As part of a 40th-anniversary celebration that will also see its soundtrack released for the first time, Nicolas Roeg’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth” is being re-released in English cinemas this year. Recognized as one of David Bowie’s best onscreen performances along with films like “The Hunger” and “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence,” it’s endured as an arthouse sci-fi curio for decades. Watch the new trailer (courtesy of The Guardian) below.
Cinematographer Anthony Richmond, who was closely involved in the new 4K restoration that will be gracing screens across the pond, says in a statement that “I had been disappointed with previous editions of the film for which I hadn’t been involved in the grading process. The colourist Steve Bearman and I have brought the new 4k restoration in line with the original film print. I felt that certain scenes were lacking that look and feel.”
“The Man Who Fell to Earth” arrives in theaters on September 9 and will be released on DVD/blu-ray on October 24.