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)

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)

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
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. Each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left
Awards note
1979 Academy Award: Best effects (visual effects).
Cataloging source
DAC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Derek Vanlint ; film editor, Terry Rawlings ; music, Jerry Goldsmith ; story, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rated R
Language note
Closed-captioned. English (Dolby 5.1 and surround) and French (Dolby surround) soundtracks with optional subtitles in English and Spanish
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.A43 2004
PerformerNote
Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1928-2005
  • 1942-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Scott, Ridley
  • O'Bannon, Dan
  • Giler, David
  • Carroll, Gordon
  • Hill, Walter
  • Shusett, Ronald
  • Weaver, Sigourney
  • Skerritt, Tom
  • Cartwright, Veronica
  • 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)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1979
  • Special features: Audio commentary by Ridley Scott; deleted scenes; artwork and photo galleries; original storyboards; isolated original score; alternate music tracks; outtakes; theatrical trailers; screensaver files
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 086162000751
  • 024543982517
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57728233
  • (OCoLC)57728233
  • 330358
  • 330358
  • 994539
  • 1759814
System details
DVD; 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)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1979
  • Special features: Audio commentary by Ridley Scott; deleted scenes; artwork and photo galleries; original storyboards; isolated original score; alternate music tracks; outtakes; theatrical trailers; screensaver files
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 086162000751
  • 024543982517
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57728233
  • (OCoLC)57728233
  • 330358
  • 330358
  • 994539
  • 1759814
System details
DVD; 5.1 DTS, Dolby surround
Video recording format
DVD

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