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post #901 of 2340

Re the Quick Growth in ALIEN. The novelization mentions it breaking into the food stores. But for all we know from the movie, maybe it just drank coolant out of a pipe or something.

 

Be funny if the Jockey Society/Life Cycle was Queen/Drone structured.

 

 

post #902 of 2340

Thanks to this thread, I'm feeling particularly stupid for not picking up on the xenomorphs' trait of adopting basic structural elements from the initial host. Which makes it scarier and increases the potential for even more horrifying forms.

post #903 of 2340

Everything we know about Ridley Scott’s Space Jockeys

 

Makes me wonder if we'll end up getting the abandoned pyramid scene.


Edited by Shaun H - 1/26/12 at 10:54am
post #904 of 2340

That's some pretty awesome stuff right there.

post #905 of 2340

kate-noomi-bewildered.jpg

 

...starting to look a tad 'cramped' in there...

post #906 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Shaun H View Post

Everything we know about Ridley Scott’s Space Jockeys

 

Makes me wonder if we'll end up getting the abandoned pyramid scene.


We kind of did, they took it over to the first Alien vs Predator movie.

 

Yes, I realise that's no consolation.

post #907 of 2340
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Originally Posted by DARKMITE8 View Post

 

PS. I recently revisited ALIEN and ALIENS and rewatched all the supplemental materials for both on the Quadrilogy set. I'm soooo ready for this flick it hurts.


I've managed to restrain myself so far in reference to the films, but I definitely tore through all of the supplemental materials again on the Anthology BR set over the past two weeks.  I have a sneaking suspicion that I'll end up rewatching all four films TWICE before Prometheus comes out.

 

Also, I'm psyched as hell about the fact that one of the theaters nearby has chosen Alien as one of the installments in their "Flashback Film Series".  I can't wait to catch it on the big screen this April!!!  (They're showing 2001 as well!)

post #908 of 2340

I just purchased ALIEN (and ALIENS) on blu, and will be watching the Scott film this weekend. I haven't watched it all the way through in a long, long time - and I'm also introducing my 16 year old daughter to the series, as she's interested in seeing Prometheus.

post #909 of 2340

I think I'm repeating myself here on these boards, but you're in for a treat. The Alien and Aliens blurays are the best use of the medium I've seen.

post #910 of 2340

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Originally Posted by Shan View Post


We kind of did, they took it over to the first Alien vs Predator movie.

 

Yes, I realise that's no consolation.


What on Earth are you talking about?

 

mib-memory-eraser.jpg

 

 

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Originally Posted by S.D. Bob Plissken View Post

Also, I'm psyched as hell about the fact that one of the theaters nearby has chosen Alien as one of the installments in their "Flashback Film Series".  I can't wait to catch it on the big screen this April!!!  (They're showing 2001 as well!)

 

I was lucky enough to catch one of the mass AMC screening's they did to celebrate the release of the Director's Cut.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post

I just purchased ALIEN (and ALIENS) on blu, and will be watching the Scott film this weekend. I haven't watched it all the way through in a long, long time - and I'm also introducing my 16 year old daughter to the series, as she's interested in seeing Prometheus.


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Originally Posted by grubstreeter View Post

I think I'm repeating myself here on these boards, but you're in for a treat. The Alien and Aliens blurays are the best use of the medium I've seen.


The restoration quality of Alien floored me.

post #911 of 2340
The Alien set is the #1 reason I'd get blu ray.

Sadly this holds no weight with the wife.

Back when I was a student, oh so many, many years ago, the ABC in Edinburgh did two trilogy showings on consecutive Saturdays.

The first - The Alien Trilogy (as it was then)
The second - The Indiana Jones Trilogy (as it still is for me)

Still two of my best cinematic experiences ever. And that was a BIG screen as well.
post #912 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Andy Bain View Post

The Alien set is the #1 reason I'd get blu ray.

 

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Originally Posted by Shaun H View Post

The restoration quality of Alien floored me.


Listen to these men, they speak 1,000 truths.

 

The set it so good that it makes me feverishly wish 3 and 4 were better films. If for nothing else, that I'd have the desire to watch them again.  

 

post #913 of 2340

Not sure if THIS is of any interest to anyone...It's the teaser/trailer, just without all those annoying letters getting in the way...behold!

 

post #914 of 2340

SJ stuff aside, these are the moments in the trailer that have me most intrigued.

 

What happened here?  I'm assuming this is also the person you see screaming in the trailer.  It also looks like they've just woken from cryosleep given the white outfits.  Some kind of decompression int he cryosleep pods pre-wakeup?

 

bloodprom.JPG

 

and mentioned before but this guy:

 

who.JPG

 

I assume that it's the person who gets acid scarred and maybe goes a bit loopy, and that that's who they're shooting at later on in the trailer.

 

Whatever happens, it's really not looking good for team Prometheus.

post #915 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Andy Bain View Post

SJ stuff aside, these are the moments in the trailer that have me most intrigued.

 

What happened here?  I'm assuming this is also the person you see screaming in the trailer.  It also looks like they've just woken from cryosleep given the white outfits.  Some kind of decompression int he cryosleep pods pre-wakeup?

 

bloodprom.JPG

 

 

I just think it's muscle attrification after a prelonged cryosleep...notice the guy in the wheelchair in the background; this would also explain Theron doing her push-ups in the trailer.

post #916 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Graham View Post

 

I just think it's muscle attrification after a prelonged cryosleep...notice the guy in the wheelchair in the background; this would also explain Theron doing her push-ups in the trailer.



but the woman falling to her knees is covered in blood, what's that about?

 

I'm now through "excitement" and getting into apprehensive.  I really hope this movie delivers.

post #917 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Andy Bain View Post



but the woman falling to her knees is covered in blood, what's that about?

 

I'm now through "excitement" and getting into apprehensive.  I really hope this movie delivers.

 

You SURE thats blood?

It could be some sort of gel they use to surround the cryo-tubed body during 'High-G maneuvers'...It's not clear if the have 'inertia-dampeners or 'artificial-gravity' like they had on the 'Nostromo'.

post #918 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Graham View Post

 

You SURE thats blood?

It could be some sort of gel they use to surround the cryo-tubed body during 'High-G maneuvers'...It's not clear if the have 'inertia-dampeners or 'artificial-gravity' like they had on the 'Nostromo'.


Prit sure we see a reverse angle of this, and it's Theron covered in blood. Don't have a JPG to post, though.

 

post #919 of 2340

Yeah, that's Charlize. The girl screaming "PLEAAAASE!" is Noomi.

post #920 of 2340

It's all 'smoke and mirrors'; the way this teaser is cut is MEANT to confuse...I guarantee the falling down woman is Rapace.

post #921 of 2340

Is it Charlize?  Looks more like the girl screaming, and I'm not even sure that's Noomi.


From the first tease:

 

promtease1.JPG

post #922 of 2340

THAT'S not either of them...

 

 

 

 

I think...

post #923 of 2340

Regarding the Alien lifecycle; I read the Alien 3 novelization as a kid and it states that, in the absence of a queen, a drone will produce eggs, albeit, at a very very slow rate.

post #924 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Andy Bain View Post

Is it Charlize?  Looks more like the girl screaming, and I'm not even sure that's Noomi.


From the first tease:

 

promtease1.JPG



Could that be Kate Dickie?

kate_dickie_2.jpg

Prometheus actress Kate Dickie was recently interview by Scottish tabloid The Star where she reveals a few somewhat spoiling details about her character, now known as Mudow.

Please bear in mind that UK tabloids aren't exactly known for being accurate with their news, and I'm pretty sure the author of this article has spiced up the details a tad.

AvPGalaxy managed to get a scan of the article, which reads:

(WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD!)


 

A Scots actress is hoping a new big-budget sci-fi movie will make her a star even though

she lasts just 28 minutes before an alien eats her.

Kate Dickie, 40, appears in the prequel to the smash-hit Alien franchise as part of a star-studded line-up which includes Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Michael Fassbender.
They play a team of explorers who discover a clue to the origins of mankind, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe.

There they meet a terrifying host of vicious, skeletal alien monstrosities which chase the crew through the halls of their spaceship Prometheus.The film is set before director Ridley Scott's 1979 masterpiece Alien, which starred Sigourney Weaver and took $185 million (£120m).

East Kilbridge-born mother-of-one Kate, who has appeared in Taggart and won a BAFTA for a role in the hard-hitting film Red Road, said: "You can get caught up in all that stuff. I don't feel any pressure. I just get on with the job at hand"

The brunette dyed her hair blonde for the flick which is shaping up as the biggest box-office draw of 2012.

Kate plays a tough first officer called

Mudow, who needs to help her fellow crew members become acclimatised to their removal from cryo-sleep after a long space journey which ends on an apparently barren planet.
With their muscles wasted from five years without use, she helps them to get fit - only for them to fall victims to horrible creatures that begin stalking them for food.While all cast are under a vow of silence until the movie's release on June 1, it is known from director Scott's hints that Prometheus' ending will tie in with the beginning of the first Alien film.
kate_dickie_the_star_scan.jpg

 

post #925 of 2340

Yeah, I saw that a while ago, and knowing the Scottish Star's penchant for complete and utter fabrication I took it with a pinch of salt.

 

The article has a very poorly drawn image of The Alien as well.


What I took from it was:

 

she was allowed to say she was the physio that got them up and running again and that was it and the Scottish Star padded it with supposition based on the previous Alien movies.


So basically just this :) : With their muscles wasted from five years without use, she helps them to get fit

post #926 of 2340

 

That explains the chick doing push-ups in the trailer. Agreed the rest sounds like bollocks.

 

EDIT: yeah, Graham etc noted same above. Seems likely the chick falling down in the LeeLoo outft is suffering muscular degradation rather than alien abuse.

post #927 of 2340

Considering the recent feline-related detour this thread took, I found this to be quite appropriate:

 

"My Day by Jonesy: A Cat's Eye View of Alien"

http://catsonfilm.blogspot.com/2011/04/alien.html

post #928 of 2340

Quote:

Originally Posted by Graham View Post


The brunette dyed her hair blonde for the flick which is shaping up as the

biggest box-office draw of 2012.


Um... in a year with THE AVENGERS, THE HOBBIT, and THE DARK KNIGHT sequel?
 I'm super excited about PROMETHEUS, but also realistic.

post #929 of 2340
Thread Starter 
Here's some good news. The composer of THE GREY is scoring PROMETHEUS. His score for that movie was excellent, a stirring John Murphy style which did not overwhelm the action.
post #930 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Shaun H View Post

Considering the recent feline-related detour this thread took, I found this to be quite appropriate:

 

"My Day by Jonesy: A Cat's Eye View of Alien"

http://catsonfilm.blogspot.com/2011/04/alien.html


marvellous.

 

"Honestly, if I'd known it would get that sort of reaction, I too would have burst out of someone's chest like a cheap birthday cake stripper." made me laugh cornflakes all over my monitor :)
 

 

post #931 of 2340

Love Jonesy's version of events!

 

Just a thought, I'm wondering how many people will see that international poster from a distance & think "Oh God, another Hellraiser movie?"

post #932 of 2340

but who wouldn't go see Ridley Scott's hellraiser movie?

post #933 of 2340

I sooooo want this film to be amazing. I love that it seems to be a prequel that isn't trying to shoehorn in fan service but is instead okay with being it's own thing. The trailer with its nods to the original Alien trailer blew my mind in more ways than I can count and the cast is amazing. However, I have to say that the presence of both Lindelof and Scott frightens me slightly. Both of these guys have done amazing stuff (Alien and Blade Runner are jaw dropping and Lost was amazing when it was in top form), but both men have done some pretty bland shit as well. Cowboys and Aliens didn't blow anyone away and Scott, say what you will about the director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven, hasn't had a truly great film in decades. I'll keep my fingers crossed that these two guys bring their A-game to the table. Please, please, please, please, pleeeeeaaaaaase don't suck.

post #934 of 2340

 

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Originally Posted by discodaddy View Post

 and Scott, say what you will about the director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven, hasn't had a truly great film in decades. 


I know it's a YMMV, but I'd call GLADIATOR great, and it's 12 years old, not decades.

 

post #935 of 2340
Thread Starter 
What? KINGDOM OF HEAVEN DC is great film. Far better than GLADIATOR, which is a fun, pulpy revenge flick but doesn't come close to the longer version of KINGDOM.
post #936 of 2340

I'll see if I can give KOH DC another try. Attempted it last summer, but got bored. I think it's a film you need to be geared up for.

post #937 of 2340
Quote:
Originally Posted by S.D. Bob Plissken View Post


I've managed to restrain myself so far in reference to the films, but I definitely tore through all of the supplemental materials again on the Anthology BR set over the past two weeks.


Just made my way through ALIEN 3 again, and if the BTS story on the film isn't more interesting than the film itself, I'm a xeno's uncle. There's elements I like (performances, prod design) but it was SNAFU from day 1. Oh well.

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Originally Posted by discodaddy View Post
I'll keep my fingers crossed that these two guys bring their A-game to the table. Please, please, please, please, pleeeeeaaaaaase don't suck.

My consolation is that Scott's 2 for 2 as far as sci-fi goes.
 

 

post #938 of 2340
post #939 of 2340

Prometheus: The Art of the Film now for pre-order

 
Comic store Forbidden Planet is now taking pre-orders on a Prometheus related book.
The hardback book, titled 'Prometheus: Art of the Film', will be released on June 10th 2012 and features production design art and behind the scenes photos from the film.

The pre-order price at Forbidden Planet is currently £19.99 ($31), with an RRP £24.99 ($40).

Amazon hasn't listed it on their site yet, but an Excel sheet showing their book releases for 2012 reveals their release date as June 5th 2012, and will come in hardback ($34.95) and limited edition ($75) flavours.

The description of the limited edition book says: "Hardback in slipcase", while the regular hardback will be "Hardback with Dustjacket".

The book's synopsis states:
"The most eagerly awaited film of 2012 - Ridley Scott returns to sci-fi for the first time since Blade Runner!

Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. Produced with the full co-operation of the filmmakers, this lavish book, showcasing stunning production design art and behind the scenes photos, will be the only tie-in publishing to this eagerly awaited film."
prometheus_the_art_of_the_film.jpg

Interestingly the list of books from Amazon also details a re-release of the popular Heavy Metal comic 'Alien - The Illustrated Story'. The release date for this is not coincidentally May 29th 2012, and will also be released in a limited edition version.
 
alien_illustrated_story.jpg
 



(Source: Alien Prequel News)

 

post #940 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Bluelouboyle View Post

Here's some good news. The composer of THE GREY is scoring PROMETHEUS. His score for that movie was excellent, a stirring John Murphy style which did not overwhelm the action.


Good to know!

post #941 of 2340
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graham View Post

Prometheus: The Art of the Film now for pre-order

 
Comic store Forbidden Planet is now taking pre-orders on a Prometheus related book.
The hardback book, titled 'Prometheus: Art of the Film', will be released on June 10th 2012 and features production design art and behind the scenes photos from the film.

The pre-order price at Forbidden Planet is currently £19.99 ($31), with an RRP £24.99 ($40).

Amazon hasn't listed it on their site yet, but an Excel sheet showing their book releases for 2012 reveals their release date as June 5th 2012, and will come in hardback ($34.95) and limited edition ($75) flavours.

The description of the limited edition book says: "Hardback in slipcase", while the regular hardback will be "Hardback with Dustjacket".

The book's synopsis states:
"The most eagerly awaited film of 2012 - Ridley Scott returns to sci-fi for the first time since Blade Runner!

Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. Produced with the full co-operation of the filmmakers, this lavish book, showcasing stunning production design art and behind the scenes photos, will be the only tie-in publishing to this eagerly awaited film."
prometheus_the_art_of_the_film.jpg

Interestingly the list of books from Amazon also details a re-release of the popular Heavy Metal comic 'Alien - The Illustrated Story'. The release date for this is not coincidentally May 29th 2012, and will also be released in a limited edition version.
 
alien_illustrated_story.jpg
 



(Source: Alien Prequel News)

 


MEAN!!!  You've just made my day!

post #942 of 2340

prometheus_feb.jpg?1328397551

 

now that doesn't look like a ship interior..

 

the much mooted pyramid?

 

edit: that thing in the background actually looks a lot like the marker from Dead Space.

post #943 of 2340

Probably complete and utter bullshit, but someone on the aicn forum claims a workprint of this film has leaked online.  Just wondering if anyone else heard rumblings?

post #944 of 2340

For what it's worth, a quick search on some torrent sites turned up nada..

post #945 of 2340

 

 

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Originally Posted by Andy Bain View Post

prometheus_feb.jpg?1328397551

 

now that doesn't look like a ship interior..

 

the much mooted pyramid?

 

edit: that thing in the background actually looks a lot like the marker from Dead Space.

 

I thought it was only denied that the Pyramid was on Earth?

post #946 of 2340

Via Ridley: "I'm also thinking about what the hell I might do for a 'Prometheus 2,'" he teases.

 

Source: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=86811

post #947 of 2340

NECA got the Prometheus toy license.  Nothing was shown, but I'm still excited.

post #948 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post

Probably complete and utter bullshit, but someone on the aicn forum claims a workprint of this film has leaked online.  Just wondering if anyone else heard rumblings?


Think I found it, but

1) I don't really do torrents.

2) It could be a fake, or a virus, or something more obnoxious.

3) Not sure why you'd want to watch this on a computer.

 

 

post #949 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Gabe T View Post


Think I found it, but

1) I don't really do torrents.

2) It could be a fake, or a virus, or something more obnoxious.

3) Not sure why you'd want to watch this on a computer.

 

 


 

I don't want to watch it, just relating a rumor I'd heard.

post #950 of 2340

Not judging, of course. Just a general thought.

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