Aliens Expanded Documentary: James Cameron Reveals The Secrets Of His Action Masterpiece – Exclusive Clip

James Cameron on the Aliens: Expanded doc

by James White |
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James Cameron's Aliens is, undisputedly, one of the greatest films ever made, and a perennial favourite of all at Empire. Small wonder then that Empire’s very own Ian Nathan, who has written books about the original Alien, elected to take the deepest of deep dives, directing new documentary Aliens Expanded. The film gets under the skin of all the movie’s iconic moments, including the classic ‘egg chamber’ scene, which you can hear Cameron himself describing the inspiration for in the exclusive clip below.

In a scene-by-scene analysis of the film, Aliens Expanded features interviews with many of the cast and crew, including Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn and many more — not to mention Empire’s resident Aliens obsessive James Dyer.

“This is the opportunity of a lifetime,” says Nathan. “I have been gripped by Aliens from the day I saw it and it has never let me go. I delved for the roots of what makes it so addictive. With a wealth of incredible, fresh insight from cast and crew, as well as experts and critics, and above all from the fans, I think this is the definitive statement on one of the greatest films of all time.”

If you’re brave enough to take a trip back to LV-426 for this extended glimpse into Cameron’s classic, you can pre-order Aliens Expanded here ahead of its release in June.

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