The Alien Saga
The Alien Saga (2003)

Originally aired on AMC, this documentary focuses on one of the most horrifying series ever to be committed to celluloid -- the Alien film series. With interviews from most of the main players, including Ridley Scott, James Cameron,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: October 14, 2003
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director Ridley Scott re-edits his 1979 sci-fi classic to produce an elegantly re-mastered film that is as terrifying and effective as ever.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Turns out not to be one of those movies that improves in the memory, but actually is better than you remember, mostly because it puts its multitude of imitators to shame.

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Ron Stringer
L.A. Weekly

Whether altered for the sake of incorporating superfluous extra material (cat fight!) or for reasons even less compelling, the editing rhythms here are way off.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Alien is a triumph of style over substance, of lean over fat.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Scott knew how to create tension, and the movie still has plenty of white-knuckle impact, although it's a little tamer than I remembered.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

The movie inspired three sequels and remains undeniably frightening. It also marks a significant step in the evolution of modern science-fiction films.

Shawn Bowers
Kansas City Star

Going back to the beginning and seeing where it all began, this film had a lot to live up to in my eyes. In the end, I was just left wondering what all the fuss was about.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

What you will find is that the old mayhem is still masterful and that there is nothing like the big screen for this type of mortally wounded space exploration.

Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News

It's a most satisfying return to one of the few sci-fi films that deserves to be called a masterpiece.

Blake French

... one of the few films that can be predicted perfectly, but it?s so well crafted?and so damn exciting?that we just don?t care.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Neum Daddy
Saw it the other night at the cinema. Very creepy, very good.