.This first ever release of Ridley Scott's classic is hard-to-find in two regards. The tape is just over thirty years old from the first distributor of home video cassettes in North America. There's also the matter of sheer title abundance. 20th Century Fox eventually broke away from Magnetic Video, which closed shop in 1984, and went on to release Alien on various formats to millions of sales. It's easy to find a copy, but not nearly as easy to locate this 1980 cassette from when sky high retail prices for movies essentially created a video rental-only monopoly. I can partner this one up with Magnetic's 1981 LaserDisc.
Saturday, April 16
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