Witness the Insurrection
in our May comments!
Referred by: me, myself and I
From: Sydney Australia
Time: Sunday, 31 May 1998 at 22:55:15
Comments: Being an alien myself...I consider HR GIger to be my Darth Vader, My Mentor, And my Father.. I am currently building a spaceship that will take me to your Vile planet Earth . My final destination will be 20Th Century Fox Studios where upon I will Lay eggs in a Large Warehouse studio and Laugh at those snotty little capitalist pigs who exploited Giger as my little facehuggers lay Alien foetuses in their writhing bodies and eventually mutilate their mangled little brains..HAW HAW HAW *menacing Laugh* Then i will visit Giger personally and give him the bottled brains that i have collected from hollywood as a token of my affection.. I LOVE YOU HRGIGER aka DADDY!!!!
Name: Genevieve Waugh
From: Glasgow, Scotland
Time: Sunday, 31 May 1998 at 15:31:15
Comments: Having had the honour of meeting M. Giger at the premier of the first 'Alien' and having collected his works over the years, I can only state that it is a travesty of justice, both secular and natural, that he is not given full credit for the creation of the alien in each and every one of the quartet. I have just watched 'Alien Resurrection' on video and it is as true, if not more, to M. Giger's original concept as in the Necronomicom as was the first film. To attribute the design of this splendid creature to anyone other than M. Giger is absurd. Without him there is no 'Alien'. Millions of dollars have been made upon the back of his nightmare creature and he should be given proper credit for its creation.
Name: bug stomper
Website: the alien saga movie page
Referred by: ??
Time: Sunday, 31 May 1998 at 08:07:52
Comments: if you make a small banner that we can attatch to our sites that will automatically take us to the appropriate insurrection section then i'm sure i'm not the only one who will put it on my site.
Name: Shaun Thompson
Website: Supernova Software HQ
Referred by: search engine
From: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Time: Saturday, 30 May 1998 at 23:53:16
Comments: This makes me ill. To think that 20th Century Fox would even think to rip off the FANTASTIC artist that MADE the Alien films what they are today is just downright wrong and irrisponsible. Following Giger's comment, I hope the idiot that thought that one up has an alien incubating in his insides so he may get what he deserves.
Name: Ricardo Vladimiro
Website: Vlad's World
Time: Saturday, 30 May 1998 at 15:05:50
Comments: So... Alien 4 has influences of HR Giger? Alien, Aliens, Aliens 3 and Aliens 4 are known by everybody, right? I'm just one more in the crowd, but all the people I know will stop calling Alien to those movies and start calling it "THANK YOU GIGER 1", "THANK YOU GIGER 2", "THANK YOU GIGER 3" and "THANK YOU GIGER 4". For me, Aliens is the genius of Giger and the populatirity of the movie should NEVER be a wall to the genius of such an amazing man.
Referred by: n/a
From: Batesville Ar. U.S.A.
Time: Saturday, 30 May 1998 at 13:10:56
Comments: It's always the same. The big guys live off the fruit that the littles guys grow. It doesn't matter what line of work your in, the Corp. Heads get the credit, and we're just dog shit on their shoes that they have to get someone to clean up for them. SUE THE BASTARDS. I hope it works out for you.
Name: Shawn Merrell
From: Austin, Tx, USA
Time: Saturday, 30 May 1998 at 12:28:24
Comments: I too am outraged by the exclusion of the credit in Alien Ressurection. How could there be such a film without the original Giger artwork ? Fox's refusal to include the credit, even had such exclusion been an oversight (fat chance !), should bring the film company to their knees in a court of law. I will link to this site from my home page once I get it going in order to bring more fans to this page. Sincerely, Shawn L. Merrell
Name: Antony Brotherton
Website: Provis:(ALHAZAREDS ARCHIVE)
Referred by: ?
From: ORPINGTON, KENT, ENGLAND
Time: Friday, 29 May 1998 at 17:04:17
Comments: Time is 01:00 Hrs Sat 29 May 98, I've just finished watching the U.K. video release of Alien: Ressurection and H.R. is credited for "Original Alien Design", Is this 20th Century Fox backing down or have they said sorry? I actually thought it was quite good, a nice mix of "Alien" & "Aliens" - but then again it was a Jeunet et Caro film (See Delicatssent & City of The Lost Children)-P.S. This Site is Tops
Name: Eddie J.Christie
Time: Friday, 29 May 1998 at 08:43:02
Comments: I have just seen Alien Ressurrection on video and Giger does get a credit at the end of the film, as Original Alien Designer. I don't know if they added this to the video release version but I can't recall it being in the cinema version.
Name: Joe W. Maldonado Jr.
Referred by: found on my own instincts
From: San Antonio,TX/United States
Time: Thursday, 28 May 1998 at 16:24:38
Comments: I totally agree with H.R. Giger. The Alien movies exist because of Giger. This conspiracy is completely unfair to Giger and his work. I believe that credit should be given where credit is due, and in this case, credit is completely at the hands of Giger. I've always been a fan of Giger's art for as long as I can remember, and I will always be a fan for as look as Giger's art thrives. In my opinion, he art is forever and he deserves every bit of credit and achievment that the public can give him!
Name: BILL HASKER
Referred by: AIR BRUSH/ACTION
From: READING , PA
Time: Thursday, 28 May 1998 at 12:03:10
Comments: I THINK 20TH CENTURY OWE'S YOU BIG TIME.FOR THEM TO USE YOUR DESIGN'S AND NOT GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR IT IS AN OUT RAGE! I WOULD HOPE THAT OTHERS IN THE ART INDUSTRY WILL GET BEHINE YOU IN SUPPORT FOR YOUR ARTISTIC RIGHTS. AS FOR FOX THIS REALY STINKS! FOX IS A DISGRACE TO THE FILM MAKING INDUSTRY. HR.GIGER BEST WISHES AND GOOD LUCK.
Name: Ron Landis
Time: Thursday, 28 May 1998 at 07:11:08
Comments: Deny the master himself credit for his creation? The series of Alien films would be NOTHING without the contribution that Giger has given it! I can only imagine how much better Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection could have been had a bumbling Fox brought Giger in to work on them directly as in Alien.
Name: Ron Landis
Time: Thursday, 28 May 1998 at 07:10:35
Comments: Deny the master himself credit for his creation? The series of Alien films would be NOTHING without the contribution that Giger has given it! I can only imagine how much better Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection could have been had a bumbling Fox brought Giger in to work on them directly as in Alien.
Name: Rachel Smart
Website: Jacksonville State University
Referred by: wanted to see for myself
From: Jacksonville AL.
Time: Wednesday, 27 May 1998 at 17:57:21
Comments: Hey Guys - Being an artist myself(as I'm sure many of you are as well),It really hits a little too close to home. My God, if they can do it to someone like Giger, they can do it to all of us! I am proud of what you all are trying to accomplish; I'm sure Giger is thankfull for the support. Keep it up so that even us little Guys can also be protected in the future! my reguards, Rachel
Name: Jon Deane
Time: Wednesday, 27 May 1998 at 16:36:19
Comments: Well, I still believe H.R. Giger to have been wronged by Fox, but the credit "Original Alien Design by HR Giger" is now on the video release (I rented it out today)....
From: vancouver b.c canada
Time: Wednesday, 27 May 1998 at 13:07:39
Comments: Well it's just a sign of the time corperate take over, a blatant dis, maybe you should do a painting of the fox exec's being dismembered by the beast they stole, i for one will never willing support a fox project in anyway again. I will also inform a few friends at the ubc news paper to help your campain.... good luck and hangloose .... beak
Name: Jason McConnell
Website: hyperlinx homepage
From: Syracuse, NY USA
Time: Wednesday, 27 May 1998 at 10:12:50
Comments: HR Giger has been a source of nightmares and inspirations to me for the past 20 years. His work is like none other, and will doubtfully ever be repeated. I have seen the Alien Ressurection movie, but was not aware that Mr. Giger was not recognized for his contribution to the film. This is a heinous act that must be rectified immediately, if not sooner. For too long, coporate giants have neglected to recognize and give credit to the artistic visionaries that they exploit. This can not be allowed to continue. I have placed a link to this page on my own homepage out of respect and awe for this man's talent--thank you for your time.
Website: CK Demented Cartoons Inc.
Referred by: Johann's Software and Graphic's Page
From: Mobile, AL, USA
Time: Tuesday, 26 May 1998 at 12:42:34
Comments: Alien 4 made me sick. It was a hollow, pitiful attempt to recreate perfect, beautiful terror that we all experienced in Alien. When you watch Alien, even listening to the opening credits made you uptight. I still watch it today, and I'm intrigued by Giger's cold, wet designs. The designs that were always half-hidden in the shadows....and you strained to see all of it before it was gone...it left more to the imagination...and that's a ~hell~ of a lot more frightening than what I saw in Alien4. Within 30 minutes into A4, you become immune to the terror that they try to impose. Yeah, the computer graphics are good...but what good is watering a dead plant, eh? There is no sympathy for the characters, therefore you really don't give a fuck what happens to any of them...and it just becomes a big gore-fest. And you know, in Aliens2, Hudson was funny (i.e."this can't be happenin' MAN!",....but in 4, when you have ~7~ of the main characters do one-liners like him...it gets real fucking old. ~ESPECIALLY~ when the ~ENTIRE~ dialog is made up of one-liners. And if you haven't read the A4 book by A.C. Crispin, then you're utterly lost as to what the Aliens are doing. I'm embarrassed to have Alien4 a part of the Alien series.
Name: Christopher Rubano
Referred by: Dogpile.com
From: Buffalo Grove, IL
Time: Tuesday, 26 May 1998 at 08:50:07
Comments: I'm not sure whether or not any suit has or is gong to be brought up, but I say sue the hell out of 20th Century Fox. They have a term for what Fox has done, and that term is "plagerism." It is the use of another's ideas without permission or credit to the original author. Of course, this is probably nothing new, and I'm only beating a dead horse here, but this shit's gone on too long. As an artist myself, I loath and despise anyone commiting plagerism, especially when there is this much money and recognition made off of the concept in question. One might claim that 20th Century Fox owns the alien art and concept, but I'm almost positive that Mr. Giger did not sign over all rights to 20th Century Fox. So that means, Giger still owns the alien designs and (I could be wrong about this...) has grounds for a lawsuit. I SAY SUE THE UNGRATEFUL BASTARDS!
Time: Monday, 25 May 1998 at 16:05:13
Comments: Well, I´ve just seen the Resurrection film, and damn me if those aren´t Giger´s designs!! I own myself a copy of Giger´s Alien book, and, as he said, there is a picture that looks very similar to the "NEWBORN". What the fuck are they tryin´ to do? No one can deny Giger´s rights over every Alien life form!!! Anyone that tries to create an alien, can´t avoid to be influenced by Giger´s desing!!! Stop this shit!
Referred by: alt.binaries.pictures.fantasy-sci-fi
From: Houston, Texas USA
Time: Sunday, 24 May 1998 at 19:12:04
Comments: WTF? Quit screwing around and sue the living shit out of them! The goddamn catering service got credit, is there any doubt who designed the creatures? Contact A. Buchwald and see who he got to sue Eddie Murphy. You will soon be a millionaire. Enjoy it!
Name: Thomas Boag
Referred by: al's alien page
Time: Saturday, 23 May 1998 at 13:18:52
Comments: brill alien designs
From: Dawson Creek, B.C., Canada
Time: Saturday, 23 May 1998 at 04:20:19
Comments: Can anyone tell me if Resurrection ( I shy from even calling it an "Alien" sequel ) Has Giger's name in the credits. I'm boycotting the stupid film. However, if you haven't seen it yet DON'T!! Until I had the mispleasure of watching that horrible peice of tripe I had never understood what "ignorance is bliss" actually meant, now I would much prefer to forget that I ever saw Resurrection. To add insult to injury I saw it the first week it was out at $8.50 Canadian ($6 U.S.) I was totally unimpressed. I staunchly believe that Giger should get credit for his idea but, if I were this films director, I would've Allan Smithee'd it and tried to get my name as far away from it as possible. Before you go shouting Heretic and that i never liked the Alien trilogy much in the first place, I own the trilogy on both regular and THX widescreen. I've veiwed them probably a good seventy times each. BUT, if i ever see Resurrection again it will be a billion years too soon. --------E
Time: Saturday, 23 May 1998 at 00:52:01
Comments: I AM SADDENED BY THE FACT THAT I HAVE PURCHASED ALOT OF ALIEN MERCHANDISE AN MR. GIGER DID NOT RECEIVE THE USUAL NONMINAL PAYMENT. I WAS NOT AWARE FOX HAD BEEN SO MUSIC-BUSINESS LIKE TO HIM. I AM 28 AND GREW UP WITH HORROR/ THOUGHT PROVOKING MEDIA. IWAS VERY YOUNG WHEN THE FIRST ALIEN CAME OUT. I REALLY WANTED THE LARGE DOLL BY KENNER. I COULD NOT AFFORD IT . I RECENTLY PURCHASED AN OVERSEAS REPLICA FOR 170$. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH IT . I KNOW IT IS HARDLY WORTH WHAT I PAID(FOR THE MATERIALS THAT IS) BUT, IT IS FROM THE ORIGINAL ALIEN W/ THE SEE-THRU HEAD. I THOUGHT THAT THE ALIENS IN"ALIENS" LOOKED LIKE FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND THE LACK OF MEMBRANE ON THE HEAD WAS VERY WRONG. I LIKE TO BUILD AND MAKE MY OWN MODELS. EVERY ALIENS MODEL JUST DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT . THEY LOOK NICE BUT, I DON'T UNDERSTAND MASS PRODUCTION VERY WELL. I REALLY LIKE THE SURREALISTIC BONEY SIX DIGIT ALIEN. I REALLY JUST STUMBLED ON TO THIS SITE. I AM A MUSICIAN AND AN ARTIST..BOTH OF WHICH FALL ON WHAT SOME MAY CONSIDER THE DARK SIDE. I FEEL THAT I AM JUST REAL ABOUT THINGS AND THAT DREAMING INSN'T JUST FOR CHILDREN. I REALLY HOPE YOU GET ALL THE MONEY DESERVE...I NEVER KNEW ALL THIS STRIFE WAS GOING ON. I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO SEND YOU A CASSETTE OF SOME OF MY SONGS. I HAVE HAD LONG ARGUMENTS W/ PEOPLE ABOUT OVER-POPULATION. I FEEL IT IS A HUGE MISTAKE WE REFUSE TO SEE TO THE FORCE OF MYTHOLOGICAL RELIGION. MAYBE AT ONE TIME, HAVING 10 CHILDREN MIGHT HAVE BEEN APPROPRIATE BUT, NOW IT IS VERY DETRIMENTAL. I FEEL THAT MANY PEOPLE BELEIVE THAT ONCE THEY HAVE A CHILD THEY WILL "OWN" IT FOREVER OR IT WILL ALWAYS STAY YOUNG. IT IS AN INDIVIDUAL BEING. RELIGION IS A WAY TO KEEP PEOPLE FEARFUL AND SUBDUED AND ALWAYS SPYING ON ONE ANOTHER. PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE INVOLVED IN MOVIES...I LOVE THE WORK WITH RIBS AND NATURAL TEXTURES. I AM VERY GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE. I WISH YOU CONTIUED SUCCESS..... R.
From: Zilina/ slovakia/ europe
Time: Friday, 22 May 1998 at 04:03:01
Comments: I am fascinated by all the works of Mr.Giger, and I'd be happy to see a movie build upon an author's view of the other world or that kind of. There would be a great connection between Mr.Gigers visualisation na and Mr. Clive Barker's story creating fantasy. The Alien ressurection was ... is great! The complicated world of Mr.Giger, dark images and well-written story. So long.
Name: Ronn Knowlton
Referred by: I would be amazed if someone else had this domain!
From: Santa Fe, NM-USA
Time: Friday, 22 May 1998 at 00:19:10
Comments: Three words and a thousand pictures "You are right!" I'm an airbrush artist and a designer, I also would be livid if my work was not at least credited to the birth father! The rest is history written in your letters. "When the darkness comes for those who wronged, their screams will not be heard!"
Referred by: alien sites
Time: Thursday, 21 May 1998 at 14:00:44
Comments: i grew up with giger. i never had the privilege of actually OWNING his books, but i saw enough of his peices to know i was in love. everything from stalky beasts with drooping, alien genitals to the necronoms themselves. ive also been a tremedous alien fan (the movies), having been raised in the 80s with cable tv and all its glories. i draw myself, nothing brilliant, perhaps nothing that will ever be seen beyond my parents and girlfriend, but all this talk about artistic credit i cant ignore. whether we are famous or not, visionary or mediocre all true artists and writers share one thing, despite age, nationality what have you: we know a little secret. this isnt an excuse for egotistical, artsy-fartsy power trips...but its exhilirating, nonetheless. we all know what it is we bring into it, we all know what it is we keep with us. at the risk of being contrite, we, most of all, moreso than even the greatest and most researched of critics and spectators, should take the utmost personal offense at this corporate slight .yeah, okay, some guys name didnt appear in the clutter of credits in some movie... but mr.giger raises argument for something bigger than what appears to be at first glance; an argument for principles. i cannot relate to his cause directly, but i can, even in some minor way, relate to his show of integrity and his hard work. as a fan of his artwork and of the gift of art in general, i support mr.giger 110% in his endeavor. lets get our priorities straight, people. he isnt asking for much, in the long-run, just some respect. hes not going to get any more famous, or even all that richer, really... but he IS going to be acknowledged by those who owe him their successes.....though as far as the new alien sequel is concerned, is a relevant thing. i didnt even KNOW he did active work in the third alien film until i came across this page!i thought it was all the work of woodruff,jr and his partner alone! as for alien: ressurrection, i have to disagree with mr.gigers kind appraisal: i dont think its very excellent at all. ive managed to see it about three times already, payd for the first, got away with free viewings with the others. didnt get any better. perhaps it wil grow on a few people who agree with me maybe not. i honestly thought it was crap. giger not being hired for the film didnt help any either. the newborn: silly. if indeed (like they didnt) 20th cen fox DID rip off giger once again, then it was a failed attempt. no style at all...no realism. even if the script did call for a sympathetic new creature (bad mistake in its own right), we got it, but without the first three letters. even if the shot sript stayed the same, gigers work would atleast have made the movie visually redeeming (say the least), maybe even improving the context of what is finally the anti-thesis of camerons movie (what it obviously tried to be) of a roller-coaster ride into hell: a stroll through the xenomorph woods. oh well, what to do? the reality is that giger didnt actively participate in that new horror (as in to watch), so i should stop daydreaming. the cynic in me has to agree with the email from james cornstock. why bother? its probably true...because, in the end, it will be us giger fans who will be laughing. so im not a complete kiss-ass lol let me say that i didnt particularly like or dislike the new designs of the movie (resurrection), but hated especially the chestburster... but whether you enjoy gigers work or not, you have to admit that a creative man was gyped. thats like ripping off leonardo divincci for the invention of the helicopter or war artillery...oh, wait, he has been. giger is an innovator, lets not punish him for it. and though 20th cen has ADDED gigers name in the video credits of the movie, i wonder how they will they treat mr.giger in the future. fox, if this happens again; its a bug hunt.
Name: alejandro montes santamaria
Website: semillita de jitomate
Referred by: darker images about mexico
From: guanajuato MEXICO
Time: Thursday, 21 May 1998 at 11:14:40
Comments: MR. H.R.GIGER. I HOPE THAT YOU CAN APOGIZE FOR MY BAD ENGLISH. WHEN I SAW ALIEN RESURECCION I HOPE SAW YOUR NAME BUT NEVER APPEAR IN THE MOVIE. BUT YOU KNOW THIS . ONLY I NEED SAY YOU TANKS FOR YOUR ART BECAUSE IS MY MORE BIG INSPIRATION FOR DRAW AND MAKE ATHER ARTS. THANKS FOR ALL. ERES MUY CHINGON (SIMILAR TO COOL I THINK)
Name: Nathan Pinkerton
Referred by: Airbrush Action
From: Plainview, TX, USA
Time: Thursday, 21 May 1998 at 08:16:52
Comments: Is this legal? Thats a stupid question, no its not! This a perfect example of a large corporation trying to cheat the "small insignificant" ones that are, in reallity, the ones who make it all happen. The artist and/or designer is almost always overlooked, and its high time that we quit taking it and stand up for ourselves.
Name: Fredrik Ernstson
From: EKSJÖ / Sweden
Time: Wednesday, 20 May 1998 at 05:42:24
Comments: This sucks. Give Giger credit --> NOW! Otherwise *sob* I will watch no more Alien movies, past or future (except Alien). Fredrik
Name: Elder Ximenes Filho
From: Fortaleza, Ceará state, Brazil
Time: Tuesday, 19 May 1998 at 12:45:16
Comments: As a lawyer, I must have confidence in legal aparatus that should grant people's rights. As a citizen, I know that law is only an instrument made and used by men for ANY purpose - because things have no aethics, only man does. Therefore, legal actions must be accompanied, in many cases - THE IMPORTANT ONES, by political preassure. We all have the honest desire to put things right, so here we are... The net can be used to it, but "virtuality" doesn't HURT those that don't want to pay attention to it. The most sensible part of human body is the pocket and it also works for corporations! Besides sueing Fox, I guess that a movement - to be initiated here (if it hasn't begun yet) - including "HEAVY ROCK THROWING" BY E-MAILS AN LETTERS (yeah, they still exist and take a bigger effort to be sent to the garbage basket) TO FOX OFFICES (and newspapers, and magazines, and everywhere) ALL AROUND THE GLOBE, INCLUDING, ALWAYS THE MESSAGE/MENACE OF REFUSING THEIR PRODUCTS - THE VIDEO VERSION, FOR EXAMPLE, EVEN NOT GOING TO THEIR MOVIES AT ALL (it wont kill us, will it?). How about t-shirts (maybe some other company can use the idea) denouncing this wrong doing and making the correct statements - as we all see in ecological themes... Let's just send it to hell and read a bit of H. R. Giger's books for a change. Remember1: shy people may need suggestions of messagens to be sent to the agressor, together with its address. Remember2: "sticks and stones..." Do you know that we have, here in Brazil (that we write "Brasil") an old sculptor with a fantastic style that all of you "fiction-space-terror-surreal" fans would appreciate absurdly much?! I'll give you more data later... Thank you for sharing time(s) and dreams.
From: Hermosillo, Mexico
Time: Monday, 18 May 1998 at 15:26:50
Comments: It´s a shame and an outrage that such a powerful and brillant artist like Giger should hace to go through this grief when his work has been so influential in the look and feel of every important sci-fi movie in the last twenty years. Sue them, I say. Do not let them go unpunished. By the way, how about an art show in Mexico in the near future?
Name: rick washington
From: dayton ohio
Time: Monday, 18 May 1998 at 14:41:52
Comments: Nothing has changed through all the centuries, originators are punished and imitators are rewarded. It surprizes me that anyone in hollywood would allow someone with real vision as H.R. Giger near a movie script.
Referred by: Dark Horizons Alien Resurrection
Time: Monday, 18 May 1998 at 13:48:22
Comments: M. Giger, I would humbly recommend you take the opposite of the expected tack, and rather than sue solely for credit, sue 20th Century Fox for the rights to greater involvement in any future Alien film. Your presence aboard such would be a blessing. Thanks for improving my life with your visions. May the Alien wrestle the Company--and win.
Time: Monday, 18 May 1998 at 10:10:03
Comments: Giger has the inate ability to contact that which is not easily seen or foretold. To look upon his work is to delve into the netherregions of the soul. Learn from that and inslave the knowledge. Pax vobiscum.
Name: Joseph A. Lebrecht
Referred by: Airbrush Action Magazine
From: U.S. Military (Iceland)
Time: Monday, 18 May 1998 at 06:53:25
Comments: I have been away from the mainsteam of society for approximatley 18 months, so this is the first that I have heard of this. I haven't even seen the movie yet. All I can say is OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What in God's name are they thinking? I was just a kid when the images of Mr Giger's Alien first entered my life, and I cannot think of another sci-fi movie of that era that could compare. The power of those creatures were what made that movie and it's children the classics that they are today. In my opinion, the actors were little more than a backdrop to the Alien itself. Don't misunderstand, I think that the actors did an outstanding job all 'round, but what would Fox have had without the Alien that we all know, love, and fear. Sorry, but Greedo from Star Wars doesn't quite install the same amount of fear in one does he? Perhaps the Fox executives should keep in mind that the ALIEN gravy train they are riding on was born in the mind of Mr. Giger. I don't expect them bow down and kiss his feet, but giving credit where credit is due. Is that so hard? Thank you for allowing me to voice my opinion. PLease feel free to contact me with any comments you may have regarding my statement. Joe
Name: Don Rivette
Referred by: Excite Search engine
From: Greenfield, Ma, USA
Time: Monday, 18 May 1998 at 06:47:08
Comments: I visited this page prior to seeing the new Alien movie. I have been a Giger fan for a while now and it just doesn't seem right for the movie companies to have not even mentioned H.R. giger in the credits. It seems like an insult to me since many parts of the movies show obvious alien creatures created and born by Mr. giger. I can't understand how they can get away with that legally. It was a good movie in my opinion, but the fact is, is that giger's work is what made it good. Without the aliens, the movie would be nothing. And I agree that the new alien does look like a giger creation also. If I had my ideas stolen like they have been by this movie, I'd be ripping mad. I really hope Giger sues them big time for copyright infringement. He deserves better treatment from them seeing how their project wouldn't exist without his ideas and creations. - Don Rivette
Time: Sunday, 17 May 1998 at 22:12:16
Comments: I have enjoyed every Aliens movie except for Alien Resurrection. I thought that it was absolutely atrociously horrible, bland, and pointless. I have watched the Aliens film 5 or 6 times and enjoy it every time. I would say that Aliens and Alien 3 are the best Alien films, with Alien next. I like Giger's work so much that I paid $70 for one of his large art books. Many of the films being made based on giger's work totally lose sight of giger's artistic innovation and intelligence. It seems like some movie makers put more time into the ads for a giger-induced movie than they do into the movie itself. Personally, I don't just plop down $7 every time I see an ad for a movie that looks good. I enjoy knowing that an artist's ideas are being conveyed appropriately. Tell the movie execs that I want quality, not mass- marketed quantity. conveyed
Name: Fabian Fileni
Referred by: searching Giger
From: La Plata , Argentina
Time: Sunday, 17 May 1998 at 21:59:16
Comments: I saw the film and all the designs remember me to your work , also the new human-alien that apear at the end is similar to the creature of Poltergeist II.La verdad que los pelotudos estos no tienen verguenza.Hey why don't you paint the faces of the people of fox that steal your designs ?
Name: (I prefer to use my electronic identity)
Website: Nema Prime
Time: Sunday, 17 May 1998 at 21:41:39
Comments: As an admierer of Gigers' for the last 19 years, I'm fascinated by the familiarity of his imagery. to call his work visceral is an understatement. His art is simoultaneously fantastic and intimate-frighteningly intimate. And I've since found that what ALIEN has which other works featuring his creations don't, is accessibility to his sublimations through the characters. Dallas and Parker and Ripley were understandable in an every-day emotional context to me...so when the alien bowed behind Brett and its tail swept down, we didn't just imagine his terror, we felt our own. Short point of a long oratory is this: if Giger is going to work in film, he needs to select stories rooted in real human characters, not stooges for stunts or effects. was the weakest points of the last two Alien films and to put a blunt point on it, SPECIES was contrived. One more point, a little excentricity of my own that I'd like to share. Since seeing The Fly and The Naked Lunch, I've thought that David Cronenberg should explore an ALIEN film. His work is rooted in testing the human psychological extremes, e.g. Dead Ringers. Thanx for the hearing. email@example.com
Name: Travis Pinsonnault
Time: Sunday, 17 May 1998 at 20:43:49
Comments: H.R. Giger is my favorite artist and to see him be excluded from a movie that is based on his own and undeniable design is a total crock. My thoughts were that movie can't even compare to ALIEN and/or ALIENS, but still at the same token he was torn away from credit from his brilliant and original design, which is just morally wrong. I think that 20th Century FOX should fix it's mistake by holding a press conference with an official apology aimed towards Mr. Giger. That is the only way that I can think of to solve these childish actions portrayed by the Fox company. Thank you so much for your time. Sincerely, Travis G. Pinsonnault
Name: Johan & Louis Welgemoed
From: Bellville / South Africa
Time: Sunday, 17 May 1998 at 13:25:43
Comments: We just love Giger's art. It's truly inspiring. We feel Fox screwed Giger bad. Hope everything works out for Giger.
Name: Adam White
Time: Saturday, 16 May 1998 at 21:55:12
Comments: The design credit was added to Alien Resurrection for the video release
Name: Friedlhuemer Alexander/Cut A. Kaos
Referred by: ----
Time: Saturday, 16 May 1998 at 19:16:13
Comments: Es ist einfach unglaublich, wie man ein solches Genie ohne mit der Wimper zu Zucken übergehen kann! Seine Arbeit nicht zu mögen ist sicherlich kein Verbrechen, diese aber nicht zu würdigen oder gar verneinen grenzt an Frevel und Ignorranz sondergleichen. . . Ich hatte das Glück wegen meiner Wohnsituation Herrn Giger öffters zu sehen oder gar ein kleines Gespräch mit Ihm persöhnlich zu führen. Das absolut schönste Erlebnis hatte ich an einer speziellen Ausstellung über pornografische Künste im alten Palais X-Tra Gebäude vor rund 4 Jahren. Ich war für die Musik- untermalung angagiert worden und durfte zu den verschiedensten Werken, u.a. eben auch eines vom Meister pesöhnlich dazu musizieren. Ich möchte noch einmal betonen das diese Leute aus Horrorwood, oh entschuldigen Sie Hollywood nur geldorientiert denken und somit einen solch grossen Künstler hintergehen! Alles Gute für Euch und selbstverständlich auch Herrn Giger Mit freundlichen Grüssen Alexander Kaosl
Name: Athens Po
From: Hong Kong
Time: Saturday, 16 May 1998 at 11:08:59
Comments: I think Giger's design is so great.But I'm so sorry that I have not watch Alien ressurection.I love all the designs.
Time: Saturday, 16 May 1998 at 02:20:10
Comments: I totally agree with the letters sent to 20th fox, it's Giger's original idea so he should by all right get credit for it! The filmcompanys are making so much money so there should be some left over for Mr Giger! Giger has done the impossible, he has painted my nightmares in broad daylight! Nice site........keep fighting!
Name: Gare Ward
Website: The Club Solaris Website.
Referred by: search engine
From: Seattle, WA.
Time: Friday, 15 May 1998 at 19:26:13
Comments: The news of Giger's inclusion into the Alien 4 credits brings some relief, but I've made a conscious decision because of this and other similar instances of mindless corporate greed destroying or taking value from something as unique and universal as Giger's art. In other words, it all stops with me. I've cut myself free of the mental pollution of commercial broadcast media, focusing moreso on PBS channels. I'm also turning to the web as my main source for entertainment and stimulation. This has been the last straw for me. I'm turning my back on the senseless wasteland of commercial interference. If I may ask a question of Mr Giger or any of his fans. How do you cope with it all? How does one elevate oneself above all the moronic drivel spewed endlessly from all surrounding angles? Where does one turn for a refuge? Thanks for listening, keep up the exquisite work, and I look forward to seeing more of the kind of art that is uniquely yours.
From: Bogota, Colombia
Time: Friday, 15 May 1998 at 15:18:15
Comments: There has been may comments from fans all over the world about the problem with the credits on the last alien movie, and thats good to see all the support the artist has. But one thing is for sure, and that is: there is only ONE creator of aliens Mr. HR GIGER.
Name: Paul Moss
Website: HomeGrown Graphic Workshop
Referred by: A thirst for knowledge
From: Shepherdsville. Ky.
Time: Friday, 15 May 1998 at 15:11:09
Comments: I have ALWAYS known of Mr. Giger's role in the creation of the alien and never hesitate to share that knowledge. I was shocked not to see credit to his talent listed in "Alien 4". Best of luck in your efforts to have Fox Studios acknowledge their lack of honesty.
Website: Xenomorph biology and behavioural studies
Time: Friday, 15 May 1998 at 12:48:22
Comments: 20th Cen FOX Fucking suck ------------- There can be only one.... Theres only one Xenomorph Farther... Theres only one creator...H.R.GIGER ---------------- For those 20th cen Fox producers and legal guys, we wish one day that they wake up and find an xenomorph embryo implanted within them. Wait for the newborn scream....
Time: Friday, 15 May 1998 at 08:43:23
Comments: It's a great movie . ( Alien Ressurection )
Name: Vesa Leppanen
Website: Wertigon's fantasy and music homepage
From: Jamsankoski / Finland
Time: Friday, 15 May 1998 at 06:03:36
Comments: If you really like Gigers art etc. and think that he has been treated WRONGLY ------------ Don't do anything that includes Alien 4. ------------ Don't geo see it in movies ! Don't buy anything including it ! Don't buy video version from it ! And remember to MOCK alien 4 if someone asks anything about IT !!! THere is almoust all of it.. so plz... consider before you run to store and ask : HEY HEY HEY... IS ALIEN 4 ALREADY IN SALE. If you do that you should shame. ---------------- so.. let us all hope fir Gigers win !!! Yours, Vesa Leppanen
Name: Comblain Pierre
From: Liège BELGIUM
Time: Friday, 15 May 1998 at 05:40:07
Comments: Hail, HR Giger fans... Lets clean up this injustice and lets tell everone who's the real Alien's dad (because most of people doesn't know Giger's work... lets make them discover it!!!). Those fox fuckers have no respect for those artist how fills up their bank account. Keep going!
Name: gustavo jaramillo delgado
From: chihuahua- MEXICO
Time: Thursday, 14 May 1998 at 18:26:41
Comments: i think those motherfuckers suck, i wish somebody steal their sons, so they know how it feels! i gotta go, thats why im so short on this!!! but remember they SUCK in spanish-
Name: Reed Fisher
Website: The Answer Site
From: San Clemente, CA 92673
Time: Thursday, 14 May 1998 at 12:24:26
Comments: I totally support Mr. Giger! It is unconsionable for any commercial enterprise to fail to credit the creator/designer of what has been a very lucrative set of monsters. Without Mr. Giger's inspired design, these movies would be just more sf thrillers. Shame on Fox!
Name: Adrian Tosello
Time: Wednesday, 13 May 1998 at 02:07:59
Comments: Fox sucks! Giger rules! Just as he said in the first letter, id love to see those fox guys with chest bursters in them. He hehe.
Name: Riccardo "FEDE" Ronti
From: Roma - Italy
Time: Tuesday, 12 May 1998 at 04:33:11
Comments: Don't Worry We All Know Who's The Real ALIEN Dad!! Sincerly, Riccardo Ronti, Rome/Italy
Name: Jester Vicar
Website: Jester Vicar's Optical Illusions
Referred by: search engines
From: Chico, California, United States Of America
Time: Monday, 11 May 1998 at 18:54:16
Comments: Upon reading this news, I went out and watched "Alien: Resurrection" again, looking for credit to be given to Giger. It did not appear. I must admit, I hadn't watched the credits for it very cloesly the first time because, as everybody knows, the Alien is solely Giger's creation. Hence I didn't bother looking for his name... Now, however, I'm angry as I've been in a while. Pure and simple, this is a ripoff. And knowing that he did not receive a possible chance at an Oscar for "Alien 3" boils the blood. Why has this been done? Giger has created these beautiful creatures dolely from his imagination, attacked his projects with an energy that most "artists" can only dream of and sometimes done this out of his own pocketbook, which means he's making his life harder so that the best possible job can be done. For this, he is stabbed in the back by the same soulless corporation who ripped off Matt Groening with "The Simpsons." Twentieth Centy Fox, to paraphrase Giger himself, should have a few of the Aliens growing inside them. I use Mr. Giger's art on my web [ages, true, but I always give full credit to the man. Mr. Giger, the studios may not recognize your work, but the true fans do. We salute you. -Jester Vicar, USA
Name: adriana marra
From: São Paulo-SP Brasil
Time: Monday, 11 May 1998 at 11:08:36
Comments: Giger, you are the best!!!!Since I saw your paintings I got crazy!!! No matter if you don't have the credits of Aliens'films we all know you are the master of art!!!
Name: Michael B. English
Time: Monday, 11 May 1998 at 06:34:50
Comments: Dear Mr. Giger: Add another name to the list of your supporters. And give'em hell! Michael B. English
Name: Justin Wood
From: Ottawa Canada
Time: Saturday, 09 May 1998 at 19:26:44
Comments: ok, heres the REAL scoop, fox didnt have giger's name in the credits AT THE THEATER..... but... THEY CHANGED IT!!! its all over (till the next movie, and there IS a next movie) ok?? here that?? its over!!! they have INCLUDED GIGER'S NAME IN THE VIDEO RELEASE of ALIEN RESSURECTIOn (which i went out and bought today). So people... stop nagging and bitching.. go someplace else.... dumbasses
From: COLOMBIA S.A
Time: Saturday, 09 May 1998 at 17:53:02
Comments: IT IS SAD TO SEE THAT GIGER WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE CREDITS FOR THE FILM, THE THING IS THAT EVERY TRUE FAN OF HIM KNOWS WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS FILM. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR THE FANS IS THAT HE KEEPS WORKING ON FILMS, NEW SCULPTURES, NEW PAINTINGS AND THAT EVERY NEW WORK INSPIRES WHATEVER YOUR FIELD OF WORK IS. HERE IN COLOMBIA THER ARE MANY FANS, BUT THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT BOOK STORES DONT HAVE THE CONTACT TO IMPORT OR DISTRIBUTE THE MATERIAL. SOMTHING MUST BE DONE!! THATS ALL FOR NOW BYE
Name: Walter Fabian Zein
From: Buenos Aires/Argentina
Time: Saturday, 09 May 1998 at 10:12:53
Comments: I'm feeling truly upset about that attitude of such an important company as Fox is. Cheating an artist's work is quite disgusting and shows a complete lack of respect for things other than earning huge amounts of money from the art and efforts of a genius like Giger. Fortunately, we, his fans are well aware of the unique style of Giger and no fat-assed executive from a film company can cheat us. Nobody can copy the work of Giger because his hand and his view of his worlds is unique. Mr. Giger, you can be sure that in spite of the fact that your name doesn't appear on that screen, everybody will be admiring each line of the alien designs having always in mind the name of its creator, the Master H.R. Giger.
Name: Emilie Reil
Referred by: friend
Time: Friday, 08 May 1998 at 20:43:46
Comments: I have no web page of my own as of yet... I am currently a student in a multimedia school and hopefully a budding artist
Name: Adrian Papworth
From: Melbourne / Australia
Time: Friday, 08 May 1998 at 08:04:36
Comments: Fox have demonstrated that they are scum. There's nothing lower than a gutless thief. Giger, keep up the good work. You're an inspiration, your work means a lot to me personally. Thanks dude.
Website: Virtual Insanity (literally)!!
Time: Thursday, 07 May 1998 at 15:52:01
Comments: You are a most brilliant artist! But Alien was not the only thing that is artistic. I also had the pleasure of seeing the books, H.R.Giger's Necronomicon 2, Giger's Alien, H.R.Giger's Film Design, and H.R.Giger's Species Design. Alien is not the only great piece of art by you. Necronomicon 2 is also great. Thank you for your vividness and lucidity (and of course for the great dreams). By the way, have you ever considered collaborating with David Lynch on a noir film? You two would make a great team.
Name: Bob Wallace
From: Elizabeth, PA, USA
Time: Thursday, 07 May 1998 at 12:35:11
Comments: Finally, credit is given where credit is long overdue. I just finished watching the video tape version of Alien Resurrection and in the beginning of the credits finally appears The Masters name. H.R. Giger is given credit for Original Alien Design. I would imagine by now you all have heard this. I just wanted to make sure and offer my congradulations. Thanks for "ALIEN" @ Keep making our nightmares real. Bob Wallace
Time: Thursday, 07 May 1998 at 00:05:41
Comments: The fact that Giger is not receiving appropriate credit for his involvement in the Aliens saga. At least this shows other artists throughout the world that art is NOT taken as seriously as it should be. If an artist has to FIGHT for his/her rights to their own ideas, then the legal system relating to such incidents is obviously inadequate!
Name: Alexander-Christian Gottman
From: Springfield, MO U.S.A.
Time: Wednesday, 06 May 1998 at 18:12:31
Comments: Alien: Resurrection, is more influenced by your work than anything I have seen in any of the other 3 movies. Obviously, you deserve the credit. But, you have not stated why Fox will not give you the credit. What do they not want you to have? Money? That show made plenty of money and your deserved earnings would not have been a dent in the amount they made. Why are they so reluctant? Fuck Fox! Alexander-Christian
Name: Anton van Beek
From: Southampton, Britain.
Time: Wednesday, 06 May 1998 at 12:32:09
Comments: I have been a longtime admirer of Giger's art and simply cannot believe that 20th Century Fox refused to give him the credit he so richly deserved for ALIEN: RESURRECTION. The film would simply not have existed without Giger's superlative work on the earlier films. Despite my viewpoint on the fourth film (which I happen to really like on a theoretical and sub-textual level), I just cannot believe that no credit was given where credit was so evidently due! I hope that this matter is quickly cleared up to Giger's full satisfaction and I wish him all the best for the future. Just one final thing; I know that Hollywood are a bunch of bastards, but please don't give up on them, yours is one of the few visions which has enlightened the sterility which Hollywood has operated in for the past twenty years. I hate to think that I may never get to see your various nightmarish visions brought to life onscreen again. Yours, Anton van Beek
Name: Evan Eppler
Referred by: none
From: vermont, us.
Time: Wednesday, 06 May 1998 at 11:26:50
Comments: H.R. giger is my favorite artist. he should have all credit for the alien disign in all four aliens movies, and even more credit for the amzeing and breath takeing work wich he has displayed over the years.
Name: Jason Miller
From: Toledo OH
Time: Monday, 04 May 1998 at 18:06:54
Comments: I think its a croc of $hit Giger deserves it all, the royaltys, the advertising, and the cut of the profit, as far as I'am concerned heres the father of aliens, from the begining he was the mastermind behind it, if it wasent for Giger alien would have been a two bit B movie that Spider Monkeys from Plant Zertic would out do in the box office, Giger's Biomechanical style is a unique blend of style and pure horror no one should have the privlige to recreate or reconstruct in any way Giger's style "I don't know if you can or did but Giger copywrite your style and SUE SUE!!!! Please for give my spelling errors and typos i hade a time restraint Thank You :o)
Name: Scott Feigen
Time: Monday, 04 May 1998 at 12:10:00
Comments: Come on, FOX. A proper screen credit is all that this amazing genius desires, and you really do owe it to him! When I saw the film, I assumed that you had made an honest mistake when his credit was a no show. PLEASE MAKE THE CHANGES to all future releases, and put this unpleasant business behind you.
Name: Martins Rudzitis
From: Riga, Latvia
Time: Monday, 04 May 1998 at 06:28:39
Comments: HRGiger and Ridley Scott are REAL creators of alien series. ALIENS,ALIEN3 and ALIEN4 are just sequels. Theyre Great, but theyre just sequels.
Time: Monday, 04 May 1998 at 03:07:09
Comments: Completely inexcusable. Even if Fox refuse financial reward they can not deny HRG has earnt them so much money they have at the very least moral & ethical reasons, as well as just plain courtesy, for acknowledging HRGs design. Try redoing the Alien films with Muppets instead! (Miss Piggy as a Face Hugger? ;) Fox, you are a bigger disgrace than the papparazzi you bow and scrape to.
Name: Rob Mildon
From: New Zealand
Time: Sunday, 03 May 1998 at 15:07:06
Comments: It is something I watch for in all Alien movie credits: "Original Alien design by HRG". Imagine my disbelief when that credit appeared not at all! At the time it did not bother me beyond a little unease, but after reading HRG's letters on his webpage, I realised just what a serious issue it is. I am a dedicated Alien and HRG fan. I offer my support in your efforts for recognition. Go get 'em!
From: London / England
Time: Sunday, 03 May 1998 at 02:25:13
Comments: Ive been a silent fan of your works since the first Alien film came out. Having been mystified at the possibilities of such a creature I delved deeper into the world you created. After all these years I have come to the conclusion that although the alien influenced design spurred me to start with, it isn't the Alien that has kept me a fan, but the atmosphere and unique style that your pictures radiate. Keep up the good work and not being as literal as Justin (Below), Ihope the injustices that you have suffered produce just rewards. Although news of a fifth film is intriguing I feel you should follow legal representation > breach of copyright, until they acknowledge you.
Name: Vincent Manuel
From: Melbourne / Australia
Time: Saturday, 02 May 1998 at 19:50:08
Comments: Dear H.R Giger, I love YOUR alien and your work. I also love the movie and would hate to see hell brake loose and the alien dream lost forever. You now this is your creation, your son , brought to life by somebody else. This does not mean you should be unhappy. You should smile at the fact that your artwork has been turned into 4 movies, Novels, toys, comics and dreams which haunt children at night. You should be happy just to say " i created that .'' From your friend Vincent Manuel
Name: Michael Davidson
Time: Saturday, 02 May 1998 at 15:31:19
Comments: Being a musician and an artist I'm all to familiar with the process of being "used" for my talents. All I can say is if you don't have your paper work together from the start then your pretty much fucked because the entertainment industry feeds on the everabundant font of creativity that flows from the life of an artist like H R Giger. It's a become an historical archetype. There are people with money and their are the artists. What can be done?
From: TORONTO CANADA
Time: Saturday, 02 May 1998 at 11:31:23
Comments: Giger should get cridt for alien resurection. But people giger should have been mentioned on the posters action figures And every thing else to do with alien resurection. I have just about every toy model poster etc to do with aliens and I say GIVE GIGER CREDIT! Am i right?
Name: James Comstock
Website: Jimolee's Jungle Quest
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Time: Friday, 01 May 1998 at 16:59:26
Comments: I bought "Necronomicon" in 1980 and it is still one of my most prized posessions. Giger, don't look for justice where it can't be found. The decision-makers at Fox are dickheads and they are jealous of you, a truly great, innovative, and important artist. Don't let their petty juvenile bullshit get to you. Forget it and go further. Anyone with a functioning brain knows what nonsense an academy award represents. It has to do with money and politics and maybe, sometimes, art. Your art is a glorious depiction of corruption; don't let corruption get in your way. My son and I are working on our home pages, which will be an interactive adventure called:"Jimolee's Jungle Quest." We have no URL as yet. -James Comstock
Time: Friday, 01 May 1998 at 16:39:15
Comments: Hi, as a filmfan, I always knew from the beginning (I was 10 years old when Alien started in cinemas in Germany, but don`t be afraid, I saw the Film later in TV), that the alien IS created, somehow connected to H.R.Giger. To be honest, when watching the last Alien Movie I really don`t realized that Gigers name is missing, but I still hope, they will correct their mistake by adding you to the credits in the Video, Laserdisc and all other releases of alien 4. If they don`t, Mr. Giger should do anything against that the same happends in a possible fifth movie!!!
From: Sydney, Australia.
Time: Friday, 01 May 1998 at 05:27:51
Comments: HR Giger is the father of the alien series. Fox should be taught, never fuck with family.
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