Rent Alien (1979)

4.4 of 5 from 331 ratings
1h 52min
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Synopsis:
"Alien" is the first movie of one of the most popular sagas in science fiction history, and introduces Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, the iron-willed woman destined to battle the galaxy's ultimate creature. The terror begin when the crew of the spaceship Nostromo investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and makes a horrifying discovery - a life form that breeds within a human host. Now the crew must fight now only for its survival, but for the survival of all mankind.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Bolaji Badejo, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill
Voiced By:
Helen Horton
Writers:
Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett
Others:
Denys Ayling, Nick Allder, H.R. Giger
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Classics, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
Awards:

1980 BAFTA Best Production Design

1980 BAFTA Best Sound

1980 Oscar Best Visual Effects

BBFC:
Release Date:
15/05/2000
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Out-takes
  • Commentary by Ridley Scott
  • Artwork & Photo Galleries
  • Isolated Original Score
  • Alternate Music Track
  • Interactive Menus
  • Deleted Scenes
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/10/2010
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Includes original version and director's cut
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Final theatrical Isolated Score
  • Composoer's Original Isolated Score
  • Deleted Scenes
  • MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience
Disc 1:
This disc includes main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following special feature:
- Making the Alien Anthology
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following special feature:
- Alien Anthology Archives
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/04/2019
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Includes the 1979 Theatrical Version and 2003 Director's Cut!
  • Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Cast and Crew
  • Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott
  • Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Composer's Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes

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Reviews (1) of Alien

Intense, claustrophobic atmosphere of tension, unease and menace - Alien review by RP

Spoiler Alert
19/06/2015

Superb 1970s sci-fi film, never bettered. Despite its reputation, this is not a horror film – there is very little on-screen blood and gore with the sole exception of *that* scene. This film made the reputations of both Sigourney Weaver and director Ridley Scott. Scott went on to make (among other superb films) 'Blade Runner' and the less-appreciated 'Black Rain', both of which use similar stylish dark and brooding visual surroundings shown here.

'Alien' immerses the viewer in an intense, claustrophobic atmosphere of tension, unease and menace which never lets up until the very end. Highly recommended - 5/5 stars

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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