USA, 1979, colore, 35 mm, 117′
di Ridley Scott
Sceneggiatura Dan O’ Bannon, Ronald Shusett – Fotografia Derek Vanlint – Montaggio Terry Rawlings, Peter Weatherley – Musiche Jerry Goldsmith – Interpreti Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerrit, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Helen Horton

When commercial towing vehicle Nostromo intercepts an S.O.S signal from a nearby planet, the crew are obliged to investigate. Once on the planet, some crew members leave the ship to explore the area. At the same time as discovering a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship’s computer deciphers the message as a warning, not a call for help. The crew do not know the danger they are in until it is too late.