WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Alien Resurrection
Genre:Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 29 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Dan Hedaya, J.E. Freeman, Brad Dourif, Michael Wincott

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 0032585
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1997
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

Credits Information
(Director): Jean-Pierre Jeunet
(Screenplay/Written By): Joss Whedon
(Story): NA
(Music): John Frizzell
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Nigel Phelps
(Visual Effects): Duboi, Digiscope, Blue Sky Studios, Inc. & All Effects Company, Inc.
(Costume Designer): Bob Ringwood
(Editor): Herve Schneid, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): John A. Larsen
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Gordon Carroll, David Gioler, Walter Hill & Bill Badalato

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Super 35
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS & Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
“Alien Resurrection” is the fourth in the landmark Alien motion picture series. An unholy combination of human and alien genetics is discovered, made possible by an uneasy alliance between a renegade band of smugglers and a zealous cadre of scientists and officials. One subject is familiar, a woman horrifically linked to the alien species that now elicits so much scrutiny. Ripley is back and all is not what it seems. To combat the alien menace, Ripley must join forces with the smugglers, including an enigmatic mechanic named Annalee Call (Winona Ryder), who may be the instrument of Ripley’s resurrection—or the weapon of her destruction.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): Yes
(Deep Bass Challenging): Yes
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): Yes
(Center Back Surround Imaging): Yes
(Directionalized Dialogue): Yes
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