Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979.
Special features include: Audio commentary by director, cast members, and others; Star beast : developing the story (featurette); The visualists : direction and design (featurette); Truckers in space : casting (featurette); Future tense : music and editing (featurette); Outward bound : visual effects (featurette); A nightmare fulfilled : reactions to the film (featurette); Fear of the unknown : Shepperton Studios, 1978 (featurette); The darkest reaches : Nostromo and Alien planet (featurette); The eighth passenger : creature design (featurette); The chestburster (multi-angle sequence); Sigourney Weaver screen test; still photo galleries; deleted and extended scenes.
Story, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett ; director of photography, Derek Vanlint ; film editor, Terry Rawlings ; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto.
DVD, widescreen presentation (2.35:1 aspect ratio); 5.1 Dolby surround, 5.1 DTS, Dolby surround.
English or Spanish soundtracks, optional English or Spanish subtitles.