Image of the Day: Alien's bizarre '80s TV Guide ad

Here's a hilarious TV Guide ad for ABC's network debut of Ridley Scott's Alien from 1984, complete with a laughably cheesy tagline.  For many who never saw the film's theatrical release or had pay cable, this Sunday Night Movie presentation was their virgin viewing of Alien, heavily edited and panned-and-scanned on a tiny square screen.  Hard to believe 20th Century Fox would ever approve this abomination, but it may have been up to the network's discretion after shelling out big bucks to attain the broadcast rights, or just a tired crew of TV Guide artists.  Take a look and try to not scream ...

(Via Bloody Disgusting)

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