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[Random Cool] Behind The Scenes With Sigourney Weaver As “Ripley 7” In ‘Alien: Resurrection’!

I may strongly dislike Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Alien: Resurrection as whole, but there are elements of it that I can certainly get behind. It’s a film brimming over with cool ideas.

One of those ideas was the failed “Ripley clones” that litter the first act of the film. studioADI have shared another great old-school video from their archives, this time showing Sigourney Weaver undergoing makeup and prosthetics as “Ripley 7.

One of the most effective scenes in ALIEN RESURRECTION was when Ripley confronts herself in the form of a failed, but still alive experiment. The scene was shot on two different days. On Day One we put her into the slant-board rig and blended her at the neck to an articulated silicone body. On Day Two, Sigourney, as Ripley, interacted with herself. We attached a replica of her head onto our mechanical body and puppeteered it from below to to help her emote. She was spectacular in the scene, at the end of which she torched the hero body into silicone jelly. Sad to see our animatronic go up in flames, but giving Sigourney an acting partner to play off made it worth it

Watch the rare never-before-seen before footage inside!



  • doomas10

    This is awesome. A:R is by far my favourite of the franchise (but not the best) – maybe because it was my first R-rated film in the cinema and I had fond memories. Glad to see some background footage about the special effects – which happened to be incredible. Sigourney Weaver remains the number one heroine for me

  • Evan3

    I enjoyed A:R far more than you @Evandickson, and am glad you at least admit there were good ideas floating around (even if the execution is…. uneven). Thanks for this great video.

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