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Looking to feast your eyes on 'Alien' in the comfort of your own home? Finding a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the Ridley Scott-directed movie via subscription can be a challenge, so we here at Moviefone want to do the work for you.

Below, you’ll find a number of top-tier streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription options - along with the availability of 'Alien' on each platform. Now, before we get into the nitty-gritty of how you can watch 'Alien' right now, here are some finer points about the Twentieth Century Fox, Brandywine Productions science fiction flick.

Released May 25th, 1979, 'Alien' stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 57 min, and received a score of 83 (out of 100) on Metacritic, which collated reviews from 22 knowledgeable critics.

You probably already know what the movie's about, but just in case... Here's the plot: "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."

'Alien' is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on VUDU, Amazon.com, YouTube, iTunes Store, and HBO .