4k Restoration Of ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ Released For 40th Anniversary
Nicolas Roeg’s iconic science fiction odyssey 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' starring David Bowie is being re-released with a 4K restoration, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the cult classic. Approved by Roeg and cinematographer Anthony Richmond, the film will be released in cinemas nationwide on 9th September with a collector's edition DVD, Blu-Ray and download following in October. Curzon Soho are declaring Friday 9th September a one-off David Bowie Day as part of their campaign to save the cinema from demolition. After a special Save Curzon Soho edition of 'David Bowie Is Walking In Soho' tour of the Thin White Duke's locations, the film will be introduced by its costume designer May Routh and a DJ set in the bar. On the same evening over in Hackney, Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle will introduce a special screening at the Picturehouse. Also to be released for the first time will be the soundtrack album, on 2CD, double LP and also a deluxe box set on 28th October. David Bowie was originally due to record the soundtrack but Nicolas Roeg decided the direction he was going in didn’t fit the film and hired The Mamas & The Papas’ John Phillips instead, although rumours suggest that Bowie's abandoned tracks formed the basis of Low and Station To Station.
The 4K restoration is in cinemas nationwide from 9th September 2016, with Blu-Ray, DVD and download available 24th October 2016.