DVD 116 mins IMDB 8.4 (77,874 votes) top 250: #57
Alien - 20th Anniversary Edition
20th Century Fox (1979)
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(11/5/2005 )

John Wood
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA  /  English

Sigourney Weaver Ripley
Veronica Cartwright Lambert
Ian Holm Ash
John Hurt Kane
Yaphet Kotto Parker
Tom Skerritt Dallas
Harry Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton Brett
Bolaji Badejo Alien
Helen Horton Mother (voice)
Eddie Powell Alien (uncredited)

Director Ridley Scott; James Cameron
Producer Gordon Carroll; David Giler; Walter Hill
Writer Dan O'Bannon; Ronald Shusett
Cinematography Derek Vanlint
Musician Jerry Goldsmith
User Credit 1 David Crowther; Terry Rawlings; Peter Weatherley
User Credit 2 John Mollo

The First Chapter In The Powerful And Terrifying "Alien Science Fiction Saga!

Alien is the first movie of one of the most popular sagas in science fiction history, and introduces Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, the iron-willed woman destined to battle the galaxy's ultimate creature.

The terror begins when the crew of the spaceship Nostromo investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and makes a horrifying discovery - a life form that breeds within a human host. Now the crew must fight not only for its own survival, but for the survival of all mankind.

Edition Details
Edition 20th Anniversary Edition
Barcode 086162000751
Region Region 1
Chapters 20
Release Date 6/1/1999
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Interactive Menus
Theatrical Trailers
Scene Selection
Audio Commentary By Rip Scott
Deleted Scenes
Artwork And Photo Galleries
Original Storyboards
Isolated Original Score
Alternate Music Track
DVD-ROM Enhancements: Screensaver
Web Links
THX Certified
Personal Details
Purchase Date 11/5/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Sci-fi violence/gore and language. (director's cut)
User Text 2 Just one can kill seven.
Links DVD Empire
Amazon US
Internet Movie Database

Trivia: Among some of the ingredients of the alien costume are Plasticine and Rolls Royce motor parts. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: During Parker's fight with Ash, the sleeve on his right shoulder suddenly becomes torn and a safety pin is visible holding it together. In the next shot we see his shirt intact and we see Ash tearing it. (more)

[first lines]
Brett: This is the worst shit I've ever seen, man.
Parker: Have you got any biscuits over there?
Ripley: Here's some cornbread.
Parker: Cornbread. Yeah.
Lambert: I am cold.
Parker: Still with us Brett?
Brett: Right.
Kane: I feel dead.
Parker: Anybody ever tell you you look dead, man?

Awards: Won Oscar. Another 11 wins & 18 nominations (more)