David Bowie fans will delighteed to learn that The Man Who Fell To Earth will be returning to UK cineams in September. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Nicolas Roeg’s iconic movie will be screened in cinemas nationwide in 4K from 9 September.

STUDIOCANAL has announced that it is near to completing a new 4k restoration of the cult classic. Meanwhile, The Man Who Fell To Earth will also be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 10 October by STUDIOCANAL as part of the ‘Vintage Classics collection’ – showcasing iconic British films, all fully restored and featuring brand new extra content.

Restored by Deluxe London, the restoration of The Man Who Fell To Earth is based on a 4K scan of the original camera negative, followed by a full 4K workflow, with the approval of cinematographer Anthony Richmond and with the blessing of Nic Roeg.

As well as the main poster artwork, there will be a limited edition poster to celebrate the release made available through various promotions and competitions.

Bowie stars in the film as Thomas Jerome Newton, a humanoid alien who comes to Earth from a distant planet on a mission to take water back to his home planet, which is in the midst of a catastrophic drought. Famously, Bowie wrote a soundtrack to the movie, which was never used by Roeg and remains one of cinema's great lost masterpieces. You can read more about the great lost soundtrack in the August issue of HFC, on sale Thursday 14 July.

 

 

Original artwork by Luke Drozd for HFC