This is a different cut of the film than the theatrical release and can be found on the amazing Alien Quadrilogy DVD box-set, one of the greatest box-sets in DVD history. Alien Quadrilogy contains a theatrical version and a director's cut of all the films. Of all the director's cuts of the Alien franchise this is the most accomplished. Ridley Scott is shockingly magnificent at going back to his films and making alterations as evident by his multi-cuts of Blade Runner (which just keep getting better). He's like the ying to George Lucas's yang. Most of the added scenes are eye-candy expansions of the sequences that take place on the planet. They enrich the film and the viewing experience but do little to change or alter the storyline. There is one granddaddy of an added scene very late in the film that for the life of me I cannot understand why it didn't make the final cut. It's a sequence that is a little disappointing for fans of Cameron's sequel because it alludes to some of the elements in Cameron's film that, up until I saw this cut, I thought were his original conceptions. Alien: The Director's Cut is no Apocalypse Now Redux but it is shockingly a superior version to the original Alien and deserves to be acknowledge as one of the best director's cuts of an already masterfully cut film. Is there anyway to add and extra star?