Talking 'bout his family and the heat back home...
Thirteen years after the release of the excellent and beautifully packaged The Man Who Fell To Earth laser disc (see below) the film is to get the same treatment as a double DVD via
Due in September, one of the more exciting features of this release is the inclusion of the audio commentary by Nicolas Roeg, David Bowie and Buck Henry.
Here's a bit from
The Man Who Fell to Earth is a daring exploration of science fiction as an art form. The story of an alien on an elaborate rescue mission provides the launching pad for Nicolas Roeg?s visual tour de force, a formally adventurous examination of alienation in contemporary life. Rock legend David Bowie completely embodies the title role, while Candy Clark, Buck Henry, and Rip Torn turn in pitch-perfect supporting performances.
The film?s hallucinatory vision was obscured in the American theatrical release, which deleted nearly twenty minutes of crucial scenes and details. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Roeg?s full, uncut version, in this exclusive new director-approved high-definition widescreen transfer.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES:
~ New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Nicolas Roeg
~ Exclusive audio commentary by Roeg and actors David Bowie and Buck Henry
~ Performance, a compilation of new video interviews with actors Candy Clark and Rip Torn
~ New video interview with screenwriter Paul Mayersberg
~ Audio interviews with costume designer May Routh and production designer Brian Eatwell
~ Multiple stills galleries, including Routh?s costume sketches; behind-the-scenes photos; and production and publicity stills, introduced by set photographer David James
~ Gallery of posters from Roeg?s films
~ Trailers and television spots
~ Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
~ Plus: an exclusive reprint of Walter Tevis?s original novel, courtesy of Vintage Books, and a booklet featuring a new essay on the film by critic Graham Fuller and an appreciation of Tevis by novelist Jack Matthews
If you've never owned a DVD version of what must be the most stylish film ever made, it's definitely worth waiting until September for this