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I never despised the Hadley's Hope scenes the first time I've watched the SE of Aliens; as time went on however, I came to realize that while they're a nice bonus to look at, they ruin the mystery surrounding the devastated colony and Newt's traumatized character.
This edit does an amazing job at removing the superfluous material; maybe to enhance the mystery a bit more the editor could have deleted the extended dialogue hinting at the Queen, but overall who doesn't love more Bill Paxton?
Excellent job.

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As the other reviews say, by removing the "Hope scenes" the film becomes significantly more enjoyable

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This was my second time watching Aliens (1986), and I enjoyed the movie significantly more than I did the first time. I didn’t notice any cuts and was surprised to find that a jarring cut I noticed was already present in both the theatrical cut and the special edition. The editing work is truly marvelous. However, I did find the bitrate/encoding of the edit to be a bit rough, particularly with artifacts appearing in most dark scenes. This might be noticeable if you’re accustomed to watching movies straight from Blu-ray or in theaters. Nonetheless, this is undoubtedly the best way to experience this movie. It skillfully adds the best scenes and removes the worst.

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I can't tell you how many times I've MANUALLY done this exact edit by forcing my audience to wait while I fast forwarded through these Hadley's Hope scenes, because this edit has it right: they have catastrophic effects on the mystery and suspense of the rest of the film. BUT on the other hand, the SE includes the most important scene in the movie for Ripley's character arc: the setup about her daughter. (Plus who doesn't love those gun-camera later on?). Point is, this is a simple clean edit and it delivers the best version of the movie possible. THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT!

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The perfect cut of "Aliens", in a technical sense and a narrative sense.

This cut keeps the good bits like the reveal of Ripley's daughter passing away after Ripley had been gone for 57 years, and Ripley & Hick's tender moment where they give each other their first names-- without the unnecessary bits like the Hadley's Hope scenes. Just as reviewer thespiedsniper below me said: "the director's cut keeps all its missing gems... and the theatrical suspense and intensity is retained."

It too, is my go-to version of "Aliens", a 10 out of 10. Highly recommended.

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