Rewatched Mar 30, 2012
Andrew James’s review:
A masterpiece of genre splicing in sci-fi and horror... for the art house. What makes Alien stand the test of time is it's unwillingness to try and look futuristic and cool; rather it spends it time worrying about how the film looks, not what it should look like based on the time setting. It also works like a good Hitchcock thriller in its tension building.
And dammit, did this thing win any awards for its sound design? Because it damn well should have walked home with a win for every nomination it received in this respect.
Watching the Blu-ray of the theatrical cut really does seem like watching the movie anew. For the first time, my eyes were finally open to the gorgeous, artfulness of every conceivable detail.