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Ridley Scott

Relive the thrills of Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic Alien, back on the big screen to celebrate its 40th anniversary. 

"...the original remains unmatched."

Investigating a distress signal from a desolate planet, the crew of the freight spaceship Nostromo discover a dangerous new life form. Loose aboard their ship, the creature tracks down each crew member until only Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is left to face it in a final showdown.

While Star Wars (released two years earlier) was a family-friendly fantasy, Alien is a much darker beast: with its gruesome effects and the sexually suggestive creature designs of H.R. Giger, the film was science fiction for adults and a worldwide box office smash. Alien launched Scott's career in Hollywood and spawned several sequels/spin-offs (the most recent being Covenant) and countless imitations, but in terms of creepy atmosphere and visceral scares, the original remains unmatched.

Please note that Alien contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.