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H.R. Giger’s letters to Twentieth Century Fox on the lack of credit for Alien: Resurrection

Necronom IV.

Necronom IV.

When Alien: Resurrection was theatrically released, there was no actual credit given to H.R. Giger — neither in the opening credits nor in the end credits. The omission, allegedly “a genuine oversight,” was corrected in home video releases — especially after the following letters, sent by Giger to Twentieth Century Fox.

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Monster Gallery: Alien: Resurrection (1997)

StarBeast — Alien: Resurrection

Amalgamated Dynamics returned to provide the creature effects for the fourth chapter in the Alien series, complete with the usual tight production schedule. Tom Woodruff Jr. explained to Cinefex: “production told us that, due to Sigourney’s schedule, we would have to be ready to start shooting with a very short prep. We did a breakdown of the script and realized that the job was enormous — just way too big. And then that original shooting date came and went. Unfortunately, when they came back later, it was the same story. We were very worried about having enough time to do the job right. We knew that if we rushed it, the work would look bad, and we’d be the ones who ended up hurt. So we outlined some cuts, identified what was needed up front when Sigourney had to start, and pushed all the other stuff to later in the schedule. It was understood that we’d be showing up literally two days before shoots with very little time for tests or changes.”

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Strange Shapes and Monster Legacy interview Tom Woodruff, Jr

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Monster Legacy had the honour to interview Monster making veteran Tom Woodruff Jr. in joint collaboration with our friend page Strange Shapes. In 2014, Amalgamated Dynamics celebrates 25 years of effects making — our interview focuses on films such as the latter Alien series chapters, Tremors 2 and more. Read on!

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