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Watch: Awesome & Bloody Video For David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’ With Gary Oldman & Marion Cotillard

Watch: Awesome & Bloody Video For David Bowie's 'The Next Day' With Gary Oldman & Marion Cotillard

At 66 years old, David Bowie is showing the kids how it’s done. With a new album on store shelves (where stores still exist), is Bowie going on a wild world tour, talking to every press outlet possible and making appearances wherever he can? Nope. Instead, he’s making the kind of ambitious music videos we used to get two decades ago. Earlier this year he delivered the great spot that featured him and Tilda Swinton playing husband and wife in “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” and now he’s reteamed with director Floria Sigismondi for another equally memorable promo.

This time around Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard star in the video, and instead of playing Commissioner Gordon and Miranda Tate, they’re a priest and prostitute (?), respectively, in a bar where Bowie is performing and also a prophet. Things get religious and very, very bloody from there, but it’s a pretty excellent three minutes, with some great visuals (perhaps NSFW though) matching a potent song from Bowie. Who needs coffee? Watch this instead.

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steve hopkins

Eyeballs, blood and skinny bald girls fail to get much of a point across. Here's an equally subversive song that's a lot easier for us retards to understand. No S&M imagery needed.

Tiago Lopes

In Gob's words: c'mon! There's nothing remotely impressive in this video. Even the video for "Boys Keep Swimming" has more shock value than this (is Bowie in a suit!). With this and his previous video, he is sinking to the Madonna level of "irony" and "shock".


This is bullshit. The album came out here in Mexico on the same day as the UK and the States but I still can't watch the video.

pissed guy

"The good news, is there are tens of thousands of other videos to choose from"
Well, kiss my ass you pathetic, homophobic assholes!


"People who live where you live aren`t allowed to watch this video. Not because we don`t luv ya, but because the owners have some restrictions…"


Is it weird to really like the video?
Love to see Gary Oldman & the always sensational Marion Cotillard in a bizarre clip, but yet it's certainly the most original thing we might see this month. So well done Bowie! I'll definitely remember this for a long time.

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