Man Who Fell to Earth, The: The Criterion Collection

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Man Who Fell to Earth, The: The Criterion Collection

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Director Approved Special Edition Double-Disc Set

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 f-rce, 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.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jul 06 2005
  • Production Year 1976
  • Empire SKU 694113
  • UPC Code 715515016629
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Disc 1: Feature Film
Commentary by Roeg and Actors David Bowie & Buck Henry

Disc 2: Extras
New Video Interview with Screenwriter Paul Mayersberg
Performance - New Video Interviews with Actors Candy Clark and Rip Torn
Audio Interviews with Costume Designer May Routh and Production Designer Brian Eatwell
Audio Interview from 1984 with Author Walter Tevis, conducted by Don Swaim
Multiple Stills Galleries
Gallery of Posters from Roeg's Films

Also includes Walter Tevis' original novel, reprinted specially for this release, and a 28-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by critic Graham Fuller and an appreciation of Tevis by novelist Jack Matthews


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)



  • Michael Deeley
  • Barry Spikings


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