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AvP Galaxy Fan Commentary: Aliens vs. Predator Requiem (Unrated)!

We have just uploaded Alien vs. Predator Galaxy’s first ever fan commentary (though our third attempt!) and for our first release we’re watching the fan favourite Alien vs. Predator Requiem (right click and save as download), the Unrated Edition!

 AvP Galaxy Fan Commentary: Aliens vs. Predator Requiem (Unrated)!

Don’t worry, it’s not entirely 2 hours of us tirelessly ripping into Requiem! We talk through things that we’re enjoying about the film, the things that we really don’t take to, plenty of mocking, and RidgeTop gets progressively more drunk over time!

At one point Xenomorphine mentions a fanfilm that we couldn’t recall the name of at the time. Here it is – Colonial Marines: Elite Force. And as promised at the end of the commentary, we have some drinking game suggestions to help entertain!

  • Take one every time there’s a homage to the earlier films.
  • Every time you genuinely can’t see what’s happening on screen.
  • Every time there’s a piece of dialogue which literally makes you cringe.
  • Every time a character, including the monsters, does something stupid.

What did you think of our first attempt at a fan commentary? Be sure to let us know down below! We’re previously had the pleasure of chatting to two people involved in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem for our Podcast: Ian Feuer who played various Predators in the film, and a very candid discussion with creative consultant Liam O’Donnell. They’re well worth a listen if we do say so ourselves!

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Comments: 46
  1. UltramanJake
    I really enjoyed the commentary. I hope we get more from you guys with commentaries. I really enjoyed the behind the scene stuff you talked about.
    Here's hoping for a avp commentary. Or even the predator 😂
  2. ModMonkey
    Considering all the research and your guys' extensive knowledge of the original script et al I was also surprised there was less background information on the film and behind-the-scenes stuff discussed.

    I actually found it quite hard to get a full knowledge drop thing off, with the conversation constantly shifting based on the actual footage. Was a strange thing to edit too.


    Having recorded a few commentaries in my time I totally understand. You want it to be organic and flow so you have to pretty much just accept that there will be great background notes you'll just never get to. You do have some extended AVP:R discussion on the podcast proper, though, so it's at least nice to have additional options to complement the experience/analysis.
     
  3. Voodoo Magic
    Hi Xenomorphine. The quote about colour grading came from me after Colin had told me privately.

    I spoke to Colin Strause about this last year and he claims Fox refused to let them touch the DVD/Blu-Ray at all. They said the west coast prints were fine but the east coast prints were dark. So they wanted to make the movie brighter but found out after they got the Blu-Ray from Fox, that the studio had made the movie a lot darker. They never had any say about it.

    Bit of a surprise cos I always thought the darkness was their choice. It's easy to blame the Strauses but they just never stood a chance with this movie.

    It's all very frustrating.
  4. Darkness
    Hi Xenomorphine. The quote about colour grading came from me after Colin had told me privately.

    I spoke to Colin Strause about this last year and he claims Fox refused to let them touch the DVD/Blu-Ray at all. They said the west coast prints were fine but the east coast prints were dark. So they wanted to make the movie brighter but found out after they got the Blu-Ray from Fox, that the studio had made the movie a lot darker. They never had any say about it.

    Bit of a surprise cos I always thought the darkness was their choice. It's easy to blame the Strauses but they just never stood a chance with this movie.
  5. Philip green
    This film makes the first avp film seem a lot better  which in all honesty could have been a lot worse than what we ended up with to be honest
    Great podcast and great site gentlemen
    Big thumbs up
  6. Corporal Hicks
    Considering all the research and your guys' extensive knowledge of the original script et al I was also surprised there was less background information on the film and behind-the-scenes stuff discussed.

    I actually found it quite hard to get a full knowledge drop thing off, with the conversation constantly shifting based on the actual footage. Was a strange thing to edit too.

    Overall a decent first go at it, although I think you guys shit on the movie a lot more than you seem to think you did. Kind of made it less enjoyable for me than I would have liked but I understand that most people within the fandom really hate this movie and I am in a very small minority.

    Fair enough. Really didn't feel like it, but I guess it was never going to be free of some complaints given the film.
  7. Wysps
    Their voices are pleasant to hear as usual. Keep it up  8)
     
    I'm definitely in the camp with RidgeTop of taking this movie at face value and enjoying it for what it is.

    I'd say AVPR is like Critters (1986) taking itself too seriously: alien rampage on a small town with space cleaners kicking the alien asses. There is even a glimpse of an extraterrestrial place, and an alpha Critter so to speak; which is bigger and stronger  :laugh:

    But I guess The Blob (1958) is a better compassion. I'm in the minority, but I don't like the easy way in which Wolf kills the Aliens, and the horrendous designs of such Aliens as well.

    Yes  :laugh: I will forever love the AVPR : Critters comparison. I haven’t watched Critters in a longtime, but I distinctly remember the camp and how it made me feel. And I get those same feelings watching AVPR lol.
  8. Immortan Jonesy
    Their voices are pleasant to hear as usual. Keep it up  8)
     
    I'm definitely in the camp with RidgeTop of taking this movie at face value and enjoying it for what it is.

    I'd say AVPR is like Critters (1986) taking itself too seriously: alien rampage on a small town with space cleaners kicking the alien asses. There is even a glimpse of an extraterrestrial place, and an alpha Critter so to speak; which is bigger and stronger  :laugh:

    But I guess The Blob (1958) is a better compassion. I'm in the minority, but I don't like the easy way in which Wolf kills the Aliens, and the horrendous designs of such Aliens as well.
  9. The Old One
    No word strong enough to describe my feelings on the film and it's Directors, loathe comes close though, not a single redeeming aspect I've not witnessed and liked more elsewhere.
  10. ModMonkey
    I'm definitely in the camp with RidgeTop of taking this movie at face value and enjoying it for what it is. Been hearing about you guys wanting to do this for a while and was thrilled to see it suddenly appear in my podcast feed today, especially since I literally just purchased AVP:R on BD yesterday. It appears it was meant to be.

    Overall a decent first go at it, although I think you guys shit on the movie a lot more than you seem to think you did. Kind of made it less enjoyable for me than I would have liked but I understand that most people within the fandom really hate this movie and I am in a very small minority.

    Considering all the research and your guys' extensive knowledge of the original script et al I was also surprised there was less background information on the film and behind-the-scenes stuff discussed.

    Anyway, RidgeTop, don't despair. You're not alone out there in enjoying this movie and I agree that a 4K with new colour timing and additional content would be cool to see. I'm a sucker for commentaries and truly hope you all continue with the other 11 films across the franchises.
  11. The Old One
    I very much enjoyed it, but I do believe AVPR's the worst film in either franchise series, with AVP not far away from it I don't think it's worthwhile to transfer them to 4K Blu-ray, if we ever revisit AVP as a concept on film, I don't think any benefit exists to returning to the continuity of AVP/AVPR/The Predator/AVP 2010.
  12. 426Buddy
    I would be down for giving it one more shot. Make it in the future with a colonial marines. Budget and scale don't have to be big but you have to have a real talent for the script and direction.
  13. Voodoo Magic

    RidgeTop desperately wants Hicks and Xenomorphine to have a drinking problem.

    I expected them to do a better job keeping up with the rounds, I wanted to have a party! I didn't get drunk though, just got a good buzz going.

    To be fair, I probably would have been right there with you, knocking back gin and tonics!

    And I'm right in line with you for a color corrected 4K release. That would be truly awesome. However, unfortunately, I think it would take another AvP movie in production to kick something like that in gear in anticipation for the new film's release.
  14. RidgeTop
    Thanks for editing this, Hicks. Glad we finally got a commentary out as we've been meaning to forever. Really appreciate the feedback, everyone.

    It wasn't negative! Ridgetop just really likes the film and AP and Xenomorphine do their best to stay positive,

    One thing is for sure, after all these podcasts I can say that Ridgetop and I do not share the same taste in movies. lol.

    Great job guys, it was a fun listen! :)

    Glad you enjoyed it! I'm curious though as to what other films you've noted that we disagree on.

    I loved this! I'd listen to commentaries from you guys for all the films. Enjoyed this a lot. Damn Hicks, you really prepare seriously, even for a movie like this. And I have to agree with RidgeTop, I think AVP:R is better than The Predator by a long shot.

    Good to hear that someone is on my side!

    Requiem did have a cool Predator though. I think Wolf was a redeeming quality of the movie.

    Indeed, he's one of the best aspects and still my favorite Predator character from the films.

    RidgeTop desperately wants Hicks and Xenomorphine to have a drinking problem.

    I expected them to do a better job keeping up with the rounds, I wanted to have a party! I didn't get drunk though, just got a good buzz going.

    Listened about an hour of it. Enjoying it so far.

    ... but when Corporal said that Requiem is more watchable than The Predator I experienced strong desire to turn it off, delete my account and nuke the entire site from orbit  :D

    ... once again I had that feeling when at the end RidgeTop tried to trick Corporal and Xenomorphine into saying that Requiem is better than The Predator.  >:(

    It's a totally valid perspective to like The Predator more, to each their own, and don't let us ribbing on a movie harm your enjoyment of it. There are things that The Predator does well and when we get around to doing that one, I'll have some praise for it along with my thrashing.
  15. Voodoo Magic
    What I learned during this AvP Requiem Commentary:

    * The Resident Evil series - what's good, what's bad.
    * Universal Studios and the adjacent parks.
    * What housing conditions are like in London and Los Angeles.
    * The smell of L.A.!
    * Xenomorphine loves to interrupt Hicks..... a lot!
    * RidgeTop desperately wants Hicks and Xenomorphine to have a drinking problem.
    * Hicks is an overachiever and gets criticized for it... by the drunk guy!
    * It takes two beers for Hicks to start referring to me as "Voodoo Predator".
    * Oh, and I learned a little bit about the actual film AvP Requiem.

     :laugh:

    Great commentary guys. I definitely had fun, even though RidgeTop's taste in movies is making the rest of us Requiem fans look a bit questionable!  ;D

  16. Still Collating...
    I loved this! I'd listen to commentaries from you guys for all the films. Enjoyed this a lot. Damn Hicks, you really prepare seriously, even for a movie like this. And I have to agree with RidgeTop, I think AVP:R is better than The Predator by a long shot.
  17. Corporal Hicks
    Listened about an hour of it. Enjoying it so far.

    ... but when Corporal said that Requiem is more watchable than The Predator I experienced strong desire to turn it off, delete my account and nuke the entire site from orbit  :D

    ... once again I had that feeling when at the end RidgeTop tried to trick Corporal and Xenomorphine into saying that Requiem is better than The Predator.  >:(

    Ha. It was just how I found the experiences lately. I'd been struggling to rewatch The Predator when doing prep for the last podcast. I found myself not struggling while doing it for this. I fully believe TP to be an objectively better film, but they're both still very bad for me.
  18. PVC
    Hi. Predator's fans.   Few years ago avpr was a crap for me as avp. But when I saw The Predator , suddenly avpr was a little bite better.  Anything is better than this 88 millions $ movie   Yes , avpr is not great , but at least they tried. It wasn't bad on purpose. Yes Bob avpr is a masterpiece next to predator. You re right   Poor actors playing tought guys. Poor music   Poor everything    A 88 millions $ poop ......
    Regards   Thanks for your passion C Hicks
  19. Corporal Hicks
    Is this going to be released as a podcast ?

    In so much as it's on the podcast rss feed, yes, but that's it.

    New drinking game: take a shot every time Xenomorphine says, "Hello, pregnant Sue!", every time RidgeTop tries to defend certain aspects of the movie, every time RidgeTop mentions booze, or every time Hicks sounds annoyed as hell.

    I sounded annoyed???

    Quote
    I would love to see some podcasts where you comment on fan content. *cough, cough* Please look at my audiobook. :P :laugh:

    Ha. I need to download them to listen to in the car.

    Quote
    If you do a commentary on Predator 2, you have to get Voodoo on. That'll be priceless.

    The plan is to do all of them, but we're starting at the bottom and working up. Likely The Predator next.


    One thing is for sure, after all these podcasts I can say that Ridgetop and I do not share the same taste in movies. lol.

    Great job guys, it was a fun listen! :)

    Thank f**k for that! His taste is questionable - at best.  :P Glad you enjoyed it though!
  20. 426Buddy
    But The Predator is a better film than AvPR, made more competently anyway. I tried to watch AvPR with this commentary but I ended up just listening to the commentary only lol.

    Either way I probably won't be watching either film again for atleast the next several years.
  21. Kradan
    Listened about an hour of it. Enjoying it so far.

    ... but when Corporal said that Requiem is more watchable than The Predator I experienced strong desire to turn it off, delete my account and nuke the entire site from orbit  :D

    ... once again I had that feeling when at the end RidgeTop tried to trick Corporal and Xenomorphine into saying that Requiem is better than The Predator.  >:(
  22. FHGD
    I wonder sometimes if AVP 2004 was rated-R and the theatrical release was the unrated version but with practical blood and no CGI blood, also have the Predators look better especially in the face. Would fans of been more forgiving?
  23. TheSailingRabbit
    New drinking game: take a shot every time Xenomorphine says, "Hello, pregnant Sue!", every time RidgeTop tries to defend certain aspects of the movie, every time RidgeTop mentions booze, or every time Hicks sounds annoyed as hell.

    I would love to see some podcasts where you comment on fan content. *cough, cough* Please look at my audiobook. :P :laugh:

    If you do a commentary on Predator 2, you have to get Voodoo on. That'll be priceless.
  24. 426Buddy
    It wasn't negative! Ridgetop just really likes the film and AP and Xenomorphine do their best to stay positive,

    One thing is for sure, after all these podcasts I can say that Ridgetop and I do not share the same taste in movies. lol.

    Great job guys, it was a fun listen! :)
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