The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Criterion Collection Edition #304

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, in his acting debut, 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 director-approved high-­definition widescreen transfer.

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The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1976 • United States
    Starring David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark

    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 fo...

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