Alien (Blu-ray) R

In space no one can hear you scream.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 10, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: 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
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English, French, Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 4.0 - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , &
Performer:
Directed by
Edited by &
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Cinematography by
Story by
Produced by , &

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1979 - Best Visual Effects

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh97%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 118

Upright94%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 458,982
Rating: 5/5 -- An real classic, that rare case of top cast, top script, top directing, top set and practice effects, everything. In terms of tense sci-fi horrors, it's hard to top Alien. Full Review
hoganreviews.co.uk
Feb 1, 2019
...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...
Variety
May 23, 1979
...In ALIEN, you can hear lessons for the sci-fi future in a great milestone from the recent past...
Entertainment Weekly
Nov 7, 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...
Los Angeles Times
Oct 29, 2003
This film is one of the best of its genre. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 7, 2019
...Ridley Scott was a force to be reckoned with...
Movieline's Hollywood Life
Nov 1, 2003
This gorgeous, leisurely horror film expresses a spectacularly British xenophobia, a parenthetical nightmare of invasion envisioned between an awakening (at the start of the film) and a return to sleep (at its close). Full Review
Sight and Sound
Mar 4, 2019

Product Description:

Director Ridley Scott's breakthough film, an immensely successful blend of horror and science fiction, is a classic in both genres and spawned a host of sequels and imitators. Starring Sigourney Weaver as warrant officer Ellen Ripley, ALIEN focuses on the crew of the space cargo ship Nostromo, which lands on a moribund planet in response to a faint SOS. Inside a crashed ship, the crew members come upon strange pods, one of which spews forth a repellently fleshy insectile creature that locks on to the face of the unlucky Kane (John Hurt). Despite Ripley's advice, science officer Ash (Ian Holm) allows Kane to return to the ship, where the creature finally releases its grip. Soon, however, in one of the film's most infamous scenes, one of its offspring explodes horribly from Kane's stomach and scurries away. Dallas (Tom Skerritt), the vessel's captain, leads the others in a search for the rapidly growing, acid-dripping alien before it can cut them down--one by one.

A triumph of art direction, set design, and special effects, ALIEN gains much of its impact from the contrast between the bleak, antiseptic beauty of the space vessel's interior and the primordial horror of the alien, a brilliantly original fusion of insect, man, and machine designed by Swiss surrealist painter H.R. Giger. The top-notch cast also includes Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto, and Harry Dean Stanton.

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Production Notes:

  • 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.

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