[Bowie] Roeg's Man Who Fell to Earth film. New 40th 4k Bluray

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  1. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Now Jelly Rolls in the Street Thread Starter


    Amongst many things, includes a John Phillips CD and a featurette on the lost soundtracks.

    Full wotnot here:


    • NEW interview with costume designer May Routh featuring original costume sketches
    • NEW interview with stills photographer David James featuring behind the scenes stills
    • NEW interview with fan Sam Taylor-Johnson
    • NEW interview with producer Michael Deeley
    • NEW “The Lost Soundtracks” featurette
    • Interview with Candy Clark
    • Interview with writer Paul Mayersberg
    • Interview with cinematographer Tony Richmond
    • Interview with Nic Roeg
    • Original Trailers / TV spots
    • Watching the Alien featurette

    Limited Collector’s Edition Content:
    • Exclusive bonus John Philips CD
    • Illustrated Booklet with writings on the film
    • 4 exclusive artcards
    • Original press book for the film
    • A4 poster of new theatrical quad for the 4K restoration of the film
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  2. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Forum Resident

    A few years back, I was looking for the DVD but nothing came up in the searches. I seem to recall that I had the VHS tape many years back.

    I thought that it was strange that there was no DVD was available.

    In checking Amazon, I see that is one now. I checked and it was released in February of 2014.
  3. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    There's also a new, official poster by Tim Doyle, which is pretty fantastic:

    under the floorboards »

    I went for the rainbow foil variant, and received number 28/55. It's currently at the framers:

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  4. mikaal

    mikaal Forum Resident

    That's odd as I bought one online around 2010 which is a two disc set.
    This is a 4K Blu-ray release (brand new).
  5. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    There have been multiple DVD and BD releases over the years, notably the Anchor Bay DVD (R1), the Criterion DVD and BD (R1/A), and the Optimum BD (RB).

    @mikaal Sounds like you have either the Anchor Bay or the Criterion two-disc DVD set (the latter came with a reprint of Walter Tevis's novel).
  6. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Forum Resident

    Searching eBay, I am finding:

    Blu-ray disk from Japan that was released in March of 2015.

    Video Disk.

    VHS Tape.

    Region free English language DVD from Korea.

    A 2-disc Letterboxed CD set from the UK that was released in February of 2003 and is out of print. This may be what you have.

    BTW, Just watched Roeg's Walkabout CD, just a few days ago.
  7. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    Yeah, I really need this one in 4K. Isn't that like twice the resolution needed to reproduce a 16mm Bolex double exposure of a butterfly over an oil derrick?
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  8. mikaal

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  9. mikaal

    mikaal Forum Resident

    I'd say mine's the Anchor Bay. No novel.
    If they've cleaned up the print and gussied up the colours I'm in.
  10. mikaal

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  11. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    Is it 4K UHD, or just standard 1080p Blu-ray?
  12. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    The new disc is sourced from a 4K restoration.
  13. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    Thread title should probably be updated. A real "4K Blu-ray" has the designated UHD as well.
  14. The Criterion Laserdisc has really great sound
  15. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident


  16. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    Just for general information; the copy of the novel that Criterion inclided in the DVD is the revised version, with later re-written material (particularly at the end, with the Nixon references added). If anyone is gonna read the book, they should really track down the originally published version. Shame Criterion couldn't have included that with their BluRay (even if just onscreen).
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  17. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident


    I've owned five different printings of the novel over the years, but never found a first edition. I'm sure they're out there, but at what price I don't know.
  18. nathan_h

    nathan_h Active Member

    Anyone seen the blu ray yet? Was supposed to ship oct 10 in the U.K.
  19. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    The release date has been bumped to 24 October.

    I did see the new restoration on the big screen, a few weeks ago; thought it looked excellent.
  20. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Now Jelly Rolls in the Street Thread Starter

    I watch an old copy on the UK TV recently. I now don't feel I need to see the restoration. :(
  21. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Now Jelly Rolls in the Street Thread Starter

    I watched an old copy on the UK TV recently. I now don't feel I need to see the restoration. :(
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  22. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    Can we get the thread title corrected?
  23. nathan_h

    nathan_h Active Member

    Or get the product corrected, and see a UHD 4k Blu Ray! ;)
  24. nathan_h

    nathan_h Active Member

    Fair enough, and I hold out hope, but frankly even the old Criterion Blu Ray was pretty darn good. I'm sort of nervous they won't do better than that....
  25. oldturkey

    oldturkey Forum Resident

    Gone away.
    I'm watching the DVD of this now (I don't have a blue ray player) but to me it doesn't look as sharp or colourful as I remember the Criterion one (with the book) to be. I don't know where I've put it though so I can't say for definite - it's just my impression.
    Since I last watched it I have gone from a Cathode Ray TV to lcd and straight glasses to varifocals, and aged about five or ten years, so I might be totally wrong. Picture is good enough for me.
    It's an impressive boxed set for £20 though, even if some of the photo postcards are printed a bit dark.
  26. oldturkey

    oldturkey Forum Resident

    Gone away.
    I've got a copy with the Low cover. It's nice but it's not a first edition I don't think.

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