Memory: The Origins of Alien

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Movie Info & Cast


Take an in depth voyage into the sci-fi masterpiece ALIEN with the visionary filmmakers who created it. See how one of the most terrifying movies of all time burst to life 40 years ago, inspired by ancient mythology and our universal fears.


  • Bijan Aalam
  • Tim Boxell
  • Axelle Carolyn
  • Veronica Cartwright
  • Roger Christian
  • Roger Corman
  • Mickey Faerch
  • Henry Jenkins
  • William Linn
  • Ben Mankiewicz

Did You Know?


  • Purchased by fan owned entertainment company, Legion M, at Sundance Film Festival in 2019. It's the first time a film has been chosen using the Legion M exclusive program, Film Scout.
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5.0 out of 5


Oct 3, 2019

Although MEMORY follows some templates of the format, trying to lock Alien into a cultural and political framework, the film itself transcends that obviousness.

Fionnuala Halligan
Screen Daily
Oct 3, 2019

Saving some of the best for last, director Philippe makes outstanding use of footage of what in the trade is called the money shot, the startling payoff that everything has been building toward — in this case, of course, the scene featuring the “chestburster.”

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
Oct 3, 2019

Essentially, Memory is too superficial a treatment of the chestburster sequence to validate making half of a movie about it, and it’s also too lengthy an exploration of it to give the other elements of the movie their proper due.

Metacritic review by Matt Singer
Matt Singer