Alien (Captioned)

United States, 1979

Film
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A sci-fi thriller with a difference. The crew aboard the space freighter Nostromo investigate a distress call and one of the crew brings back on board an Alien of unknown origin. In comparison to the technology dominated sterile world controlled by a computer, where no-one trusts anyone, the horror of the Alien is its very organic nature. Under Scott’s direction this film is grippingly suspenseful and draws interesting parallels between the perfect inhumanity of the Alien and that of the company. Stars Sigourney Weaver, Dean Stanton and John Hurt.

Credits

director

Ridley Scott

co-producer

Walter Hill

David Gilger

Gordon Carroll

production company

Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Language

English

Duration

01:56:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38656

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Closed captioning

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Extraterrestrial beings

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Science fiction films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Horror

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Extraterrestrial beings

Sound/audio

Captioned

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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