2012
06.19

Alien Head

Here’s a collection of 60 images including behind the scenes photos and promotional material from the production of Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979). I found many of these on Dennis Lowe’s website. He was one the film’s special effects technicians. I highly recommend checking out his site if you’re an Alien fan.

 

Behind the Scenes Photos by Pat Lowry

Pat Lowry - Yaphet Kotto's brain busting rigYaphet Kotto’s brain busting rig using a casting from Ian Holm’s head

 

Pat Lowry - Rita Lowry in Lambert's space suitRita Lowry trying on Lambert’s space suit

 

Pat Lowry - Alien head exposing the inner mouth signed by Carlo de MarchisAlien head exposing the inner mouth signed by Carlo de Marchis

 

Pat Lowry - Alien heads

 

Pat Lowry - Peter Voysey working on the model 'Derelict' at Bray StudiosPeter Voysey working on the model Derelict at Bray Studios

 

Pat Lowry - Roger Nichols and Ian Wingrove working on the self destruct moduleRoger Nichols and Ian Wingrove working on the self destruct module.

 

Different Alien head designs on mannequins. Photos by Roger Nichols.

Alien head on mannequin

 

Alien head early design stage

 

Stuntman Eddie Powell

Eddie Powell Alien Stunt Man

 

Signs for the Alien model shop at Bray Studios painted by Dennis Lowe

 

 

Nostromo Crew Group Photos

Alien - Nostromo Crew

 

Alien - Nostromo Crew

 

Alien - Nostromo Crew

 

Alien - Nostromo Crew

 

Alien - Cast at the Premiere

 

Bolaji Badejo as the Alien

Bolaji Badejo in the Alien suit

 

Bolaji Badejo squatting in the Alien suit

 

John Birkinshaw with Bolaji Badejo in the Alien suit

 

Bolaji Badejo Alien head trials

 

Sigourney Weaver as Ripley

Alien - Ripley and Jones the cat

 

Alien - Ripley and Jones the Cat

 

Alien - Sigourney Weaver as Ripley

 

Alien - Sigourney Weaver as Ripley

 

Alien - Sigourney Weaver as Ripley

 

Alien - Sigourney Weaver as Ripley

 

Alien - Sigourney Weaver as Ripley

 

Alien - Sigourney Weaver as Ripley

 

Alien - Sigourney Weaver as Ripley

 

Alien - Sigourney Weaver as Ripley

 

Ian Holm as Ash

Alien - Ian Holm as Ash

 

Alien - Ian Holm as Ash

 

Yaphet Kotto as Parker

Alien - Yaphet Kotto as Parker

 

Alien - Yaphet Kotto as Parker

 

Tom Skerritt as Dallas

Alien - Tom Skerritt as Dallas

 

Alien - Tom Skerritt as Dallas

 

Alien - Tom Skerritt as Dallas

 

Veronica Cartwright as Lambert

Alien - Veronica Cartwright as Lambert

 

Alien - Veronica Cartwright as Lambert

 

Harry Dean Stanton as Brett

Alien - Harry Dean Stanton as Brett

 

Alien - Harry Dean Stanton as Brett

 

John Hurt as Kane

Alien - John Hurt as Kane

 

Alien - John Hurt as Kane

 

Alien - John Hurt as Kane

 

Nostromo

Alien - Close up nose section yellow nostromo

 

Alien - Full size Nostromo leg

 

Alien - Nostromo

 

The Derelict

Alien Behind the Scenes - the Derelict Ship

 

Alien Behind the Scenes - Denys Ayling with the Derelict Ship

 

Narcissus

Alien - Narcissus in dock (tele shot)

 

Alien - Narcissus in dock modelshop

 

Alien - Narcissus in dock modelshop

 

Space Jockey

alien - space jockey

 

alien - space jockey

 

alien - space jockey

 

alien - space jockey

 

Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott with Bolaji Badejo in the Alien suit

 

Alien - Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott

 

Bonus: Posters

Alien poster

 

Japanese Alien poster

  • http://www.rowsdowr.com/ Z..

    Thanks for the info!

  • Alexander

    I think that Riddley Scott is a damned genious and also everyone of his team. We will ever never have a film like Alien1 ,NO!! Never, the idea is amazing, the special effects are the best, I am from Cuba and I saw the film for first time on TV when I was just 7 years ,I was stunned, impressed, since then I have seen the film many times and I never get bored.

    • http://www.rowsdowr.com z

      I agree. Such a phenomenal movie!