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

Director's cut versionEdit

Country Premiere
  Belgium 22 October 2003
  Germany 23 October 2003
  Netherlands 23 October 2003
  Spain 24 October 2003
  Mexico 24 October 2003
  Puerto Rico 24 October 2003
  Norway 29 October 2003
  United States 29 October 2003
  United Kingdom 31 October 2003
  Ireland 31 October 2003
  France 12 November 2003
  Australia 13 November 2003
  Sweden 13 November 2003
  Italy 14 November 2003
  Poland 14 November 2003
  Brazil 19 December 2003
  Japan 31 January 2004
  Argentina 5 February 2004
  Hungary 4 September 2014
  Lithuania 9 May 2017

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