region. Goes along with the 'rape' imagery of the movie (facehugger/unwilling-impregnation on John Hurt for instance, vaginal/womb imagery of the lower part of the ship). Couple the phallic head with copious amounts of KY JELLY used for all the alien Drool and I'm sure there were some great jokes from the crew on set.

Omar said...

I was going to try to get that in there but I always got cut off. The Painting that the Alien is based on shows a monster with a cock for a head basically.

Kurt Halfyard said...

Ironically it was probably me that cut you off. I'm bad for that. Apologies.

"I want to be the listener, but I'm always waiting to speak!" ha.

Robert said...

Thanks for posting guys. I've been looking forward to this one.

Drew said...

Technical issue, it dosen't seem to be in the XML feed or iTunes feed.

Sean said...

I fixed the RSS feed... it should be updated in iTunes as well shortly.

Drewbacca said...

We're on iTunes?

Drewbacca said...

What I wanted to say about Alien3 - it's not even really an Alien movie. It's like a completely different subject it's tackling - which is fine and I can get behind that. But then why even put Aliens it and call it Alien 3? I'd rather the movie did what it did and just focus on that. The running around in the hallways, closing doors and what not was nonsensical and boring.

Also, I was going to say something after Kurt mentioned the fish eye lens thing and then we got sidetracked. I actually hate that scene. It's been used so many times and it bugs me every time it's used. The camera zooms in on the character from multiple angles and then on the sixth time the creature finally attacks. How many times have we seen that tactic?

The more I think about it, the more I hate Alien 3. It just plain sucks.

verdaccio said...

i give giger points for his obsession with the swatch watch (because hes swiss) i think the alien design even had hidden swatch watch on its back. might change jayz's mind

giger's swatch watch arm!

Anonymous said...

Well, In the Alien movies, they never explained the origin of the Aliens. Apparently, there was an ancient star-faring race, namely that elephantine ET body in the crashed organic-looking spaceship, let's call them the Organicians, in the first movie, who had developed nanotechnology to a point where they had Nanobots inhibiting both their ships and their bodies, making them nearly immortal and capable of super healing, etc., making the Organicians ships and their pilots one super organism. Anyway, one of the Organician ships got caught in an exploding star's radiation storm, and the unprecidented event created a living Nano-cancer in their Nanobot system that became the first Alien. The Aliens did not evolve on a planet, they are masses of living Nanotechnology that became sentient and programmed with an inherent hatred of all organic life, and the ability to acquire and accumulate the most dangerous and aggressive traits of all the species they gestate in. That's how the Alien in the first movie was able to survive outer space conditions; it's a mutated version of a 'living' spaceship. This also explains things like their molecular acid blood, and unique alloys making up their bodies which would not have evolved from organic life either. The Aliens apparently don't grab a gun off a Space Marine to use it to fight with, because as a living machine they have an internal bias against using machines,although they have the advanced intelligence to do so. The Aliens would not have became the massive problem they are, except that the ET race called the Predators decided to acquire the Aliens and spread them all over the galaxy so that they would have something formidible to fight with, endangering the Humans and any other sentient species in the process. The Predators themselves were a primative, but hyper-aggressive race of jungle carnivores living on one heavily-forested planet that had a spaceship that crashed on it containing advanced hardware and technical knowledge. Because the Predators have an Eidetic memory, they were able to immediately adapt to the new ultra-technology, but quickly discovered that using advanced weaponry to fight their endless inter-tribal wars over status or territory would reduce their homeworld to a burnt, dead cinder, so they set up a social status-scoring system of doing all their warfare offworld with the Aliens and other races,to avoid destroying themselves entirely. They sound impressive, but the Predators are actually lousy inventors, and simply use their Eidetic memory to accumulate technology that they steal from other races.

Anonymous said...

Well, In the Alien movies, they never explained the origin of the Aliens. Apparently, there was an ancient star-faring race, namely that elephantine ET body in the crashed organic-looking spaceship, let's call them the Organicians, in the first movie, who had developed nanotechnology to a point where they had Nanobots inhibiting both their ships and their bodies, making them nearly immortal and capable of super healing, etc., making the Organicians ships and their pilots one super organism. Anyway, one of the Organician ships got caught in an exploding star's radiation storm, and the unprecidented event created a living Nano-cancer in their Nanobot system that became the first Alien. The Aliens did not evolve on a planet, they are masses of living Nanotechnology that became sentient and programmed with an inherent hatred of all organic life, and the ability to acquire and accumulate the most dangerous and aggressive traits of all the species they gestate in. That's how the Alien in the first movie was able to survive outer space conditions; it's a mutated version of a 'living' spaceship. This also explains things like their molecular acid blood, and unique alloys making up their bodies which would not have evolved from organic life either. The Aliens apparently don't grab a gun off a Space Marine to use it to fight with, because as a living machine they have an internal bias against using machines,although they have the advanced intelligence to do so. The Aliens would not have became the massive problem they are, except that the ET race called the Predators decided to acquire the Aliens and spread them all over the galaxy so that they would have something formidible to fight with, endangering the Humans and any other sentient species in the process. The Predators themselves were a primative, but hyper-aggressive race of jungle carnivores living on one heavily-forested planet that had a spaceship that crashed on it containing advanced hardware and technical knowledge. Because the Predators have an Eidetic memory, they were able to immediately adapt to the new ultra-technology, but quickly discovered that using advanced weaponry to fight their endless inter-tribal wars over status or territory would reduce their homeworld to a burnt, dead cinder, so they set up a social status-scoring system of doing all their warfare offworld with the Aliens and other races,to avoid destroying themselves entirely. They sound impressive, but the Predators are actually lousy inventors, and simply use their Eidetic memory to accumulate technology that they steal from other races.

Joel Burman said...

Great show guys. I just recently watched all four films for an upcoming theme #lambcast on it.

I got to say that my favorites are 2-3 they really highlight and salute the larger than life aspect of Ripley.

In the first film she is more of a pawn. Its still a great film but I doesn't work well on repeated viewings I think.