Posted by Darkness on December 10, 2006 (Updated: 13-May-2012)
Date Released: 25th May 1979
Directed By: Ridley Scott
Written By: Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett
Certificate: US: R, UK: 18
Tagline: In space no one can hear you scream.
Length: 117mins (116mins Director’s Cut)
Harry Dean Stanton
The first film is the start of a long story of a woman called Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, who fights with the ultimate killing machine in existence. The alien phenomenon terrified audiences around the world with a film combined with science fiction and horror. Set in the future, a spaceship – the Nostromo contains seven crew in hibernation and is on its way back to Earth. That is until the ship is interrupted by an extraterrestrial signal that comes from a distant planet. Because of company regulations, the computer wakes the crew and they go investigate the signal out on the planet. They land on the planet and three of the crew walk to where the signal is originating from – a derelict alien spacecraft.
After a bit of exploring, they uncover a fossilized creature which has a hole through its chest as if something was trying to break free. After the curiosity gets the better of him, one of the crew finds an alien egg and gets a little too close to it. A small creature leaps out of the egg and latches itself to the head of the crew member and this is where the story begins. They bring the creature back to the ship and after a while it falls off the face of the crew member. Unknown to him, the creature has impregnated him with an alien. A little later, the creature explodes from his chest and escaped and hides on the ship. The small creature eventually evolves into a creature with devastating abilities and power. From this moment on, the crew must find a way to kill it before it kills them…
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