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Alien

One of cinema's all-time sci-fi horror classics, Ridley Scott's film stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Yaphet Kotto, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt and Ian Holm as the crew of the Nostromo, a deep-space tow-craft that unluckily intercepts a distress call from a deserted planet.

On the planet, they find a crashed spaceship and some strange eggs. And then John Hurt fatefully leans over one...

Spellbinding, edge-of-seat horror follows as the alien finds its way onboard the tow-craft, and begins to hunt down the crew.

(1979) Cert: 18

Alien synopsis

Tour-de-force slasher antics and good old-fashioned sci-fi: the film that gave us the action heroine, in the shape of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley, and presented space travel as just another job

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