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AVP: Alien Versus Predator [2004] (1 disc)

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Director:Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer:Paul W.S. Anderson
Composer:Harald Kloser
Length:209 minutes
(3 hours 29 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
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  • Sci-Fi
  • Suspense / Horror
  • Drama
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Synopsis: This collection has both versions on the same side. You select which one you wish to watch and go.


Reaction: Not a wonderful movie. This is just a fun showdown between two powerhouses that has been a long time in the making.


Personal Rating: 7/10


Highlights
Original Version

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Paul W.S. Anderson => Director / Writer
Harald Kloser => Composer
H.R. Giger => Original Alien Design
This set contains the following titles:
TitleYearLength
(mins)
Rating
(of 10)
MPAA RatingIMDB
(of 10.0)
Rotten Tomatoes
(of 100%)
AVP: Alien vs. Predator20041017PG-135.421
AVP: Alien vs. Predator: Unrated Version20041087UR5.421

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • James Cameron claimed that he thought the film was pretty good and that he liked it a lot.
  • The animatronic Queen was controlled by a motion-control rig which could save her movements digitally. So, if the Queen made a nice looking move in rehearsal, the move could be replayed verbatim in front of the camera.
  • According to director Paul W.S. Anderson, if they'd filmed in Hollywood, the sets would have cost them $20 million. In Prague, they only cost $2 million, an important factor in keeping the film's budget down below $50 million.
  • The morse code picked up by the satellite at the beginning of the film spells out the words, "Whoever wins, we lose". This is, of course, the tagline used to promote the film.
  • The first film in the [Alien] franchise to not feature Sigourney Weaver, who has said in interviews the idea of the crossover "sounded awful".
  • The altars where victims were placed in the Chamber of Sacrifices of the pyramid is arranged exactly the same as the hibernation pods in the original Alien movie.
  • When one of the explorers is searching the whaling compound and walks past a door to a building, there is a shot from within the building in which the red light from the guy's flare comes through the crack in the door to form a flat vertical beam that's picked up by the dust/snow from inside the room, just like the blue-green scanner from the salvage scene at the beginning of Aliens.
  • Except for scenes with stand-ins, Ian Whyte played all of the Predators.
  • When Charles Bishop Weyland is sitting in his office on the ship, we can very briefly see him playing with his pen in a similar manner to the way the android Bishop (also played by Lance Henriksen) is playing with a knife in Aliens.
  • With the filming of this movie Lance Henriksen became only the second actor to portray characters that have been attacked, and likely killed, by an Alien, a Predator and a Terminator. Bill Paxton was the first.
  • The most commercially successful of either the Alien or the Predator movies, as well AVP movies, grossing over $171 million.