Memory: The Origins Of Alien from Alexandre O. Philippe – arrives in UK cinemas 30th August and on DVD & On Demand 2nd September

In UK cinemas 30 August on DVD & On Demand 2 September

‘An absolutely crucial entry in the about-ALIEN canon…lovingly demonstrates the alchemical creative process among O’Bannon, Scott and artist H.R. Giger’

Bloody Disgusting


‘Memory is most valuable for its fresh recontextualisation of Alien in the same feminist air space as Kramer vs. Kramer and Manhattan, films that vibrate with late

’70s family panic’

Time Out

‘Philippe goes right to that place where the four-dimensional profundity of cinema touches the ardor of movie-buff obsession’


‘This is a hearty, four-course meal for film fans that will likely burst through your chest’

The Playlist

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 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, which arrives in cinemas on 30 August 2019 followed by DVD and on demand on 2 September from Dogwoof.

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