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David Bowie's 'Man Who Fell to Earth' Film Getting U.K. Theatrical Re-Release

David Bowie and Candy Clark in 'The Man Who Fell To Earth'
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David Bowie and Candy Clark in The Man Who Fell To Earth. 

The cult sci-fi classic with arguably Bowie's most iconic film role has been restored in 4K.

Mr. Newton may have had enough, but it seems British cinemas haven't had enough of Mr. Newton. 

To mark the 40th anniversary of the U.K. release of Nicolas Roeg's cult sci-fi film The Man Who Fell to Earth, arguably David Bowie's most iconic turn on the big screen, StudioCanal is nearing completion of a 4K restoration.

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The film, in which the late musician plays a humanoid alien from a distant planet on a mission to take water back home, will be released theatrically on Sept. 9 by Park Circus.

Spearheaded by Deluxe London, the restoration is based on a 4K scan of the original camera negative, followed by a full 4K workflow, and all with the approval of original cinematographer Anthony Richmond. It has been in the works since late 2015, prior to Bowie's death in January.

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This article was originally published on The Hollywood Reporter

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