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Website: dunno
From: Brisbane.AUSTRALIA
Time: Sunday, 21 December 1997 at 21:02:30
Comments: The man ia a pro and if any of you can do better i'd like to see it. I really would.



Name: Johan Svensson
Website: Sanguine
From: Kristianstad / Sweden
Time: Sunday, 21 December 1997 at 15:44:30
Comments: Saw the movie, and liked it - until I saw the final creature. HOW on Earth can anyone create such a pathetic Alien offspring?



Name: PAUL VAUTIER
Website: fuck fox HARD
Referred by: myself
From: AUCKLAND,NEW ZEALAND
Time: Sunday, 21 December 1997 at 15:12:41
Comments: GREETINGS,IT WOULD SEEM TO ME THAT ONCE AGAIN, ART AND AN ARTIST,HAVE FALLEN PREY TO MODERN SOCIOLOGICAL(PERHAPS EVEN POLITICAL)IDEALS.IT IS TRULY SAD(ACTUALLY IT'S FUCKED)WHEN A CONCEPT,IN ANY FORM, IS TAKEN AND TWISTED BY THE KIND OF LARGE FUCKWIT CORPORATIONS,SUCH AS 20th CENTURY FOX.AND ALTHOUGH I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT IS AN ONGOING PROCESS IN TODAY'S WORLD,IT IS STILL FUCKED!I FEEL MY EYES AND INDEED MY BRAIN HAVE BEEN GRACED BY H.R GIGER'S WORKS,THEY HAVE(ON MANY OCCAISIONS)PROVIDED ME WITH INSPIRIATION,SO I FEEL OFFENDED BY THAT SHITHEAD CORPORATION'S BLATANT DISREGARD FOR H.R.GIGER AND HIS CREATION.WELL ENOUGH SAID,MR.GIGER YOU HAVE MY SUPPORT(AND MANY OTHERS,OBVIOUSLY)AND I'M SURE THAT WHAT EVER ACTION YOU DECIDE ON,YOU WILL STILL HAVE THAT SUPPORT.PAUL VAUTIER(AUCK.N.Z) P.S:SUE THOSE ARROGANT PRICKS!!



Name: Justin Christie
Website: The NG Quake Clan
Referred by: NG Clan
From: Oshawa/Canada
Time: Sunday, 21 December 1997 at 11:22:03
Comments: I saw ALIEN:RESSURECTION just last night, and it is now my favorite movie. I stuck around till the end of the credits, hoping to see your name, but i didn't. I'm kinda pissed at that, because all of the work that you did for these movie. I have all the books on the making of Alien 1, 2, and 3; showing all of the little 'twirks' that were put into your aliens. From what i've read, and saw, i believe that these movies would not even exist without HR GIGER. But i wouldn't worry though, many people know that you created them. But that still doesn't let FOX off the hook. Too bad you couldn't create your own 'real' alien, so you could set it free to pillage and torture the people at FOX.



Website: http://
Time: Sunday, 21 December 1997 at 07:50:42
Comments: Giger should get credit where credit is due.



Name: Uwe Trecker
Website: Uwe Trecker's Cyberpunk Website (german)
From: Essen / Germany
Time: Sunday, 21 December 1997 at 07:50:31
Comments: Although I like all four Alien films, the first one will ever be the best! The real world will never give up fighting it's wars for money, but H. R. Giger's visions are far beyond anything like that and will ever be genius. So don't mind too much about those domesticated primates ... ;-) I know to whom the Alien creature(s) really belong, and I'm reminded of it every time I look at my black framed reprographic prints of H. R. Giger's works hanging at the walls in my black furnished living room. The one I like most is the one titled "Li I"!



Website: http://
From: ISTANBUL / TURKEY
Time: Sunday, 21 December 1997 at 07:20:45
Comments: Forget about Fox. All of us know that you created the Alien. On the other hand it is obvious that Alien is not the only or best work of Giger. So why do you get so angry about this.



Name: M.Wolf
Website: http://
From: Aachen,Germany
Time: Sunday, 21 December 1997 at 07:17:14
Comments: Eine Frechheit, was man sich mit Ihnen erlaubt. Wie oft wurde auch ich um original- zeichnungen betrogen, oder nicht bezahlt, obwohl die Sachen, die ich gezeichnet hatte verwendet wurden (und bis heute verwendet werden)



Name: Stefaan
Website: http://
From: Lebbeke, Belgium
Time: Sunday, 21 December 1997 at 04:25:51
Comments: Mr Giger, I know that they misused your creation, but since I saw the movie, you should be glad that they didn't put your name in the credits. The movie is one of the worsed I have ever seen. Connecting your name to that movie would be very insulting for you. Your name stands for quality and not that crap that I have seen yesterday. I wish you a lot of inspiration and keep up the good work.



Name: Freddie
Website: http://
From: San Diego CA
Time: Sunday, 21 December 1997 at 02:43:42
Comments: Mr. Giger, These showbiz people are fucked up!!! I say sue the bastards!!! And I'll support you. I bet it was a jealous artist who couldn't piss his name in the snow, so he asked daddy not to put your name on the credits.



Name: Ken Wendell
Website: http://
From: K-zoo, MI
Time: Sunday, 21 December 1997 at 01:05:50
Comments: Give credit where credit is due.. Your work is good.. although my favorite is Magritte, I am very impressed with your surrealism, and the of bio - mechanics are awesome. I anticipate seeing more of your work.



Name: Manos Semertzides
Website:
Referred by: Love of H.R. Giger
From: Cincinnati, OH. USA
Time: Saturday, 20 December 1997 at 23:12:51
Comments: I was acually looking for Mr. Giger's name in the film credits, and was quite shocked when at the end of the film, did not see his name. Make a public apology now FOX!!! NOW!!!



Name: 20th Century Fux's
Website: Fucking people over is fun!!!
From: USA
Time: Saturday, 20 December 1997 at 23:02:11
Comments: Hell-o all you silly people do you mind if we fuck him over in the next movie too ??? Except we won't call it the Alien how about BoBo so we can have all the credit?



Name: Esteban Cabral
Website: http://
From: Buenos Aires/Argentina
Time: Saturday, 20 December 1997 at 20:01:59
Comments: The first thing that comes to my mind if I have to think about the greatest science -fiction movie of all times, that's ALIEN. And the second thing that I think about is that the movie without the Giger creature would have never been possible. You are a great artist, a vissionary, a LEGEND in your own time; that's something really hard to achieve. Go on, man! Keep on rocking us with your work!



Name: charles fisher
Website: http://
Referred by: found on yahoo
From: edmond, ok
Time: Saturday, 20 December 1997 at 17:02:54
Comments: I just read how they pimped giger out of his credit for the alien. That is total b.s., and I truly feel sorry for him, as all of his creations are so heartfelt, and cast by hardwork and an unbelievable imagination. for someone to *STEAL* that much talent is a crime. If you guys need me for anything just ask. Thanks, Chuck imcinc@telepath.com



Name: Greg Graham
Website: http://
Referred by: Corona's Coming Attractions
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Time: Saturday, 20 December 1997 at 13:14:10
Comments: Without Mr. Giger's creature design, the Alien franchise might not have been so successful. Ever since the first film, I've been haunted by the Alien creature and the entire Alien franchise. I can't believe that I didn't see any reference to him in the credits. It was definitely an oversight by the creators of the film to not give him credit for the design of the creature that made their film possible. I love Alien Resurrection, but it wasn't right to leave him out of the credits.



Name: Anthony J. Ethridge
Website: http://
From: Edinburg, Texas USA
Time: Saturday, 20 December 1997 at 12:48:41
Comments: I completely agree that 20th century has done a great diservice to H.R. Giger By not crediting him with the proper respect he deserves. The alien franchise would not exist without his unique vision and I am sure the artists who created the aliens for the other featrures cannot deny the tree from which they taken thier creative fruit.



Website: http://
Time: Saturday, 20 December 1997 at 08:14:16
Comments: Mr Giger, I was pleased to see that Fox has acknowledged your work as the "Original Designer" of the Alien. This is not enough! Fox should show its good intentions by having you involved in any future Alien films. It is your biomechanical designs through out the first film that created the atmosphere and aura, that I'm sure genuine fans want to see. I can not count how many times I went to the theatre to see the first Alien. It wasn't just about action and a roller coaster ride like the 2nd film. It was a story that utilized your visual and artistic talents to present a nightmare. None of the other films have achieved this effect, in my opinion."$$$ 20th Cenury Fox$$$.....if you want the fans to return for more than (1) viewing....bring back the Giger. It all started with Mr Giger let him continue his work....your fat bank accounts will than you.



Name: Philip Levy
Website: Philip Levy
Referred by: Person on CG-CHAR (Computer Generated Character Animation) listserve.
From: Bend, OR
Time: Saturday, 20 December 1997 at 00:18:24
Comments: Well, this will be but another instance where an honest man gets exploited by a rotten one. Although my instincts compel me to shout "LET THE HOUNDS TEAR THE FOX TO ITTY BITTY PIECES," I believe the best thing would be to do what you can for compensation, and then lay the matter to rest. Like many a Hollywood leach, FOX has sucked it fill, and left the victim to itself. They no doubt have a bit of fine print somewhere on the contract that reads "we have the right to screw you, and screw you some more." The whole business pisses me off, and saddens me, but I don't think going FOX is worth your time Mr. Giger. What goes around, comes around. If you really think about it, FOX must be comprised of some pretty unhappy souls, to have used you so. Thanks for the inspiration, Philip Levy, student animator



Name: John O'Halloran
Website: http://
Time: Friday, 19 December 1997 at 23:38:38
Comments: Mr Giger, It is bad enough that the Hollywood machine wishes to extract yet another film, but leaving you off the credit is beyond belief. I write this primary to thank you for your contribution. It means a lot to me to know this will ultimately reach you. Thank you.



Name: MrSmith
Website: http://
Time: Friday, 19 December 1997 at 20:39:32
Comments: To the Artist: Sir, I am sorry for your loss. I have been stolen from, and have stolen. Your creations have been stolen. we all share your pain... Oh man... writing this way is so hard to do with a straight face! Look, your work has touched this generation...good job! But in the mean time get yourself better lawyers and quit pouting. You're in the big leagues now!



Website: http://
Time: Friday, 19 December 1997 at 18:15:54
Comments: Mr Giger- your paintings create a terrible and fantastic world the likes of which I have never seen anywhere else... The popularity of the Aliens films can easily be attributted to your masterwork. That Fox has 'overlooked' this is absolutely unacceptable. I feel your only recourse is to make fox pay (monetarily and ideologically) for their tresspasses.



Name: Kenny Korri
Website: http://
Time: Friday, 19 December 1997 at 17:48:25
Comments: H.R. Giger is my favorite Painter, and his work on ALIEN got what it deserved. (an Academy Award) Well then do you see anyone giving a damn about Alien 4's Special FX. Computer Graphics do bring things to life, but there not real! H.R. should try to get on the set of Alien 5. Oh yeah and create a King Alien that does not look anything like that damn Newborn.



Website: http://
From: San Francisco, CA, USA
Time: Friday, 19 December 1997 at 16:00:30
Comments: If its any consolation the movie sucked. I would be ashamed to have my name anywhere on it.



Website: http://
Referred by: DarkEcho
From: New England
Time: Friday, 19 December 1997 at 04:04:59
Comments: Sue. These suit-wearing, self-important, vision-pinching corporate thugs _desperately_needed_ your help with that Alien Newborn, Mr. Giger. There were other problems as well-- all of which you would have masterfully handled. Your continued vision would have rescued that film from the Hollywood-itis that holds it below the level of genius that _was_ the first Alien. Again I say: Sue.



Name: Gary
Website: n/a
From: Quartz Hill Lancaster CA
Time: Thursday, 18 December 1997 at 21:23:35
Comments: I'm Alex Pasqueretta brother who also wrote to you about 5 minutes ago. He told me about this and I HAD to say something. Fox is a piece of SHIT!!!! Thier ripping your ass off not giving you the full credit you deserve. If some Network did that to me, I'd kick their ass! I even have our origional SKETCHES of your Alien3 design! Anyway, my comment on this page is it is pretty cool! Dude, I love the differences between the first alien and the fourth. I was wondering if you did any designs for Alien4 or not, because they ripped you off again with that "Origional Alien Design" shit. I'm proud of your work!



Name: Alex Pasqueretta
Website: n/a
From: Lancaster Quartz Hill California
Time: Thursday, 18 December 1997 at 21:13:39
Comments: The whole page, (along with the frames on the left side of the page)is pretty damn good to my opinion. I have visited the whole thing. I don't understand either why Fox didn't give you the real credit YOU made. My friend John thinks that one of the aliens in Alien 4 is called an Aqua alien for it's swimming abilities. Is this true? Or is it just some cool looking warrior. I hope to start my own Alien webpage, and I am going to fill it with all kinds of stuff. One thing is defining everybody's identity. It took me five years to learn everyone's name in Alien 3. I have visited your other H.R. Giger pages, and I have your book, Giger's Alien. Not to mention all the series of books,and I am making some of my own Alien movies with my friends. Xenophobe and Twin Chestbursters. Wish me luck!



Name: David Tully
Website: http://
From: San Francisco,CA
Time: Thursday, 18 December 1997 at 20:23:51
Comments: It saddens me to find that even the greatest visual artists of our time cannot escape being fucked by the Hollywood machine.I've grown up with Giger's work as an influence and an inspiration.I would boycot this film if I weren't so drawn to the Alien design--evidently stolen from Giger.



Name: matthew heath
Website: http://
From: Australia
Time: Thursday, 18 December 1997 at 20:18:06
Comments: I cannot believe Mr Giger's name doesn't appear in Alien 4. What a joke!! Thankyou Mr Giger for your amazing creation and it is a crime that you recieve no credit in the movie.



Name: Gary Garcia
Website: Deadpoint Internet services
Referred by: H.R. Giger fan since 1978
From: San Jose, US
Time: Thursday, 18 December 1997 at 18:54:17
Comments: What a rip off!!! That is all I have to say about FOX!! It is only obvious where the art work of Alien has come from, there can only be one H.R. Giger! I was given the permisson to post some of his art work on my web site many moons ago, but I am still not complete because I feel that H.R. Giger deserves the best presentation. The H.R. Giger gallery is almost completed. I think that Giger should place a law suit against FOX for steeling a characture that originaly belonged to him. I will also express my fellings to the presedent of Fox films, and I feel others should do the same. A H.R. Giger Fan, Gary @ Deadpoint



Name: Doug Roos
Website: Doug's A L I E N Website
From: Blue Springs, USA
Time: Thursday, 18 December 1997 at 18:38:25
Comments:

Hello, I believe that if HR Giger had worked on Alien Resurrection it would have been a lot better. And about your letter... like Hudson said, "Fuckin A." The Newborn Alien looked like garbage and if HR Giger had helped it wouldn't have. If 20th Century Fox screws up the Alien franchise or anyone else fuck them.

Sincerely, Doug Roos



Name: Jennifer
Website: http://members.theglobe.com/dione1
From: Canada
Time: Thursday, 18 December 1997 at 17:24:29
Comments: Being a devoted fan of the Alien franchise and other such Giger artwork, I feel that the Letter written to Fox by H. R. Giger was totally just. Fox should be ashamed. Talk about dishonorable! Sue 'em!



Name: Erik Schepers
Website: Erik Schepers' home page
Referred by: Taschen's www.hrgiger.com
From: Sleen, Holland
Time: Thursday, 18 December 1997 at 15:33:58
Comments: Indeed, the most noticable about the whole film was the lack of due credit to you. I distinctly remembering NOT seeing something in the line of "Alien design by H.R. Giger". What a bunch of assholes. Let's face it, though the directing and acting of Alien 4 was very good, we all know that the alien is the true star of the movie. No alien, no need to clone Ripley. No Ripley, no Alien 4. I'd say sue the bastards, or scare them shitless. I'm sure you can thing of something that will make those idiots shite themselves. Take care of yourself, Erik Schepers



Name: Rev. Richard Valdes
Website: http://www.bway.net/~damaged
Referred by: Revok film homepage
From: Manhattan, USA
Time: Thursday, 18 December 1997 at 11:59:41
Comments: I find it simply appalling that Fox has decided not give H.R. Giger design credit in the latest film. His unique visual style is one of the main factors that set apart the original Alien from the tons of cheap imitations that followed. Even without a screen credit, I think everyone knows who is responsible for the "look" of these films. Still, it is an insult for them not to acknowledge Giger's work. At the very least Fox needs to issue a well-publicized apology, and to see that the credits are changed to reflect Giger's contribution. I do think legal action against Fox would be more than appropriate.



Name: Ryan Brown
Website: Monkeycom's Home Page
From: Red Deer, Alberta/ Canada
Time: Thursday, 18 December 1997 at 08:03:49
Comments: I think that FOX is just a bunch of capitalist pigs. PS can I have a calader?



Name: Till Heinrich
Website:
Time: Thursday, 18 December 1997 at 06:02:52
Comments: I can't find the right words in english... 1.) Wunderbar! So viel Giger auf einer Seite! 2.) Ich habe Alien 4 mit hoher Erwartung am 1. Spieltag gesehen und war sichtlich enttaeuscht, im Nachspann nichts ueber Giger gelesen zu haben. Den Kommentaren, bezueglich des Verhaltens von 20th Century Fox, moechte ich mich anschliessen! Wie kann man die Herkunft, den Ursprung des Films so klaeglich vernachlaessigen! Auch ansonsten gefiel mir der Film nur maessig, von der technisch recht gut gelungenen Umsetzung einmal abgesehen. Die Storry mit dem Klonen ist meines Erachtens nach nicht schluessig und das Alien-"Baby" veniedlicht und verharmlost alles was zuvor aufgebaut wurde! Uebrig bleibt ein Actionfilm. Mehr nicht. Ganz abgesehen davon ist die Altersfreigabe in Deutschland mit FSK16, im Bezug auf die "Gore"-Szenen, verantwortungslos! ...Ich glaube ich drifte vom Thema ab....



Name: David Urrutia
Website: http://
From: Fresno Ca. USA
Time: Thursday, 18 December 1997 at 00:43:07
Comments: This is a case of the HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION MACHINE overstepping the rights of contributing artists. I for one feel they gave you a raw deal !!!! Your amazing work deserves better. Spyder



Name: Dave Parer
Website: http://
Time: Wednesday, 17 December 1997 at 18:51:42
Comments: Having been a fan of your work for years now it drives me nuts to see that a supposed creative company would be stupid enough to think that they could get away with something so blantantly wrong. Sue the fuck out of them, they deserve it!



Website: http://
From: Washington D.C./U.S.A.
Time: Wednesday, 17 December 1997 at 16:23:58
Comments: I am a young design artist who has created a large fraction of the content for a science fiction video game. I've always known that young artists get fucked over and so I've dealt with it, but it breaks my heart to see that one of the greatest artists in my field, if not the greatest, is still getting fucked over. It hurts to have to give your creations over to some corporation because you don't have the money to realize the dream yourself or even to live on. The only hope beginning artist like me have is that one day we'll be good enough to become the next H.R. Giger, the next Syd Mead, the next Chris Foss, etc. When you stand up for yourself you stand up for all of us who want to be you (or at least be well off enough to do our art for ourselves and not someone else) so, on behalf of all the little guys I beseech you to please SUE THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF FOX!



Name: nate powers
Website: http://
From: Canada
Time: Wednesday, 17 December 1997 at 13:09:10
Comments: This is an outrage. I would highly suggest court action from Mr.Giger against the 20th centrury fucks.



Name: Scott
Website: http://
Referred by: interest in work
From: Florida, USA
Time: Wednesday, 17 December 1997 at 12:48:43
Comments: I saw the film and thought it was great , but how can they omit the creator's name. In high school and college people are severly punished if they do not reference thier work. I think a lawsuit is in order because of plagerism and possibly breach of contract. This would prevent the film industry from doing this to all artists, regardless of caliber.



Name: Steve Pratt
Website: http://www.provenedge.com
From: USA
Time: Wednesday, 17 December 1997 at 04:03:59
Comments: Sure seems, in today's society, that no one will take credit for their actions. And it continues in Hollywood. Blatant rip off of the Alien creature is just one example of many where the original ideas of one are purloined by another. Sueing will not only perpetuate the problem.



Name: Narinder Ghuman
Website: http://
From: Surrey, Canada
Time: Wednesday, 17 December 1997 at 01:20:26
Comments: Sue baby sue sue sue ! Thats hollywood !



Name: Gary Pavey
Website: http://
From: Maryland/U. S. A.
Time: Tuesday, 16 December 1997 at 19:59:43
Comments: Fukkin Rite Buddy, YOU ARE THE ALIEN! These people are assholes! I've been following your work since I first saw the very works that inspired the movie in OMNI magazine.



Name: A.B. Ortiz Fernandez
Website: MindLapse Home Page
From: Toa Baja / Puerto Rico
Time: Tuesday, 16 December 1997 at 19:09:39
Comments: The art of HR Giger is the true metaphore of the late 20th Century. Giger captures the our hidden fears, religious anxiety, sexual conflicts and turn them in ever elegant masterpieces.



Name: Dmitri Antos
Website: communion 3D
Referred by: self
From: Seattle, WA
Time: Sunday, 14 December 1997 at 12:30:17
Comments: I just wanted to say, that without H.R. Giger, Sigourney Weaver would probably not have a job. If I were you, I'd start my own production company, specifically for special effects, and forget FOX. I would never work with them again, if they screwed you once, they will continue to screw you till you split. As for the credit you deserve, I hope you won some royalties on that case, because I would not have been able to sleep, knowing that some Hollywood asshole is taking credit for my original work. You are the most talented enigma of our time, I hope you continue your work.



Name: Alex Salgado
Website: http://
From: Chetumal/MEXICO
Time: Sunday, 14 December 1997 at 08:03:48
Comments: Giger is The Buttkicker and The Brainripper, so crooks beware, because The Aliens are here to stay, and NOTHING can't stop them.



Website: http://members.aol.com/gsword151/gsword.html
From: USA
Time: Sunday, 14 December 1997 at 08:01:11
Comments: I'd just like to say thank you to Mr. Giger for giving me nearly 20 years of nightmares. The cover of ELP's "Brain Salad Surgery" wasn't enough, was it? The "Alien" was the cherry on the cake! Good luck with getting Fox to correct their sin of omission. They have, in the past, shown only contempt for the movie-going audience, so I'm not holding my breath. I would, however, like to thank Fox for one thing...for proving to me once and for all, there are real monsters out there, and Giger's Alien is the very least of my worries. So instead of having night terrors about creatures in bio-mechanical suits, I'll be awakened in the middle of the night by horrors wearing Armani. Not really a fair trade, is it?



Name: Robert Thompson
Website: http://
Referred by: Lycos
From: Brisbane, Australia
Time: Sunday, 14 December 1997 at 04:22:10
Comments: Geiger deserves more credit than a listing! He deserves a lionshare of any Alien movie profit! As he said, there would be no alien without him! Let's see some NEW WORK H.R.!!!!!!!!



Name: Ole Johnny Devik
Website: http://
From: None / Norway
Time: Sunday, 14 December 1997 at 02:41:43
Comments: The Alien design are the strongpoint of every "Alien" and should not be used without proper mentioning of it's creator: H R Giger. It's a shame Fox try to cheat the creator of his rightfull credit. It may be too late to change the credit on the big screen, but there will of course be both a rental and a sales edition.. If Fox can't find it in their way to included Gigers name at the top of the credits, they don't deserve to use the design in their productions. Go get 'em Giger!



Name: Reto Weber
Website: http://
From: Biel
Time: Sunday, 14 December 1997 at 01:27:45
Comments: Ciao Gigé, Ich bin ziemlich sauer auf den neuen Alienfilm, und finde ihn auch nicht gut. Dein Name fehlt auf dem Abspann und dies ist wohl der Gipfel der Frechheit. Hoffe es geht Dir gut. Schicke Dir noch unsere neue CD mit Chico Freeman,Albert Mangelsdorff und diversen Percussionisten aus aller Welt. Heb e guety Zyt herzlich ein alter Freund und Gigerfan Reto Weber



Name: Gonline
Website: http://
Time: Saturday, 13 December 1997 at 23:56:04
Comments: Hi; I just wanted to add my two cents. I can't believe Mr. Giger was denied his rightful place in the history of this film franchise. His work, disturbing yet artistically fascinating, is one of the primary reasons this series is a success. I can't be the only one who noticed that the "Newborn" was no more than a pale reflection of Mr. Giger's early pre-production work when sculpting the head model around a human skull. I hope that Mr. Giger's credit is restored to the film in some way - perhaps in release when it's sent to the shelves on video. Thanks!



Name: Kaare Dyrness
Website:
Referred by: Dark Horizons Webpage
From: Washington
Time: Saturday, 13 December 1997 at 23:27:04
Comments: When I went to see Alien Resurection, I was extremely surprised at the complete omission of Giger's name. The Alien series is one of my favorite series, and Giger is the genius behind it. Fox should offer Giger a check for use of HIS design the movie. If it wasn't for him, it wouldn't even exist!!!! My suggestion to Mr. Giger, don't let the dipshits at Fox get away with this!!!!! Sue them for every penny they're worth!!!!!!!!



Name: joe schmoe
Website: dsf
Referred by: sdf
From: Florida
Time: Saturday, 13 December 1997 at 20:36:35
Comments: So true. Alien would not exist if it weren't for Giger. How would the movie ever have succeeded if it had little green men bursting out of chests? Never. His name should be at the top of the credits!



Name: Fabio A. Luelmo
Website: http://
From: The Netherlands
Time: Saturday, 13 December 1997 at 17:03:16
Comments: Being a devoted fan of the Alien franchise and other such Giger artwork going back as far as the movie Dune, I feel that the Letter written to Fox by H. R. Giger was totally just. Fox should be ashamed. Talk about dishonorable! Sue 'em!



Name: dick coenen
Website: dicksplace
Referred by: my girl
From: hiversum / netherlands
Time: Saturday, 13 December 1997 at 15:27:43
Comments: I love your art. And expecter to see your name on te title rol of A4 I am outraged that thei treated you this way. because you realy are the father of the alien. and many more. keep up the eonderfull work. I'll be watching. greetings. A fan.



Name: Shawn Hare
Website: Phantasm Art Gallery
From: East Providence, RI
Time: Saturday, 13 December 1997 at 13:00:58
Comments: The first Alien movie is one of my all time favourites. When I walked out of the movie theatre after seeing Ridley Scott's movie with HR Giger's creature I really had the willies. Not only did it seem the blasted thing was everywhere but the way it looked creeped me out. Beautiful. Now with the obvious success of the Alien sequels, Mr Giger either gets the wrong credit for the creature of gets no credit at all. Personally I didn't like Alien 4 at all. I thought it had more the feel of an adventure movie. There was absolutely ZERO suspense in it. The only thing I liked about it was seeing plenty of Alien action. I got a real kick out of seeing two of them swimming. That was the only creepy thing in the movie in my opinon. The birth of the new Alien was just sickening and basically stupid. It seemed to me that the creators of this last film had no clue as to how to bring about real suspense and forror so instead they lavished it with plenty of gore. The Aliens would not exists were it not for the creativity of HR Giger and even if the movie stinks, the aliens were cool. I think 20th C Fox owes Mr Giger an apology and even a monetary settlement as well. Friggin jerks.



Name: Anakin Hutt
Website:
Time: Saturday, 13 December 1997 at 11:13:03
Comments: Well I'd just like to say that I agree that Giger was cheated out of Alien Resurrection but I do not think he was cheated out of Alien3. Like he had said earlier that for Alien3 all he was given was "original Alien design", well that's simply not true. In the credits it simply states,"Alien3 design by HR Giger." So yes he was cheated out of Alien 4 but not out of Alien 3



Name: The Nothings
Website: http://
From: Weymouth,MA
Time: Saturday, 13 December 1997 at 10:35:27
Comments: I haven't seen the movie,but you don't have to to know that it would not be possible without the genius of H.R. Giger..take it easy



Name: Mike hall
Website: Sailor Cyrax777's Home
From: usa
Time: Saturday, 13 December 1997 at 06:32:43
Comments: Tecknoly wouldnet this be Plagerism I say SUE



Name: naama
Website: http://
Time: Saturday, 13 December 1997 at 00:58:40
Comments: The one and only reason i went to see this movie was to see Giger's art. After the movie ended i was still sitting and waiting to see my favorit artist's name! So, I'm still sitting there, like an idiot, after the film is over, waiting for something that never showed. No matter how good the film was, i was so disappointed not to see his name. In every scene in this film i could see Giger's work. In other words: i would sue their asses if i were him.



Website: http://
From: USA
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 21:20:56
Comments: All I can do is express my surprise and indignation at the way Twentieth Century Fox has treated Mr. Giger. It's ridicuoous. What are they thinking? It's sheer arrogance. What would the Alien movies be without HR Giger? His strange and darkly beautiful designs are the reason I like the Alien films. The unique Alien creature that Mr. Giger has created is what has made the Alien films so sucessful! Obviously, Fox does not understand this. So I suggest that we show them. I was going to see Alien:Resurrection, but now instead I'm going to boycott the film and I suggest that all who read this do the same. Perhaps Twentieth Century Fox will get the message then.



Name: Damian Bennett
Website: c a r t h a g e
From: UK
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 14:39:03
Comments: Must've been awful for you, HR. But these people suck. What do you expect? Move on, and leave them in your wake. Visit carthage-there's a link to you.



Website: http://
From: Harrow Weald, Middx, England
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 14:21:13
Comments: Okay, my view on the Alien 4 film has come through, and it's just some ideas about it coming through. I'd like to say that I liked the Alien Resurrection film as a Jeunet film. I wish that Giger had been involved then we would have something to actually be mystified by because there was nothing in the way of mystery which angered me, apart from the passing of Ripley from the Viper's nest to the Queen's birth chamber. This was the only mysterious moment of all, and had a vague Lynchian Echo to it. It felt like a near death experience. I immediatly noticed that the Viper's nest was a homage to Giger's Passage Temple entrance but instead of a sarcophagus like entrance hole, the Creature Makers chose an anal sphincter. I would have had it as a vaginal entrance like with the entrance to the Alien derelict. I could see in the pictures from a recent SFX magazine which showed the Viper's nest sections out in the car park, and they seemed to have patterns on them that were very inspired by the forms in the named Alien painting. Maybe they didn't have time to paint it properly for the same reason that Giger could not paint his space Jockey in time, but the basc structure of Giger's space Jockey ws a wonder where as the vipers nest was not so inspiring once one knew more about it. I will say that it could have been a better effect if they had more money and time to deal with it perhaps. I think that they must both be obsessed by the Passage Temple Entrance because it shows up in the textures of the Alien 3 design of theirs. The spores had openings that kept rising up and down before they properly erupted. The alteration in the design once more reminded me of anuses after the Bugwriter in Naked Lunch that had a talking arsehole. These ones however were whispering arseholes. There were a number of these and I am not interested in what they are saying. The attempts to craft the familiar biomechanoids that we've known since the first Alien movie was okay in some ways, but their hands were not good whatsoever, they looked absolutely ridiculous. The swimming aliens were probably the best CGI effects I've seen in attempt to make something see alive, I loved the cocoons in the queens layer, I didn't like the queen's birth sack, but I liked the painting job on the queen and the other biomechanoids. The Newborn looked like a bigger cousin to the limbless midget form of the Smoke beast from Poltergeist 2, once you could see the Newborn's eyes. This film has been perhaps my most favourite Alien Sequal, but there hasn't been anything that seems like a real sequal for the first Alien film by Ridley Scott. Everything seems like an ambient journey onwards into somewhere different and then they are refusing to face the situation of what should have been approached. The Alien Resurrection film seemed like a sequel to Alien 3 definitely. I think that I'd like to have a better view on the creature maker's attempts but I want to just hurl some sort of abuse at them still. I don't know how to get the feeling off my chest there. I sometimes wonder what Giger would have designed for the Newborn under the direction of Jeunet. I always like the idea that it might have looked a bit like a young Space Jockey that would have come out in Giger's paintings. Perhaps we would have seen something of Jeunet wondering into the painting. I have always wondered what it would have been like if Delicatessen had been the setting for Alien three, and then for some reason, I keep imagining a man running around with a four legged alien packed away in a suitcase waiting for a perfect situation to let it loose, resulting probably in his own death. It's almost a game of chinese Whispers and things have gone out of control and there is a slow struggle to get things into focus here and, I don't think that it will ever recover unless Giger is unleashed onto the Alien set to put things in order along with Ridley Scott or someone who he would choose to work in his shoes. If we can't have a Ridley Scott, we will have to pray for an Atom Egoyan. He might be able to help us grieve over the loss of the dream about the Alien, and he could have a lot of interviews to talk about obsessions, rituals and voyeurism which I feel is an important element of being a Giger and Alien fan in my little book, and we'll let the ghosts just die away into the bleak landscape of the Acheronian landscape in Giger's Alien paintings with lanscapes full of petrified living beings piled up on one another looking for a way for ther souls to escape, while some biomechanoid relation of Delville's ballet dancing tentacled Satan, remains entombed within the silo. Yours sincerely Dominic Kulcsar.



Name: Ricardo Gamero
Website:
Referred by: Myself
From: Punto Fijo / Venezuela
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 13:35:53
Comments: They are bastards !... and That´s all I can say. Maybe I´m not going to the cinema because of this crime.



Name: graham
Website: Nonsensical Nonsense
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 12:41:01
Comments: I feel that it is a great injustice that Giger was not mentioned in the credits of alien resurrection. Although I loved the movie I now think less of the people in charge who would "forget" to put the name in the credits. I have always admired gigers artwork and to me there is no dispute over who created the concept of this particular alien creature.



Name: Matthew Coates
Website: http://
From: York, Great Britain
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 09:53:47
Comments: The alien films simply would not be, without the original designs of Giger They are what make the film. It is as simple as that. The fact that the film company can do that to the father of the Alien defies belief. Keep fighting.



Name: Stephen Schaefer
Website: http://
Referred by: stalker
From: Montgomery, Al, usa
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 08:49:37
Comments: If only the female machine could be fetishized to the point where we could understand them! You CLOCKMAKERS are great! I've enjoyed all your products! The female imagery -tres sexy! Truly one wonders who is the machine- the alien or the woman. Bravo!



Name: Stephen Robertson
Website: http://
From: London
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 08:05:44
Comments: I was amazed when I watched Alien Resurrection and saw that H.R. Giger's name wasn't in the credits. Giger has invented a whole new style of art which has been copied by so many films and computer games, with no credit to him as the original inspiration. It's about time he was given credit for the pioneering work he did on the Alien series of films. I wholeheartedly support his campaign for recognition and credit. Steve Robertson.



Name: Sam Thorburn
Website: http://
Referred by: Dark Horizons
From: Dunedin, New Zealand
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 06:11:41
Comments: Whoops, sorry about the quadruple posting.



Name: Sam Thorburn
Website: http://
Referred by: Dark Horizons
From: Dunedin, New Zealand
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 06:04:05
Comments: Like the crew of the commercial towing vehicle "The Nostromo", Giger's credit was considered EXPENDABLE by the damn Company, unclouded by conscience, remorse or "delusions" of morality. Fuck Fox.



Name: Sam Thorburn
Website: http://
Referred by: Dark Horizons
From: Dunedin, New Zealand
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 06:04:05
Comments: Like the crew of the commercial towing vehicle "The Nostromo", Giger's credit was considered EXPENDABLE by the damn Company, unclouded by conscience, remorse or "delusions" of morality. Fuck Fox.



Name: Sam Thorburn
Website: http://
Referred by: Dark Horizons
From: Dunedin, New Zealand
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 06:04:04
Comments: Like the crew of the commercial towing vehicle "The Nostromo", Giger's credit was considered EXPENDABLE by the damn Company, unclouded by conscience, remorse or "delusions" of morality. Fuck Fox.



Name: Sam Thorburn
Website: http://
From: Dunedin, New Zealand
Time: Friday, 12 December 1997 at 06:02:03
Comments: Like the crew of the commercial towing vehicle "The Nostromo", Giger's credit was considered EXPENDABLE by the damn Company, unclouded by conscience, remorse or "delusions" of morality. Fuck Fox.



Name: Scott Miller
Website: http://
Referred by: search
From: United States
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 23:51:22
Comments: I remember the first ALIEN film vividly I was about 10 when it came out. The Alien was the most horrifically beautiful thing i had ever seen. I had nightmares about that creature for years afterward, and occasionally still do. I don't remember how I learned of your design of the art in the ALIEN film, but it started my search for your astounding artwork. Fox pictures should recognise your contribution to the most astounding creature in motion picture history. Keep on with your vision and brilliance in design and be confident in the fact the Fox fools noone with their silence. Scott



Name: Dante
Website: http://
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 21:15:24
Comments: Mr. Giger is dead on. Anyone who has ever browsed his books and collections would see his enduring nightmarish vision throughout all 4 films. Even if they had never seen the two Necron paintings. For him to not be credited is foolish and pointless. Who do they think theya re fooling? Also maybe if Giger had designed the Alien-Human hybrid baby... well... maybe that pathetic thing would've been frightening. I think a lawsuit is in order. Dante



Name: Louis A Bustamante
Website: Deborah Harry Home Page
From: Phoenix Arizona
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 21:10:28
Comments: I became aware of H.R. Giger's beautiful art when I heard about "Alien", and continued to follow his work throughout the years (with his collaboration with Debbie Harry being one of my personal favorites). I think it's absolutely horrendous that Fox omitted his name from the "Alien: Ressurection" credits. Worse yet, they've mutated the Alien into the badly designed "Newborn". Was this done purposely to try to remove H.R. Giger's designs completely from the "Alien" series? If so, they should be aware that grossing out the audience is not the same as actually *scaring* the audience.



Name: Darren Book
Website: Warped Mind(s)
Referred by: You are linked to my page!!!!
From: El Dorado, KS USA
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 18:11:37
Comments: I really enjoyed all of the Aliens films. Even the last one. However I think that it is very rude of the movie makers not to include H.R. Giger in the credits. After all he designed the Alien. I know I would be upset if someone stole something I did and was very proud of. I don't know whether he should sue or not. It would cost money, which I'm sure Giger has, but will it do any good? I agree completely with his remark about hoping the Alien pops out of their chest. Complete bullshit if you ask me.



Name: Iann Robinson
Website: MBS Productions
From: New York, USA
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 18:07:02
Comments: This is totally unethical and completely wrong of 20th Century Fox, it is an outrage. I have been a fan of H.R. Giger's work for years, going so far as to have some of hsi work tattooed on my body. 20Th Century Fox will make money from this hand over fist and with out Giger that would not happen. Shame on 20Th Century Fox, they should do the right thing, recall the movie and fix the credits or at least make a public apology and add the credits to the video release.



Website: http://
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 17:14:10
Comments: I cannot see how Fox are blind to the fact that with out Giger, there is no Alien. I am an art/design student at Underdale University, South Australia and have been studying Giger's work for the last semmester; he is truly an amazing being who articulates himself and his imagery with the highest precision. Giger is a master of the airbrush!!!!!! PS. Love the web site!



Name: The Rylon Unit
Website: The Melancholy Twits' Page of Denial
From: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 16:37:45
Comments: I am offended but not surprised by the lack of credit to Mr. Giger.. I've had quite a few credits due to me forgotten to be mentioned, but I suppose we all must deal with it if we try to contribute. I must say, I've been a fan since Mr. Giger's work since my very early teens, and continue to be to this day.. in an odd way his work comforts me. Maybe it's simply a boon to know that there are individuals on this rock who are like-minded. Thank you for allowing me the space for my comments.



Name: Sein de Mechant
Website: http://
From: Israel
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 15:04:06
Comments: I want to say only this: mr.giger...kick thier ass your right "alien father" is a good description I love you man



Name: david Scott
Website: The Fun House
From: USA
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 13:57:52
Comments: As an that has himself had a design or two "stolen", I know how this type of thing feels. It quite frankly, to quote another famous horror movie, "rips your soul apart". An artist's work is part of who they are, it is a part of them, it is their child, and to have it stolen or destroyed, kills a part of the artist. People that are not "creatives" have trouble understanding that. People that don't have an artist's respect for other's work, don't care. FOX didn't care. They had no respect. Not for Giger. Not the designs. Not for the legion of Alien fans around the world.



Name: Matthew E
Website: http://
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 13:29:19
Comments: He should get the credit if not anything else. I can't imagine the aliens series being anything like it is now with out his unique art works. It was in fact this art works that lead me to buy many of his books and other items. FOX STOP SCREWING WITH HIM!



Name: roger
Website: http://
From: sg/swiss
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 13:11:58
Comments: es ist absolut klar dass die aliens im film nur von giger stammen können. auch die Mutter und die klonen 1-7 sind absolut "giger-like". der film ist absolut cool aber nur weil die alien-idee verarbeitet wurde und die stammt aus h.r´s kopf.



Name: roger
Website: http://
From: sg/swiss
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 13:11:36
Comments: es ist absolut klar dass die aliens im film nur von giger stammen können. auch die Mutter und die klonen 1-7 sind absolut "giger-like". der film ist absolut cool aber nur weil die alien-idee verarbeitet wurde und die stammt aus h.r´s kopf.



Name: FUYUMI
Website: http://
From: TOKYO-JAPAN
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 10:25:09
Comments: My name is [FUYUMI]. This name means that [winter's beauty]......HA HA HA(^^;;;;;;;;; By the way(^^;;;;;;;; I like [H.R.GIGER] very much!!! His art is wonderful&beautiful!!! I can't speak English.....sorry...... My hobby is draw pictur( ^ ^ ) I'll try as hard as I can!!! I writing a pictur using H.R.GIGER's style as a model( ^ ^ ) GOOD NIGHT!!! from.fuyumi(japan)



Name: Nicky H. Pyle
Website:
From: libertyville, IL
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 09:24:17
Comments: H.R. Gigers work has influenced me and my own art in many interpersonal ways... i found his biomechanical style "changed my brain" so to speak, in ways that have actually made my life differant. I know it seems like im making a big deal out of this, but it is true, please e-mail me back i would sincerely like a responce....good night and god bless, Nicky Pyle...



Name: Stacy King
Website: http://
From: Toronto, Canada
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 08:48:11
Comments: The dependence of the Alien series upon the artwork and aesthetic established by Mr. Geiger is obvious in even the most cursory study of the subject. Fox's refusal to acknowledge this debt is inexcusable. The best that can be hoped for is they will come to their senses regarding this matter, and quickly. I had been looking forward to seeing the new film as soon as my schedule permitted. Instead, I will continue to monitor this site, looking for glimmers of intelligence from the corporate suits at Fox. I won't, however, support a project which does not give due credit to the artistic effort which gave it birth.



Name: Mats Ström
Website: The Home Of Odie
From: Lund / Sweden
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 08:43:25
Comments: What is wrong with this picture *giggle*? The have used the designs of H. R. Giger, for three films, without fulfilling the contracts? Is that not just cause for a MASSIVE lawsuit? The walls of my bedroom are covered with pictures, cut from calenders and such, to give me nice, unpleasant dreams. I feel outraged that anyone even TRIES to cheat one of the most creative and imaginative artists of the century. (Personal opinion: THE most) I say you collect all these letters and comments, send them to Fox, demanding that they give credit to the one man who deserves it. // Mats Ström



Name: Rory McLeish
Website: Team17
From: Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 06:57:02
Comments: Indeed, credit where credit is due. Hollywood in general doesn't seem to care where ideas and concepts originate from, as long as the big bucks keep rolling in. It also seems to be fashionable at the moment to pan Gigers' work and influence. In a recent article in Sci-Fi Models magazine, Ron Thornton, director of Foundation Imaging (Babylon5, Voyager), recently described Giger as a "One shot Designer", whose work was so influential and recognizable that when producers wanted a creature design "no one has ever seen before", they invariably meant that they wanted something Gigeresque, and hey, this pissed Ron off. Oh, dear. Better watch your backside, then, if you have a unique and individual design style because A) you won't get any recognition for your work after it's served it's purpose,i.e. made a lot of other people (usually creatively impoverished suits) lots of money, and B) the more mediocre designers and Giger wannabes will start to pan you for being too good at what you do. Hmm. Perhaps we should all aspire to mediocrity and work for nothing.



Name: Jeff Pittarelli
Website: http://
Referred by: Les Barany
From: Atlanta, ga USA
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 04:56:31
Comments: Having met Giger at his NY exhibition at the Alexander Gallery Halloween, 1993, I have always been influenced heavily in my work and my appreciation for the Giger-inspired Alien franchise. I wish him well in all his future work and hope to see a public aplogy from Fox soon! A sample of my Giger- inspired work is available!



Name: Jeff Pittarelli
Website: http://
Referred by: Les Barany
From: Atlanta, ga USA
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 04:56:30
Comments: Having met Giger at his NY exhibition at the Alexander Gallery Halloween, 1993, I have always been influenced heavily in my work and my appreciation for the Giger-inspired Alien franchise. I wish him well in all his future work and hope to see a public aplogy from Fox soon! A sample of my Giger- inspired work is available! E-mail me at pittarelli@aol.com



Name: Timothy Harris
Website: http://
From: Fresno/USA
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 02:32:51
Comments: It is a shame, that so much hard work goes into a production, and not even a line of credit is issued. To be thanked for work that was brought forth from your imagination, is the very least FOX could have done. I am a fan of these films, so where they did not thank you, I will. Your work is inspired...



Name: Marcello H. Carnevali
Website: Magic Productions Ltd..
From: New York City, USA
Time: Thursday, 11 December 1997 at 01:11:47
Comments: In my opinion, this is just another example of Hollywood greed. Mr. Giger's work is the complete foundation of the Alien saga. Giger's work has been the foundation for many concepts and productions and has always been respected by those individuals by crediting his work. I hope that this incident will be resolved in his favor so that all ignorant people will be able to give credit and become fans of H.R.'s work.



Website: http://
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 23:49:37
Comments: Keep up tha goody goody! Greetings, I.P Freely



Name: Justin Matthews
Website: http://
From: Brisbane, Australia
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 22:12:44
Comments: Again we see the corruption of big business thinking that it can ignore the rules that govern us all when it comes to the right of the individual. Insurrection indeed. It is disgusting that HR Giger, and his designs, the only reason I believe the films are as popular as they are, were not listed in the credits of the new Alien IV film. Fox you are biting the hand that feeded you. Fox you should be ashamed! Justin Matthews



Name: Jorge Crespo
Website: http://
Referred by: http://johann.simplenet.com
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 20:15:11
Comments: Sorry to hear about your predicament. There is no way the alien movies would not be the same without your designs for the creatures. TAKE THE BASTARDS TO COURT!



Name: Andrew McLean
Website: http://
Referred by: http://corona.bc.ca/films/directorscut/971208.html
From: Melbourne, Australia
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 18:36:15
Comments: Despite the large amount of critical acclaim that has been heaped on Giger, especially in regards to his film designs, he continues to be screwed over by Hollywood, which so frequently either mistreats his designs or fails to give him the proper credit. Didn't he still get screen credit for Alien 3, even though they scrapped his designs after the "Making Of..." and did their own (highly derivative) designs? As Alien Resurrection looks like being the best Giger-related film since Alien, he thoroughly deserves screen credit for his creative endeavours.



Name: Uros Setina
Website: http://
Referred by: Dark Horizons
From: Ljubljana/Slovenia/Europe
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 17:59:37
Comments: I've read the letter and just wanted to say your're write and that's no way to treat a respectful artist. I like FOX and thair movies from Star Wars and first Alien on, but they should really think about that issue. All aliens are based on H.R. Giger's creations whether like it or not and this is important. Good luck with sorting this thing out!



Name: John Hamm
Website: http://
Referred by: Alta Vista
From: USA
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 16:21:42
Comments: I'm very shocked and angry to hear that Mr. Geiger has not been given his right- ful due by the makers of "Alien 4." In respect for his tremendous work I will NOT attend a theatre performance of the movie.



Name: Michael Flett
Website: http://
Referred by: Dark Horizons
From: Blackburn, England
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 15:15:25
Comments: I was not actually aware of the omission of Giger from the tiltles of Alien Res until I was referred to this site - although I didn't recall seeing it, I simply assumed it must have been there. Simply put, how could he not have been credited, as the whole film reeks of Giger, not only the aliens themselves, but the whole look of the film. How can the film makers have overlooked this fundamental contribution? Having said this, however, I must also state how disappointed I was in the film - how could a film with so much going for it be so bad? The characters were universally unappealing, had little development, the editing was haphazard, the film had little flow or reason, and the effects were variable, to say the least. Perhaps the reason for the lack of credit for Alien Design is that they were actually in the film so little, reduced to little more than boogey men jumping out of shadows, rather than the majestic and deadly creatures they once were.



Name: Stewart Pomeroy
Website: Kinetic Wave
Referred by: self
From: New York, NY USA
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 12:10:54
Comments: You have got to be kidding me. I would think that Gigers design and his credit for it would be at least a lifelong consideration..and for Fox to break even their own contract on this point..makes me sorry I paid to see the movie and gave money to Fox. Stewart



Name: Robert Davey
Website: http://
From: york, England
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 12:08:23
Comments: hello, this is an excellent page, i don't think it could really be improved, so keep up the good work. rob



Name: Erik Thoreson
Website: Thor's Hammer
Referred by: Dark Horizons
From: Minneapolis/Minnesota
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 11:37:32
Comments: I really can't say anything more than what has not already been stated. Mr. Giger is the Alien Fater. Fox is a bunch or fu....ing a....holes for not giving him credit for the originals or asking him to design the newborn. THE NEWBORN IS THE DUMBEST THING SINCE HOWARD THE DUCK!!!! Some public apology from fox whould be nice and hopefully they will ask Mr. Giger to work on Alien 5 and all the rest.



Name: Martin Ferencei
Website: http://www.tuke.sk/users/martin/
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 11:35:59
Comments: Wishing the FOX guys merry christmas with a chestburster under the christmas tree. Love, --Martin



Name: Cormac McGaughey
Website:
From: Dublin, Ireland
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 10:59:40
Comments: Without the nightmare feel of HR Giger into the first Alien movie, the way would not have been open for further films. Keeping the design and feel from the first without crediting the original is criminal. This is probably down to the lack of an artists union. Let's see Hollywood "forget" to include the electrician on a film; they'd probably wouldn't be able to make any further films within the US. Don't let this get you down Mr Giger. We need your visions to make the films that bit different.



Name: Webfather
Website: http://
Referred by: Dark Horizons
From: Columbia, MO
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 10:54:46
Comments: Without Giger, there is no series. Anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves. All of the other modifications of the Alien in the other movies pale in comparison to his simple, yet elegant monster who knows no end. After seeing the last film, I think it might be best that his name wasn't attached to the film. That newborn was absoultely horrible, and the last time I remembered, this group of Aliens weren't a collection of drooling dogs. Everyone included would be better off if in the future they rely on the genius of Mr. Giger to design any future incarnations of the Alien. Simply, no one could do it better.



Name: The Cyclone
Website:
From: Toronto, Canada
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 10:16:56
Comments: What has been done with the Aliens series is outright pillaging.This is a common practice among international mega-corporations. This is because companies "like these" (I won't slander) are not interested in art, artists, or intellectual property rights UNLESS THEY OWN THEM. Their real mandate has nothing to do with promoting art or the creative spirit. All they care about is $$$. I am sorry that they have decided to rip off such an influential artist as H.R. Giger, but I am not suprised. What do you really expect when you sell out to The Man? It's too bad that's what it takes to make a movie like Alien (by far the best of the series). They took the initial chance, saw the long-term profit potential, and never looked back. They may not fly the Jolly Roger, but there is no doubt that they are pirates. Support independant productions. Boycott the Monopoly. Give your money to the artists, not the CEOs. By the way, didn't anyone happen to notice that Sigourney Weaver was one of the producers of "Resurrection". Where would her career be now without Giger?



Name: Dylan More
Website: http://
From: New York City
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 09:54:38
Comments: I would have to agree with you Mr.Giger that it is wrong you not receive credit where credit is definetly due. Your designs were, and are, amazing and obviously a huge influence on set and production design for the Alien series. I am more suprised to see the films crew not demand recognition for the artist who's original ideas are what their work is based upon. The new movies look is stunning, but it is shameful to deny Mr. Giger the respect that he deserves.



Name: Steven Knight
Website: http://
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 09:52:29
Comments: It's an absolute travesty is all... To deny Mr. Giger his just credit for the original design of the awesome Alien creature is like saying The Holy Bible was dictated by someone other than God (perhaps you take exception to this analogy, but it's the clearest one I could think of). One can only hope that Mr. Giger will receive credit in the video edition and/or any subsequent re-print of the film. However I will not hold my breath about this...as Dr. McCoy said in STAR TREK IV: "The bureaucratic mentality is the one constant in the universe." No doubt a legal loophole will be found to further prevent Herr Giger from being paid his just dues. Mr. Giger our thoughts are with you during this episode, and we hope that you will be victorious over the Hollywood tyrants. And, if nothing else, we the fans recognize your work instsntly...perhaps this is a victory in itself. Auf Wiedersehen.



Name: scott Fowler
Website: Clan of the NetJunkie
From: Longwood, USA
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 08:43:52
Comments: I think your artwork, is alittle strange but it rules! I saw your recient calendar and that art is very original.



Name: Adam Jones
Website:
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 08:12:49
Comments: I was pissed to learn that Mr. Giger was not given credit for his sole design of the Alien creature. I am an artist myself and i know what it's like to have your stuff stolen, and that's exactly what FOX has done. I hope Mr. Giger gets a large pot of money for this FOX blunder.



Name: Sam Posten III
Website: http://
From: Navesink, NJ
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 08:04:02
Comments: You tell 'em, Hans! ;) Seriously, it is a tragedy that 20th CF can get away without even giving you a 'original design by' line in the credits. The alien series is nothing without your chilling biomechanic design. Keep up the great work, and more books please! Also, I think another show in NYC is due! America is waiting for another great exhibition.



Name: Scott Bosch
Website: http://
Referred by: Dark Horizons
From: Philadelphia, PA
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 08:00:32
Comments: I went to see Alien:Resurrection the night it came out. I was extremely excited to see this movie, as the Alien Films have become some of my favorite. H.R. Giger's design on the original film has shaped the was the film looks and, quite possibly, made the film what it is. To my amazement, as I sat in my chair at the film's opening, their was no credit for Giger's design. This is a travesty of justice to a man who made the Alien what it is. At least in the previous films he received an original design credit. I enjoyed Ressurection, but was angry, even after leaving that his name was left off. fox should definately consider adding his name for the video version. They should also listen to all the fans who are outraged by this.



Name: Rutger de Jong
Website: http://
From: Holland
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 07:48:22
Comments: Without Giger there would be no ALIEN! The stunt FOX has pulled is the same as killing a fathers baby! FOX may you burn in hell !!!!



Name: Adam RABOCZI
Website: http://
Referred by: Dark Horizons (www.darkhorizons.com)
From: Brisbane, Australia
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 06:33:03
Comments: Giger's psychosexual surrealist alien is essential to the Alien movies, both as an image and in the interpretation of the films themselves. I think it is indisputable that he should get credit in this current and any future Alien films. Anyway, that's my say.



Name: Kevin Marlow
Website: http://
Referred by: Dark Horizons
From: Leicester/England
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 04:56:36
Comments: I believe what Fox have done is a crime because I feel your Alien design is one of the most origional/stunning designs in movie history, the Alien franchise would have died after the first film be it not for your genius. Look on the bright side your name will not be associated with substandard creature design the NEWBORN that appears near the end of Alien Resurrection.



Name: Glenn Maynard
Website: http://
Referred by: Dark Horizons
From: Canada
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 03:02:11
Comments: This is an act of pure evil! The alien doesnt compare to the evil of the heads of fox who only care about making money and dont give a dam to the fans of the movies. Giger is the creater and father of the species. Nobody els. Nobody else can match the perfection. They have to steel it. Fox you are pathetic.



Website: http://
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 02:40:18
Comments: THIS IS SHOCKING NEWS. GIGER VISION CREATED A FRANCHISE FOR FOX NOW THEY HAVE BIT THE HAND THAT FED THEM. WHO S WORSE THE COMPANY THAT WOULD F$$$ FOR A PERCENTAGE IN THE MOVIES OR FOX



Name: Alan Combe
Website: http://
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 02:27:54
Comments: Mr Giger is right to be miffed about his omission



Name: Lisa Eastham
Website: The Official Unofficial Jamie Kennedy Page
Referred by: Dark Horizons/Aint-It-Cool-News
From: Las Vegas, NV
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 02:26:11
Comments: Mr. Giger-- Let me say that I have been a tremendous fan of yours for many years. Ever since I saw the first Alien film as a child I have admired your work. When I saw Alien Resurrection a couple weeks ago I had noticed that you were given no credit for the creatures that so obviously belong to you! I was APPALLED by this injustice! As far as I'm concerned there would be NO Alien Resurrection had it not been for your amazing designs for the Aliens! The entire franchise revolves around YOUR genius and no one else's. Just remember that the true fans will always know who H.R. Giger is and what you've done to keep us entertained, inspired and fascinated for all this time! --Lisa



Name: Lisa Eastham
Website: The Official Unofficial Jamie Kennedy Page
Referred by: Dark Horizons/Aint-It-Cool-News
From: Las Vegas, NV
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 02:26:04
Comments: Mr. Giger-- Let me say that I have been a tremendous fan of yours for many years. Ever since I saw the first Alien film as a child I have admired your work. When I saw Alien Resurrection a couple weeks ago I had noticed that you were given no credit for the creatures that so obviously belong to you! I was APPALLED by this injustice! As far as I'm concerned there would be NO Alien Resurrection had it not been for your amazing designs for the Aliens! The entire franchise revolves around YOUR genius and no one else's. Just remember that the true fans will always know who H.R. Giger is and what you've done to keep us entertained, inspired and fascinated for all this time! --Lisa



Name: Mike
Website: http://
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 01:50:26
Comments: HR Geiger is the best and FOX have really messed up in a big way for not giving him credit. You are the best HR Geiger



Name: Rodney Allie
Website:
http://
From: Tasmania -Australia
Time: Wednesday, 10 December 1997 at 00:10:05
Comments: I have always been fascinated and somewhat terrified of the original alien design and evolution thereof.. I believe Mr Giger deserves recognition at least, in the credits of the new film.. His designs have evoked fascination and fear for many years and i hope to see many more designs in the future.. Please do not be discouraged... many are on your side.. I will even write to Fox and give them a serve as well.. I realise i am only one man.. But its a start i think anyway!! thank you.. Rod.


Name: Rodrigo Costa
Website:
The Moviezone
Referred by: Dark Horizons
From: Belgium
Comments: I very sad feeling came over me when reading how Mr. Giger was screwed by the Alien³ crew. Who wouldn't want the honour of having such overwhelming creations in their movie??? Maybe they get a sense of reality when they start the production of Alien 5, wich could be a prequel to alien, and an excellent chance for Mr. giger to go back to the roots...


Name: Richard Henry Geiger
Website:
http://
Referred by: aint-it-cool-news.com
From: Scranton Pennsylvania Usa
Comments: I saw something on tv about you but what got my attention was the similarities of our names. But anyway your work is tremendous, the Alien monster is about the scariest thing I ever saw. It makes the sci-fi movies of the fifties and sixties seem hilarious! Well, I think I'll have a look around your site now. Goodbye and thanks.


Name: Kevin F.Wilson
Website:
http://
Referred by: Alien:The Modem Ship
From: North Of Boston
Comments: I have owned Giger's Alien and Giger's Necronomicon books for many years and never tire of looking through them.It upsets me,the thoughtless omission of credit due him on Alien 4. K.F.Wilson


Name: Niels Meyer Juul-Hansen
Website:
http://
Referred by: A browser
From: Denmark
Comments: What can I say? Giger knows our fears! He's the only guy in history that has managed to create a really scary monster (Alien) that also seems believable enough, to pose a real threat, and make you wonder if there somewhere in the universe, might not be one or more of these things around!!


Name: Eric T McGinn
Website:
http://
From: Massachusetts.USA
Comments: Giger, all that i can say is that you are probably the best artist i have ever seen. I am also pissed off that you didnt get any credit for alien 4. to tell you the truth i wasnt all that impressed by alien4. I thought the script was really bad. It sounded like it was written by an overenthusiastic fan, which it was. I heard they are already planning an alien 5. You should get on their asses and design for alien 5. ps i still have nightmares about poltergeist 2. When that damn thing smiled i freaked out, and that was when i was 7! keep up the fantastic work.


Name: Anthony Antonellis
Website:
http://not yet
Referred by: typed his name in
From: Mass, USA
Comments: I am wicked pissed off. I go to Alien 4 and dont see Giger. What the Hell, Alien 2 alone was bad enough!!!


Name: Adam Douglas
Website:
PSMOnline
Referred by: Ain't It Cool News
From: San Francisco
Comments: Giger, I recently saw Alien Resurrection, but was apalled to learn that you were not credited at all in the movie. Your alien remains one of the most scary movie monsters of all time, and is also one of my earliest 'scary' memories. When I was 7, I went with my family to screen Young Frankenstein at the drive-in. Alien was playing on the screen next to us. Although my brother and I tried to resist, we couldn't help but watch Alien. The Chestburster especially prompted a quick retreat behind the seats! Anyway, thank you for bringing such beautiful and terrifying images into this world. No matter what Fox may try to do, I will forever associate the Alien with H.R. Giger.


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