The section covers various AvP Movie deleted scenes that were seen on the DVD. Part 2 of the article is about production stills, trailers etc which contained missing scenes that were not seen in Alien vs Predator.
DVD Deleted Scenes
Scenes listed here were found on the DVD.
Antarctica 1904 (Source: R1 DVD, R1 Unrated DVD, R2 Extreme DVD)
This was the new scene that was in the extended version of AvP. It shows the whaling station in 1904, and a whaler is being chased. He finds a building to hide in but a Predator de-cloaks in front of him. As the camera cuts to the Predator’s vision, there’s another creature in the room. It switches to alien vision and the alien leaps towards him. The movie then cuts to the opening titles and proceeds from there like the theatrical version.
The Pizza Man (Source: R2 Extreme DVD)
There’s an extended scene scene at the beginning at the satellite monitoring station. Right before the heat bloom in Antarctica is detected, pizzas are delivered there. Notice Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff make a cameo appearance as the guys who are eating the pizza.
The Other Mexico (Source: R1 DVD, R1 Unrated DVD, R2 Extreme DVD)
After Sebastian finds the bottle cap, he asks Juan, the person who funds the archeological dig, for another month for them to find something. Juan tells them they can’t and he’ll get another team to find what he’s looking for. In the commentary, Paul Anderson says this scene went on for too long in terms of pacing. There was apparently a false-scare when Sebastian is in the cave but it didn’t work according to Anderson. The scene was also cut down because it weakened Sebastian’s character a little bit.
The Sister (Source: R1 Unrated DVD, R2 Extreme DVD)
Lex and Miller are on the helicopter and Lex talks about her father training pilots and about her sister who moved to Florida. Paul Anderson says this scene was cut because the audience already knows why Lex is an expert in her field due to the introduction scene of her climbing the mountain.
Beakers (Source: R1 Unrated DVD)
Thomas tells Sebastian that Weyland’s cheque cleared. Then a shot of Miller starting the engine on one of the ploughs. Verheiden tells Miller to get off and tells Lex to keep the beakers away from the equipment. Miller doesn’t understand what Verheiden means by beakers.
O Sole Mio (Source: R2 Extreme DVD)
Lex and Sebastian are on the plough heading to the whaling station and Lex asks about Sebastian’s bottle cap. Sebastian tells her it’s a valuable archeological find.
The Scorpion (Source: R1 Unrated DVD, R2 Extreme DVD)
Lex and Miller are looking at some bones when they hear a noise from somewhere. Lex, Sebastian and Thomas explore a little further and discover a fossilized Facehugger which Sebastian believes to be some kind of scorpion. Paul Anderson cut this scene because “it was a foreshadowing that came too late” – we had already seen the Alien Queen wake up prior to this scene.
The Predators Split Up Story (Source: R2 Extreme DVD)
The three Predators make their way to where their shoulder cannons are in the pyramid but instead they find them gone. They split up and go after the humans. Paul Anderson cut this scene because it “demystified” the predators and made them less scary if we knew what they were doing.
Actually It’s Doctor (Source: R1 Unrated DVD, R2 Extreme DVD)
Miller and Verheiden are trapped in a section of the pyramid, Verheiden is rambling and Miller tells him to calm down. Miller explains they’re not dead yet and Verheiden replied with “Well, thanks, Professor”. Miller goes on to state that he’s a doctor.
Connor’s Death (Source: R1 DVD & R1 Unrated DVD)
In the theatrical version, we never saw what happened to Connors in the shaft but the scene has been extended and it now reveals he was dragged away by an Alien.
Making History (Source: R1 Unrated DVD, R2 Extreme DVD)
Weyland is looking at one of the predators’ shoulder cannons and is surprised that it hadn’t been damaged. Max talks to Weyland about one of their men dying and Weyland explains that the person died trying to make history.
Weyland’s Death (Source: R1 Unrated DVD)
Lex and Sebastian argue about saving Weyland. CGI blood has also been added to Weyland’s mouth after he has been stabbed by the Scar Predator.
Miller Gets Caught (Source: R1 Unrated DVD & Script)
After being dragged away by an alien, Miller manages to escape and reach the staircase where Weyland had been killed. Two aliens are watching Miller as he looks at Weyland’s body.
The duct opens up into a larger chamber. Miller crawls out and stands. He slowly moves into… the staircase. Miller sees something, walks over to it. It’s Weyland’s dead body. High Angle looking down on Miller in the foreground something moves. High up in the chamber above the staircase are Aliens preparing to attack the unsuspecting scientist.
Teenager (Source: R1 Unrated DVD, R2 Extreme DVD)
Sebastian explains the three predators in the pyramid are in fact teenagers and this is some kind of ritual they have to go through to prove that they’re worthy.
Love Scene (Source: R1 Unrated DVD, R2 Extreme DVD)
Lex and Sebastian are running when they reach a wide gap. Lex almost falls off while Sebastian grabs her just in time. There’s a brief ‘moment’ between them. They go back the way they came only to be confronted by an alien. Then the scene carries on just like the film where they jump over the gap. This scene was cut to make the jump more dramatic so it appears that they jump across the gap when they first reach it instead of afterwards.
Predator Humor (Source: R1 DVD, R1 Unrated DVD, R2 Extreme DVD)
While making a shield for Lex out of an alien’s head, the predator touches a nerve in its brain deliberately forcing the alien’s inner jaw to spring out. Lex smiles at this when she realised what the predator did. It’s not hard to figure out why this scene was cut.
Most of the scenes listed above were found in the Unrated DVD but there were a few alterations to some scenes to add more CGI blood. They’re not really deleted scenes as such. The CGI blood was added especially for the Unrated DVD. Blood has been added to the blades when a Predator stabs one of the mercenaries on the surface. A little blood has been added when one of the mercenaries gets impaled by a spear. Blood also drips down by his feet. When Quinn is at the bottom of the shaft, the Scar Predator kills him and a lot more blood appears on the rocks than before; Blood is now present on Rousseau’s shirt and in her mouth prior to the Chestburster emerging. A lot more blood has been added to Stafford’s death when he’s caught inside a Predator’s net. Blood covers the net and when the Predator finally impales him with his Spear, you can now see a lot more blood flowing down the spear. For a more in-depth look at the Unrated DVD, check out the Theatrical vs Unrated page.
Move onto Part 2 of the Deleted Scenes article which covers production stills, script etc.
So Part 1 of this article covered DVD Deleted Scenes. Part 2 of the article covers production stills, trailers etc which contained missing scenes. The script is also a reference but I’ve not included anything from the movie novelization. That strays too far away from the movie.
Other Deleted Scenes
Scenes listed here were seen in production stills, teaser/trailers and/or the script but were not in the final film or the DVD deleted scenes.
Weyland on the Ice Breaker (Source: Production Still)
Weyland is leaning over the balcony on board the Ice Breaker.
Predators Waking Up (Source: AvP: The Creature Effects of ADI Book)
This scene was mentioned in the book “AvP: The Creature Effects of ADI”. There was going to be a scene featuring the Predators coming out of suspended animation. Third-scale models were built of the Predators but it was cut and probably never filmed.
Though it was eventually cut, a planned miniature scene featuring naked Predators rising from a suspended-animation-inducing pool of goo required the creation of an anatomically-correct third-scale Predator.
The Predator Ship (Source: Production Still & Script)
The scene pictured below comes just before the predators’ assembling their weaponry. It shows the three predators staring at Earth.
A long thin viewing window at the front of the spacecraft. Through it, an awesome VIEW of the Earth spread out below us. Standing against the window — THREE PREDATORS in SILHOUETTE, outlined against the blue green globe. Weapons in their hands. The HUNTERS, preparing for the HUNT.
Klaus & Quinn (Source: Script)
There’s an extended scene right before the three predators attack the mercenaries and the drillers on the surface. We find out why Klaus, one of the mercenaries, was out there. There’s some interaction between Klaus and Quinn. Quinn asks what he was doing out there and Klaus replies with “Following orders. Weyland wants this area secured.” Quinn then asks “From who?” and Klaus replies with “Claim jumpers. The Russians, the Chinese… another corporation. Anybody could be out there.” There’s another small scene in the shelter where Sven asks Mikkel “When are you going to get that heater started?” and Mikkel replies: “It’s coming …it’s coming.”
Scar Predator Turns (Source: Teaser Trailer)
After killing Weyland, Scar Predator turns towards the camera. You can make out Weyland’s body laying on the ground in the background.
Score One for the Beakers (Source: DVD Featurette “Facehugger & Eggs” & Script)
After Miller kills the leaping facehugger, he exclaims: ‘Score one for the beakers!’. This was taken out because the scene that explains what beakers are was also taken out earlier in the film.
Crawling Facehugger (Source: Online Featurette)
We can see a facehugger in the shot below crawling on somebody. This is most likely part of the flashback sequence with the women being sacrificed. In the film, you still see a facehugger on the woman but not from the angle below.
Looking for Targets in the Hive (Source: Production Stills)
As Lex and Scar make their way into the Hive, Lex stops to inspect the alien resin while Scar moves on with his laser on looking for enemies. This scene occurs just before they reach the Egg Chamber with the cocooned bodies of Sebastian, Verheiden and Miller.
Sebastian Facehugged (Source: Production Still)
A production still was released showing Sebastian with a facehugger attached to him. In the film, Lex reaches the Egg Chamber and Sebastian calls out to her but this was after he was facehugged.
Grid Alien vs Scar Predator (Source: Script)
Just after Lex kills one of the aliens with the piton gun, the Grid Alien attacks the Scar Predator. It’s unclear if this was filmed but it was in the script.
A second Alien, “Grid” appears and rushes the sled. Grid smashes the piton gun. Scar reaches for his throwing disc and drives it into Grid’s crown, wounding him badly. Acid blood pours from Grid’s wounds, splashing Scar and burning through Scar’s armor. Scar’s wounds are brutal but not deadly. Grid and Scar are locked in deadly combat. Grid is clawing at Scar, with blow after pounding blow. Scar throws Grid back against the wall of ice. Lex grabs Scar and they tumble back into the sled together.
Grid Alien Reaches the Surface (Source: Script & Trailer)
In the script, the final explosion doesn’t actually happen until after Lex and Scar have reached the surface. The Grid Alien reached the top of the tunnel but was killed when the predator’s self-destruct device initiated. In the film, the explosion happened when Lex and Scar were coming up on the sledge and it was implied that the Grid Alien was killed at the bottom of the tunnel. As you can see in the image below, the Grid Alien is on the surface with the hanging bodies behind it.
Far below, but with surprising speed, the Alien Queen is ascending the tunnel. Razor sharp claws cutting into the ice, giving her purchase. And clambering over her, even riding on top of her, are her children. Leading the hungry pack of ravenous aliens is GRID! Scar helps the groggy Lex to her feet. He pushes her on, running through the whaling station. Behind them, Grid appears at the mouth of the tunnel. CLOSE ON GRID. He is the first Alien to reach the surface. He HOWLS for Scar’s blood. This has been a personal grudge match between the two of them. He is about to leap forward when suddenly — The SCREEN WHITES OUT as the Predator Bomb finally explodes. The blast wave from the Predator Bomb hurtles up the tunnel. The snow around Grid’s feet vibrates with the force of the coming explosion. Grid turns back to look down the tunnel. The growing fireball is reflected in the shiny opaque dome of his head. Grid has only a moment to try and turn away before the fireball hits him with full force. He is BLOWN TO PIECES.
Scar Predator (Source: Trailer)
A scene I noticed in the trailer was the Scar Predator holding the spear with part of an alien’s tail at the end of it. In the film, Scar was running with this when the explosion happened but lost it when the whaling station collapsed. Perhaps, the scene below is related to the above scene when the Grid Alien reached the surface.
Scar Picking Up The Grid Alien’s Finger (Source: DVD Featurette “HBO Special ” & Script)
In the HBO Special featurette on the AvP DVD, the Scar Predator is seen holding the Grid Alien’s finger. You can also see part of the Alien in the bottom-right corner. This scene was most likely cut because the scene where the Grid Alien reached the surface was also cut. The script says:
The SNOW around them HISSES and melts where chunks of Alien carcass have landed. One of these chunks looks familiar. It’s a piece of Grid’s head — his signature pattern clearly visible. Scar leans down and picks something up. He carries it over to Lex. She still wears the Alien Tail Spear and Shield slung over her back. Lex is still dazed, and it takes a moment for her to realize what is happening. Scar pulls a trophy Alien finger from his belt…
Scar & The Predalien Chestburster (Source: Script & AvP: The Creature Effects of ADI Book)
In the script, after the Queen impales Scar at the end, Scar knew that there was a Predalien Chestburster inside of him and tries to stab himself in the chest.
Scar reaches for his ceremonial dagger, but is just too weak. Lex helps it into his hands, and for a moment Scar holds the blade before his own chest. Almost as if he intended to stab himself. It’s a striking image, but one that will make little sense until the end of the picture.
Scar (in Lex’s voice): The enemy of my enemy…
LEX: Is my friend.
And then Scar dies. The blade falling unused by his side.
There’s also a picture in the book “AvP: The Creature Effects of ADI”, where Paul Anderson is showing how to use the dagger: