Alien parents guide

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

Run Time: 117 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

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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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.