Before Titanic there was one epic collaboration between director James Cameron and composer James Horner. In this action-packed sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien, Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, the only survivor from mankind’s first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with skepticism – until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 lead her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate. Personally supervised by director Cameron, the Aliens Special Edition DVD restored seventeen minutes of footage and treated the entire film to a high-definition makeover. Aliens has never looked or sounded better! For this Deluxe Edition of James Horner’s apocalyptic score we have restored every note the composer wrote for this massive symphonic assault.
Horner’s Aliens has always been among his most acclaimed scores and for fans of both the film and the score, we have gone all out. Included are extensions to cues formally only presented in edited form … even in the film! Over a dozen cues appear for the first time ever! The entire score has not only been digitally remastered but fully remixed to optimize its sonic power. This 75-minute CD is the ultimate Aliens companion.