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Release Date: July 18th, 1986

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2000

R|2 hr 17 min

Plot Summary
After floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a nine year old girl named Newt (Carrie Henn). But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony.

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein

Director: James Cameron

Genres: Science fiction, Horror, Action

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox, Brandywine Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Revenge, Dark, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

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  • I'm giving the movie a high rating for its skill and professionalism and because it does the job it says it will do. I am also advising you not to eat before you go to see it. show more

  • Tautly paced and expertly directed, this roller coaster ride of a motion picture offers a little bit of everything, all wrapped up in a tidy science fiction/action package. show more

  • Cameron isn't as concerned with scares or atmosphere, the staples of traditional horror films, as he is with setting up difficult situations for his characters to get out of, leaving audiences deliciously on edge. show more

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Awards

Nominated Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Winner Visual Effects
Winner Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Art Direction
Winner Sound Effects Editing
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Sound
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)