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Old 08-30-05, 06:49 PM
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Which Alein to get?

I want to watch the original Alien movie and my rental outlet has two different copies. I think one was an aniversary issue and other is the directors cut.

Thinking of the directors cut because it may seem fresher to me as I saw it many years ago.

Your thoughts?
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Old 08-30-05, 06:59 PM
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My first thought is you posted to the wrong forum which is why it got moved.

My second thought is I didn't really care for the director's cut of Alien (Aliens on the other hand I enjoyed more [except for a few bits] and it really helped Alien3). If you get the 5 star/anniversary version (or what ever they call it) you should have the option of the original or the DC though.
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Old 08-30-05, 07:18 PM
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The "Director's Cut" disc offers both the original and new cuts of the film. It has better picture and sound quality than the old DVD, so I would go for that disc but watch the original cut.
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Old 08-30-05, 07:36 PM
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Old 08-31-05, 10:45 PM
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I was going to just tell you to get the one in the cardboard digipack, not the one in the keepcase, but then I realized that since you were renting it, it may be in a keepcase anyway. Just look for the one with this cover:


(Nemein might have inadvertently steered you to the old edition because it says "20th Anniversary Edition" on it.)
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