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The Man Who Fell To Earth Set For 4K Restoration
Christian Eede , August 18th, 2016 15:04

Film will receive new release to mark 40th anniversary

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Nicolas Roeg's sci-fi film The Man Who Fell To Earth, the film is being restored to 4K resolution and will be released again to cinemas before receiving a general DVD release.

The restoration has been in the works since late 2015, shortly before David Bowie's passing earlier this year. It will be released to cinemas on September 9, followed by the DVD release on October 10, with added bonus material. The film features a lead role from Bowie, his first in a film, and is based on Walter Trevis' novel of the same name. It sees Bowie playing the role of an alien who comes to earth on a mission to take water back to his home planet.

The film's newly restored version will be will receive a special premiere at Hackney Picturehouse on September 9 with an introduction from film director Danny Boyle. To book tickets for that, click here.

In other The Man Who Fell To Earth news, it was announced this week that John Phillips and Stomu Yamash’ta's soundtrack for the film will be released for the first time after the master tapes were recently re-discovered. A CD edition will be available from September 9 with a vinyl edition following in November.