Skerritt, Tom

SKU: 024543711193

UPC 024543711193
Release Date 2011-05-10
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 1
Length 116
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Director Ridley Scott's breakthough film, an immensely successful blend of horror and science fiction, is a classic in both genres and spawned a host of sequels and imitators. Starring Sigourney Weaver as warrant officer Ellen Ripley, ALIEN focuses on the crew of the space cargo ship Nostromo, which lands on a moribund planet in response to a faint SOS. Inside a crashed ship, the crew members come upon strange pods, one of which spews forth a repellently fleshy insectile creature that locks on to the face of the unlucky Kane (John Hurt). Despite Ripley's advice, science officer Ash (Ian Holm) allows Kane to return to the ship, where the creature finally releases its grip. Soon, however, in one of the film's most infamous scenes, one of its offspring explodes horribly from Kane's stomach and scurries away. Dallas (Tom Skerritt), the vessel's captain, leads the others in a search for the rapidly growing, acid-dripping alien before it can cut them down--one by one. A triumph of art direction, set design, and special effects, ALIEN gains much of its impact from the contrast between the bleak, antiseptic beauty of the space vessel's interior and the primordial horror of the alien, a brilliantly original fusion of insect, man, and machine designed by Swiss surrealist painter H.R. Giger. The top-notch cast also includes Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto, and Harry Dean Stanton....ALIEN outshines all competition in the luminous splendour of its photography......An old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by the expert technical craftsmanship....[Weaver] carries it off well...Theatrical Release: May 25, 1979. Theatrical Rerelease: October 29, 2003. For ALIEN: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT, the original negative was restored and digitally remastered. In addition, director Ridley Scott reviewed archival footage not included in the original and chose specific never-before-seen footage to include in this special version of the film....Ridley Scott was a force to be reckoned with......With its cliché-confounding cast and plotting, roughneck sensibility and star-making turn from Weaver, ALIEN rewards repeat viewing......Scott's film still shreds nerves....At once graphically elegant and viscerally effective, the future conjured up by Scott was dystopian to the core......In ALIEN, you can hear lessons for the sci-fi future in a great milestone from the recent past...Ridley Scott's 1979 movie is a great original.Weaver's Ripley revolutionized women's roles by introducing the female action hero...
Cast Sigourney Weaver (Star)
Tom Skerritt (Star)
Dan O'Bannon (Screenwriter)
Harry Dean Stanton (Star)
Ian Holm (Star)
Veronica Cartwright (Star)
Ridley Scott (Director)
David Giler (Producer)
Walter Hill (Producer)
Michael Seymour (Production Designer)
Dan O'Bannon (Story)
Gordon Carroll (Producer)
Terry Rawlings (Editor)
Ian Whittaker (Set Designer)
Ronald Shusett (Source Writer)
Peter Weatherly (Editor)
John Mollo (Costume Designer)
H. R. Giger (Costume Designer)
Roger Dicken (Costume Designer)
John Hurt (Star)
Yaphet Kotto (Star)
Jerry Goldsmith (Composer)
Derek Vanlint (Cinematographer)
Carlo Rambaldi (Special Effects)
Bernard Lodge (Special Effects)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Cast and Crew Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (Theatrical Version Only) Introduction by Ridley Scott (Director's Cut Only) Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith Composer's Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith Deleted and Extended Scenes Dual Layer Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 4.0 - English, French, Spanish DTS - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.50000
Depth 5.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Science Fiction,Suspense/Thriller
Attribute Additional Footage,Audio Described Content,Director Cast Commentary,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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