1979: Oscar: Best Visual Effects. Nominated for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration. 1979: 2 BAFTA awards: Production Design, Sound Track. 5 nominations. 1979: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Original Score.
1979: San Sebastian Film Festival: Best Cinematography and Special Effects.
When commercial towing vehicle Nostromo, heading back to Earth, intercepts an SoS signal from a nearby planet, the crew are under obligation to investigate. After a bad landing on the planet, some crew members leave the ship to explore the area. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a call for help. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew do not know the danger they are in until it is too late.
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