Alien was a box office hit, earning USD 80 million in revenues in the United States and USD 105 million worldwide upon its release in 1979. The movie’s poster incited the first spine-tingling thread of fear in audiences with its depiction of an egg with a jagged crack in its side, a reference to the oval pods from which alien life first appears in the film. This was the first sign of the horror to come for the crew of the intergalactic freighter Nostromo.
40th Anniversary Design
This unique precious metal foil fuses colour and engraving to bring to life the now-iconic movie poster, which is credited to graphic designers Philip Gips and Steve Frankfurt. Below this coloured replica of the original poster image depicts the inscription ‘40TH ANNIVERSARY’ with stylised etching.
The obverse of the foil features a patterned engraving of The Perth Mint’s logo.
The foil is accompanied by a Perspex display case with stylish stainless steel fixings and a frameless design. Easily mounted as a wall hanging, the poster holder is provided with two sleek attachable legs that screw on to the frame for upright display. The foil is also shipped within a prestigious branded black box.