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Alienator VHS cover
VHS cover for Alienator
Directed byFred Olen Ray
Produced byJeffrey C. Hogue
Written byPaul Garson
StarringJan-Michael Vincent
John Phillip Law
Ross Hagen
Dyana Ortelli
P. J. Soles
Music byChuck Cirino
CinematographyGary Graver
Christopher Roth
Edited byDan Q. Kennis
Amazing Movies
Distributed byImage Entertainment
Prism Entertainment Corporation
Release date
  • February 8, 1990 (1990-02-08)[2]
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States

Alienator is a 1989 science fiction film directed Fred Olen Ray and starring Jan-Michael Vincent. The film was produced by Jeffrey C. Hogue.

The film was described by Leonard Maltin and confirmed by Fred Olen Ray to be a "semi-remake" of the 1957 film The Astounding She-Monster.[3] Robert Clarke, who starred in that film, also appears in Alienator.[4]


Kol (Ross Hagen), an alien criminal, escapes from a spaceship into the woods of an American suburb. The commander (Jan-Michael Vincent) of the spaceship dispatches The Alienator (Teagan Clive) -- a deadly gynoid, to capture Kol. He meets up with some teenagers as they are all running from fiery death at the hands of The Alienator. She relentlessly pursues Kol and the teens through a series of action sequences and low-budget special effects. Kol must face the toughest decision of his life: kill or be killed.



Turner Classic Movies states that the theater release date of the film was in the winter of 1989, or on January 1, 1989.[5]However, the January 15, 1989 Los Angeles Times discusses the film as an "upcoming 1989 release" whose distributor is still pending.

The film was released on VHS by Prism Entertainment on February 8, 1990.[6]

Shout! Factory released the film on DVD as part of a 4-film "Action-Packed Movie Marathon" set on March 19, 2013.[7]

Scream Factory released the film on Blu-ray on June 13, 2017 with a commentary track by director Fred Olen Ray.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Alienator". MGM Studios. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Alienator (1990) - Misc Notes". Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. ^ Maltin, Leonard (2015-09-29). Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide: From the Silent Era Through 1965: Third Edition. Penguin. ISBN 9780698197299.
  4. ^ Weldon, Michael (1996-01-01). The Psychotronic Video Guide To Film. Macmillan. ISBN 9780312131494.
  5. ^ "Alienator (1989) - Misc Notes -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  6. ^ "2 Feb 1990, Page 127 - The Palm Beach Post at". Retrieved 2016-08-17.
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