David Bowie-Starring ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Returning To UK Theaters With 4K Restoration

Forty years after his first screen role, the beloved musician and actor is returning to the big screen.
"The Man Who Fell to Earth"
"The Man Who Fell to Earth"

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Nicolas Roeg’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” StudioCanal is releasing a 4K restoration of the classic David Bowie sci-fi flick. The film will hit UK cinemas in September and will then be available in October on Blu-Ray, DVD,or Download, complete with special packaging and bonus material.

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“The Man Who Fell to Earth” stars Bowie in his first feature role as an alien who visits Earth and plans to take water back to his drought-stricken planet. (Was that planet called California?) He was joined by Buck Henry, Candy Clark and Rip Torn.

The 4K restoration, performed by Deluxe London, is based on a scan of the original camera negative. Cinematographer Anthony Richmond approved a full 4K workflow to complete the project.

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Two new posters have been released for the 40th anniversary re-release, and if they’re anything to go by, audiences are in for a very special treat. Check out the posters below, and don’t miss “The Man Who Fell to Earth” in UK cinemas starting September 9.

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