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  • Writer's pictureSarah E. Mason

Celebrating Alien at 45

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Alien, Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi, horror masterpiece that kicked off one of the greatest film franchises is turning 45. To celebrate, 20th Century Fox will re-release the original film, digitally remastered, in theaters for a limited run on April 26th (a nod to the mysterious LV-426 moon in the movie). If you can see it on the big screen, don't hesitate. It is a breathtaking, exhilarating experience made possible only by the theater experience.

The film was both a box office smash hit and critically acclaimed. It won the Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects, and was nominated for Best Art Direction.

The Harold and Maudecast did a retrospective on the entire Alien franchise, before either host Sarah Mason or Jake Essoe had seen it on the big screen. This episode was


Released May 25, 1979

Directed by Ridley Scott

Written by Dan O'Bannon

Produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill

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


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