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ALIEN

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ALIEN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 116m 35s

Director(s) Ridley Scott

Cast includes Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Bolaji Badejo, Helen Horton (voice), Eddie Powell

Cut This work was passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ALIEN is a sci-fi horror thriller in which the crew of a spacecraft respond to a distress beacon on a remote planet, where they discover a hostile alien life form.

Violence

Scenes of violence and horror include a sequence in which an alien bursts out of a man's chest with resultant bloody splatter, an alien attaching itself to a man's face, and scenes in which characters are pursued by a dangerous alien creature through corridors and confined spaces.

There is also sight of a robot character being decapitated and spewing white fluid in place of blood.

Language

There is use of strong language ('f**k').

Details

Title
ALIEN
Year
1979
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
04/06/1979
Submitted run time
116m 35s
Approved footage
10493
BBFC reference
AFF013217

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