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Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton View All


Ridley Scott (Director), Dan O'Bannon (Screenplay), Ronald Shusett (Writer) View All

Released: May 25th, 1979
Runtime: 1 hour, 57 minutes
During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.
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The movie has two tricks up its sleeves. The first one is revealed early on. Which is the whole impregnation nightmarish scene. The scene sort of plays out so well.
It's the classic monster in the house tale, but in space, which is honestly one of the best strokes of genius ever. You have your monster, the xenomorph, and your house, the Nostromo.
Citizen Rules
All the sets are stunning in this film. We're treated to many different views of the Nostromo.
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