Go See The Director’s Cut Of ‘Alien’ At The Egyptian
In 1979 director Ridley Scott unleashed a little sci-fi horror film called Alien, and it was good. So good in fact that it spawned three sequels (Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection), two terrible pseudo sequels (Alien Vs. Predator and Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem), and a bunch of other stuff, like comic books and videogames. Because Hollywood refuses to leave well enough alone, Alien also got a director’s cut in 2003, even though Scott didn’t see the need for one. The alternate version doesn’t add much to the original, but it doesn’t tarnish it either, so, needless to say it is still incredible. The point of all of this is that the director’s cut of Alien is playing next weekend at the Egyptian Theater on Capital Hill.
Sigourney Weaver plays Ripley, one of the most badass action heroes of all time, male or female, who has to battle an angry, angry – you guessed it – alien. Alien is a pitch perfect blend of claustrophobic tension, atmospheric horror, and heart-pounding action. It presents concerns about containing the spread of epidemics, hierarchical class conflicts, corporate exploitation, and gender roles. The cast is top notch, featuring Tom Skerrit, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, and Harry Dean Stanton, who all play normal average Joes forced to battle a horrific enemy in order to survive.
So you have Sigourney Weaver, one of film’s greatest monsters, deep space, and flamethrowers. Is there any question that you need to go see Alien? Midnight shows are a blast and you know it, so why not stay up late, get some popcorn, and watch a classic sci-fi/action/horror film on the big screen with a bunch of kindred spirits.
Alien plays at midnight on Friday, December 3, and again on Saturday, December 4, at the Egyptian Theater.
805 E. Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122