During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.
|Release Date||:||May 25, 1979|
|Genres||:||Horror, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Brandywine Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America, United Kingdom|
|Writers||:||Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon|
|Casts||:||Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Bolaji Badejo, Helen Horton, Eddie Powell|
|Plot Keywords||:||android, countdown, space marine, space suit, beheading, space travel, dystopia, biology, cowardice, spaceship, space, alien, female protagonist, outer space, parasite, h. r. giger, cosmos, xenomorph|
The beginning of one of the greatest series of all time. This film will always remain a classic. It's scary, influential and insanely entertaining. Not just that but Ridley Scott actually has a great sense of style and mood and he plays with that a lot, to make us shiver. There's also an interesting mystery surrounding the Alien which we know practically nothing about. Sigourney Weaver is just as powerful as usual and really brings strength to the film; they make one. Last but not least, the musical score. Wow! It's fantastic. I think the Alien series is known for that aspect as well. Let's hope they'll continue the series and dang we need it all on DVD !