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                     Special Edition

For information on the cut-scenes for 'ALIENS' please click here.

                   "The concept of a special cut or edition of a film is a new and exciting
          development, made possible by the specialized markets created by video.
          The economic realities of feature film exhibition, at least domestically, demand that
a commercial film not exceed two hours. Every minute beyond that magic number carries the penalty or lost revenues. 'ALIENS' pushed the envelope with its release length of two hours and seventeen minutes, and I am grateful to 20th Century Fox for supporting the film at that running time.

                    Now, however, it is my pleasure to release an alternate version of the picture, one which could only exist on video because of its length. Almost twenty minutes of footage has been reinstated, footage which broadens the narrative scope and enriches the emotional impact of the film.

                    I felt at the time 'ALIENS' was the best possible theatrical release version of the story I set out to tell, just as I believe this special edition is the best possible version of the film in the absence of time constraints. I hope you enjoy it. "     -James Cameron


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Remember I worked very hard capturing all of these pictures myself, so before you think about taking them just send me an e-mail, and we can work something out. Thanks-