No doubt, H.R. Giger was a tremendous talent who left an indelible mark on both the art scene and the world of cinema; however, it's difficult to feel like he is served by the shambling, lackadaisical nature of this documentary. Crucially missing (for me) is mention of the other films that Giger drafted designs for, such as "Poltergeist II" and "Species," which are too often overlooked in favor of "Alien."
Bleak and somewhat disappointing. Giger was already a walking corpse at this point and died shortly after the shooting. All the people feel oddly old, obsolete, relic-like. Too little about his art, not much insight (if any). It actually left me wishing for some kind of "basic" documentary-style narrative, while it just shuffled about, hoping to be mystical and deep. Interesting artist, nonetheless. A one-trick pony?
This man is of every importance to me, he was in truth the artist who sparked my absolute interest in darkness, the disturbed, the dead. However, this feels intrusive and I felt uncomfortable watching a man who really wanted to go having succeeded in all his goals. It proves the wealth of his life work, and it is entirely beautiful.. RIP