Alien R

In space no one can hear you scream.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 7, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: 20Th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1979 - Best Visual Effects

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh97%

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Total Count: 118

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 458,982
Rating: 3.5/4 -- This is a screamingly spooky sci-fi tale with more than a few echoes of "The Thing" but echoes which enhance rather than detract. Full Review
New York Daily News
May 25, 2016
...ALIEN outshines all competition in the luminous splendour of its photography...
Sight and Sound
Sep 1, 1979
Rating: 4/4 -- Seen again a quarter-century later, we marvel at how the filmmaker generates so much tension and sweat with a bare minimum of moving parts. Full Review
Globe and Mail
Jun 30, 2015
Rating: 5/5 -- Ridley Scott slowly drains every droplet of hope from his audience as the tension rises in a crescendo, his camera lingering for an age on the crew's desperate faces. Even after multiple watches it remains brutally frightening. (4k restoration) Full Review
Caution Spoilers
Feb 27, 2019
...Ridley Scott was a force to be reckoned with...
Movieline's Hollywood Life
Nov 1, 2003
Rating: 5/5 -- After 40 years, this sci-fi horror masterpiece still feels lethally contemporary. Full Review
Guardian
Mar 1, 2019
...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

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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  • UPC: 024543982517
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