Ridley Scott's Alien (1979)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by mj_patrick, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. mj_patrick

    mj_patrick Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Elkhart, IN, USA
    I didn't see any Alien posts here (I have had a few cocktails here :D, so maybe I did miss them).

    Alien is now 35 years old, can you believe it? It's one of the first movies I saw on VHS, ever.

    I've always liked this movie for so many reason, for one it's horror so convincing you almost forget it's in a sci-fi setting.

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  2. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

  3. mj_patrick

    mj_patrick Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Elkhart, IN, USA
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  4. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    I thought you might like to read them.
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  5. whaleyboy

    whaleyboy Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    I like Alien and think that it holds up pretty well. In particular the visual sets are just what I think or imagine a working space ship would look like. I just watched it again recently and had forgotten how awesome the actual Alien looked. Creepy.
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  6. mj_patrick

    mj_patrick Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Elkhart, IN, USA
    Gotcha, thanks. I do remember reading the Prometheus thread and I may follow my recent viewing of Alien with it.
  7. mj_patrick

    mj_patrick Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Elkhart, IN, USA
    One thing that I think made the film unique is a lot of the cast are more middle age, which made it more believable. If Alien came out today, it'd probably be a bunch of twenty somethings in the cast.
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  8. monewe

    monewe Forum Resident

    Brilliant movie that sacred the ****s out of me when I first saw it in London during it's initial release week.
  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    saw it on opening day at the movies... even more incredible on the big screen back then. Still love it as much....it will never be outdated...
  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    the alien busting out scene was so friggin disturbing! I may have had nightmares back then...
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  11. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    mill valley CA USA
    If you love this movie see it in a theatre if it ever comes around. Stunning art direction and design typical of Ridley. Giger's alien is so beautifully weird and creepy. Love his work.
  12. Macman

    Macman Forum Resident

    I saw it when it opened too and it's one of the best nights at a theatre for me ever. It had me from the opening scene.
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  13. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

    Have to go back and have a look.
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  14. sound chaser

    sound chaser Forum Resident

    North East UK.
    Wonderful movie, a classic all round, kudos to Mr O'Bannon and my homeboy Sir Ridley. (I almost ran out of the cinema during the chest scene!)

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  15. Evan L

    Evan L Beatologist

    One of the scariest(and best)horror movies ever!
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  16. EddieVanHalen

    EddieVanHalen Well-Known Member

    It scared me when I was a kid and saw it on VHS at home, it scared me to death and made me jump of the coach several times. The same happened as I grew up.
    With the 2010 Blu ray editions (on which some movies looked better than others, more care and attention were paid to Alien and Aliens) I felt exactely the same, and I was 36.
    Now, being 40 I watch it a couples of nights ago and it must be me that I haven't matured and grown up, but Alien still freaks me out.
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  17. xdawg

    xdawg Skating away...........

    Roswell, GA, USA
    My first viewing of it was at my local Drive-In theater when it premiered. Since then I've seen it at a regular theater, on HBO, on VHS, on DVD and Blu-ray. It has pleasantly scared me each and every time I've seen it.
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  18. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Meet me at the Green Dragon for an ale

    San Diego, CA, USA
    Saw it opening night with some friends - sophomore in college...scared the bleep out me.

    Top tier space/horror movie!
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  19. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    One of the best horror movies made.

    The acting was top notch.
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  20. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    Brilliant movie, it doesn't fit the strict category of horror for me, more like science fiction with some elements of horror.
  21. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Meet me at the Green Dragon for an ale

    San Diego, CA, USA
    Sci-'fright', then?? :D
  22. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    Got the original 30X 40 film poster hanging proudly in my house. :agree:
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  23. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

    New Orleans, LA
    I've seen it twice on the big screen, though unfortunately not when it originally came out (I was too young). Best way to see it, for sure.
  24. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    something like that - don't go out there, you may not like what you find :eek:
  25. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
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