H.R. Giger’s Alien

by Toby Woollaston

Stumbled upon this fascinating doco/interview with H.R. Giger by Dennis Lowe. Giger was the artistic force behind the Xenomorph in Ridley Scott’s original Alien(1979). For me it was his design of the derelict ship (including its interior) that had me in awe. The documentary itself is pretty average and perhaps a little bit cheesy, however, it does give an interesting account of Giger’s professional life. The doco is about 45 minutes long and is in five parts. Apparently it was not officially released because for some reason Giger was unhappy with it. I’m not sure how long these will be on YouTube and at the time of writing part two is missing. So here are the remaining four. (update: you can download the entire doco here. please bear in mind it is a 229mb download)