- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 5, 2007
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1979 -
Best Visual Effects
Sight and Sound - 09/01/1979
"...ALIEN outshines all competition in the luminous splendour of its photography..."
Variety - 05/23/1979
"...An old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by the expert technical craftsmanship....[Weaver] carries it off well..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 11/01/2003
"...Ridley Scott was a force to be reckoned with..."
Total Film - 11/01/2003
"...With its cliché-confounding cast and plotting, roughneck sensibility and star-making turn from Weaver, ALIEN rewards repeat viewing..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/29/2003
"...Scott's film still shreds nerves....At once graphically elegant and viscerally effective, the future conjured up by Scott was dystopian to the core..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/07/2003
"...In ALIEN, you can hear lessons for the sci-fi future in a great milestone from the recent past..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/26/2003
"Ridley Scott's 1979 movie is a great original."
Premiere - 04/01/2004
"Weaver's Ripley revolutionized women's roles by introducing the female action hero..."
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Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release: May 25, 1979.
- Theatrical Rerelease: October 29, 2003.
- For ALIEN: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT, the original negative was restored and digitally remastered. In addition, director Ridley Scott reviewed archival footage not included in the original and chose specific never-before-seen footage to include in this special version of the film.