Fifty years on from Bowie’s last performance as Ziggy Stardust, his celebrated alter-ego returns to the stage of the Hammersmith Apollo (then Odeon) and cinemas worldwide.
This encore screening presents the digitally restored 4K version of ‘Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture’ featuring never-before-seen footage. The movie screening will be preceded by a 46min recorded panel show of Bowie’s fans and friends live in conversation from the famous Apollo.
The band’s performance on July 3, 1973, was captured on film by award-winning director DA Pennebaker (famed for Dylan’s classic ’67 doc, Don’t Look Back) and released under the title of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture.
The new version of the film features:
• The full uncut performance featuring final scenes with the legendary
guitar player Jeff Beck – including his high-octane performance on Bowie’s anthemic 1972 hit, The Jean Genie
• A fully restored, 4K visual mix overseen by DA Pennebaker’s son, Frazer
• A 5.1 mix undertaken by producer Tony Visconti
• An extended running time of 1:42 mins
A film that focusses on the adoration of Bowie fans and which captures David onstage and in his dressing room prior to the show, Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture – The Complete Performance is the closest audiences will come to being there on that fateful night 50 years ago..