Alien parents guide


Release date May 24, 1979

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.

Why is Alien rated R? The MPAA rated Alien R sci-fi violence/gore and language.

Rating & Content Info

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Why is Alien rated R? Alien is rated R by the MPAA sci-fi violence/gore and language.

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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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Gory Scenes
Alberta 14A Gory Scenes
Manitoba R Director's Cut
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes, Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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News About "Alien"

Cast and Crew

Alien is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Alien movie is January 5, 2004. Here are some details…

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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.