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Alien Nation
« on: June 22, 2008, 01:05:54 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Alien Nation
Year: 1988   
Director: Graham Baker
Rating: R   
Length: 90 Min.
Video:  Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:  English DD Stereo
Subtitles: English, Spanish & Closed Captioned

Stars:
James Caan as Matthew Sykes
Mandy Patinkin as Sam Francisco
Terence Stamp as William Harcourt

Plot:
Thought-provoking, witty and entertaining, this action-packed blend of science fiction and police drama finds Los Angeles the new home of 300,000 humanoid extraterrestrials. When a gang of these Newcomers kills a police detective's (James Caan) partner, he sets out to solve the crime with his new partner (Mandy Patinkin) – the L.A.P.D.'s first Newcomer detective. But the unlikely pair soon uncover a far more dangerous threat to society.

Extras:
- Featurette
- Making-Of
- Alien Nation Theatrical Trailer
- 3 Alien Nation TV Spots
- Bonus Trailers: The Abyss, Aliens, Enemy Mine, Independence Day, Zardoz

My Thoughts:
This release of Alien Nation is a 2 disc boxset along with the movie Enemy Mine. This is the first time in years since I seen this movie. I remembered enjoying it when I first watched it. But I have to admit... I forgot just how much I enjoyed this movie. It is a nice mixture of sci-fi, action and comedy all rolled together in a buddy cop movie. This DVD release has good quality... no complaints at all in that area. It has a nice small selection of extras... definitely better then some of the movies I have recently watched. But I would have liked to see a few more odds and ends thrown in. I would have loved to of seen a James Caan & Mandy Patinkin commentary... but it just wasn't meant to be.  But definitely a movie worth checking out if you never seen it.
Pete

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Re: Alien Nation
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008, 01:05:35 AM »
Thanks for reminding of this film, Pete. I'd forgotten all about it, but it used to be a favourite of mine.