14A(14A) Gory Scenes


Science Fiction/Horror. Director’s cut of the 1979 film in which a commercial mining vessel is re-routed to investigate a crashed space ship, and the crew struggles to defeat a murderous creature discovered there.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive; profanity and scatological slang
  • Intense attacks by alien creature—gruesome and bloody violence
  • Use of stroboscopic lighting effects

Thematic elements

  • Leadership
  • Individual versus community values
  • Courage and sacrifice

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for genre violence and peril.

Classification date

October 17, 2003