Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Aliens: The Set Photography by Simon Ward

A new hardback photography book documenting the making of Aliens, the 1986 smash hit movie directed by James Cameron. Aliens: The Set Photography reveals a unique new perspective on the making of James Cameron's film as the focus shifts behind the cameras to capture the director, cast and crew as they bring the second action-packed instalment of the Alien saga to the big screen.

Released to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the movie, Aliens: The Set Photography features brand-new insights and memories from Carrie Henn (Newt) and Jenette Goldstein (Private Vasquez). With a wealth of never-before-seen pictures including casting publicity shots, behind-the-scenes between-take breaks, weapons, vehicles and much more, Aliens: The Set Photography acts as a sumptuous visual celebration of this sci-fi classic.

Titan are well known for publishing what can only be described as coffee table books on popular sci-fi and fantasy franchises, Aliens being just one of many. Aliens: The Set Photography depicts the various battles Ellen Ripley has with the alien beings who threaten humankind.

As it is part of the 30th Anniversary of James Cameron's Aliens movie, this is one of those books that has lots of photographs and sketches of what happened on the set and off it in amazing detail. For fans this will be a must get as their memory of the movie will still be fresh in their mind. Considered by many to be one of the classic sci-fi/horror movies of all time, its ground-breaking story of Ripley's journey to free herself from the alien killers in her wake.

With rare onset footage, chronicling Ripley's journey, there are also sketches from eminent designer and artist HR Giger, who set the standard for how the aliens looked. Showcased are behind the scenes shots, on set shots, in-between break shots and publicity stills that make this a book for serious fans to own.

As a hardback, it is perfect for pride of place in a serious Aliens fan's house, ready to show it to keen visitors.