Producer: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill
Writer: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett
Release Date: Jun 22, 1979
Runtime: 1hr 57m
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Watching it again reminded me how remarkably the sound engineers did their jobs. Listen to the subtly amplified heartbeat - Ripley's? the ship's? - that pulses under the soundtrack through the last 15 minutes.