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The Alien Legacy (1999)

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The best bits of the Alien franchise.

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Michael Matessino
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nick Allder Nick Allder ... Himself - Visual Effects Supervisor
Bolaji Badejo ... Himself (archive footage)
Mia Bonzanigo Mia Bonzanigo ... Herself - Assistant to H.R. Giger
Bob Burns ... Himself - Archivist of Fantastic Cinema
Veronica Cartwright ... Herself (archive footage)
Ron Cobb Ron Cobb ... Himself - Conceptual Artist
Leslie Dilley Leslie Dilley ... Himself - Art Director
H.R. Giger ... Himself - Alien Design
Ian Holm ... Himself (archive footage)
John Hurt ... Himself (archive footage)
Brian Johnson ... Himself - Visual Effects Supervisor
Yaphet Kotto ... Himself (archive footage)
John Mollo ... Himself - Costume Design
Dan O'Bannon ... Himself - Screenwriter
Ivor Powell ... Himself - Associate Producer
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Director Ridley Scott talks about recognizing 'his alien' immediately upon seeing the sketches of H.R. Giger, the famous artist behind the nightmarish Alien creature that has haunted our dreams for over twenty years. Additional interviews with Giger, screenwriter Dan O'Bannon and executive producer Ronald Shusett reveal the many challenges involved with bringing this chilling masterpiece to the screen. From film production and character development, to the elaborate costumes and the building of the alien planet and the spaceship Nostromo, this exclusive look back includes behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes and a glimpse at some of Ridley Scott's original storyboard sketches.

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A behind the scenes look at the making of 'Alien'

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USA

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English

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The Eighth Passenger: The Alien Legacy See more »

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Sharpline Arts See more »
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Made 20 years after the release of Alien (1979) and features previously unreleased material from that film. See more »

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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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what a story!
5 August 2000 | by watto124See all my reviews

This extremely fascinating, long, and entertaining look at the making of Alien tells a great story on how two "Zeros" became "Heroes". Check it out its fun!


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