Alien-Collectors Edition

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Contains the classic 1979 theatrical version and the all-new 2003 director's cut, digitally restored and recut by Ridley Scott!

When the crew of the space-tug Nostromo answers a distress signal from a desolate planet, they discover a deadly life form that breeds within a human host. And so the horror begins - a horror which will end the lives of six crewmembers and alter the life of the seventh forever. Sigourney Weaver stars as Ellen Ripley in one of the most suspenseful and powerful science fiction films of all time.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40233870
UPC 024543098508
UPC 14 00024543098508
Format DVD
Release Date 5/24/2005
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Keywords
Adventure
Alien Attacks
Alien Encounters
Alien Life Forms
Aliens
Blockbuster
Classic
Essential Cinema
Live-Action
Recommended
Science-Fiction
Space
Space Exploration
Spaceships
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
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.
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
Directors
Ridley Scott
Actors
Ian Holm
John Hurt
Sigourney Weaver
Tom Skerritt
Cast & Crew
Dan O'Bannon - Writer/Story
Harry Dean Stanton - Actor
Ian Holm - Actor
Jerry Goldsmith - Musical Score
John Hurt - Actor
Ridley Scott - Director
Ronald Shusett - Executive Producer
Ronald Shusett - Writer/Story
Sigourney Weaver - Actor
Tom Skerritt - Actor
Veronica Cartwright - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1979
Catalog ID 2009850
UPC 00024543098508
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 129 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Reviews
ReviewSource VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Review Terse direction, stunning sets and special effects, and a well-seasoned cast save this from being an
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ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource The Motion Picture Guide
Review A murderous life form terrorizes the crew of an outer-space mineral tanker. Owing quite a bit to How
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Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Alien
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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The Motion Picture Guide ...a visual feast...
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever Weaver is exceptional as Ripley...
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