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The Man Who Fell To Earth Falls to Earth on Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray January 24th

“Television. The strange thing about television is that it – doesn’t *tell* you everything. It *shows* you everything about life on Earth, but the true mysteries remain. Perhaps it’s in the nature of television. Just waves in space.”

Relive the imaginative cult classic, The Man Who Fell To Earth, starring international icon David Bowie, when the Limited Collector’s Edition arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) January 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Relive the imaginative and compelling cult classic, The Man Who Fell to Earth, when the Limited Collector’s Edition arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) January 24 from Lionsgate. International icon David Bowie stars in his unforgettable debut role as an alien who has ventured to Earth on a mission to save his planet from a catastrophic drought. In honor of David Bowie’s legacy, the limited collector’s edition Blu-ray Combo Pack includes never-before-seen interviews,
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The Man Who Fell To Earth Arrives on Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray January 24th

“Television. The strange thing about television is that it – doesn’t *tell* you everything. It *shows* you everything about life on Earth, but the true mysteries remain. Perhaps it’s in the nature of television. Just waves in space.”

Relive the imaginative cult classic, The Man Who Fell To Earth, starring international icon David Bowie, when the Limited Collector’s Edition arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) January 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Relive the imaginative and compelling cult classic, The Man Who Fell to Earth, when the Limited Collector’s Edition arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) January 24 from Lionsgate. International icon David Bowie stars in his unforgettable debut role as an alien who has ventured to Earth on a mission to save his planet from a catastrophic drought. In honor of David Bowie’s legacy, the limited collector’s edition Blu-ray Combo Pack includes never-before-seen interviews,
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‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Trailer: David Bowie’s Cult Classic Gets 40th Anniversary Restoration

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‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Trailer: David Bowie’s Cult Classic Gets 40th Anniversary Restoration
As part of a 40th-anniversary celebration that will also see its soundtrack released for the first time, Nicolas Roeg’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth” is being re-released in English cinemas this year. Recognized as one of David Bowie’s best onscreen performances along with films like “The Hunger” and “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence,” it’s endured as an arthouse sci-fi curio for decades. Watch the new trailer (courtesy of The Guardian) below.

Read More: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’: Soundtrack to David Bowie Film Finally Being Released

Cinematographer Anthony Richmond, who was closely involved in the new 4K restoration that will be gracing screens across the pond, says in a statement that “I had been disappointed with previous editions of the film for which I hadn’t been involved in the grading process. The colourist Steve Bearman and I have brought the new 4k restoration in
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Resurrection For Bowie's "The Man Who Fell To Earth"

Director Nicolas Roeg's 1976 science fiction feature "The Man Who Fell to Earth", starring David Bowie, continues with a 4K restoration in time for the film's 40th Anniversary this year:

Led by StudioCanal and Deluxe London, the restoration is based on a 4K scan of the original camera negative, followed by a full 4K workflow, with the approval of original cinematographer Anthony Richmond. It has been in the works since late 2015.

"...'Thomas Jerome Newton' is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth from a distant planet on a mission to take water back to his home planet, which is experiencing a catastrophic drought.

"Newton uses the advanced technology of his home planet to patent many inventions on Earth, and acquires incredible wealth as the head of a technology-based conglomerate, 'World Enterprises Corporation', aided by leading patent attorney 'Oliver Farnsworth'.

"His wealth is needed to construct his own space vehicle with
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David Bowie-Starring ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Returning To UK Theaters With 4K Restoration

David Bowie-Starring ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Returning To UK Theaters With 4K Restoration
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Nicolas Roeg’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” StudioCanal is releasing a 4K restoration of the classic David Bowie sci-fi flick. The film will hit UK cinemas in September and will then be available in October on Blu-Ray, DVD,or Download, complete with special packaging and bonus material.

Read More: The 8 Essential Movie Performances Of David Bowie

The Man Who Fell to Earth” stars Bowie in his first feature role as an alien who visits Earth and plans to take water back to his drought-stricken planet. (Was that planet called California?) He was joined by Buck Henry, Candy Clark and Rip Torn.

The 4K restoration, performed by Deluxe London, is based on a scan of the original camera negative. Cinematographer Anthony Richmond approved a full 4K workflow to complete the project.

Read More: The Magical David Bowie Performance Nobody Appreciates Nearly Enough
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David Bowie’s ‘Man Who Fell to Earth’ Co-Star on His ‘Heavenly’ First Movie Role

David Bowie’s ‘Man Who Fell to Earth’ Co-Star on His ‘Heavenly’ First Movie Role
When actress Candy Clark talks about co-starring with David Bowie in Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 sci-fi masterpiece “The Man Who Fell To Earth,” the 40 years that have passed since the film’s New Mexico production melt away and the vibrancy of the experience is alive with details and insights.

“Nic’s (Roeg) original idea for the role of the alien, Thomas Jerome Newton was the author Michael Crichton, because he was tall and a little bit unworldly. But my recollection is that film producers Arlene Sellers and Alex Winitsky were talking to Nic and I about the casting and I believe it was Alex who said, “Have you thought about David Bowie?”

That was quickly followed-up, says Clark, who had previously co-starred in John Huston’s “Fat City” with Jeff Bridges and the hit George Lucas ‘50s homage, “American Graffiti,” with a real-live Bowie encounter.

“We were fortunate in that Bowie was staying in L.
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Criterion Collection: Don’t Look Now | Blu-Ray Review

Criterion brings British auteur Nicolas Roeg’s most famous title to the fold, 1973’s enigmatic Don’t Look Now, a title that has influenced generations of filmmakers since its successful reception, and marks the director’s fifth title to be included in the illustrious collection. A refracted dreamscape of symbols and motifs, the film is a brooding jigsaw puzzle that doesn’t insist on answering all your questions, and happens to feature an unforgettable finale that’s lost none of its affect (despite providing iconic fodder for famed parodies, ranging from memorable bits in “Spaced” to “Absolutely Fabulous”).

After the drowning of their preadolescent daughter, Christine, in the backyard of their estate, John and Laura Baxter (Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie) take off for Venice, where John accepts a job to restore some mosaics in one of the city’s many dilapidated churches. However, once there, the couple is introduced
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'Don't Look Now' (Criterion Collection) Blu-ray Review

The first time I saw Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now was October 2008, as I was watching a slew of films in an effort to put together a list of my top ten scariest films. In the end, I came up with six, Don't Look Now wasn't one of them. I mention this because I initially watched this movie under the impression it was tremendously frightening. I had never seen it before, but everything I read about it spoke to how terrifying it was. I didn't find it frightening in the least, not then and not now. However, revisiting it with this new Criterion Blu-ray release gave me a chance to watch it with different eyes and I found myself appreciating it a bit more. Granted, I still can't bring myself to say I'm an overall fan of the picture, but watching it without the expectation it will be something it isn't,
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'Nightcrawler', 'Laggies', 'Force Majeure', 'Don't Look Now' and More on DVD & Blu-ray This Week

Nightcrawler I've already written about the Nightcrawler Blu-ray (read that here) and the film not only made my top ten of 2014, but Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo recently won 2014 RopeofSilicon Awards (a very high honor). Suffice to say, this is a film I've grown to really love since first seeing it and heartily recommend you check it out.

Don't Look Now (Criterion Collection) I was able to watch about 30 minutes of this new Blu-ray last night as it only arrived recently and I haven't had enough time to get through it, but I can tell you I've only seen Don't Look Now once before and I wasn't a huge fan of it the first time around. However, knowing how many fans the film has I wanted to give it a second chance and what better way than a feature rich Criterion edition. Just below are all the features it includes
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Fellini's 'Satyricon', Roeg's 'Don't Look Now', Ozu's 'Autumn' & More Come to Criterion in February 2015

If you're reading this you're likely a fan of the Criterion Collection, which also means as much as you may be interested to know what new titles are coming to the collection in February 2015, if you aren't yet aware, Barnes & Noble is currently having their 50% of Criterion sale right now, click here for more on that. However, if you're already hip to the sale, let's have a look at the new titles that were just announced. The month will begin on February 3 with a new film from Jean-Luc Godard, his 1980 feature Every Man for Himself starring Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye and Isabelle Huppert. It's a film Godard refers to as a second debut and is described as an examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations. The release includes a new high-definition digital restoration, a short video titled Le scenario created by Godard to secure financing for the film,
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‘Ravenous’ Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Guy Pearce, Jeffrey Jones, Jeremy Davies, Neal McDonough, David Arquette, Stephen Spinella, John Spencer, Joseph Runningfox | Written by Ted Griffin | Directed by Antonia Bird

In honor of Ravenous finally being released on Blu-Ray from those magnificent madmen at Scream Factory, I thought I’d conjure up some words about one of the great, underrated chillers of the 90’s. It’s a film I’ve deemed a personal favorite amongst mixed fans of film. I’ll recommend it without batting an eye. It’s essential viewing for horror fans, period. One of the key elements to understanding why I love Ravenous, you have to understand the background of my film going history that brought me to it.

For a great period in the 90’s, I saw many films in theaters with my uncle, and when I say many, I’d say it would be somewhere in the neighborhood of a metric ton.
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Close up: Farewell Nora Ephron

Catch up with the last seven days in the world of film

The big story

A flood of sympathy and tributes greeted the news of the death of writer and director Nora Ephron early on Wednesday morning – very quickly you got the impression that here was someone genuinely liked and admired by her Hollywood peers, and who connected in a very unusual way with the wider world. Possibly because of her own background as a reporter in 60s New York, journalists considered her one of their own, outside the gilded cage rather than cowering inside it. More than that, she inspired a generation of women with her clever, witty take on popular culture and a persistent refusal to be defeated by Hollywood's male-centric culture.

As a film-maker, she was undeniably influential, virtually creating the template for the modern romantic comedy and providing a string of high profile roles for the likes of Meg Ryan,
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How we made: Paul Mayersberg and Tony Richmond on The Man Who Fell to Earth

'We had pig's blood lined up for a surgery scene but Bowie objected – so we used mine'

Paul Mayersberg, screenwriter

We started working on the script, an adaptation of the book by Walter Tevis, in 1974. At one point, a TV company had wanted to turn Tevis's story into something like The Fugitive: an alien on the run who would have a different adventure each week. Instead, we wanted to show what the world – or America, at any rate – would look like from the point of view of an alien who crashlands on Earth. Certain things hadn't been dealt with in cinema, notably the rise of conglomerates and their closeness to government. Political thrillers were big in the 1970s, The Parallax View and so on, but this was another way of looking at things.

David Bowie wasn't our first thought as Newton, the alien. Nic Roeg, the director, who'd just had
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Donald Sutherland hated Christie sex scene

Donald Sutherland had 'the worst' time shooting a sex scene with Julie Christie. The 78-year-old actor was incredibly uncomfortable working on the intimate moment for 1973 movie 'Don't Look Now' because it was done in such a confined spice and says the worst thing about the awkward shoot was it took so long. He said: 'Doing it was the worst. The worst. No not really. We were naked, we were in a small room with the director Nic Roeg and [cinematographer] Tony Richmond and wires to engineers on the other side of the wall, and they've got two unmuffled Arriflexes. 'They were incredibly loud, those old cameras. Nic was yelling at us, 'Alright Julie, tilt your head to the left.'
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Blu-ray Review: Don’T Look Now – Seminal British Horror in HD!

Originally released in 1973 as part of a double feature with The Wicker Man (now how amazing would that have been!?), Don’t Look Now has gone on to be considered one of the greatest British horror films ever released. Resplendent with an unnerving atmosphere from start to finish, coupled with an extremely symbolic style, artistic director Nicolas Roeg has created a film that remains unsettling to this very day. The team at Optimum Releasing have painstakingly upgraded the film to a full high definition experience, that whilst not free from imperfection is proficient enough to add a new element to the classic tale.

Released on Blu-ray from July 4th, follow the jump for our full review.

Based on a novel by classic suspense writer Daphne du Maurier (who is also responsible for the source material behind three of Hitchcock’s finest works: Jamaica Inn [1939], Rebecca [1940] and The Birds [1963]), Don’t
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Win: Don’T Look Now Blu-ray, We Have 3 Copies To Give Away

Originally released in 1973 as part of a double feature with The Wicker Man (now how amazing would that have been!?), Don’t Look Now has gone on to be considered one of the greatest British horror films ever released. Resplendent with an unnerving atmosphere from start to finish, coupled with an extremely symbolic style, artistic director Nicolas Roeg has created a film that remains unsettling to this very day. The team at Optimum Releasing have painstakingly upgraded the film to a full high definition experience, that whilst not free from imperfection is proficient enough to add a new element to the classic tale.

To celebrate the Blu-ray release this past week, we have teamed up with Optimum Releasing to give away three copies of the blu-ray.

Don’T Look Now stars Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in Nic Roeg’s brilliantly atmospheric adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier.
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Blu-ray Review: Don’T Look Now – Seminal British Horror in HD!

Originally released in 1973 as part of a double feature with The Wicker Man (now how amazing would that have been!?), Don’t Look Now has gone on to be considered one of the greatest British horror films ever released. Resplendent with an unnerving atmosphere from start to finish, coupled with an extremely symbolic style, artistic director Nicolas Roeg has created a film that remains unsettling to this very day. The team at Optimum Releasing have painstakingly upgraded the film to a full high definition experience, that whilst not free from imperfection is proficient enough to add a new element to the classic tale.

Released on Blu-ray from July 4th, follow the jump for our full review.

Based on a novel by classic suspense writer Daphne du Maurier (who is also responsible for the source material behind three of Hitchcock’s finest works: Jamaica Inn [1939], Rebecca [1940] and The Birds [1963]), Don’t
See full article at Obsessed with Film »

Don't Look Now Blu-Ray Review

‘Nothing is what it seems’ is the main theme and much quoted line from this 1973 classic horror. In fact is it even a horror? It could easily be a psychological thriller or a drama dealing with grief and love. Though released in the same year as The Exorcist, it is Nic Roeg’s adaptation of a Daphne du Maurier short story that is often cited as the film that revolutionised the genre into an intelligent form.

Roeg stepped into this film barefooted, after slipping off a pair of other great reinventions in Performance and Walkabout; yet many critics say these earlier films were his better work and the type he should have continued to produce. I disagree. It was the enigma and the sense of nothing truly being what you experienced in Don’t Look Now that makes it Roeg’s finest venture into the cinematic arts. Furthermore, because this
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Win Don’t Look Now on Blu-ray

To mark the release of digitally restored Don’t Look now on Blu-ray 27th June, Optimum Releasing have given us three copies of the movie to give away.

Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star in Don’T Look Now, Nic Roeg’s brilliantly atmospheric adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier. Following the death of their daughter, John and Laura Baxter travel to Venice where he is to oversee the restoration of an old church. Here they encounter a pair of elderly sisters: one of them a blind psychic who claims to have been in communication with the couple’s dead child. Whilst Laura is intrigued John resists the idea, despite the possibility that he is having his own visions that threaten to put his life in danger…. Genuinely unsettling, Don’T Look Now is widely acknowledged as perhaps Roeg’s finest film and one of the best British films ever made.
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Win: The Man Who Fell To Earth On Blu-ray, We Have 3 Copies To Give Away

The Man Who Fell To Earth, Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 slice of sci-fi lyricism that contains a classic performance from David Bowie, is out now on Blu-Ray and Owf’s Ed Whitfield devoured the 1080p transfer last week and gave it a huge thumbs up. We can’t recommend the release highly enough and we’re now offering you the chance to win one of three Blu-Ray discs.

Crash landing on Earth from his dying planet, an alien humanoid traveling by the name of Thomas Jerome Newton (Bowie) uses his superior intelligence to build a vast business empire. As he takes on, and beats, every major Us corporation, people can only guess his true purpose – to save his dying world from drought. Newton’s ageless fall from grace, as he becomes prey to lust, alcohol, business rivals and the Us Government makes The Man Who Fell To Earth not only a
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