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The Resource Alien, 20th Century Fox ; a Brandywine-Ronald Shusett production ; screenplay by Dan O'Bannon ; produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill ; directed by Ridley Scott, (videorecording DVD)

Alien, 20th Century Fox ; a Brandywine-Ronald Shusett production ; screenplay by Dan O'Bannon ; produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill ; directed by Ridley Scott, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Alien
Title
Alien
Statement of responsibility
20th Century Fox ; a Brandywine-Ronald Shusett production ; screenplay by Dan O'Bannon ; produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill ; directed by Ridley Scott
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A mindless, savage, and merciless alien is attacking the crew of an intergalactic freighter and it must be stopped before they are all killed
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Story, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett ; director of photography, Derek Vanlint ; film editor, Terry Rawlings ; music, Jerry Goldsmith
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • English or Spanish soundtracks, optional English or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.A456 2003
PerformerNote
Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1928-2005
  • 1942-
  • 1949-
  • 1926-2017
  • 1940-2017
  • 1931-
  • 1939-
  • 1932-2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shusett, Ronald
  • O'Bannon, Dan
  • Carroll, Gordon
  • Giler, David
  • Hill, Walter
  • Scott, Ridley
  • Skerritt, Tom
  • Weaver, Sigourney
  • Cartwright, Veronica
  • Stanton, Harry Dean
  • Hurt, John
  • Holm, Ian
  • Kotto, Yaphet
  • Vanlint, Derek
  • Rawlings, Terry
  • Goldsmith, Jerry
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Brandywine (Firm)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
116
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters
  • Human-alien encounters
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Alien, 20th Century Fox ; a Brandywine-Ronald Shusett production ; screenplay by Dan O'Bannon ; produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill ; directed by Ridley Scott, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
  • Disc 1 includes audio commentary by director, cast members, and others
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • Disc 1: Director's cut (117 min., 2003) -- Theatrical version (116 min., 1979)
  • Disc 2: Alien supplemental: Star beast : developing the story (featurette); The visualists : direction and design (featurette); Truckers in space : casting (featurette); Future tense : music and editing (featurette); Outward bound : visual effects (featurette); A nightmare fulfilled : reactions to the film (featurette); Fear of the unknown : Shepperton Studios, 1978 (featurette); The darkest reaches : Nostromo and Alien planet (featurette); The eighth passenger : creature design (featurette); The chestburster (multi-angle sequence); Sigourney Weaver screen test; still photo galleries; deleted and extended scenes
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director's cut.
Extent
2 videodiscs (116 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543098508
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2009850
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 928552
  • (OCoLC)ocm54012482
  • 928552
System details
DVD, widescreen presentation (2.35:1 aspect ratio); 5.1 Dolby surround, 5.1 DTS, Dolby surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Alien, 20th Century Fox ; a Brandywine-Ronald Shusett production ; screenplay by Dan O'Bannon ; produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill ; directed by Ridley Scott, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
  • Disc 1 includes audio commentary by director, cast members, and others
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • Disc 1: Director's cut (117 min., 2003) -- Theatrical version (116 min., 1979)
  • Disc 2: Alien supplemental: Star beast : developing the story (featurette); The visualists : direction and design (featurette); Truckers in space : casting (featurette); Future tense : music and editing (featurette); Outward bound : visual effects (featurette); A nightmare fulfilled : reactions to the film (featurette); Fear of the unknown : Shepperton Studios, 1978 (featurette); The darkest reaches : Nostromo and Alien planet (featurette); The eighth passenger : creature design (featurette); The chestburster (multi-angle sequence); Sigourney Weaver screen test; still photo galleries; deleted and extended scenes
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director's cut.
Extent
2 videodiscs (116 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543098508
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2009850
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 928552
  • (OCoLC)ocm54012482
  • 928552
System details
DVD, widescreen presentation (2.35:1 aspect ratio); 5.1 Dolby surround, 5.1 DTS, Dolby surround
Video recording format
DVD

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