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The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003)

This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien, the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Bolaji Badejo ... Himself (archive footage)
Martin Bower Martin Bower ... Himself
Gordon Carroll Gordon Carroll ... Himself
Veronica Cartwright ... Herself
Roger Christian ... Himself
Ron Cobb Ron Cobb ... Himself
Jon Finch ... Himself (archive footage)
H.R. Giger ... Himself
David Giler David Giler ... Himself
Jerry Goldsmith ... Himself
Ian Holm ... Ash / Himself (archive footage)
John Hurt ... Himself
Brian Johnson ... Himself
Yaphet Kotto ... Parker / Himself (archive footage)
Alan Ladd Jr. Alan Ladd Jr. ... Himself
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This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien, the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a hideous monster that's hunting them one by one. Features interviews with director Ridley Scott and master designer H.R. Giger, as well as with star Sigourney Weaver and other members of the cast and crew, who share their experiences from working on the project and discuss the special efforts that went into bringing it all together. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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2 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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This feature-length documentary is featured in the DVD set 'The Alien Quadrilogy' and on the 2-disc edition of Alien (1979). See more »

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References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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Excellent Documentary
3 September 2017 | by sparkgarySee all my reviews

So many great interviews by the actors. So many great clips of scenes. So much behind the scenes the make the movies even better.Again Ridley Scott did a great job of directing. Sigourney Weaver did a great job in her first role. The special effects were excellent as was the action. The fear seemed real. A movie that still looks good after all these years.


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