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The Martian extended edition premieres at Empire Live

MartianThe O2 will host the premiere of the extended edition of Ridley Scott’s The Martian as part of the second Empire Live event in September.

Matt Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney in the movie which won two Golden Globes and a Jameson Empire Award, given to Damon for Jameson Best Actor. Ahead of the release on DVD and Blu-ray, Empire Live will be screening the very first showing of this cut which includes 13 minutes of extra footage.

As a tribute to David Bowie, Empire Live will host a special screening of his 1986 film Labyrinth, plus a Q&A with the conceptual designers and puppet-builders, Brian and Wendy Froud. The film sees Jennifer Connelly plunged into a magical labyrinth and given 13 hours to rescue her baby brother, who’s been kidnapped by Jareth the Goblin King. Audience members are invited to come in costume fit for Jareth’s masquerade ball.

Further screenings and events content will soon be revealed, with the full roster of events promising to include first-look screenings of some of this year’s most anticipated releases, specially curated bills, movie masterclasses, pop-up parties and more.

Terri White, Editor-in-Chief of Empire magazine, said: “The countdown is now firmly on to the biggest and best film and entertainment weekend anywhere in the world. The combination of a big-screen tribute to Bowie, previously unseen footage from The Martian and the first chance to see one of this year’s most hotly-anticipated films, War on Everyone, is just a small taste of the wonderful programming all film-lovers can enjoy this September.” For more details visit



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