Alien is the first movie of one of the most popular sagas in science fiction
history, and introduces Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, the iron willed woman
destined to battle the galaxy’s ultimate creature.
The terror begins when the crew of the spaceship Nostromo investigates a
transmission from a desolate planet and makes a horrifying discovery – a life
form that breeds within a human host.
Now the crew must fight not only for its own survival, but for the survival
of all mankind.
“This is a screamingly spooky sci-fi tale with more than a few echoes
of "The Thing” but echoes which enhance rather than detract." -
New York Daily News
“Seen again a quarter-century later, we marvel at how the filmmaker
generates so much tension and sweat with a bare minimum of moving parts.”
- Globe and Mail