Giger's Alien - Volume IV

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  1. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    With Alien as my personal No. 1 SciFi franchise, I am bound to love the Cinemaquette Version of the Eighth Passenger. I'll do a Review on this piece eventually so for now let me just say that my favourite designs are of course Giger's biomechanical take as well as the canine and most violent version from A3. Yes that's right, I liked Alien 3 very much (the Director's Cut) because to me the franchise was always about the thin line between humanity and remorseless technocracy which was resembled best in Alien and A3. Aliens (while a great movie) exaggerated the former aspect while AvP does the latter.
    Anyways, if you're still in the market for either the Cinemaquette Alien or Sideshow's Alien 3 Maquette, I wanted to share these great offers from Moby Disc Records 5TH Anniversary Sale.
    They have the CM Alien for a whopping 999,-EUR and the Sideshow Alien 3 Maquette for 599,-EUR while supplies last.
     
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    Alien 3 is not a bad movie at all. It just had the unfortunate task of following Aliens. The well documented heavy handedness by Fox didn't help things either.
    The story of how Ridley Scott chose Giger's Necronomicon IV as the basis for the Alien is very interesting. And I have to say it is well worth reviewing the special features on the Quadroligy - especially the commentary track. I am quite a fan of Ridley Scott's commentaries, and his one for Alien and Blade Runner final cut rank up there with my favourites. The Alien commentary is full of really useful information.
     
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    Special thanks Lars for sharing this with us!A great opportunity...especially as these are very hard to obtain!
    You are a swell guy,key master! ;)
     
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    Here is another image of mine - freshly taken. No blood: no Dallas.
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    I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies. :crazy:
     
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    Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility...
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    A beauty it is... :yes:
     
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    The Alien my Love... great photo Steve! :top:
     
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    Nice photo, Steve.
     
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    Thanks all. I have just moved up in to the World of "better cameras" with a Nikon D60 SLR. It is a great camera, really easy to pick up. Even some of the advanced features are quite accessible for a novice like myself. And it has a lot of other ways to taken decent photos without having to have lots of natural daylight and a flash.
    It seems to be able to take an almost limitless amount of pictures -so repeated experimentation is not punished by the need to continually be wiping photos from the memory and starting over. I also picked up a tripod at the same time, and I find that, over most else, helps to improve the overall picture.
    I can't wait to use it on the Predator!
     
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    The latest update tells us Cinemaquette are expecting delivery within the next two weeks.
    So you may not have too long a wait.
    It's also interesting to note some US stores appear to now be charging those whom have preordered this piece.
     
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    Uhmm, I think I accidentily deleted Steve's last post here. Computer at work lagged me over the wrong button. Sorry! :blush:
     
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    Lars wrote 1 hour earlier »
    Uhmm, I think I accidentily deleted Steve's last post here. Computer at work lagged me over the wrong button. Sorry! :blush:


    You clearly have WAY too much power here Lars
     
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    jet_force_juno wrote 15 hours earlier »
    You clearly have WAY too much power here Lars


    I know, I know! I changed my sig to reflect it so nobody gets caught offguard!
    Anyhow, now that you have that new Nikon of yours, what's your excuse for not having posted new collection pics? :king:
     
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  16. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    For those of us not schooled in other languages Lars perhaps you wouldn't mind translating the sig?
    I think my post said that I had entered the world of "better cameras" with a Nikon D60, which I was finding "very accessible", with "some very nice pre-set modes as well as some delightful advanced options".
    I have some pics of the collection as it is now - but someone closed the "Collections" thread. :angry:
     
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    Sorry I take it back. I see now that you are adding pics in to the collection thread as and when. I'll email you some later Lars.
     
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    jet_force_juno wrote 19 minutes earlier »
    Sorry I take it back. I see now that you are adding pics in to the collection thread as and when. I'll email you some later Lars.


    Yeah I wanted to keep it free of discussion clutter, so just open a new thread so we can discuss your pics and I will add them to the Sticky. :flowerpower:
    jet_force_juno wrote 24 minutes earlier »
    For those of us not schooled in other languages Lars perhaps you wouldn't mind translating the sig?

    Phil is the french expert here. :angel:
     
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    jet_force_juno wrote 24 minutes earlier »
    For those of us not schooled in other languages Lars perhaps you wouldn't mind translating the sig?


    Phil is the french expert here. :angel:
     
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    jet_force_juno wrote 24 minutes earlier »
    For those of us not schooled in other languages Lars perhaps you wouldn't mind translating the sig?


    Phil is the french expert here. :angel:

    ...LOL...Steve,I'm thinking Lars is making allusion on a statement you did earlier(about he having WAY too much power)...
    losely translated it says: "I am King and I can do anything." :king:
     
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