Alien 3 Deleted Scenes

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

Alien 3 Production Stills, Pictures…

Changing Hosts
In the comic adaptation of Alien 3, there’s a new scene at the beginning. The EEV crashes in the water on the planet and after Newt drowns in her cryotube, the embryonic chestburster crawls out of her mouth. It then crawls to Ripley (who is not in her cryotube) and enters her mouth to further develop. The comic adaptation was taken from an earlier script of the movie so this was most likely never filmed.

 Alien 3 Deleted Scenes

Ripley in Cryotube
From the DVD and trading cards, there is a shot of Ripley in her broken Cryotube that was not in the final film.

 Alien 3 Deleted Scenes

Super Facehugger
There’s some production stills on the DVD (and also on some trading cards) showing Murphy discovering the Facehugger that impregnated the ox. Frank suggests that it’s a jellyfish from the beach and Murphy tosses it away. We see a glimpse of the Super Facehugger in the Assembly cut but there’s no closeups of it like there is below and Frank never responds.

Basement Terror
In the scene where Ripley finds the alien in the basement, there was some footage taken out. The Alien hits Ripley’s pipe away and she falls back onto the ground. The Alien looks at Ripley and then bolts away. On card 27 of the Star Pics cardset, it says, “I startled it from its nest inside the infirmary air ducts. My only weapon, a heavy lead pipe, was useless. The Alien batted it out of my hand like a matchstick, then crept toward me. But it didn’t attack. I didn’t think it would. Not when I had its queen gestating inside me.” In the script, Ripley shows no fear when she finds the Alien at the rusty Hydro-Converter. She says, “You fucker,” and rams her pipe into the Alien, which reacts with a huge roar and cry. Ripley yells, “Come on fucker – kill me!” She hits the Alien again with her pipe and then the creature knocks it away. They stare at each other for a long frozen moment and then the Alien leaves. Ripley says, “Bastard.”

 Alien 3 Deleted Scenes

 Alien 3 Deleted Scenes

Dillon’s Ending
Originally, Dillon was not killed before the lead was poured and the company arrived before the alien was killed. Dillon helps Ripley to the top of the mold and she reaches down to help him up as seen in the theatrical release. The Alien is too close though so Dillon fights it with his axe. Morse pours the lead and Bishop II shouts, “Don’t do it! No!” The lead drives the Alien back into the mold and Dillon is able to get away. Morse says to Bishop II, “Eat shit — you miserable fucker!” Ripley notices that the company has arrived and shouts, “They’re here!” Dillon looks at Bishop II and Ripley grabs him saying, “Keep your promise!” Dillon asks, “You mean it?” Ripley replies, “Yes! I’ve got it inside me! Quit fucking around!” He puts his hands around her throat but he hesitates. She yells, “Do it!” Dillon says, “I can’t, I can’t do it.” He looks at her pleadingly and then his face turns to horror as the alien, which has reappeared in the mold, pulls him under the lead. It’s not known if any of this was filmed but it was in the script.

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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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