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Learn more about Alien (Blu-ray):

Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 220420676
UPC: 024543711193
UPC 14: 00024543711193
Sales Rank: 5881
Rating: Game Rating Code
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In Space No One Can Hear You Scream.
The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, "Aliens

"...practically perfect in every way.  Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"...utterly unforgettable...  David Litton, Movie Eye
"...oozes gore and greatness.  Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"...a landmark film...  William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Editor's Note
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.

Features

Video Features Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/6/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 116 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1979
Video UPC UPC: 00024543711193
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Harry Dean Stanton
Video Cast Info Ian Holm
Video Cast Info Veronica Cartwright
Video Cast Info John Hurt
Video Cast Info Yaphet Kotto
Video Cast Info Sigourney Weaver
Video Cast Info Tom Skerritt
Video Cast Info Dan O'Bannon - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Jerry Goldsmith - Composer
Video Cast Info Derek Vanlint - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Carlo Rambaldi - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Bernard Lodge - Special Effects
Video Cast Info David Giler - Producer
Video Cast Info Walter Hill - Producer
Video Cast Info Michael Seymour - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Dan O'Bannon - Story
Video Cast Info Gordon Carroll - Producer
Video Cast Info Terry Rawlings - Editor
Video Cast Info Ian Whittaker - Set Designer
Video Cast Info Ronald Shusett - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Peter Weatherly - Editor
Video Cast Info John Mollo - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info H. R. Giger - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Roger Dicken - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Ridley Scott - Director

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"...ALIEN outshines all competition in the luminous splendour of its photography..." 09/01/1979 p.258-9

Variety
"...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..." 05/23/1979

Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...Ridley Scott was a force to be reckoned with..." 11/01/2003 p.117

Total Film
"...With its cliché-confounding cast and plotting, roughneck sensibility and star-making turn from Weaver, ALIEN rewards repeat viewing..." 11/01/2003 p.106

Los Angeles Times
"...Scott's film still shreds nerves....At once graphically elegant and viscerally effective, the future conjured up by Scott was dystopian to the core..." 10/29/2003 p.C3

Entertainment Weekly
"...In ALIEN, you can hear lessons for the sci-fi future in a great milestone from the recent past..." 11/07/2003 p.52

Chicago Sun-Times
"Ridley Scott's 1979 movie is a great original." 10/26/2003 p.5

Premiere
"Weaver's Ripley revolutionized women's roles by introducing the female action hero..." 04/01/2004 p.71

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