Released 1976 (UK)
British, in English
Director - Nicolas Roeg
Stars - David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark
A space alien who goes by the name of Thomas Jerome Newton (Bowie), seeking water for his drought-plagued planet, goes to Earth and builds a successful company. Torn co-stars as Nathan Bryce, one of Newton’s employees, and Clark as Mary-Lou, Newton’s love interest.
Full male and female nudity; sexy times; blue language; violence; minor gore.
It’s SO BORING.
The soundtrack is overall quite terrible.
Sex scenes are gratuitous and just plain bizarre.
Bad, bad acting.
Um, I guess I like the idea of an alien coming to our planet with a mission and being corrupted by very human influences.
It’s awful. Barely coherent. I literally can’t believe the glowing reviews it has on IMDB. Just because a movie is weird doesn’t mean it’s good. I consider this movie to be nearly two hours of torture. I hated it.
I give it .25 star.