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Alien Evolution (2001)

Mark Kermode brings a tribute to the successful Alien series, featuring interviews with the cast members and directors, including Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott.


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Credited cast:
Mark Kermode ... Himself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Biehn ... Himself / Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
Ralph Brown ... Himself / Aaron
James Cameron ... Himself
Veronica Cartwright ... Herself / Lambert
Ron Cobb Ron Cobb ... Himself
Charles Dance ... Himself / Clemens
David Fincher ... Himself
H.R. Giger ... Himself
David Giler David Giler ... Himself
Jenette Goldstein ... Herself / Pvt. J. Vasquez
Carrie Henn ... Herself / Newt
Lance Henriksen ... Himself / Bishop
Jean-Pierre Jeunet ... Himself
Dan O'Bannon ... Himself


Mark Kermode brings a tribute to the successful Alien series, featuring interviews with the cast members and directors, including Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott.

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English | German | Italian

Release Date:

13 October 2001 (UK) See more »

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Nobles Gate Scotland See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


An edited version of this documentary is featured on the 9th disc of the Alien Quadrilogy DVD set, released in 2003. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of the documentary included on Disc 9 of the Alien Quadrilogy box set is in fact a shortened and re-edited version from the original Channel 4 broadcast version. This version runs for 64 minutes and is exclusively about Alien, eliminating all material concerning Aliens, Alien³ and Alien: Resurrection, and extending some of the interviews about Alien. Mark Kermode is also absent from the Quadrilogy version, other than a piece of voice-over narration at the start of the documentary See more »


References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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Pretty good, but couldn't warm up to it.
4 December 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Some of the interviews I found annoying. They should have focused less on the writers and more on the stars and directors. Too much time is spent focusing on the story behind the original film - i.e., pre-production - and by the time it gets around to the production aspect, and the sequels, etc., time has run out so they try to wrap everything up far too quickly.

I first caught this after a UK broadcast of ALIEN - it was featured after the film was over and I was eager to see it because I think Mark Kermode is a pretty good critic and always has something interesting to say.

But overall it's just a bit too superficial and annoying to consider deep - the other documentaries on the ALIEN Quadrilogy are much better.

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