Alien
  • Directors(s)

    Ridley Scott

  • Production Year

    1979

  • Release date

    21/05/1979

  • Genre(s)

    Sci-fi, Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    117m

  • Cast

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

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Film

Alien

After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

  • Directors(s)

    Ridley Scott

  • Production Year

    1979

  • Release date

    21/05/1979

  • Genre(s)

    Sci-fi, Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    117m

  • Cast

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

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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').

  • Classified date

    04/06/1979

  • BBFC reference

    AFF013217