Alien (movie)

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Alien is a 1979 American science fictionhorror movie directed by Ridley Scott. It is called a science fiction movie because the story takes place in outer space, and there are alien creatures. The movie's title refers to a highly aggressive (angry) and intelligent extraterrestrial (alien creature) that attacks and hurts the crew of the spaceship Nostromo. The movie stars Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas, and Ian Holm as Ash.

Alien was a box office success (it made a lot of money). It led to a successful Hollywood franchise of books, video games, merchandise, and three official sequels (follow-ups). Along with launching the career of actress Sigourney Weaver, the movie is credited as being the first action movie to have a strong female heroine.

There are three sequels to this movie: Aliens (1986), Alien³ (1992), Alien: Resurrection (1997), and a cross-overs: Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007).

The famous tagline (slogan) for the movie was: In space no one can hear you scream.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Soviet Union May 28, 1979
 United States June 22, 1979
 Japan July 21, 1979
 Brazil August 20, 1979
 Puerto Rico August 30, 1979
 France September 12, 1979
 Belgium September 13, 1979
 Colombia September 13, 1979
Republic of Ireland Ireland September 14, 1979
 Spain September 25, 1979
 United Kingdom September 30, 1979
 South Africa October 3, 1979
 Denmark October 12, 1979
 Portugal October 21, 1979
 Italy October 25, 1979
 Netherlands October 25, 1979
 West Germany October 25, 1979
 Austria October 26, 1979
 Finland October 26, 1979
 Singapore October 31, 1979
 Israel November 2, 1979
 Sweden November 2, 1979
 Cyprus November 5, 1979
 Greece November 5, 1979
 Norway November 13, 1979
 Hong Kong November 14, 1979
 Malaysia November 15, 1979
Mexico Mexico November 21, 1979
 Australia December 6, 1979
 India December 6, 1979
 Argentina December 25, 1979
 Chile December 25, 1979
 Poland 1980
 Bolivia January 1, 1980
 New Zealand January 24, 1980
 Peru January 24, 1980
 Jamaica February 6, 1980
 Taiwan February 16, 1980
 Egypt March 10, 1980
 Uruguay March 28, 1980
 Venezuela March 28, 1980
 Iceland December 18, 1980
 Hungary January 15, 1981
 Turkey November 1981
 Czechoslovakia July 1, 1982
 Thailand August 28, 1982
 South Korea October 1, 1987

Director's Cut[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Belgium October 22, 2003
 Germany October 23, 2003
 Netherlands October 23, 2003
 Spain October 24, 2003
Mexico Mexico October 24, 2003
 Puerto Rico October 24, 2003
 Norway October 29, 2003
 United States October 29, 2003
 United Kingdom October 31, 2003
Republic of Ireland Ireland October 31, 2003
 France November 12, 2003
 Australia November 13, 2003
 Sweden November 13, 2003
 Italy November 14, 2003
 Poland November 14, 2003
 Brazil December 19, 2003
 Japan January 31, 2004
 Argentina February 5, 2004
 Hungary September 4, 2014

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