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Alien

(DVD - 2003 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Alien


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A mindless, savage, and merciless alien is attacking the crew of an intergalactic freighter and it must be stopped before they are all killed.
Statement of Responsibility: 20th Century Fox ; a Brandywine-Ronald Shusett production ; screenplay by Dan O'Bannon ; produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill ; directed by Ridley Scott
Uniform Title: Alien (Motion picture)
Title: Alien
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, 2003
Edition: Director's cut
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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a horror movie that's worth watching!

Report This Oct 18, 2013
  • AQUILEA777 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Birdbrained humans vs giant insect. Tedious. (The title is misconceived. The action occurs in outer space, so the monster is NOT an "alien", an intruder on earth.)

Report This Apr 09, 2013
  • Stevenspielbergwriter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A teriffic film to kick off a franchise which would take just two films to ruin. Even though Alien3 kicked off a long line of diappointing alien films, this one still holds up as a groundbreaking classic. A must see for everyone... as long as your at least thirteen or fourteen years old.

Report This Feb 16, 2013
  • Beardzilla rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dark, claustrophobic and downright terrifying while at the same time beautifully atmospheric and absolutely stunning, Alien is without a doubt one of the greatest and scariest movies ever made! Science fiction at it's very finest, with a hero and a villain that are both unlike any other ever seen before.

Report This Feb 16, 2013
  • strider643 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When I first saw the alien burst out of the abdomen I was shocked and horrified. When this movie came out it was like no other seen before. A classic of the sci-fi horror genre. Ridley Scott's Prometheus is just plain awful compared to this movie.

Report This Feb 02, 2013
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The ground breaking classic !,.. and should be on evey list for 10 Best Sci-fi Films. ...I'd had no preview of it, and saw it for the first time from the balcony in a huge deserted deeply darkened theater that was like being suspended in outter space itself. And then the 'hero' got killed !...whaaa ?!! (Some don't seem to realize how much this movie changed everything that came after.) P.S. Kev's PICkS : For an intresting perspective, compare this heroine with the female lead in "The Creature From the Black Lagoon".

Report This Nov 10, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sci-fi/horror is a tough genre. One that can a lot of times just end up being campy and/or silly. This is not the case with Alien. Truly suspenseful and always serious with a couple make you jump scares. Well acted. The effects are slightly dated, but hold up well even today. Iconic and game changing. A must see for any sci-fi fan.

Report This Apr 06, 2012
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This two disc "Director's Cut" with DTS 5.1 sound is just what the HOMETHEATER doctor ordered. After watching both versions i prefered the director's cut. There are scenes that was put back into the movie and it runs seemlessly. My two favorite scenes for audio is when Rippley is trying to deactivate the destruct sequence. Listening to "Mother's" countdown throughout the ship is awesome along with the warning alarm and steam. Also. I really enjoyed the scene where one of the characters is looking for the Rippley's cat. He walks into a room filled with chains hanging from the ceiling while the alien is directly over his head. I love the sound of the chains and the dripping water that has a great reverb sound to it. Excellent!!!! There's one other scene that shows you what happens to the victims when the alien attacks them. excellent!!!!! I'm very happy to have this "Director's Cut" in my collection. I give this DVD collection 5 STARS!!!!!! Excellent sound, visuals, 2 versions, DTS, and lots of bonus material. Buffalo barbeque wings, popcorn, potato chips, a large blanket for two, and lights off!

SDH & closed-caption review [o= non-existent; 1 = poor; 2 = fair; 3 = good, 4 = excellent]. This DVD has both subtitles & closed-captions available. ~ Subtitle rating; 3 – Good: White letters, lower-case but sharp & readable. Would have been an Excellent rating had full upper-case. ~ Closed-caption rating: 4 – Excellent. White letters, upper case, sharp edges, superimposed on a black background, best accessibility available.

Report This Oct 22, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Movie that started the Alien series.

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Report This Oct 31, 2007
  • bibliobub rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Spaceship. Crew. Alien. Alien eat crew. Crew fights to survive.

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Report This Dec 13, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

You still don’t know what you’re dealing with. The perfect organism. It’s structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.

Report This Dec 13, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It’s got a wonderful defence mechanism. You don’t dare kill it.

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