- 1h 56min
- Directed by: Ridley Scott
- Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto
Agatha Christie in outer space as a freighter lands on a mysterious planet and is ingeniously invaded by a ravenous intruder which proceeds to chomp its way through the cast list. Edge-of-the-seat suspense thriller with a strong cast and ghastly special effects.
When a spacecraft responds to a distress signal from a nearby planet, its crew unwittingly allows a pernicious alien creature on board. Ridley Scott’s celebrated sci-fi horror stars Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt and Tom Skerritt.
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