AlienDirector: Ridley Scott, Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright
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"In space, no one can hear you scream." A close encounter of the third kind becomes a Jaws-style nightmare when an alien invades a spacecraft in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic. On the way home from a mission for the Company, the Nostromo's crew is woken up from hibernation by the ship's Mother computer to answer a distress signal from a nearby planet. Capt. Dallas's (Tom Skerritt) rescue team discovers a bizarre pod field, but things get even stranger when a face-hugging creature bursts out of a pod and attaches itself to Kane (John Hurt). Over the objections of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), science officer Ash (Ian Holm) lets Kane back on the ship. The acid-blooded incubus detaches itself from an apparently recovered Kane, but an alien erupts from Kane's stomach and escapes. The alien starts stalking the humans, pitting Dallas and his crew (and cat) against a malevolent killing machine that also has a protector in the nefarious Company.
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- 20th Century Fox
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- [Wide Screen]
Cast & Crew
|Sigourney Weaver||Ellen Ripley|
|Harry Dean Stanton||Brett|
|Nick Allder||Special Effects|
|Adrian Biddle||Camera Operator|
|Roger Christian||Art Director|
|Roger Dicken||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Leslie Dilley||Art Director,Production Designer|
|Anton Furst||Production Designer|
|Jerry Goldsmith||Score Composer|
|Paul Ibbetson||Asst. Director|
|Brian Johnson||Special Effects|
|Bernard Lodge||Special Effects|
|John Mollo||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Lionel Newman||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Dan O'Bannon||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Carlo Rambaldi||Special Effects|
|Michael Seymour||Production Designer|
|Ronald Shusett||Executive Producer,Original Story|
|Ian Whittaker||Set Decoration/Design|
1. Main Titles
2. Early to Rise
3. Rough Landing
4. Walking Distance
5. Dead a Long Time
6. Eggs or Something
7. A Wonderful Defense Mechanism
8. Missing a Guest
9. Taking Off
10. Last Supper
11. Seek and Destroy
12. "Here Kitty"
13. No Blood, No Dallas
14. A Confrontation With Ash
15. Priority One
16. Scared Stiff
17. Desruct System Activated
18. T-Minus Thirty Seconds
19. The Last Survivors
20. End Titles
English Dolby Surround
English 5.1 Surround
French Dolby Surround
Captions & Subtitles
Director Commentary by Ridley Scott
Lambert Confronts Ripley
Ripley and Parker
Planning the Search
A Quick Glimpse
Ripley Reassures Lambert
Airlock Sequence Part 1
Airlock Sequence Part 2
The Cocoon Sequence
Art and Photo Gallery
Conceptual Art: H.R. Giger
Jean "Moebius" Giraud
Storyboards: Ridley Scott
Promotional Art and Photos
Isolated Audio Tracks
Original Film Score
Alternate Music and Production Sound
Rise and Shine: Following His Awakening From Hypersleep, Kane Arrives in the Mess to Prepare Breakfast for the Others
Alien Attacks Lambert: This Reveal of the Alien as Lambert Secures Supplies for the Escape Shuttle Was Omitted Because It Violated Ridley Scott's Desire to Hide the Alien's Human Configuration
Play Both Outtakes
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From the tone, soundtrack, set designs, art style in the backgrounds, creepy vibe, creature design and of course that cinematography, makes this worth watching. Especially if you're a horror movie fan.
I did not get the product advertised by the picture, as I merely got a standard version of Alien, whose picture did not match the 35th anniversary one advertised. They merely send you the standard blu ray from 2014 which looks nothing like the picture above.
this is the debut of ALIEN. 1st time away from the Anthology. i like 2 get the ALIEN BLU-RAY even though i have the whole series of the Anthology, its would be cool to have them individually together. who would scream only 4 the ALIEN 2 hear U?
What follows are the thoughts of someone who doesn't watch or love horror movies, so please keep that in mind. Alien is a beautiful film: every scene is a work of art. The set, the cinematography, the acting---everything worked seamlessly to create the sense of isolation in space, of ominous danger and slow-building suspense. But as much as I recognized that fact, I didn't feel it while I was watching. I was too busy grinding my teeth in aggravation at all the stupid decisions everyone kept making. I understand that's kind of the point of many horror movies---people make stupid decisions that eventually get themselves (almost) killed---and I was impressed that Alien at least offered an explanation for the majority of those stupid decisions. But by then I'd already spent most of the film unable to suspend my disbelief. So while this was enjoyable as a horror and sci-fi classic, it's not a movie I think I'll be raving about to anyone or watching again.
I recently saw the first film in this terrifying quadrilogy, and I was not disappointed. The special effects were great back in 1979, and they still hold out fairly well today. The acting was marvalous, the directing was absolutely phenominal, and the aliens... WOW!!! They actually look like what one might think an alien would look like!!! I would reccommend this film to any sci-fi/horror fan with a strong stomach(the only reason I say this is because there are some disturbing jump-scenes which might gross-out a person who is not used to seeing more mature horror/sci-fi films.) All in all, a great film. But, if you are considering letting your tweens see it alone, I suggest you watch it first, just in case you object to any of the content, even though there is nothing really that bad to object to.
Alien set the trend for monster movies, not just sci-fi horror, or sci-fi. The sense of isolation, coldness of space, and desperation made this into one of the most memorable movies ever made. So many of the techniques created here have been rehacked in hundreds of movies since. Think of all the films that have a scene with some monster slobbering inches from some potential victim. It's old news now, but it was new and horrifying when this came out in theaters. The dark set design, creatures, and cinematography around Geiger's artwork was a first. Now every scary space movie has that dark brown tone.
Except for the first time I saw the Exorsist, this movie scared the bejesus out me. It deserves it's place of scariest movie ever. And Ripley has become my personal icon; she alone survived.
This has to be one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever! I couldn't take my eyes off of it.
Nothing beats an original as it breaks all the rules that are sacred. The film Alien, at the same time, set the standards of space which still hasn't or ever likely will ever be seen again. Visually stunning, H.R. Giger's bio-mechanical designs are unique, never to be duplicated.
Whenever I think of Alien I always think of that dinner scene and what became of that guy's stomach's fate. I never got to see the whole thing and finally did and man this really is quite scary and well made movie though a certain scene seemed a little fake and you can tell. I actually saw the Director's cut so not sure what the original version was exactly like. Its the story of a group of people who head to earth but arrive on a planet and thus have one creepy ass stowaway ever. Those aliens that hatched from the egg and went after John Hurt's character, was disgusting. I always wondered where that quote " Kill me kill me" came from after seeing it on an episode of south park (yes that Towlie episode) and was speechless when I heard it in the movie (don't ask me why). Though I think it appeared in Alien Resurrection thought not entirely sure. Signorney Weaver did a really good job as Ellen Ripley. When the Alien didn't appear you get nervous at when he or she is about to appear. That's what I got from the movie and how when the alien came charging at the guy and they looked on the screen telling him to get out and he tried to find a way that was a really intense moment next to when they're in that large room with water pouring down from the chains and the alien gets that one guy i actually jumped and covered my eyes. The first movie I saw in the series was Aliens then Alien 3, Alien Resurrection and finally Alien.