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Alien Vs. Predator
Collector's Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 104 (Jan 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon, Tommy Flanagan & Carsten Norgaard

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc Unrated Edition includes the same two previously released audio commentary tracks on the theatrical version. Beginning with the Pre-Production menu selection on Disc Two, there is a 26-minute AVP: The Beginning featurette with a branching video option (via a selectable icon) that takes you further into the pre-production of the film; a seven minute ADIT Workshop featurette, which reveals original footage before it looks scary; three storyboard galleries; and a concept art gallery. Moving on to Production, an astounding 59 minutes of additional making-of footage is available with branching video. There is also a seven-minute look at a Miniature Whaling Station, a 15-minute Facehuggers & Eggs featurette, and a four-minute making-a-scene featurette. A 10-minute Visual Effects Breakdown and three deleted scenes with optional commentary are found in the Post Production menu. Finally, there is an 11-minute highlight on the comic book and a 14-minute look at Monsters In Miniature with Todd McFarlane found under Licensing The Franchise; and an HBO Special and the theatrical and bonus trailers found under Marketing.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 26681
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
(Rating Reason):

Violence, Language, Horror Images, Slime And Gore.
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/22/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Paul W. S. Anderson
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DVD Picture:
As with the previously released DVD, this anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD picture exhibits satisfying textures and definition throughout. Colors are well balanced, with nicely rendered fleshtones and deep blacks. Minor smearing is noticed, and occasional edge enhancement is apparent in the higher contrast scenes. Pixelization is limited, as the picture is mostly smooth and clean. (Suzanne Hodges)

As with the previous DVD, the Dolby