Dir Alexandre O Phillippe, USA 2019, 1h40, Cert TBC

Screenplay favourite Alexandre O Phillippe (director of The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus, Doc of the Dead and last year’s 78/52, which examined the iconic shower scene in Psycho) returns with an investigation of the ideas and inspirations behind Ridley Scott’s iconic 1979 sci-fi horror Alien.

This fascinating documentary unearths the largely untold origin story behind the film, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials, including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. 

CAUTION - this film contains spoilers galore, so make sure you’ve seen Alien first!

“It doesn't just remind you that Alien is a masterpiece but details how it got that way and why it continues to haunt us.” - RogerEbert.com

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