Alien (1979)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 57 mins

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On the way home from a mission for the Company, the Nostromo's crew is woken up from hibernation by the ship's Mother computer to answer a distress signal from a nearby planet. Capt. Dallas' rescue team discovers a bizarre pod field, but things get even stranger when a face-hugging creature bursts out of a pod and attaches itself to Kane. Over the objections of Ripley, science officer Ash lets Kane back on the ship. The acid-blooded incubus detaches itself from an apparently recovered Kane, but an alien erupts from Kane's stomach and escapes. The alien starts stalking the humans, pitting Dallas and his crew against a malevolent killing machine that also has a protector in the nefarious Company.
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Cast: John Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt

Crew: Ridley Scott (Director), Derek Vanlint (Director of Photography), Jerry Goldsmith (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 06 Dec 1979 (India)

Tagline: The Scariest Movie Ever Made. Experience it only on the big screen

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Did you know? The tendons of the beast's ferocious jaws were made with shredded condoms. Read More
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as Kane
as Ripley
as Dallas
as Alien
as Alien
as Mother
as Ash
as Lambert
as Parker


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6-Track 70mm, Dolby
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The Scariest Movie Ever Made. Experience it only on the big screen
In space no one can hear you scream.
Sometimes the scariest things come from within
It's Alien, the 8th passenger.
The scariest movie ever made... just got scarier
A word of warning...
Movie Connection(s):
Followed by: Predators (English)
Followed by: Aliens (English)
Spin off: Prometheus -3-D (English)
Followed by: Alien 3 (English)
Referenced in: Despicable Me 2 (English)
Referenced in: This Means War (English)
Referenced in: Prometheus -3-D (English)
Referenced in: Bruce Almighty (English)
Referenced in: Chronicle (English)
Referenced in: The Girl Next Door (English)
Referenced in: The Wolverine (English)
Audio/Video Mismatch
When the rest of the crew is watching Dallas and Ash try to get the facehugger off of Kane, Parker asks, "How come they don't freeze him?" but his lips don't move when we hear this.

Character Error
The company's orders received by Mother state "Priority One - Insure return of organism". "Insure" is the wrong verb. The statement should be "Ensure return of organism".

During the conversation about Brett being a parrot, the length of his cigarette constantly changes.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Dallas is crawling around through the bowels of the Nostromo before he is taken by the alien, you can see a dolly track lining the floor.

Crew/Equipment Visible
Just after the alien bursts from Kane's chest, you can see 2 steel rods supporting either side of the head. They disappear into the neck when the body is raised high enough.
The alien ship's egg chamber had blue laser lights that were borrowed from The Who. The band was testing out the lasers for their stage show in the soundstage next door.

Four cameras were used for the chestbursting scene. It was filmed in one take.

The tendons of the beast's ferocious jaws were made with shredded condoms.

Harrison Ford was offered the role of Captain Dallas but turned it down.