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Director Ridley Scott's breakthough film, an immensely successful blend of horror and science fiction, is a classic in both genres and spawned a host of sequels and imitators. Starring Sigourney Weaver as warrant officer Ellen Ripley, ALIEN focuses on the crew of the space cargo ship Nostromo, which lands on a moribund planet in response to a faint SOS. Inside a crashed ship, the crew members come upon strange pods, one of which spews forth a repellently fleshy insectile creature that locks on to the face of the unlucky Kane (John Hurt). Despite Ripley's advice, science officer Ash (Ian Holm) allows Kane to return to the ship, where the creature finally releases its grip. Soon, however, in one of the film's most infamous scenes, one of its offspring explodes horribly from Kane's stomach and scurries away. Dallas (Tom Skerritt), the vessel's captain, leads the others in a search for the rapidly growing, acid-dripping alien before it can cut them down--one by one.
A triumph of art direction, set design, and special effects, ALIEN gains much of its impact from the contrast between the bleak, antiseptic beauty of the space vessel's interior and the primordial horror of the alien, a brilliantly original fusion of insect, man, and machine designed by Swiss surrealist painter H.R. Giger. The top-notch cast also includes Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto, and Harry Dean Stanton.

Double Disc Set - Special Features
Alien Theatrical Cut (111.46mins) & Director's Cut (111.02mins)
Directors Introduction To 2003 Version Of The Film
Brand New Audio Commentary Featuring Director Ridley Scott, Screenwriter Dan O'Bannon, Executive Producer Ronald Shusett, Editor Terry Rawlings, And Actors Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton And John Hurt (Theatrical Version)
2 Featurettes
First Draft Screenplay
2 Pre-Production Galleries
Art Of Alien Screentest Footage Weavers Screentest With Optional Scott Commentary
Art Of Alien Featurette Truckers In Space
4 Art Of Alien Galleries (Approx. 160 Pages)
2 Art Of Alien Portrait Galleries
Production Documentary Fear Of The Unknown: Shepperton Studios, 1978
Production Gallery Featurette The Darkest Reaches: Nostromo And Alien Planet
15 Production Galleries (Approx 326 Pages)
Documentary The Eighth Passenger: Creature Design
6 Sets Of Alien Galleries (Approx 158 Pages)
Chestburster Gallery H.R. Geigers Workshop Photo Archive (Approx. 23 Pages)
Multi-Angle Segment Chestburster Scene
Documentary Future Tense: Music And Editing
7 Deleted Scenes
Featurette Outward Bound: Visual Effects
Featurette A Nightmare Fulfilled: Reaction To The Film
5 Galleries (Approx. 126 Pages)
Technical Features
Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic
Dolby Digital 5.1 & Dolby Digital DTS
Languages- English
Subtitles- English Hard Of Hearing
Region 2/PAL/Colour
Running Time: Theatrical Version 111.46 Minutes, Director's Cut 111.02 Minutes
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If you are a fan of the series, the extensive extras alone make this a must at this price surely? Hot!
A perfect example of less is more.
A 5 star movie.
Saw this as a teenager and was inspired, elated and thrilled.
If only this was HD!

love the cover, looks pretty hoooot
does this have anything the quadrilogy does not?
Bought this a couple of years ago for £6.99 Was happy at that price but £2.99 is an absolute steal.
steel book to i believe. same as quadrilogy extras etc
No steel book.
Great find... HOT

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