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  • Manufacturer: 20th Century Fox
  • UPC #024543711193
  • Model #024543711193

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    Plot
      "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. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Science Fiction
    Movie Level Themes
      Space Travel, Robots and Androids, Evil Aliens
    Movie Level Tones
      Paranoid, Visceral, Claustrophobic, Ominous, Gruesome, Chilly, Menacing

    DVD Features

    • Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Cast and Crew
    • Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (Theatrical Version Only)
    • Introduction by Ridley Scott (Director's Cut Only)
    • Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
    • Composer's Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
    • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    Awards
    • 1979--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Roger Christian-Nominee
    • 1979--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Michael Seymour-Nominee
    • 1979--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, H.R. Giger-Winner
    • 1979--British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Michael Seymour-Winner
    • 1979--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Ian Whittaker-Nominee
    • 1979--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Nick Allder-Winner
    • 1979--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Carlo Rambaldi-Winner
    • 1979--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Brian Johnson-Winner
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    Review

      Combining science fiction with horror, Swiss artist H.R. Giger's alien design and Carlo Rambaldi's visual effects creepily meld technology with corporeality, creating a claustrophobic environment that is coldly mechanical yet horribly anthropomorphized, like the metallic monster itself. Director Ridley Scott keeps the alien out of full view, hiding it in the dark or camouflaging it in the workings of the Nostromo. Signs of '70s cultural upheaval permeate Alien's future world, from the relationship between corporate capitalism and rapacious monstrosity to the heterogeneous crew and Ripley's forceful horror heroine. The intense frights and gross-outs, however, are credited with making Alien one of the biggest hits of 1979 (it premiered on the two-year anniversary of Star Wars); Giger, Rambaldi, et al. won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Alien went on to spawn three genre-bending sequels (and reconditioned Ripleys): exceptional '80s actioner Aliens (1986), dark prison drama Alien 3 (1992), and exotically grotesque Alien Resurrection (1997). With its atmospheric isolation, implacable monster, and whiff of social conscience, Alien stands as one of the more thoughtful yet utterly terrifying horror films of the 1970s. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi


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