Friday 16th August 8pm Godalming Borough Hall

Run time: 117min

Certificate: 18

Year: 1979

Synopsis: After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Alien: The Director’s Cut – Trailer

Director: Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Alien Covenant).

Writer: Dan O’Bannon story and screenplay. Ronald Shusett

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto.

Awards won:

OSCAR: Best Effects, Visual Effects: H.R. Giger, Carlo Rambaldi, Brian Johnson, Nick Allder, Dennis Ayling.

BAFTA: Best Production Design: Michael Seymour Best Sound Track: Derrick Leather, Jim Shields, Bill Rowe.


Ridley Scott’s Alien birth scene is so famous that it has been parodied many times; Spaceballs (1987) even features John Hurt ‘resurrecting’ his role as Kane.

Ridley Scott’s original cut was a lot bloodier, but because of the negative reactions of test audiences, and the possibility of an “X” rating, scenes with violence and gore were cut down. Some outtakes that can be seen in making of documentaries show longer and bloodier versions of the chestburster scene, and Brett’s death scene.

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