Original Australian One Sheet Poster Alien Directors Cut
Fox released the Director's Cut in theaters on October 31, 2003. The "Director's Cut" restored roughly four minutes of deleted footage while cutting about five minutes of other material, leaving it about a minute shorter than the theatrical cut. Many of the changes were minor, such as altered sound effects, while the restored footage included the scene in which Ripley discovers the cocooned Dallas and Brett during her escape of the Nostromo. Ridley Scott has tended to favour the original 1979 release but has since said both versions are equally as good.