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May 24, 1979

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Jan 05, 2004

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Ridley Scott


Tom Skerritt
Sigourney Weaver
Veronica Cartwright
Harry Dean Stanton


1979 Twentieth Century Fox

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Still shot from the movie: Alien.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


What begins as an investigation into an SOS from a spaceship that crash-landed on an unknown planet turns into a desperate fight to save their own lives. Unbeknownst to the crew of the rescuing vessel is the presence of an Alien creature that uses humans as a host --and the parasite leaves no survivors.

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Why Is Alien Rated R?

Alien is rated R sci-fi violence/gore and language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Alien...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


-Intense attacks by alien creature|gruesome and bloody violence


Infrequent use of the sexual expletive; profanity and scatological slang

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On October 26, 2010, Alien Anthology (the entire franchise of four films) is being packaged together and released on Blu-ray Disc.

Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Gory Scenes
AB 14A Gory Scenes
MB R Director's Cut
ON PG Frightening Scenes, Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

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