In this action-packed sequel to 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 scepticism - until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 lead her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate.This special edition includes scenes eliminated prior to the film's 1986 release which broaden the narrative scope and enrich the emotional impact of the film.
james cameron has taken the comparatively basic premise of ridley scott's first alien film and developed it about 300% in every aspect. the result is a highly successful and much grander sequel. some sequences felt overly long and if it was made today the whole film would probably be around 20 mins shorter--not that this would've necessarily made it better.