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Full details of 40th anniversary re-release of David Bowie's The Man Who Fell To Earth revealed
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Full details of 40th anniversary re-release of David Bowie's The Man Who Fell To Earth revealed

Full details of the 40th anniversary deluxe re-release of the cult classic The Man Who Fell To Earth have been unveiled. 

The Man Who Fell To Earth starred David Bowie as Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. After using advanced technology of his home planet to patent many inventions on Earth, Newton becomes vastly wealthy, but soon slumps into alcoholism and depression. 

A brand new trailer, which shows the film restored in 4K, has also been unveiled and is available to watch at the bottom of the page. 

The new editions, which will be re-released on October 24th and are available to pre-order on the right-hand side of the page, will come with a plethora of new special features. It will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and Collector's Edition Blu-Ray. It will also be re-released into cinemas on September 9th. 

The re-release will be accompanied by a new w interview with costume designer May Routh featuring original costume sketches, a new interview with stills photographer David James featuring behind the scenes stills, a brand new interview with fan Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson, a fan of the film and a new chat with producer Michael Deeley. 

As well as this, it will also come with a feauterette on the movie's lost soundtracks including interviews with Paul Buckmaster and author Chris Campion, a French TV Interview with David Bowie in 1977 and interviews with star Candy Clark, cinematographer Tony Richmond and director Nicholas Roeg. There will also be a featurette titled "Watching the Alien" and a series of trailers  and TV spots. 

Exclusive to the collector's edition will be a bonus John Phillips CD, a booklet with essays on the film and the soundtrack, four collectable art-cards, the press book and an A4 poster of the brand new theatrical artwork.

In addition to this, the movie's original soundtrack album is to be released for the first time, on double CD from September 9th and on double vinyl and deluxe CD box set on October 28th. You can pre-order it here.

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, so, hired The Mamas & The Papas’ John Phillips instead.

It has long been rumoured that the tracks Bowie wrote for the film formed the basis of both Station To Station and Low, which both featured stills from The Man Who Fell to Earth as their covers.

 

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