Top 10 Films is delighted to be giving away Alexandre O. Philippe’s fascinating feature documentary Memory: The Origins Of Alien on DVD. The film was released theatrically today and makes its way to DVD on September 2.
The iconic scenes and sequences from seminal sci-fi horror ALIEN are firmly embedded in film history and popular culture: the creepy eggs and HR Giger designed spacecraft on a long dead planet; the 2 pivotal facehugger attaching itself to one of the crew of the Nostromo; the shocking chest-bursting sequence and much, much more…
But while we may all now know that “in space, no-one can hear you scream”, how did Ridley Scott and the creative team come up with the ideas for a blockbuster that changed both the horror and sci-fi genres and truly terrified audiences around the world?
As we approach the 40th Anniversary of the game-changing film a fascinating feature documentary MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN, from writer/director Alexandre O. Philippe (78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene), uncovers the origin story behind Scott’s cinematic masterpiece. It arrived in cinemas today and will be followed by a DVD and On Demand release on September 2.
A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of moviemaking, the power of myth, and the collective unconscious, MEMORY unearths the largely untold beginnings of a movie-masterwork rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger.
It reveals a veritable treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the O’Bannon and Giger estates, including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and most importantly Dan O’Bannon’s original 29-page script from 1971, titled MEMORY.
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Terms and Conditions: Open to UK and International residents. Winners will be randomly chosen from entries following the correct entry instructions. Winners will be contacted via email. Top 10 Films cannot be held responsible for any lost prizes. Please allow 28 days from competition closing date for delivery of prize. Closing date for entries is MIDNIGHT September 15 2019
Memory: The Origins of Alien is in cinemas today and on DVD and On Demand from September 2.