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Release: Apr 20, 2008 - Author: KoRn - Translator: Victor - external link: IMDB
All Predators on board of a space-ship are killed by a Predalien and the ship crashes down in the woods of Colorado.
A cleaner is sent from the Predator planet to contain the problem of the Aliens roaming free now, and to try and dispose of the dangerous enemy. The people of a small town near the site of the crash can do nothing against the two creatures and have no other option than to fight for their lives.

With Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem one of the most longed for sequels hit the cinemas. Almost no other species in film business fascinates people more than these two extraterrestrial creatures. The first movie was longingly awaited by the fans, but disappointed many through the outrageous story, the flat characters and for an Alien- and Predator movie way too ungory action. This, at least, had been corrected later by the Unrated Version through the use of CGI blood.
The sequel is not able to satisfy completely, either. Here too, we find mediocre actors and a story bound to not win any awards. AvP 2 is an action movie of the newest kind. Too little blood is not something the movie can be accused of. But thanks to the shaking camera so en vogue these days and cuts almost provoking epileptic seizures, the viewer has a hard time following the shown action at all. Another flaw was that the movie had such a high contrast in cinemas, so that scenes playing at night or in badly lighted rooms were hardly recognizable. Whether this could be secret censorship of the MPAA to dim the violence, remains speculation. However, the movie is much brighter on DVD, which certainly adds to the overall value of the movie.
On April 15th the R-Rated as well as the Unrated DVD hit the stores in the USA. The Unrated Version fleshes out the storyline for the Predators as well as the humans. Some plot-holes were fixed and some new splatter effects have been added. So the Unrated is clearly superior to the R-Rated. The only possible advantage of the R-Rated is, the movie can be viewed in Widescreen (2.40:1) as well as in Full Screen (1.33:1), which might be convenient for people without a Widescreen television.


Unrated: 01:40.59 Min. NTSC incl. ending credits
R-Rated: 01:33.41 Min. NTSC incl. ending credits

Unrated: 01:36.00 Min. NTSC without ending credits
R-Rated: 01:29.15 Min. NTSC without ending credits

Comparison between the US-DVD: 20th Century Fox (R-Rated) and the US-DVD: 20th Century Fox (Unrated).


Overall amount of 34 cuts = 463 seconds (7 Min. 43 Sec. NTSC)

Note: Due to the movie being as dark as it is, numerous screenshots had to be brightened extremely. They look rather washed out but do not represent the actual image quality of the movie.



Comparison screenshots from the R-Rated Version in Widescreen and Full Screen:


Widescreen:
Full Screen:



Note from the translator: Since the dialogue parts were in German language in the original cut report, the translation of said parts are my own interpretation and do not necessarily match the English dialogue actually spoken in the movie
Alternative footage:
Time index RR: 00.50
Time index UR: 00.50

The Extended Cut shows the Predators mothership while the R-Rated shows a smaller spaceship.
No time difference


R-Rated:
Unrated:




Alternative cut:
Time index RR: 00.59
Time index UR: 00.59

R-Rated:
The camera zooms in on the killed Predator from the first movie. A cut follows after five seconds. We see another Predator walking through the ship, followed by a shot of two Facehuggers in liquid-filled jars. Then another scene of two Predators in the ship. Back to the dead Predator lying on a bier. Suddenly the Predalien Chestburster breaks out of the corpse.
25 sec.



Unrated:
The scene only contains one single shot. The camera zooms in on the dead Predator slower than in the R-Rated, then the Chestburster breaks free.
17 sec.




Alternative footage:
Time index RR: 01.26
Time index UR: 01.24

R-Rated:
The small Predator spaceship flies towards earth.
5,5 sec.



Unrated:
The mothership flies past Saturn. The smaller ships undocks and flies towards the sun and the earth.
21,5 sec.




Unrated:
01.49
The Predalien continues to crawl out of its shell.
10 sec.



Unrated:
01.59
Now follow the scenes that were in the R-Rated during the birth of the Chestburster. We see another Predator walking through the ship, followed by a shot of two Facehuggers in liquid-filled jars. Then another scene of two Predators in the ship.
10 sec.



R-Rated:
05.11
On the Predator planet one of the hunters receives the emergency call from the crashed spaceship. In the R-Rated we see what happened on board. How the Predalien killed the crew and brought down the ship is not contained in the Unrated.
13 sec.




Alternative footage:
Time index RR: 07.13
Time index UR: 07.42

R-Rated:
The scene with the cop in his car begins a bit earlier.
2 sec.



Unrated:
07.58
Sheriff Morales and Dallas Howard talking:
Sheriff: "Can I ask you something? Do you regret what you've done?"
Dallas: "No! Do you think I would"
Sheriff: "I think three years is a long time."
Dallas says nothing and looks out of the window.
20 sec.



Unrated:
15.07
After the Chestburster broke through the boy's chest, a close-up of both has been added.
2 sec.




Alternative footage:
Time index RR: 19.14
Time index UR: 19.29

Alternative shots have been used for the scene of the Predalien devouring the homeless in the sewer tunnel. In the R-Rated we see the monster from behind, while in the Unrated we see a close-up of the woman's lower body.
No time difference

R-Rated:
Unrated:




Alternative footage:
Time index RR: 20.50
Time index UR: 21.19

As the Predator explores the crashed ship, different shots have been used. The Unrated contains a shot of the ship in Predator view.
1 sec. time difference

R-Rated:
Unrated:




Unrated:
21.34
The Predator sits longer over his fallen comrade. Then he loosens his and the dead Predators breathing gas tubes and takes off his mask. He looks around the ship, then takes off the dead Predators mask and puts it on himself. Now he sees what has happened on the ship. We see the scene from the R-Rated (05:51), in which the Predalien kills the crew. After that he takes the mask off again. And this is where the R-Rated continues.
68 sec.



Unrated:
22.51
The scene of the hunter taking a sample begins earlier. We see him taking some sort of syringe.
12 sec.



Unrated:
25.56
After Kelly and her husband have taken her daughter to bed, the scene continues in the Unrated. He sits on the couch with a glass of wine. She approaches from behind and hugs him.
Tim: "Hey."
Kelly: "You took good care of her."
Tim: "She missed you."
Kelly: "She's mad because I left her."
Tim: "Molly just needs a little time."
Kelly: "Maybe I made a mistake."
Tim: "Hey, no! You didn't make any mistake. We both missed you."
Kelly: "I missed you, too."
39 sec.



Unrated:
29.43
Sheriff Morales and a few helpers want to search the woods for the missing persons. Darcy Benson, whose husband and son have disappeared, approaches.
Darcy: "I haven't heard of them."
Sheriff: "We're looking for them."
Darcy: "They might be hurt."
Sheriff: "Or already on their way home. Okay folks, back to your cars."
Darcy: "Eddie, my family is out there."
Sheriff: "And we will find them. Let us work. It's much too dangerous out there for you tonight."
Helper: "We'll take care of ourselves, Sheriff. We will continue to search, whether you like it or not."
39 sec.



Unrated:
34.00
Additional scene in the restaurant. Dallas watches the news, where the anchorwoman talks about the disappearance of Buddy and Sam Benson. Cut to Tim and Kelly being served their meals. He calls his daughter to the table.
19 sec.



Unrated:
34.38
Before the Sheriff enters the restaurant, we see a woman looking at Dallas. He looks back, then lowers his eyes.
6 sec.




Alternative cut:
Time index RR: 33.46
Time index UR: 38.41

The scene of Jessy and Ricky talking beside his Pick-up about him always looking at her in school has been put into different places in both versions. Since the scenes are completely identical, there are no screenshots provided here.
No time difference




Unrated:
45.19
As Sheriff Morales and Dallas are talking about the dead man that has been found, Dallas asks whether the Sheriff has already told the dead man's wife. Morales shakes his head.
6 sec.



Alternative cut:
Time index RR: 43.27
Time index UR: 46.49

In the R-Rated we see the face of the dead worker. In the Unrated we see the Predator jumping over the handrail.
No time difference

R-Rated:
Unrated:




Unrated:
46.52
One of the workers calls his colleague over the radio. He walks up the stairs and finds the corpse. He hears a noise, looks up and sees the camouflaged Predator. The hunter sees him, his eyes flash and the worker runs for his life.
25 sec.



Alternative cut:
Time index RR: 43.30
Time index UR: 47.19

Now we see the same scene as above, only vice versa.
In the R-Rated, the Predator jumps over the handrail. In the Unrated, we see the face of the dead worker.
No time difference

R-Rated:
Unrated:




Alternative footage:
Time index RR: 47.16
Time index UR: 50.10

As the Predalien kills the teenager in the swimming pool, blood splatters in the Unrated and the water turns red.
No time difference

R-Rated:
Unrated:




Unrated:
51.54
Sheriff Morales and Dallas are sitting in the car. Over the radio they hear about an incident at the power plant.
Sheriff: "Roger, we'll be there in 10 minutes."
Dallas: "You're gonna tell me, what the hell's going on?"
Sheriff: "There was an explosion at the power plant."
Dallas: "Great, the day keeps getting better."
19 sec.



Unrated:
55.41
The scene with Sheriff Morales and Dallas walking along the pool has been extended; they find blood-trails of a killed person.
24 sec.



Alternative footage:
Time index RR: 51.54
Time index UR: 57.14

In the Unrated, something chews on the waitress' head in the Off. In the R-Rated we see Darcy walking towards the swing door.
7 sec. time difference

R-Rated:
Unrated:




Alternative footage:
Time index RR: 51.57
Time index UR: 57.27

In the R-Rated Darcy finds the waitress lying in the kitchen with a burst stomach. She runs away screaming and we see the open body from the side.
In the Unrated the camera remains on Darcy opening the swing door. Something slips through the door. The she discovers the waitress. Her stomach is open and some Chestbursters are hissing and moving around in it. She runs away screaming. An additional scene shows her running through the restaurant.
5 sec. time difference

R-Rated:
Unrated:



Unrated:
57.41
After Kelly's husband has been killed, we see her and her daughter running through the darkness.
11 sec.



Unrated:
58.18
As Kelly and her daughter run across the cemetery, they meet an old man. He calls them over.
Molly: "Mommy, we lost him."
Old man: "Shh, quiet..."
Molly: "Mommy, I'm scared."
Kelly: "Shh, it's alright. Everything's gonna be fine."
Old man: "Have you seen one? Me, too."
26 sec.




Alternative footage:
Time index RR: 52.42
Time index UR: 58.58

Unrated
The Predator screams loud after giving himself some medical attention. The Unrated continues here.
Molly: "Mommy, why did you leave Daddy behind?"
Old man: "Quiet now!"
Kelly: "Take out that cigarette and seek cover."
Old man: "Fuck you, I'm not gonna hide."
The Predator hears the "Fuck you" and takes aim.
Kelly: "You're gonna kill us all!"
Molly: "I wanna go home."
Old man: "Shut her up."
Molly: "I want Daddy."
Old man: "Shut her up, or I swear to God I'll..."
The Predators laser rests on the man's head. The next moment his head is blown right off. Kelly covers her daughter. She looks over to the man's corpse and sees his revolver. She wants to take it but the Predator is already scanning the body. She leaves the weapon behind, takes her daughter and runs. The Predator stays behind and watches them.
53 sec.



R-Rated
The complete "Old man" part is missing. We see the Predator watching the highway after his treatment.
10 sec.




Alternative footage:
Time index RR: 00:56.05
Time index UR: 01:03.37

In the R-Rated, an Alien bites into a soldier's head. Cut to blood splattering against the windshield.
The Unrated only contains one longer shot. The soldier's head bashes against the windshield.
No time difference


R-Rated:
Unrated:




Unrated:
01:03.53
A soldier is killed by an Alien. The blood splattering from the scene above ha been integrated here.
1 sec.



Unrated:
01:04.54
In the gun shop, Dallas says to the Hippies Hippies: "Grab yourself some rifles." Then cut to his brother.
3 sec.



Unrated:
01:06.52
Additional scene of the Predalien strangling a nurse.
2 sec.



Unrated:
01:19.17
Additional scene of the fugitives walking through the hospital.
2 sec.




Alternative footage:
Time index RR: 00:56.05
Time index UR: 01:22.39

As Jessy is pinned to the wall by the Predator's throwing blade, her severed lower body slides down in the Unrated, accompanied by matching sound effects.
In the R-Rated, she remains in one piece.
No time difference



R-Rated:
Unrated:




Unrated:
01:26.35
Kelly shoots at the Aliens and escapes with the others. Dallas shoots as well with the Predator gun.
14 sec.





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