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Alien (1979) Movie Information

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Ridley Scott


Sigourney Weaver
Tom Skerritt
Ian Holm
John Hurt
Harry Dean Stanton
Veronica Cartwright





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A space mining ship investigates an SOS on a distant planet. The crew explores and finds a creature?s hive colony and when one of the eggs is hatched the crew has to fend for their lives. The movie stars Sigourney Weaver.

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Matthew Brady 01/10/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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No one can hear you scream in space.alien. okay is this movie good or Bad well I can say it is good.this film as good visual effects and good score.

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John 10/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A masterpiece. Scott grounds his sci-fi/horror in a gritty reality that makes this super scary, and the intensity doesn't let up. There isn't a moment in this that isn't pure gold. Sci-fi/horror was, and still is, a well-established sub-genre, but nothing before, or since, in my opinion, has such an understanding of what the sub-genre is; in fact, Alien is a defining film for sci-fi/horror, as it reset the benchmark, which not many others have reached, and none, including the other films in the franchise, have ever surpassed. Alien is an absolute gem, that can still make my poor heart race and scare the living bejesus out of me!

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dukeakasmudge 07/31/2011 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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I never realized how good of a movie Aliens was until I watched it the other day for the 2nd time ever.I think the 1st time was when it 1st came out & I have no clue why I didn't like it then.I'm not into Sci Fi flicks at all but Aliens has to be 1 of the best I've seen.It kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish

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07/08/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

It's suspenseful! It's scary! It's Alien!

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I saw this film for the first time a couple of hours ago, so don't judge me.

I personally loved Prometheus. Other raged about the film because it wasn't the prequel to Alien that they wanted. I personally had never seen any of the Alien films, so I went in completely blind and didn't view it as a prequel, but as an original science-fiction film by visual master Sir Ridley Scott.
Let's start with the negative: I think the weak point of this movie is the pacing. They spend waaaay too much time in the beginning, spanning almost a third of the movie's runtime to get things going. They have a designated length, and they could have filled it with something to help the story, but instead we got half an hour of computers whirring. At least we got to know the characters.

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02/11/2012 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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The crew of commercial towing vehicle Nostromo investigate a signal from an unexplored planet and unleash a hostile organism. Once again, Ridley Scott creates a totally believable future environment and another classic of modern cinema. Scott uses suspense and atmosphere to gain the desired effect and it is an object lesson to gore-obsessed horror directors everywhere; less is definitely more. Considering the "alien" is essentially a stunt man in a rubber suit, Scott's use of lighting and sparse screen time for the creature makes it far more terrifying than a hundred CGI monsters. Giger's designs are more akin to sculpted works of art than mere special effects and the crew feel like real people having real conversations, who just happen to also be on a spaceship; even the obviously now an...

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03/09/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Originally entitled 'Star Beast', the film Alien follows the hideous escapade of the crew of the spaceship Nostromo. After landing on an alien planet, one of the team is attacked by a mysterious and monstrous entity which has attatched itself to his face. After some time, and after a hazardous experiment in which a medical crew tried to remove the creature only to find it has acidic blood, it falls off, dead. Soon after, the infected crew-member dies in a bloody display as another monster bursts from his chest cavity and slithers away. After much deliberation, it is decided to hunt he fiendish creature, but to the crews horror, it has grown into an adult in less than a few hours. The alien Xenomorph then proceeds to kill the crew as they try to hunt it, save for Ellen Ripley, who ...

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