BBFC RatingAlien

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GenreHorror, Sci-fi
DirectorRidley Scott
CountryUK, USA
Running Time1HR 56MINS
Extra Info4K Restoration
SeasonMain Programme

Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking 1979 sci-fi classic returns to the big screen in a new 4K restoration of the original theatrical cut to mark its 40th anniversary.

On their voyage home to Earth, the crew of the deep space tug Nostromo are awakened from stasis when their ship’s computer detects what is believed to be an alien distress signal coming from a nearby planet. While investigating the desolate landscape, one of the crew (John Hurt) is attacked by an alien creature that latches to his face and is rushed back to the Nostromo to receive medical treatment. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the ship’s warrant officer, advises that her injured colleague can’t be brought aboard due to quarantine regulations - but her orders are ignored, inadvertently bringing the Nostromo under threat from a mysterious extraterrestrial life form with violent and lethal survival instincts. 

Winner of the 1979 Academy Award® for Visual Effects, and the film which spawned a vast media franchise of films, novels, comic books, video games, and toys, Alien remains a visceral, captivating and poetic blend of sci-fi and horror – and what better way to mark its 40th anniversary than to experience it back on the big screen, where it truly belongs. 

Remember, in space, no one can hear you scream. 

The film was restored in 4K in 2018 by 20th Century Fox at Company 3/Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, supervised by Ridley Scott and Pam Dery. The 4K scans were done at EFilm and the audio restoration was done by Audio Mechanics


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