A Cult Classic Starring David Bowie Returns To Theaters
David Bowie may have left us too soon, but his presence continues to be felt among all. Luckily enough, the contemporary film world is continuing to celebrate his legacy. The 1976 sci-fi film The Man Who Fell To Earth, which stars Bowie as an alien who comes to earth to bring water back to his planet, is being reintroduced to public cinema. For its 40th anniversary, the film has been re-mastered in digital 4K format (essentially a much higher quality of moving images).
Coming to theatres in the UK on September 9th, the restoration of the film has been in the works by the French production house STUDIOCANAL since 2015. With support and approval by Anthony Richmond, the movie’s original cinematographer, this updated version is sure to make waves among Bowie’s faithful and ever-growing fanbase. The film signifies the beginning of Bowie’s acting career in his first lead role—and it’s obviously gone on to become a cult classic.
Unknown to many, the film is actually based on a book that goes by the same name, written by beloved Americana novelist Walter Tevis. And if it’s not the plot line that gets you, then just feast your eyes on the visual landscape that is a 1970s film with David Bowie in it. Orange hair, shot in New Mexico, and all the vintage garb you can imagine.
Though us here in the U.S may not get to see the re-mastered version on the big screen just yet, it is also expected to become available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Yasssss. Looks like I’m having a night in sometime soon.
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