Monday, July 18, 2016
"Aliens" released 1986
One of the best movies of all times and one of my all-time favorites, "Aliens" was released July 18, 1986. This is one of the few times the sequel surpassed the original movie. Reading the trivia notes on imdb.com, it's amazing this movie got made at all. The crew in London apparently didn't like James Cameron and was openly hostile. It took quite a lot to get Sigourney Weaver to agree to make the film. Various crew members were fired. Wow!
However, the result is fantastic! Just don't watch it on Blu-Ray, because it is so hi-def, it loses the other-worldly effect and looks like actors on a sound stage. Stick with the plain ol' DVD version.
This time, it's war!