Alien 3 Deleted Scenes

Posted by Darkness on July 7, 2007 (Updated: 17-Sep-2020)

Alien 3 Workprint

This section covers the infamous workprint of Alien 3 that was made before the theatrical release in 1992. This version has no music throughout and it’s only available on VHS with poor picture and sound quality. There’s two great articles on the net that cover the Alien 3 Workprint. These are:

  • AbsoluteAvP – Alien 3 Workprint – Written by SM. This covers the changes from the workprint to the theatrical but doesn’t take the 2003 Special Edition into account.
  • AMR – Alien 3 Cut Scenes – Written by Nathan. Again, this is very detailed and uses script extracts. This article, however, takes the 2003 Special Edition into account and scenes are clearly marked if they come from the workprint or the special edition.

This article isn’t as detailed as those two. It’s more of a summary with pictures but this section only includes scenes that weren’t in either the theatrical version OR the special edition version. All pictures below apart from one are from the special edition version just to give you an idea of where they are in the workprint. This is because the workprint is really bad quality. You can download the Alien 3 Workprint here (1.1GB).

Sulaco
There’s a short scene that didn’t make it into either the theatrical or assembly version. It’s a shot of a monitor in the Sulaco in the opening sequence.

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Murphy Singing

When Murphy is in the tunnels, he sings along to the ‘Rolling Stones’ song “Painted Black,” and not the theatrical version song; “In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)” by ‘Zager and Evans.’

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Remembering Murphy

Golic, Rains, and Boggs walk away, Golic says, “Into the dark. And a machines open a store. What are you looking for? Underwear. Cigarettes. Deodorant.” Rains says, “Deodorant, that’s a good idea.” This scene follows the scene in the Assembly cut (See Remembering Murphy).

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Andrews Debriefing

When Andrews is informing the prisoners of the facts in the cafeteria just after Clemens is killed, there is some additional dialog and some alternate footage that is not included in either release. Andrews says, “At 14:00 hours, prisoners Boggs, Rains, and Golic left on a routine foraging mission in the underground network.” Also, when Ripley interrupts him later, she says, “It’s here,” twice.

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Junior

Junior sacrifices himself by leading the alien to the toxic chamber room where the alien kills him. In the assembly version they removed the sound effect when he dies. You can also hear the alien screaming and trying to get out.

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Golic’s Escape

This is a short scene with Golic grabbing the fire extinguisher that he used to knock out Morse.

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Company’s Message

A slightly different scene with 85 and Ripley, It starts with new messages from 85 reporting deaths of Andrews, Clemens and eleven inmates. The monitor shots are arranged differently from the assembly cut.

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Alien’s Liberation

There is a different scene of Golic’s death. When he enters the toxic waste chamber you can hear the alien in the background and later Golic screaming when he dies.

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Motivating the Prisoners

Some slightly different dialog when Ripley and Dillon are talking to the prisoners. Ripley says, “What makes you think they’re going to care about a bunch of lifers who found god on the ass-end of space. You think they’re going to allow you to interfere with their weapons research? They think we’re crud and they don’t give a damn about one mate of yours that died. Not one.”

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Luring the Beast

In the scenes where the prisoners are running through the tunnels trying to lure the alien into the leadworks there were several scenes taken out. There’s some extra dialog between the prisoners as they are running and another prisoner, Kevin, says, “Section 29 closed,” before he shouts, “This thing is really pissed off!”

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Dillon & Troy

In another scene, Jude yells, “Get a fuckin’ move on!” Dillon shouts, “Troy! Troy! Help them! Help them!” Troy just looks around and then runs off. This scene is in the Assembly cut though in the workprint there is some additional dialog from Dillon.

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Jude’s Scissors

In another scene, Dillon finds Troy’s body as he walks down one of the corridors, and he says, “Troy.” He stands over the body for a while and then moves on. Following that scene is another with Jude, who is carrying scissors, and Morse running down a corridor. Jude slips on something and falls on the ground. Morse stops and shouts, “Get up!” He walks back to Jude with his torch to see what happened. Jude says, “For fuck’s sake,” and looks at his hands which are covered with blood. He looks up and screams. His screams echo to the piston chamber where Ripley can hear them.

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Jude’s Death
This is a new extended version of Jude’s death with some new footage.

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Company’s Arrival
The scene starts off with Ripley discovering the remains of Eric, the cook. When the company arrives and 85 welcomes them, there was some footage left out from both releases. Aaron says, “I tried to tell them,” and one of the company men asks, “Have you seen the beast?” Aaron replies, “Yes sir. Horrible. Unbelievable. She’s got one inside her.” Bishop II says, “We know that,” and behind him a large cage is set down. Aaron looks back and then turns around. He says, “You’re going to need a bigger cage than that.”

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Suicidal Ripley
Ripley was originally more suicidal in the scene where she grabs the Alien’s tail and Dillon pulls her back. She yells, “Kill me! Kill me! Come on!” Dillon shouts, “Come on!” He also yells, “This is our last stand!”

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Alien’s Demise
When the Alien leaps out of the lead, there was a line cut in which Morse says, “Oh fuck!” The scene where Morse tells Ripley to turn on the sprinklers was originally very different. Ripley thinks of activating the sprinklers by herself and before doing so she says, “For the last time.” There was also some shots of the Alien removed.

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Ripley’s Death
Bishop II says, “Please, trust me. Let me help you. Hmm?” Following this line, is a very long shot of Ripley as she struggles to decide. During the pause, there are shots of Bishop II, Aaron and the company man, and Morse. Finally, Ripley answers, “No,”

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What Are You Doing?
There is an added scene of Ripley walking on the platform and Bishop II asking, “What are you doing?” He asks the question again as seen in the theatrical version. Ripley’s fall is a little longer and there is no chestburster emerging from her. There’s a shot of Morse looking over the molten pit. The final scenes are arranged differently. First we see the video screen closing shots before we see the empty cryotubes and ending with Ripley’s final transmission.

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Other Minor Workprint Scenes

  • Murphy’s voiceover of “what kind of animal would do this to a dog” is noticeably different.
  • Clemens says Fury 161 was a 1000 convict facility, rather than a 5000 convict facility.
  • Superintendent Andrews Eulogy is one continuous shot, and is much clearer It also starts immediately, overlapping the establishing shots of the furnace area.
  • Dillon’s Eulogy has no collage of characters, and there are no edits of the chestburster bursting from the dog.
  • When Clemens briefs Ripley on Fury 161’s history, there is no shot of Ripley saying “I’ve been out here a long time.” Instead, it just shows Ripley’s face.
  • The hiss of the Alien is much clearer, and I found it extremely more obvious that the Alien ‘spit’ acid into Murphy.
  • Clemens’ line of “Nobody else would employ me” (and other lines) are dubbed differently.
  • Dillon really screams to Morse to “Pour the Lead” while he is being eaten. He yells it several times to Morse, up to where the lead is actually poured.

Move onto Part 4 (Production Stills…etc) of Alien 3 Deleted Scenes.

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Comments: 4
  1. Am I the only one who prefers the directors cut?? There were some good ideas and scenes from the assembly cut, but overall I think the directors cut is better. The same goes for the whole Alien franchise there is a reason why those scenes don’t make it at all in the first place. I saw Camrons Aliens with the cut scenes and I thought the cut scenes were terrible, awkward and at times cringing and it disrupted the flow of the movie. As for Alien 3,yes the characters seemed more developed but the directors version or cinema version was better. Firstly because the dog made much more sense than an ox and the ox scene was a contradiction to the whole Alien mythology and life cycle, how can the Alien be born out of an ox? when the ox was found dead? The Alien needs the host to be alive, when Ripley asked Dilon to kill her, how would that have stopped the queen from still bursting out? so that is clear contradiction plus it is well known that the alien needs the host to stay alive in order to feed off its nutrients until it is capable of leaving the body, but in the assembly cut the ox was found dead! so that just made the assembly cut totally invalid just with that one scene alone!. So the dog scene made more sense plus the alien resembled more of a dog than a a dame ox and to further make a clown out of the Aliens the guy pics up the dead face hugger and says “and what shall I do with this?” I found that stupid. Furthermore, there was no mention or scene of Spike the dog in the assembly cut then why do we see a scene with the guy cleaning out the ventilation shaft shouting out for “Spike” who the hell is spike? when it was never showcased in the assembly cut, only those who have seen the directors cut know who that poor dog was. Finally, the ending was terrible she jumps off and goes straight into the lava and the end ta taa. It seemed almost comical. However, in the directors cut we see the queen come out in mid air and she grabs it and hugs and you feel this sense of connection of love for the creature that has haunted her all her life. To end, I think Alien 3 with all the crazy shit that it went through was a great film and made perfect sense to me to kill off newt and co. It seemed more real and authentic that when you thought things couldn’t get bad they just did and imagine newt in a prison tagging along with Ripley moaning every 2 seconds like she did in Aliens, plus this was supposed to be a perfect ending that in the end the Alien won it finally got her but than she turns around and sticks a middle finger at the company and the Alien as she sacrifices herself thus we did not need newt or hicks this was supposed to be an ending to all the pain and suffering Ripley suffered, dying for what she believed in which was to protect humanity from such a dangerous life form it was an ending to all her suffering, now I can’t see newt jumping in with her holding hands. Thus this is were the chapter ended for Ripley, they could have made more Alien movies post Alien 3 but left Ripley out of it instead some idiot had an idea to re clone Ripley in some comedy called Alien resurrection, I get shivers every time I mention that movie. It should have been a new crew or a new hero or do a prequel which is closer to something like Alien Isolation where Amanda Ripley comes looking for her mum now that would be a movie! why is it the gamers always get it right!!


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