The Alien Saga
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2002
Director: Brent Zacky
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 014381-064629
Running time: 1:50 (110 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 14, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#1944)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 04, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
ALIEN burst onto the scene in 1979 with a strong female lead (Sigourney Weaver as Ripley) battling the ultimate biomechanical creature. The brilliant and terrifying result reinvented the horror/sci-fi genre.

This award-winning feature-length documentary serves as the definitive story of how a dark, nightmarish screenplay became one of the most successful – and celebrated – film franchises in Hollywood history. THE ALIEN SAGA also examines the sexual and mythic origins of its subject with compelling interviews, never-before-seen outtakes and extensive highlights from all four big-screen incarnations.
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Misc.
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Genres
Television
Documentary
Science-Fiction
Studios
Production Studios:
 • 20th Century Fox
 • Prometheus Entertainment
Media Companies:
 • Image Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Tags
Various
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Screen tests
Crew
Direction
Brent Zacky....Director
Production
Kevin Burns....Executive Producer
Brent Zacky....Producer
Cast
John Hurt....Himself/Narrator (voice)
Jay Benedict....Deleted footage from Alien (1979) (uncredited)
Michael Biehn....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
Martin Bower....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
James Cameron....Himself (1997 interview) (uncredited)
Veronica Cartwright....Herself/interviewee (uncredited)
Ron Cobb....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
Holly De Jong....Herself (deleted footage from Aliens) (uncredited)
Brad Dourif....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
H. R. Giger....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
David Giler....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
Alec Gillis....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
Harry Harris....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
Ray Hassett....Alien (1979) screen test footage (uncredited)
Carrie Henn....Herself/interviewee (uncredited)
Christopher Henn....Deleted footage from Alien (1979) (uncredited)
Lance Henriksen....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Jeunet....Himself (Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Alan Ladd, Jr.....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
Dan O'Bannon....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
Eddie Powell....Himself (Alien (1979) preproduction (uncredited)
Ridley Scott....Himself (1991 interview) (uncredited)
Ronald Shusett....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
Tom Skerritt....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
Peter Voysey....Himself (preproduction footage of Alien)
Sigourney Weaver....Herself/interviewee (also 'Alien (1979) (uncredited)
Joss Whedon....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)
Tom Woodruff, Jr.....Himself/interviewee (uncredited)