The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Director: Nicolas Roeg Cast: David Bowie, Candy Clark, Rip Torn


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Nicolas Roeg's quirky science-fiction film The Man Who Fell to Earth, featuring David Bowie as the titular alien, gets a second release on DVD that is a vast improvement over the first. The film is presented in a sharp widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both DTS ES 6.1 and DD-EX Surround. This THX certified disc offers first-rate sound and picture quality. A making-of featurette, photo gallery, biographies, and original theatrical trailer round out this excellent title from Anchor Bay. Those with a DVD-ROM drive can access the film's screenplay.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/2003
UPC: 0013131147797
Original Release: 1976
Rating: R
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:19:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Disc One: Widescreen presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs, THX approved ; Disc Two: "Watching the Alien": An all-new 24-minute featurette, theatrical trailer, TV spots, talent bios, poster and still gallery, original screenplay in DVD-ROM

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Bowie Thomas Jerome Newton
Candy Clark Mary-Lou
Rip Torn Nathan Bryce
Buck Henry Oliver Farnsworth
Bernie Casey Peters
Jackson D. Kane Professor Canutti
Rick Riccardo Trevor
Tony Mascia Arthur
Linda Hutton Elaine
Hilary Holland Jill
Adrienne Larussa Helen
Lilybell Crawford Jewelry Stor Owner
Richard Breeding Receptionist
Albert Nelson Waiter
Peter Prouse Peter's Associate
James Lovell Himself

Technical Credits
Nicolas Roeg Director
Graeme Clifford Editor
Michael Deeley Producer
Brian Eatwell Production Designer
Kip Gowans Asst. Director
Robin Gregory Sound/Sound Designer
Si Litvinoff Executive Producer
Paul Mayersberg Screenwriter
John Peverall Associate Producer
John Phillips Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Anthony Richmond Cinematographer
May Routh Costumes/Costume Designer
Barry Spikings Producer
Stonu Yanashta Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Feature Presentation
1. Main Titles
2. Thomas Jerome Newton
3. Patent Pending
4. Studies in Sexual Perversion
5. World Enterprises
6. Disorientation
7. Strangers in the Night
8. Endless Opportunities
9. The Man Who Fell to Earth
10. Intimacy
11. Audio-Visual Overload
12. Isolation
13. Meeting of Minds
14. Outside Influences
15. "This Is Modern America"
16. Domestic Disturbance
17. Alien Orgasm
18. A Long Way from Home
19. Starman
20. Assassination
21. Gilded Cage
22. Bitter Reunion
23. Hello, Mary-Lou
24. "Let Them See You as You Really Are"
25. Guinea Pig
26. Last Days
27. Elegy
28. End Credits

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The Man Who Fell to Earth 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good film. Unfortunately, I came here to buy it in the Criterion 50% sale. In search results, it says it's 19.99 for the Bluray. I get to the page and it's unavailable from B&N and other sellers want $170 plus. False advertising. Either change the search results or sell me one for $20. :-)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Saw this in the movies years ago. It was great. The music is so good, it stands on it's own.
dried_squid More than 1 year ago
My older sister had seen it. I never had. I purchased it because it was a Criterion edition and included commentaries. It also included the book. Watched the movie, then the screenwriter's commentary, and all the interviews. And, then read the book. I liked the book better. I appreciated the movie, and enjoyed the extra features thoroughly, but I believe Newton, David Bowie's character, in the book, has more dimension and his conflicts are clearer. In today's world, with political issues like sustainability, and 50 years after "The Pill", I suspect the movie and book may have new life. And just maybe, we should all understand, that history can repeat itself. I found the movie titillating and thought-provoking in a pleasure vs. pain sort of way. And although I preferred the book, I can offer no suggestion as to how movie might have paralleled the book better. In any case, the movie, in structure and visual space, did reach me emotionally.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best thing about the movie by far is the cinematography and the soundtrack. The acting is very bad the american version is so edited that the story does not flow at all. Oh! The packaging for the DVD is great! It comes with the Roeg book. I recommend saving your money and just buying the book.