Alien
20th Anniversary Ed.
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1979
Director: Ridley Scott
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 086162-000751
Running time: 1:57 (117 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: June 01, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#201)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 01, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
"Alien" is the first movie of one of the most popular sagas in science fiction history, and introduces Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, the iron-willed woman destined to battle the galaxy's ultimate creature.

The terror begins when the crew of the spaceship Nostromo investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and makes a horrifying discovery – a life form that breeds within a human host. Now the crew must fight not only for its own survival, but for the survival of all mankind.
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Horror
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Twentieth Century Fox
 • Brandywine Productions
 • Ronald Shusett Productions
Media Companies:
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Music Only  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Other  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Outtakes/Bloopers
 • Gallery
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • THX Certified
 • Closed Captioned
 • Isolated Production Track
Easter Eggs
From the main menu highlight “Extra Features” and then press the left arrow key to highlight the left window. Press “Enter” and you will see the production credits for this DVD. Now highlight “Scene Selections” from the main menu and press the right arrow key to highlight the other window. If you press “Enter” now, you will see the flightplans of the Nostromo and extensive crew information. Finally, go to the “Extra Features” submenu and arrow down until you highlight the acid puddle at the bottom of the screen. If you press “Enter” now you will be able to see Kane’s transmission of the alien’s lifecycle.
Crew
Direction
Ridley Scott....Director
Writing
Dan O'Bannon....Screenwriter
Dan O'Bannon....Story By
Ronald Shusett....Story By
Production
Ronald Shusett....Executive Producer
Gordon Carroll....Producer
David Giler....Producer
Walter Hill....Producer
Cinematography
Derek Vanlint....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Terry Rawlings....Film Editor
Music
Jerry Goldsmith....Composer
Sound
Jim Shields....Sound Editor
Derrick Leather....Production Sound Mixer
Bill Rowe....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Michael Seymour....Production Designer
Les Dilley....Art Director
Roger Christian....Art Director
H. R. Giger....Creature Design
Carlo Rambaldi....Creature Design
Brian Johnson....Visual Effects
Nick Allder....Visual Effects
John Mollo....Costume Designer
Tiny Nicholls....Costume Designer
Tommy Manderson....Make-up Artist
Pat Hay....Make-up Artist
Cast
Bolaji Badejo....'Alien'
Helen Horton....Voice of 'Mother' (voice)
Tom Skerritt....Dallas
Sigourney Weaver....Ripley
Veronica Cartwright....Lambert
Harry Dean Stanton....Brett
John Hurt....Kane
Ian Holm....Ash
Yaphet Kotto....Parker
Eddie Powell....Alien (uncredited)