Watch this 23-minute Alien featurette with Ridley Scott circa 1979

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Oct 24, 2014

If you were disappointed with Prometheus, we have a classic Alien goodie that might help cleanse your palate with some vintage sci-fi awesomeness.

The Playlist has pointed out a rare, 23-minute Alien featurette recorded in 1970, featuring interviews with Ridley Scott, H.R. Giger, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and producers Gordon Carroll and David Giler. Yeah, not a bad list of sci-fi heavies there. The video quality is at times a bit poor due to deterioration, but it’s still a little slice of vintage excellence.

Looking back at the impact this movie has had on science fiction — and cinema as a whole — in the decades that followed, it’s amazing to see the minds behind it talk candidly when Alien was just another little sci-fi flick plowing its way through development. Plus, you get some nice anecdotal stuff from Weaver and Ridley about the shoot.

Fascinating stuff for sci-fi film geeks, and though we can all look back with hindsight and talk about how awesome Alien is, there's something extremely cool about seeing all this play out in glorious, grainy footage in the heat of the moment. Plus, that facial hair. Those clothes. Everyone is just so young.

Check out the featurette below and let us know what you think:

(Via The Playlist)

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