I’ve tried to find a 1080p ultimate cut of Alien that combined all of the footage of the both of the theatrical and the Director’s Cut of Ridley Scott’s Alien, and surprisingly could not find one. I figured this would be something someone would jump on. I could not locate one, so I created my own. (I admit that there is a possibility that one exists but that I could not find it, due to the generic term ALIEN and it coming up with so many results, so if this is a repeat, then I apologize).
This is what I would consider to be just an Extended version of the film, since my understanding is that even more footage can be found on the Alien Anthology and the Alien Legacy documentary. (which I’d love to may look into one day, when I get those items)
The base of the film is the Director’s Cut because it adds some CGI to make the outer space scenes more visually palatable in certain scenes. This basically combines all of the footage of the two version of the film with one minor exception… near the end of the film when the Alien comes upon Jones the cat, the Director’s Cut’s version is used as I liked it better. It gave more purpose to the Alien as it was only going after the crew members, including Ripley, and it could care less about the cat. It also tells us why the cat cage was where it was found by Ripley after she abandoned it and why it wasn’t upright. Also, between the two versions, there are two different scenes behind the medic bay glass after Kane comes in contact with the face hugger and is brought back onboard and his suit helmet is removed. I made a slight adjustment to have both versions shown as they are basically different ends of the same scene, and this still creates a very cohesive story line.
I elected to call this the Ripley Does Dallas version because the Director’s Cut adds a scene where Ripley kills (i.e. Does) Dallas at his request when she stumbles upon him near the end of the film and figured this would be a very humorous play on words.
1:55:50 Director’s Cut
2:01:15 Extended Edition
Send me a PM if you’d be interested in seeing it. I’d appreciate feedback as I’m still new to this…