The crew of a spacecraft, Nostromo, intercept a distress signal from a planet and set out to investigate it. However, to their horror, they are attacked by an alien which later invades their ship.
Director: Ridley Scott
A modern classic, Alien blends science fiction, horror and bleak poetry into a seamless whole.
Seen again a quarter-century later, we marvel at how the filmmaker generates so much tension and sweat with a bare minimum of moving parts. | Full Review...
A truly remarkable film that hasn't aged a day, thanks to the horrific and inspired Giger design work, miniatures-based special effects and the tone Ridley Scott created. | Full Review...
After 40 years, this sci-fi horror masterpiece still feels lethally contemporary. | Full Review...
Tagline: In space no one can hear you scream.
Genres: horror, science fiction
Categories: starship crew, outer space, creature, sole survivor, biology, spaceship, alien, xenomorph, space travel, tough girl, ellen ripley character, cryogenics, parasite, code breaking, cargo spaceship, alien planet, spacesuit
Director of photography: Derek Vanlint
Original music composer: Jerry Goldsmith
Costume design: John Mollo
Executive producer: Ronald Shusett
Runtime: 117 min
Country: UK, USA
Sound Mix: Dolby
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1