Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978. Revised Final Draft script for the 1979 film, belonging to unknown crew member "Doug," with name in holograph ink on front wrapper, and single annotation underlining date in holograph pencil on front wrapper.
One of the greatest science fiction/horror films ever made, and the auspicious debut of Ridley Scott. Ridley's franchise is so rich in themes and expandability that it has generated three sequels and two prequels of comparable (or nearly comparable) artistic merit. The infamous "chest bursting" scene paved the way for future horror films to feature gore in more imaginative ways (but also caused viewers to vomit in theaters upon its initial release).
Returning home from a mission, the crew of the spacecraft Nostromo is awakened by the ship's computer to answer a distress signal from a nearby planet. The rescue team discovers a bizarre pod field with pods housing unseen terror. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Effects.
Yellow titled wrappers, dated June, 1978. Title page present, dated JUNE, 1978, noted as REVISED FINAL, with credits for screenwriters Walter Hill and David Giler, Based on screenplay by Dan O'Bannon and story credits for Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett. 107 leaves, with last page of text numbered 105. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with light foxing, bound with two gold brads.
National Film Registry. Clover, Men, Women and Chainsaws. Ebert II.