Release: May 25, 1979

Returning to theaters for its 45th Anniversary limited engagement on April 26th. • An ore processing barge called the Nostromo recieves an unknown alien message, and the onboard computer wakes the crew to investigate. The crew investigates, finding an abandoned alient spacecraft filled with strange eggs. One of the eggs hatches, attaching a parasite to a crewmember, who is taken back up to the ship. After the parasite falls off, the crewmember appears fine. Alien promptly bursts out during dinner, systematically kills all the crew over a period of time, and is finally defeated by Ripley. starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto as "Parker". Ridley Scott directs from the screenplay by Dan O'Bannon; Story by O'Bannon & Ronald Shusett [the latter was also the executive producer]. Produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill. Music: Jerry Goldsmith. from Twentieth Century-Fox. Filmed at Shepperton Studios, England from July 5 - October 2, 1978. General release: June 22, 1979 Theatrical: Approved [#25541]/rated R. 2003 Director's Cut: Approved [#40266]/rated R for sci-fi violence/gore and language.

Dallas: "I haven't seen anything like that except, uh, molecular acid."
Brett: "It must be using it for blood"
Parker: "It's got a wonderful defense mechanism. You don't dare kill it."
Kane: "Oh, I feel dead."
Parker: "Anybody ever tell you you look dead, man?"
Lambert: "I can't see a goddamn thing."
Kane: "Quit griping."
Lambert: "I like griping."
Ripley: "You are my lucky star."
Ripley: "Mother? I've turned the cooling system back on! Mother? MOTHER! -Ripley"
Ash: "I think it's safe to assume that it isn't a zombie -Ash"
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