Director: Ridley Scott Run Time: 117 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1979
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto
Slow, pulsating, and terrifying, Ridley Scott’s Alien is the pinnacle science fiction film. It features the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo who are woken up from their cyro-sleep to answer a distress call from an alien vessel. When a couple crew members come back from investigating, they bring with them an alien life form with extraordinary adaptability. Within their close quarters, the crew battles against the mother of all aliens but who will survive? Featuring the iconic creature and environmental design by H.R. Gieger and Sigourney Weaver in the role that would define women in action film, Alien is the ultimate fight in space.