Quantity:1
Alien - Definitive Editio... has been added to your Basket
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: ReNew - All Discs are of Pristine Condition. Items Have Been Previously Owned but are Checked, Repackaged & Sealed to Prevent Damage. Guaranteed 24/7 Customer Service. Worldwide Delivery.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£3.18
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Add to Basket
£4.72
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: rsdvd
Add to Basket
£4.75
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Jasuli
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Alien - Definitive Edition [DVD] [1979]

4.6 out of 5 stars 224 customer reviews

Price: £3.16 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 3 left in stock - order soon.
Sold by Leisurezone and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
26 new from £1.36 9 used from £0.84 3 collectible from £12.20
£3.16 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 3 left in stock - order soon. Sold by Leisurezone and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Alien - Definitive Edition [DVD] [1979]
  • +
  • Aliens - Special Edition [1986] [DVD]
  • +
  • Alien 3 - The Director's Cut (Two Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1992]
Total price: £7.80
Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video


Product details

  • Directors: Ridley Scott
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Mar. 2007
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000M2E5DE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,468 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Product Description

When Kane (John Hurt) and the crew of the spaceship 'Nostromo' investigate a transmission from a deserted planet, he is attacked by an unknown organism which attaches itself to his face. The crew cut the creature off, but not before it has made Kane the host of a monstrous alien killer, one which will hatch out through his stomach (one of cinema's most memorably gory scenes) and proceed to hunt down the crew one by one.

From Amazon.co.uk

By transplanting the classic haunted house scenario into space, Ridley Scott, together with screenwriters Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, produced a work of genuinely original cinematic sci-fi with Alien that, despite the passage of years and countless inferior imitations, remains shockingly fresh even after repeated viewing. Scott's legendary obsession with detail ensures that the setting is thoroughly conceived, while the Gothic production design and Jerry Goldsmith's wonderfully unsettling score produce a sense of disquiet from the outset: everything about the spaceship Nostromo--from Tupperware to toolboxes-seems oddly familiar yet disconcertingly ... well, alien.

Nothing much to speak of happens for at least the first 30 minutes, and that in a way is the secret of the film's success: the audience has been nervously peering round every corner for so long that by the time the eponymous beast claims its first victim, the release of pent-up anxiety is all the more effective. Although Sigourney Weaver ultimately takes centre-stage, the ensemble cast is uniformly excellent. The remarkably low-tech effects still look good (better in many places than the CGI of the sequels), while the nightmarish quality of H.R. Giger's bio-mechanical creature and set design is enhanced by camerawork that tantalises by what it doesn't reveal.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
Quite frankly, this is the ultimate in customer care. A number of us do not want Alien 3 & 4, so did not buy the box set. by releasing them seperatley, you get to buy just the ones you want.
A very nice feature is being able to choose between the original issue of the film or the new version. George Lucas, take note of this with your imminent Star Wars releases please.
The remastered print is amazing - visual and audio quality superb.
The extras are too numerous to list here - an outstanding example of how to reissue a classic film properly.
1 Comment 33 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
The director's cut of this seminal sci-fi film is only slightly longer than the theatrical release.

Notable inclusions are: the whole crew listening to the garbled SOS signal (very chilling), Ripley getting punched/slapped in a fight with Lambert because she wouldn't let the investigating party back on bord (quarantine rules), and the infamous Dallas scene where he is coccooned as either food / host material (but without dialogue).

The only problem with this last scene is that it has been argued that it tends to break up the action and suspense that has been building as Ripley messes around with Nostromo's self destruct/ runs from the alien...but I think it's paced very well.

Despite this though, there's not much to choose between both versions.

This is a visually remastered (the film's original negative has undergone some digital cleanup and restoration) attempt with DTS so it is also an excellent reference DVD with which to show off your home cinema system (the opening shots as they orbit the planet are great).

The only dissapointment is the exclusion of "original trailers" from the extra's, which is there on the "standard" single disc edition (although, maybe I simply couldn't find them :D ).

Overall though, this still doesn't detract from an excellent dvd release that includes a whole host of other great extra's like HRGiger art....

Enjoy.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Many people have seen this movie and if you have not- you should watch it. not just watch it, also own the DVD and you wont regret it. Its one of top movies of all the time. Even with modern technology we have today, many sci fi movies nowadays cant beat this film.

Ive lost the count how many time ive watch this film but I watched it again recently and it reminded me why i was right to order for this DVD so its worth the every penny.

No problem with the delivery.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Stands the test of time. Superb, classic, and highly enjoyable. I never tire of watching this and it is a rare thing to have so many great performances from a cast that renders it difficult to pick out a favourite. The mother of sci-fi terror.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Director Ridley Scott once said of the film Alien that he wanted it to "Be like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre of science fiction".Alien though is way better than even that premise. The most singularly memorable experience i have ever had at a cinema( i tend to go to watch the films) i went to watch Alien in 1981 ( i was 17 ) some two years after it,s original release and even though it was in a local fleapit long since closed down i left the cinema reeling .This was the film i had waited all my life to see. A horror/sci-fi hybrid that was genuinely original and startling.
The idea for Alien came from the film "Dark Star -- 30th Anniversary Special Edition [1974]" which had been made by Dan O,Bannon and John Carpenter in 1974 . The film had an alien ( not a very scary or convincing but then it was that type of film ) invade a space ship and O,Bannon wanted to use that premise to make a new film but as a horror instead of a comedy. Years later working on the story for the film , provisionally entitled "Starbeast" ( luckily they abandoned that idea) he joined up with Ronald Shusett and through a number of differing ideas( usually filched from other films like "Forbidden Planet - 50th Anniversary 2 Disc Special Edition [1956]" which they freely admitted) they came upon the basic premise of Alien .
At that time science fiction was , thanks to
...Read more ›
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Moon Star TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Sept. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Just re-watched the whole Alin/Promethus/AVP series. Great version of a classic film, the young Sigournrey is brilliant and I love the slow pacing and tense build up, even if its just starting to look/feel very slightly dated.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
I'm reviewing the Amazon/Lovefilm delivery only, since at this point in time I'm pretty sure everything that could ever need to be said aboout Alien has been said.

I think, on reflection I would have preferred to get the Quadrilogy box set, but I can't fault the service or quality of the digital version.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray
Brilliant! Click on a Blu-Ray and get 200 reviews of a DVD!! I've said it before and I'll say it again, C'mon Amazon sort it out, how hard is it to seperate the reviews. I like most fans of the Alien films have the Anthology on Blu-Ray and I watched Alien last night. All I can say is WOW, I can't comment for those of you who have a TV the size of a wall but on mine the amazing transfer made it look like a film released this year, so crisp, clean and no grain that I could see. I think I love this film even more now than I loved it already and I can't wait to watch the other 3.
2 Comments 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
See all 5 discussions...


Feedback