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Memory: The Origins of Alien

Memory: The Origins of Alien is a movie starring Bijan Aalam, Tim Boxell, and Axelle Carolyn. The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis...

Other Titles
Wspomnienia: Geneza 'Obcego', Memory, Memorias: el origen de Alien, Memory - As origens de Alien, Memory: Les origines d'Alien
Running Time
1 hours 35 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Horror, Sci-Fi, Documentary
Alexandre O. Philippe
Alexandre O. Philippe
Tim Boxell, Axelle Carolyn, Veronica Cartwright, Bijan Aalam
USA, Switzerland
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. Giger. A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and our collective unconscious.

Comments about horror «Memory: The Origins of Alien» (22)

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Jeremy Hoffman

This film is a must for any fan of the movie Alien. I watched the film when it first came out in the theatres and I was totally enthralled. I was not aware that Ridley Scott had directed the film and was amazed at the film's stunning visuals. Now, I have been away from the movie and I watched the film again with my son. He is now 18 and has not yet seen the film. He really enjoyed it. I am impressed at how different it is from the original Alien. The fact that the Nostromo has been completely destroyed, the atmosphere is replaced with a type of oxygen which is a little bit like oxygen in the atmosphere of the Earth. The planet where it takes place has not had life for millions of years. The look of the ship is very different and it takes place a thousand years before the original film. There are a few other differences that I won't mention. My son also enjoys the movie and is interested in the plot. I recommend this film to anyone who loves the Alien series and is not a fan of the first movie. It is a very enjoyable film and a must for anyone who has not seen the film.

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Evelyn Mason

I'm a fan of the original Alien, and after watching this, I can't imagine a world where I don't watch this movie over and over again. To be honest, I don't think I would have enjoyed the film so much if I hadn't known the history behind the movie. Even if you don't know the history, this film is still a classic. The only thing I can really say is that it's a must see for everyone. A lot of people are complaining about the sound, but really, who cares? The film is just a classic, and a great one at that. 9/10

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Craig Silva

I think this is a very underrated movie. I'm sure you've seen the reviews that have been written about it. They are mostly negative, but I think the majority of them are just for show. It's important to understand that the only reason why this movie was made is to test people and see how they respond to the fact that the aliens are real. To this end, we have a few documentaries done. They show us what it's like to live under these aliens, and then the movie is filled with footage of what they are doing. What I think makes this movie so much better than others is that it has a lot more emphasis on the aliens than any other documentary. There's not as much focus on what the aliens are doing, and the footage is mainly of them exploring the world. They also show us a lot of footage of them at work and in their homes. We get to see what they do with their weapons, and how they fight, and how they communicate with each other. We also get to see what they do with their technology, and they are shown building a spaceship. They also have an idea of what it would be like to be an alien, and how they would do things. We also get to see them going into a hospital and having a go at a couple of people. All of this makes for a very interesting movie. I think this movie is more important than what I have mentioned in other reviews, because if the movie is too heavy on the aliens and not enough on the humans, people will say they got it all wrong. Personally, I think this movie is a lot more important than what I have said because it takes you on a journey that is more surreal than anything else. This movie is not for people who think "it's just a movie." It is a very important movie, but it's not just a movie. It's a lot more than that. It's a movie that is very unique and a lot more than just a movie.

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Tyler B.

The late-90s were a time of really great horror films, and they were all pretty good. But now, we're in the early 00s and the films that were once great are now pretty dated. In fact, they're so dated that the film industry is struggling to bring the films back into the public's eye. No one really cares about Aliens or Predator, let alone Aliens and Predator 2. This documentary is what I would describe as a 'look back' at the 80s, but in a fun way. The most interesting part of the documentary is when we see a direct feed of the films they were making. We see footage of the film, and there's no commentary, just a trailer that tells you what the film is about. It's not something I would have expected to see, but it's really neat. If you're a fan of the films, you'll love this documentary. It's very well-made, with a lot of interesting facts and interesting opinions. I definitely recommend it.

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Frank W.

From the first two minutes of this film, I was taken in by its story, especially the "starting point" point, which is so important to the story. I would love to have seen this before I went to see "Alien" but was very glad to see it in this film, and I would like to see it again soon. I do wish the film was longer, as I would have enjoyed more of the "back story" and details on the "Alien" itself. I was very impressed with this film. It's a great story of humanity's struggle against an alien race that has mastered the ability to control us. It's not only about the "alien" itself, but also about the struggle of the humans who have to struggle against it and the struggle of the world that has to "behold" it. You will enjoy this film, and I would suggest it to anyone.

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Harold S.

The story of the film is very well told and one can not help but get a feeling of nostalgia as well as disappointment. I hope that this movie will be shown again in some larger auditoriums, so that more people can see the movie. If there are any screenings of this movie I would be very pleased to see this movie in my city. The movie is very entertaining and enjoyable and as a part of a movie collection. If there are any of you that has not seen this movie yet I would highly recommend that you go out and rent or buy it. It is well worth it. You will not be disappointed. I give this movie a 9 out of 10. I wish that it was released in my country. I hope that there will be a DVD version of this movie. I hope that it will be available to everyone in America.

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Well, I watched this movie on the opening day, I was excited, I was like, "Yeah, I'll watch it" I saw it with my boyfriend who didn't like sci-fi movies. So, yeah, the movie had a lot of good points, but it was too slow, and there were a few mistakes, like the alien could have been more colorful, but they tried to make it as black as possible, it was very dark, and I felt like the movie was too slow. They didn't explain anything in the movie, I don't know, they just left it to you to figure it out. But overall, I think it was a good movie. There are some things that could have been better. The movie was very slow, and I would say that you have to be very patient. There are a lot of moments that you don't understand, or you don't like. So, I would say that it's better to watch it with someone who knows nothing about aliens or sci-fi movies. I can't really say that it is a good movie. It's a good movie, it's a good movie.

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Lawrence Pearson

I must admit that I was skeptical about seeing this documentary. I thought it was going to be a boring documentary about the science behind the Alien movies. I was wrong. The movie is an amazing and inspiring story that explains the science behind the Alien films and gives an interesting insight into how the Alien came to be and how it came to be. The movie also explains how the Aliens were able to live in our solar system. I hope that the movie gets released on DVD soon so that more people can see it. It is a great documentary that is well worth watching.

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The first I'd heard of this film was through the news - but it was great! I would have loved to have seen this on the big screen - but I can see why it wasn't available in a theater - but the movie is still worth seeing - as it is! I loved how it followed the actual life of both of the founders - and how they discovered the alien technology - and how it was both exciting and scary. The title says it all - a very scary film indeed. I think this film should be made available on DVD - I'd buy it! I'm planning to go back and see it again this weekend - and I'm definitely going to see it again in the theater - hopefully, some day in the future. I'm really excited to see how the next chapter of the movie goes - so I hope everyone is as excited as I am!

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Carol R.

This movie is a good introduction to the horrors of this world. The movie starts off slow and then quickly gets into a character. The movie is not for people who are easily frightened, or easily scared of a good movie. The movie is not for people who have to watch a movie at the cinema, but for people who have the chance to see this movie, and want to know what it was like to live through the horror of the apocalypse.

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This documentary is amazing. I am a HUGE fan of the Alien franchise. I have seen the first two films, the fourth one, and the fifth one. I loved them all. The movie that I loved the most was the Alien vs. Predator. The Predator was terrifying, the Alien was frightening, and the Alien was chilling. This documentary is a MUST SEE!

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One of the most enjoyable documentary films I've seen in a long time. As much of a sci-fi fan as I am, this movie was the first time I've seen the concept of a virus that took over the planet in a way that was not a long-term thing. It was really interesting to see how people reacted to it. It was like a reaction to the reality of the news we were hearing back in the 1970s, and how the news was really all in the media, in the fear of what the world would be like. It was so great to see people just chill with it, not really knowing what the situation was like. It was really cool to see how the movie affected people in different ways, some saying it was cool, some saying it was gross. Overall, it was really cool. It really makes you think and is a really great documentary.

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Ralph Warren

I have read and heard of many UFO's over the years, but never saw one myself. I thought that this movie was great and would recommend it to anyone who likes documentaries and the history of UFOs. I did not expect a great movie and I am pleased that I took the time to watch it. The movie does a good job in explaining what many people don't want to believe. There are a lot of things that I was not familiar with, such as the fact that there are actually more than one civilization that has been around for billions of years. This movie is an excellent way to educate people and it is one that should be watched by anyone who wants to know more about UFOs and alien life. I am very happy that I took the time to watch it and I would definitely recommend it to others.

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Diane O.

This documentary is the one to watch for any fan of the sci-fi genre. It explains the history of Alien from the original film through the Alien Vs. Predator movies. It is an excellent overview of the film, and of the sci-fi genre in general. I highly recommend this documentary to any fan of sci-fi, or fans of any other genre. It is very well done, and provides the viewer with a very balanced view of the film. It also explains the effects of the film on the people who viewed it. I am very surprised at how little research the film was given. The science of the film was well explained, and it is very interesting to see how many people took it seriously. The film is very entertaining, and provides a lot of interesting information. I rate this documentary a 10/10. I give it a 10 because of the great research and the great history of sci-fi. This documentary is a must-see.

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Mary C.

I am a huge fan of the Alien series and the movie franchise, and I was thrilled to learn about the project. I was a little skeptical at first, because I was very nervous that the title would be "Alien: The origins of Alien" or something. But after seeing it, I realized it was going to be the first movie in the franchise that is going to focus on the original story, which is different from the movie that came out later, so I was really pleased. And then the film starts to show the history of the franchise. The story is interesting, and shows us the origins of the aliens that are being sent to earth to do a job, and how they got to be humans. It also shows us the history of the human race and how it was affected by them. The movie is full of information, so the entire family can learn more about the subject. The film has a very good use of the cinematography, the music is great, and the acting is great. I recommend this movie to anyone who has a love for the Alien franchise. It's not a movie for everyone, but it is a movie for the fans of the series.

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Sarah P.

I didn't know how to like this movie. I was skeptical from the get-go. I love movies, especially horror movies, but this one just didn't do it for me. I do appreciate a good story, but this one had a lot of holes in it. I didn't buy the ending. I didn't buy the fact that the aliens could be so easily deceived. It just wasn't believable. The special effects were great, but that was about it. I would have preferred to see more about the aliens and their technology. I think the ending would have made it more believable if they hadn't come back for the mother and daughter. I think the ending was a bit too long, as well. I was also a little confused about how the mother and daughter survived in that environment. I think that the aliens could have been a little more intelligent if they had evolved to a higher stage of intelligence. I thought the movie would have been better if it focused on the alien and what they did to them. Overall, I think it is a good movie, but it just wasn't for me. I recommend this movie to those who like a good story, but don't want to think too much about it.

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The best movie I have ever seen. When I first saw it I was like "what the hell is this" and then I saw it again and I was like "how the hell did this get made". It was a good movie and it was really good. The movie was about a woman who had to have a baby after a horrible car accident. When the baby was born the baby was actually a alien and the baby grew up to be a completely different person. I don't know if it was an alien or a baby but it was really cool. It was also really strange that the baby could talk and then it just left. I just found out that it was a baby but it was still a baby. It was weird because they never told the baby who it was and it was just a baby. So they made the baby to be an alien and then the baby just left. The movie was also really good because the aliens and the baby were actually real and the baby was actually a real baby. It was a really cool movie and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It was a really good movie and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Brandon Gray

I really enjoyed this movie. It really is a great documentary, and it shows how the first alien really looked like. If you have not seen this movie, you should. I think this is a great documentary, and it should be watched by everyone.

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Kelly Garrett

It is an intelligent and thorough film. If you want to know about the beginning of life and the mystery of life in general, this is a must see. The book the movie is based on, "Unweaving the Rainbow," has more information than this movie could cover, but the movie does a pretty good job of showing us what we already know. It also shows us the best explanations of how it came to be that way. If you don't want to be lost in the details, the movie is a must see.

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Carolyn Morrison

This film is a solid, honest look at the scientific and technological origins of the Alien/Aliens. It's no overly dramatic story, but it doesn't pretend to be. It gives the viewer a chance to see how people at the time reacted to the appearance of the Alien/Aliens and the ensuing fears and scientific research. I felt that this film was very well done and very informative. I think it's a very fair film that does a good job of showing the scientific research that went into the Alien/Aliens. It's a shame that they didn't give this film more credit, but if you're going to criticize a film for being politically correct, you might as well criticize it for being true. 9/10

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Ethan R.

I have watched this film several times and every time I watch it, I am amazed at how well the film works. It is truly one of the best documentaries I have ever seen and it is truly brilliant. It is very well done and has a very smart and intelligent feel to it. I would have liked to see more about the alien technology but it is all very well explained and the film does a good job of explaining the science behind the films. I highly recommend this film, if you have not seen it, watch it immediately and you will not be disappointed. A must see film for all.

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Carolyn McCoy

The documentary is a great piece of work. It does a good job of showing how science fiction movies can be made as well as the limitations of science fiction movies. In my opinion, the worst part of the movie was when the aliens were going to invade the earth. It was too long and they could have easily made a shorter version that would have been better. Also, it is not the best documentary to see because of the time and budget. Overall, it is a very good movie that shows the origins of alien invasion. It is worth watching.