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Alien (1979)

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Tom Skerritt Tom Skerritt
Dallas
John Hurt John Hurt
Kane
Ian Holm Ian Holm
Ash
Yaphet Kotto Yaphet Kotto
Parker


Written by
Dan O Dan O'Bannon
(story) and
Ronald Shusett Ronald Shusett
(story)


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The Original Alien.

12 years, 10 months ago at Nov 20 22:32
6 votes
Ash: Ripley, for God's sake, this is the first time that we've encountered a species like this. It has to go back. All sorts of tests have to be made.
Ripley: Ash, are you kidding? This thing bled acid. Who knows what it's gonna do when it's dead?
Ash: I think it's safe to assume it isn't a zombie.

A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant plane... read more

Utterly hair-raising horror film

9 years, 3 months ago at Jun 17 10:37
4 votes
"You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility."

A benchmark in the science fiction genre, 1979's Alien is a simple "Jaws in space" idea which was executed with phenomenal filmmaking prowess. Alien arrived two years after the first Star Wars, and it served as a hard-hitting reminder that not ... read more

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8 years, 9 months ago at Nov 23 17:30
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I believe that when discussing the awesomeness of Ridley Scott, the argument always, and I mean always, comes down to just two films: Alien and Blade Runner. Both masterpieces in their genre (both are sci-fi) and both are some of the greatest films ever made. I seen and heard of this conversation so many times that there should be a Team Alien and Team Blade Runner now, so that fans can finally st... read more
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Release date: 22 June 1979
UPC: 086162104398
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“This is easily one of the greatest sci-fi horror films of all time. Though it's concept is really not much but a slasher on a spaceship, it's an incredibly tense, artful thrill ride. There's a fantastic cast, but it's really the magnificent set and creature design that make this the memorable classic it is. The ship itself is just as much a character as the roles played by the actors. It's a twisting, darkly lit labyrinth of smoke, flashing lights and creaky machinery. Truly a terrifying place to be pursued and trapped with a rapidly evolving monster. And no one need make introductions for the Xenomorph, to this day the nastiest, most terrifying alien ever shown on screen. There's also no shortage of iconic scenes, such as the "chestburster" sequence, the discovery of the alien "pilot" etc” read more

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