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      Alien

      R Released May 25, 1979 1h 57m Sci-Fi Horror TRAILER for Alien: 45th Anniversary Re-Release Trailer 1 List Alien: 45th Anniversary Re-Release Trailer 1 Alien: 45th Anniversary Re-Release Trailer 1 0:33 Alien: Trailer 1 Alien: Trailer 1 1:10 View more videos
      93% Tomatometer 201 Reviews 94% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      A modern classic, Alien blends science fiction, horror and bleak poetry into a seamless whole.

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      Jack Kroll Newsweek Alien will scare the peanuts right out of your M&M's. It was about time someone made a science-fiction thriller that thrills... and just boils everything down to the pure, ravishingly vulgar essence of fright. Nov 16, 2023 Full Review Elston Brooks Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com You can have Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and 2001. I'll take Alien. Nov 16, 2023 Full Review Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer Miss Weaver, a New York actress making her film debut, makes the most of the opportunity without overdoing it. She suggests toughness and fear in equal measure. Nov 16, 2023 Full Review Sarah Vincent AwardsWatch Human beings mostly die in the order of how much they acquiesced to the company without complaint, and even the robot and alien are not immune. Only the rebel, Ripley, and Jonesy, a cat who is the embodiment of a being who is never subservient, survive. Jun 14, 2024 Full Review Trace Thurman Horror Queers Podcast A masterpiece of sci-fi horror. Rated: 4.5/5 May 28, 2024 Full Review Joe Lipsett Horror Queers Podcast A towering technical achievement; an all-time Final Girl; creature design for the gods. Alien is the complete package. 5/5 - no notes. Rated: 5/5 May 22, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Aaron Bacchus A Horror Classic. The beat in the series. A must watch for all !!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/24/24 Full Review Peter H Oh, so that’s why it’s among the “greatest films of all time.” Weaver is mesmerizing, but it was the relentless cleverness of the filmmaking which truly won me over. Scott’s direction earns every approbation it’s received. A finely tuned set design draws you in, then once he’s got you in his clenches, he whips the audience into a fervor. This film takes its time yet takes no breaks, forcing you into its march, drumming up a total immersion.
I was fortunate enough to experience this for the first time in the theater (for an anniversary showing) and walk in without any knowledge of the story: it seemed like a glimpse of 1979. Every heartbeat rang thunderous, each scene felt combustible. Alien is physiognomically gritty and fiercely original; a rousing explosion, a terrorfest. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/21/24 Full Review HR G An absolute masterpiece. Practical effects still hold to this day and look better than anything that is done these days with CGI. A must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/18/24 Full Review Alex M 8.7/10 That's it. That's my review. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/18/24 Full Review Joshua J What can you say? A classic. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/17/24 Full Review Abel T A great movie go watch it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/16/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma.
      Director
      Ridley Scott
      Producer
      David Giler, Gordon Carroll, Walter Hill
      Screenwriter
      Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox, Brandywine Productions
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 25, 1979, Wide
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Apr 26, 2024
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 2, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $82.6M
      Runtime
      1h 57m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Magnetic Stereo 6 Track, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1), 70mm
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