Alien (movie)

1979 British-American science-fiction horror film by Ridley Scott

Alien is a 1979 British-American science fictionhorror movie directed by Ridley Scott. It is called a science fiction movie because the story takes place in outer space, and there are alien creatures. The movie's title refers to a highly aggressive (angry) and intelligent extraterrestrial (alien creature) that attacks and hurts the crew of the spaceship Nostromo. The movie stars Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas, and Ian Holm as Ash.

The extraterrestrials in the movies are usually called Xenomorphs.

Alien was a box office success (it made a lot of money). It led to a successful Hollywood franchise of books, video games, merchandise, and three official sequels (follow-ups). Along with launching the career of actress Sigourney Weaver, the movie is credited as being the first action movie to have a strong female heroine.

There are three sequels to this movie: Aliens (1986), Alien³ (1992), Alien: Resurrection (1997), and a cross-overs: Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007).

The famous tagline (slogan) for the movie was: In space no one can hear you scream.

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  Soviet Union May 28, 1979
  United States June 22, 1979
  Japan July 21, 1979
  Brazil August 20, 1979
  Puerto Rico August 30, 1979
  France September 12, 1979
  Belgium September 13, 1979
  Colombia September 13, 1979
  Ireland September 14, 1979
  Spain September 25, 1979
  United Kingdom September 30, 1979
  South Africa October 3, 1979
  Denmark October 12, 1979
  Portugal October 21, 1979
  Italy October 25, 1979
  Netherlands October 25, 1979
  West Germany October 25, 1979
  Austria October 26, 1979
  Finland October 26, 1979
  Singapore October 31, 1979
  Israel November 2, 1979
  Sweden November 2, 1979
  Cyprus November 5, 1979
  Greece November 5, 1979
  Norway November 13, 1979
  Hong Kong November 14, 1979
  Malaysia November 15, 1979
  Mexico November 21, 1979
  Australia December 6, 1979
  India December 6, 1979
  Argentina December 25, 1979
  Chile December 25, 1979
  Poland 1980
  Bolivia January 1, 1980
  New Zealand January 24, 1980
  Peru January 24, 1980
  Jamaica February 6, 1980
  Taiwan February 16, 1980
  Egypt March 10, 1980
  Uruguay March 28, 1980
  Venezuela March 28, 1980
  Iceland December 18, 1980
  Hungary January 15, 1981
  Turkey November 1981
  Czechoslovakia July 1, 1982
  Thailand August 28, 1982
  South Korea October 1, 1987

Director's CutEdit

Country Premiere
  Belgium October 22, 2003
  Germany October 23, 2003
  Netherlands October 23, 2003
  Spain October 24, 2003
  Mexico October 24, 2003
  Puerto Rico October 24, 2003
  Norway October 29, 2003
  United States October 29, 2003
  United Kingdom October 31, 2003
  Ireland October 31, 2003
  France November 12, 2003
  Australia November 13, 2003
  Sweden November 13, 2003
  Italy November 14, 2003
  Poland November 14, 2003
  Brazil December 19, 2003
  Japan January 31, 2004
  Argentina February 5, 2004
  Hungary September 4, 2014

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