Alien

                                                                  

 

   "A perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility...a

            survivor...no conscience, remorse or delusions of morality."

  

The Commercial vessel Nostromo and its seven crew members are on their way back to earth with a cargo of mineral ore when the ship picks up what appears to be a distress signal, and so as a matter of course the ship wakes up its crew to investigate. The investigating crew come across what appears to be a space ship, and on it a fossilized alien which looks to have exploded from the inside out. Back on the ship Ripley, with the aid of the ships computer, work out that it is not so much a distress signal as a warning.....

On board the alien ship one crew member, Kane, discovers what seems to be a field full of eggs, but when he gets his face too close one of the inhabitants attaches itself to his face. The captain (Dallas) gets his injured crew member back to the ship, and whilst he lays in the infirmary the others argue about what they should do, as it appears Kane is still alive. As they repair the Nostromo Kane suddenly comes round and the alien that was attached to him falls of and dies and whilst the crew are keen to get rid of it the science officer, Ash, seems intent on keeping it and seems to have a vested interest in what they have found. It would seem that the story is at an end...until Kane explodes from the inside and a small alien presents itself...it seems like this unlucky crew member has been a host for this loathsome creature.

We are left with the crew battling against this alien which seems to dramatically increase in size, and as the crew numbers diminish we discover that Ash certainly does have an ulterior motive, and Ripley takes centre stage in an attempt to kill this creature. Of course being on a ship there are few places you can run and hide.....This is an excellent film and a must see, filled with numerous twists and turns.

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Directed by Ridley Scott
Produced by Gordon Carroll
David Giler
Walter Hill
Written by Story: Dan O'Bannon
Ronald Shusett
Screenplay:
Dan O'Bannon
David Giler (uncredited)
Walter Hill (uncredited)
Starring Sigourney Weaver
Tom Skerritt
Veronica Cartwright
Harry Dean Stanton
John Hurt
Ian Holm
Yaphet Kotto
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) May 25, 1979
Running time 117 min./116 min. (director's cut)
Language English
Budget $11,000,000

 

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