The Man Who Fell To Earth

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  1. Shawn_KE

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    Almost picked it up when getting Freddy Vs Jason and Phantasm. Is this movie any good? Looked like a strange Kubrick 'ish like 70's sci-fi flick.
     
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    Terrific 1976 film by Nicolas Roeg (WALKABOUT; DON'T LOOK NOW). Stars David Bowie as an alien stranded on Earth, and how his intention to bring water back to his desolate planet is corrupted by our corporations and politics. The early Fox Lorber transfer is not great. Anchor Bay's more recent one is better, but still not many extras (such as the Roeg commentary from the laser disc release). A short doc is included.
     
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    It's a great, intelligent science fiction film. Bowie was, of course, an actual alien in the Seventies, so his performance is amazing. Beautifully shot by Tony Richmond in Panavision with an superb, eclectic soundtrack. It's one of my favourite sci-fi films.
     
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    Buy it, by all means - it's the great Nicolas Roeg at the height of his powers, creating a film with a real spell over the whole thing. Mysterious, fascinating and other-worldly, it's a real classic for those adventurous enough to seek it out.
     
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    Having said that, our man Ron was none too keen on the whole thing. It's certainly a film that splits opinion, which is some kind of recommendation in itself.
     
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    If you can handle early '70s science fiction, MWFTE is a classic. If you're looking for an action flick, forget it.
     
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    Sounds pretty good, guess I'll pick it.
     

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