“Man Who Fell to Earth” Gets Re-Released

In 1976 David Bowie starred in the science fiction film “The Man Who Fell to Earth” but oddly enough none of the rocker’s music ever appeared on the movie soundtrack album release. The music for the film was provided by John Phillips of The Mamas and Papas and Japanese artist Stomu Yamashta.

Due to the tapes for the soundtrack having been lost, an official soundtrack was never released.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the film’s original release the film has been restored by SrudioCanal and will run in theatres around the United Kingdom beginning September 9. The film is set for a DVD/Blu-Ray release on October 10. It is not known at this time whether the film will be made available outside of the UK.

In conjunction with the release of the film on September 9, an official soundtrack to the film will get its premiere release. The soundtrack release features two CDs and a 48 page book containing rare photos and notes from the film’s director Graeme Clifford and Paolo Hewitt.

On November 18 a deluxe edition of the soundtrack will be released. The deluxe package will include the two CDs, two vinyl albums, and a replica of the original film poster.

“The Man Who Fell to Earth” tells the story of Thomas Jerome Newton – played by Bowie – an alien who comes to Earth in search of water for his drought stricken home world. The film chronicles Newton’s efforts to build the wealth needed to accomplish his task and the people he meets along the way.

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