Watch: New Trailer for Bowie's 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' Re-Release

August 18, 2016
Source: The Guardian

The Man Who Fell to Earth Trailer

"If I were you, I'd be secretive…" Studiocanal UK has debuted a brand new trailer for the upcoming 40th anniversary re-release of Nicolas Roeg's sci-fi film The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring the late David Bowie as an alien who lands on Earth in hopes of getting water for his dying planet. He starts a technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, but does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth. The film also stars Candy Clark as Mary-Lou, plus Rip Torn, Buck Henry and Bernie Casey. This is one of this quirky yet totally unique kind of sci-fi cult classics that if you haven't seen yet, now's the perfect time to catch up with it. The mesmerizing score by John Phillips & Stomu Yamashta is also getting released in full (on vinyl, too!) for those interested in grabbing it. Enjoy.

40th anniversary re-release trailer for Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth, from The Guardian:

The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. The Man Who Fell to Earth is directed by acclaimed English filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, who had already directed Walkabout and Don't Look Now before making this sci-fi feature with David Bowie. The film was first released in theaters worldwide in 1976, opening in limited release before expanding to more theaters throughout the year. The Man Who Fell to Earth will be re-released again for its 40th anniversary in theaters in the UK starting on September 9th before hitting Blu-ray. In addition, the complete soundtrack will also be available - order here. Any big fans of this one?

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


Damn, this still looks as cool as ever. I need a 4K television.

DAVIDPD on Aug 18, 2016


We all need a 4K television...

Alex Billington on Aug 19, 2016


The cynic in me says the only reason this happened is because he died and some one thinks they can capitalize on that....

Higgens on Aug 18, 2016


You don't have to be cynic, you need to be a businessman. However, the problem with businessman is that he is cynic. Luckily, poor D. Bowie does not care any more ...

shiboleth on Aug 18, 2016


Cynical or not it's the 40th Anniversary of the film, as was mentioned, so whether Bowie had died or not I'm sure this would have occurred anyway.

Bo on Aug 18, 2016


Ehhh.... its pretty obscure.

Higgens on Aug 18, 2016


Yes, it is, but it's also had something of a cult status and recognition about it thru-out the years. Part of that was due to Bowie's starring in it for sure. It's also, theme and tone and story-wise pretty obscure Hey, I'm as big a cynic as anyone, so it is no problem for me to think that his recent death has played a role in this 're-release'. Cheers!

Bo on Aug 18, 2016


Roeg has always been one of my favorite directors; or used to be. I must say, even though I've always loved the title of this film, I always thought it was just too wacky and weird and just didn't work in the long run. Having said that, I certainly would think if one hasn't seen this film then they should. I prefer Roeg's Walkabout and Don't Look Now with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, which is beyond creepy (intentionally) but a terrific film. Performance is also worth a look see with Mick Jagger, but it too is pretty far out there. Roeg was one of our more interesting directors, that's for sure.

Bo on Aug 18, 2016

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