Friday, November 16, 2007

Alien (1979)

This sci-fi horror film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver as the action heroine, introduced us all to the xenomorph and the disturbing art of H.R. Giger.

Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt), Kane (John Hurt) and Lambert (Veronica Cartwright) leave the ship Nostromo to investigate an apparently unidentifiable signal from a moon orbiting a nearby planet. Kane gets it in the face by a facehugger which emerges from an egg.

Parker with flamethrower, Ripley in spacesuit, Kane with facehugger and Ash (revealed to be an android later) with cattle-prod.

The adult xenomorph, chestburster and eggs

The xenomorph design has strong Freudian sexual undertones and multiple phallic symbols (especially the head!!) while adopting an overall feminine figure (not apparent in kubrick but more so in the many other better sculpted figures).

It has an elongated shiny head with no eyes. A humanlike skull is revealed in the sculpture beneath its translucent anterior shell. The mouth houses a tongue-like body part with a second mouth on the end.

Check out Hot Toys 1/6 scale Nostromo crew member Kane

1 comment:

Carlos Santillan said...

I've just discovered this line of Medicom Kubrick figures, in the past 2 weeks I've bought kane and adult xenomorph, very interesting and funny toys.