July 7, 2016


David Bowie Movie 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' Returning to Theaters for 40th Anniversary

Jorgen Angel/Redferns
Jorgen Angel/Redferns

David Bowie's posthumous legacy continues to live on, with The Man Who Fell to Earth making a return to theaters in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The sci-fi film, directed by Nicolas Roeg and starring Bowie, was released in 1976.

According to the icon's official website, the film will be restored in 4K and is set to debut in theaters throughout England beginning Sept. 9. Future revivals are scheduled for the U.S. and Germany, but no dates have been revealed yet.

In his first starring role, Bowie plays Thomas Jerome Newton, a humanoid alien who descends to Earth where he plans to bring water back to the drought-stricken planet. Along with the theatrical showings, French distribution company STUDIOCANAL plans to release the restored film on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.K. on Oct. 10.

To get into the spirit, flip through our list of the trippiest kids' movies ever and watch the original The Man Who Fell to Earth trailer below: