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Release Date: May 25th, 1979

DVD Release Date: January 6th, 2004

R|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma.

Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Science fiction, Horror

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox, Brandywine Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

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