Want to behold the glory that is 'Alien' in the comfort of your own home? Hunting down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Ridley Scott-directed movie via subscription can be difficult, so we here at Moviefone want to take the pressure off.
We've listed a number of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription choices - 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 details about the 20th Century Fox science fiction flick.
Released May 25, 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 compiled reviews from 22 respected critics.
Interested in knowing what the movie's about? 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."