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Alien

(DVD - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003
Edition: Director's cut
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE A
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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The real pleasure was viewing Disk Two with all the extra information about the "Alien" movie production. Fascinating!

Dec 10, 2014
  • jclCristaA rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A raw, cutting room floor feel in typical Ridley Scott style. This is one of the first and best alien creature films that hides the fact that there's a tall, lanky, gangly human inside that suit. Never getting a full shot of the creature keeps it surreal and completely Creepy!

Dec 01, 2014
  • 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.)

Nov 29, 2014
  • TGPretender rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have a soft spot for this movie. It was one of the first horror movies to actually scare me as a kid and Ripley was the role model I had desperately wanted. Great effects, awesome pacing, lots of scares but not so many that it negatively effects the intensity. Awesome movie for anyone who likes horror, monsters, or aliens.

Oct 08, 2014
  • glenndm rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Scared the willies out of me the first time I saw it years ago.

A decent take on an old sci fi theme but too predictable at times. Still, a great horror thriller movie.

Jul 30, 2014
  • 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 male 'hero' got killed !...whaaa ?!! (Some don't seem to realize how much this movie changed everything that came afterwards.) P.S. Kev's PICkS : For an intresting perspective, compare this heroine with the female lead in "The Creature From the Black Lagoon".

Jul 23, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Jul 19, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In space no one can hear you fart! A classic! [second only to the sequel, Aliens]

The crew of a commercial spaceship is awaken by an SOS from a distant planet. A crew member goes to investigate, and finds thousands of alien eggs. One of the parasites inside attacks him as he inspects it. They take back off for earth and the parasite dies, but what they don't realize is that an alien is growing in the host, and when it's ready to come out, no one on board is safe.

(There is a lot more to this story, but that's the general plot)

Jul 16, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I saw this movie way back in the day and always wanted to see the director’s cut of this movie. Well I have to say this movie really stands up well. No cheesy music or special effects. Just a well written and acted movie. No idea why they would cut out some of the scenes for the theatrical version. My only beef is that at times it can be hard to hear the actors, low talking\mumbling. If you liked it way back in the day you will like this again, if you haven’t seen this watch it!!!

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Jul 23, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Jul 23, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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.

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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Jun 04, 2014
  • Burgundy_Goldfinch_1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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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