Fans of the original Alien movie and the spin-off movies that were released in the years previous, might be interested to know that this week the Alien movie is celebrating its 35th birthday since release.
35 years ago the Alien movie launched into cinemas worldwide, offering a science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto.
The Alien movie received both critical acclaim and box office success, receiving an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Saturn Awards for Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction for Scott, and Best Supporting Actress for Veronica Cartwright.
The Alien movie also launched Sigourney Weaver’s acting career offering her first lead role, as well as roles in the storyline that ran through the sequels Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997). If you haven’t already watched the original Alien movie there is no time like the present, check out the trailer below.
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