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ALIENS [Theatrical version]

ALIENS <span>[Theatrical version]</span> artwork

ALIENS [Theatrical version]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 131m 30s

Director(s) James Cameron

Cast includes Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein, Al Matthews, Mark Rolston, Ricco Ross, Colette Hiller

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 14/10/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ALIENS is a science fiction horror sequel. It takes place fifty-seven years after the events of the original film whose only survivor returns with a team of space marines to a planet on which deadly creatures have established a colony.


There are scenes in which strong violence is combined with horror as characters are attacked by the creatures and defend themselves with futuristic weapons. One scene features a creature bursting from a woman's abdomen in a bloody manner, and another in which a creature attack results in blood splashing onto the windows of a spacecraft. As the creatures are blasted with gunfire they explode apart, but the injury detail is unrealistic and shown as showers of white liquid. Similarly fantastical injury is contained in a scene when an android is torn in half by a creature's claw.


The film contains strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker').


Title Information
Theatrical version
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
131m 30s
BBFC reference
Closed Captioned

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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