Alien: A Trip Through 70-Millimeter Time (And Space).




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In this article, at, Michael Coate takes a look back at the  1979 release of ALIEN in the deluxe 70-millimeter wide gauge format. The availability of this larger format had an impact on the film’s reception.

Of course, a Memorial Day weekend release date probably didn’t hurt, either. It certainly helped Star Wars two years earlier.




  1. Alien was a movie before its time. I got to see it with my dad. I am working on a short film of an Alien based story set in a time after the first movie and before the second.


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