One of the landmark films in both science fiction and horror, Ridley Scott’s 1079 classic ‘Alien’, is headed back to the big screen just in time for Halloween, courtesy of Fathom Events, in association with Turner Classic Movies and 20th Century Fox. This must-see film will be screened on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Screenings will include an introduction and post-script by TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz.
Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto are the crew members of the Nostromo, which veers off course to explore a mysterious signal emanating from an unknown planet. When they unwittingly take an alien creature aboard the ship, they have no idea just how terrifying – and deadly – the ordeal will be.
Combining a remarkable visual style, including designs by H.R. Giger and Oscar®-winning visual effects, along with a disquieting score by Jerry Goldsmith, Alien has become a modern classic.
‘Alien’ made a star of Sigourney Weaver, who returned for the equally acclaimed sequel ‘Aliens’ (1986), which traded in some of the psychological horrors of the first for more balls-to-the-wall action. That was followed by ‘Alien 3’ in 1992, ‘Alien Resurrection’ in 1997, ‘Prometheus’ in 2012, and ‘Alien: Covenant’ in 2017. Unfortunately, none of those achieved the quality or box office of the first two. ‘Prometheus’ was a prequel and a backdoor pilot for a spinoff series of films, but that didn’t happen.
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For super fans, the documentary retrospective ‘Memory: The Origins of Alien’ will be released next week, and is being widely praised for its insider view into crafting the first film.
Memory: The Origins of Alien unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the archives of Aliencreators Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger – including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and O’Bannon’s original 29 page script from 1971, titled Memory. The documentary also takes fans on an exploration of the mythical underpinnings of Alien and dedicates focus on the film’s iconic “Chestburster” scene.
‘Memory’ will be available on-demand starting on October 4.
As for the original ‘Alien’, you can buy tickets from the Fathom Events website.