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  • Published: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 024543098508

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Alien

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Call number: DVD Science-Fiction Alien

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult

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Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979.

Special features include: Audio commentary by director, cast members, and others; Star beast : developing the story (featurette); The visualists : direction and design (featurette); Truckers in space : casting (featurette); Future tense : music and editing (featurette); Outward bound : visual effects (featurette); A nightmare fulfilled : reactions to the film (featurette); Fear of the unknown : Shepperton Studios, 1978 (featurette); The darkest reaches : Nostromo and Alien planet (featurette); The eighth passenger : creature design (featurette); The chestburster (multi-angle sequence); Sigourney Weaver screen test; still photo galleries; deleted and extended scenes.

Disc 1: Director's cut (117 min., 2003) -- Theatrical version (116 min., 1979).

Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto.

A mindless, savage, and merciless alien is attacking the crew of an intergalactic freighter and it must be stopped before they are all killed.

DVD; Region 1; NTSC; widescreen presentation (2.35:1 aspect ratio); 5.1 Dolby surround, 5.1 DTS, Dolby surround.

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In space, no one can hear you scream.

Classic horror. Alien is suspensful and intense. Sigorney Weaver as Ripley is the original tough female lead that so much of sci/fi now tries to recapture, but seems to fall miserably short by not remembering the character's humanity. The effects are amazing even now and go a long way toward showing you exactly what we loose by going to digital heavy effects.

If you are a fan of horror or science fiction, this movie is a must watch.

Classic space horror!

If you're a fan of sci-fi movies or horror movies and haven't seen Alien, please extricate yourself from under that rock and get on it immediately! Thirty-five years later, this movie still makes me squirm with tension every time I see it. Ridley Scott took the schlocky science-fiction creature feature genre and brought it to a whole other level. This is one of my favorite films of all time.

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