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Alien (1979)

Cast: Tom Skerritt, Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, more...
Director: Ridley Scott, Ridley Scott
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Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Foreign, Horror, Science Fiction , Aliens, Robots & Cyborgs, Killer Critters, UK
Running Time: 116 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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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' (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, All Movie Guide

Please rent Alien Quadrilogy: Alien to see this film.

GreenCine Member Reviews

Trust me, my screams were easily heard. by MLouv April 22, 2002 - 3:24 PM PDT
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful
Definitely my favorite sci-fi movie, hands down. Ridley Scott, of Blade Runner and Gladiator fame, combines every major aspect of a good horror film into one swirling mass of tension and sheer terror that seems to last with you weeks after seeing it. He uses isolation, conflict within the crew, claustrophobia, fire, monsters, shadows, sets, and of course you can't forget Giger's masterworks of bizzare alien flesh structures.


It's actually, by today's standards, not very "gory", though is far more frightening than anything that's come out in the last few years.

A better pick over Aliens for those of us who can appreciate a work of art.

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