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Director: Francis Lawrence     Starring: Will Smith
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Learn more about I Am Legend (Ultimate Collector's Edition):

Format: DVD
Sku: 216082625
UPC: 883929149865
UPC 14: 00883929149865
Rating: Game Rating Code
 
Marketing Description DVD Features:

• 3-Disc Special Edition DVD
• Exclusive 44-Page Concept Sketch Book
• 10 Concept Illustrations
• 6 Art Cards Showing International Cities Devastated by the Plague Virus
• Collectible Lenticular
• Letter from the Director
• New Movie Commentary by Director Francis Lawrence and Screenwriter/Producer Akiva Goldsman
• Deleted Scenes with Commentary
• Alternate Version of the Film with a Controversial Ending
• Creating I Am Legend Minidocumentary Gallery
• Cautionary Tale: The Science of I Am Legend
• 4 Awesome Animated Comics (4 Animated Comics Not Rated and May Contain Material Unsuitable for Minors)
• 2 Live-Action Shorts Directed by Jada Pinkett Smith
• Will Smith Rehearsal Footage of Alternate Ending
• Previsualizations of Key Special Effects Sequences
• Visual Effects Featurette

Editor's Note
In I AM LEGEND, Will Smith joins the ranks of Vincent Price (in 1964's THE LAST MAN ON EARTH) and Charlton Heston (in 1971's OMEGA MAN) as the star of an adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel of the same name. Often surprising in its focus on loneliness and loss, this thoughtful, eerie, and restrained sci-fi horror film provides a parade of startling visuals, but never allows special effects to overcome the human element. Smith, in a strong performance very different from his usual persona, is Robert Neville, the lone survivor in a New York City where streets are overgrown and deer gambol among deserted automobiles. Following an epidemic, the Earth's population has been turned into an army of nocturnal zombies. Immune to the virus, military scientist Neville searches for a cure in his Washington Square townhouse. Haunted by visions of his family leaving quarantined Manhattan two years prior, he drives through the city with his German Shepherd, Sam, by day and barricades his home from the monsters nightly. But when Anna (Alice Braga)--another immune stranger-finds him, they will have to fight the onslaught twice as hard.

Akiva Goldsman and Mark Protosevich's emotionally-charged script showcases the charisma of Smith, who commands the screen alone for most of the picture (aside Abbey, a talented German Shepherd). Director Francis Lawrence (CONSTANTINE) uses music minimally, wisely allowing the eerie cityscapes to remain mostly silent. The set pieces, including an overgrown, deserted Times Square and a lion hunting a deer in the Flatrion District, are goosebump-inducing moments of stark beauty. Though some may question the rendering of the monsters in CGI instead of using actors, it does allow them to be frighteningly acrobatic. A chilling and effective adaptation of a horror classic, I AM LEGEND is also a thought-provoking piece of Hollywood filmmaking.

Features

Video Features DVD, Collector's Edition, Widescreen, Book

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/3/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 204 minutes
Video UPC UPC: 00883929149865
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Will Smith
Video Cast Info Charlie Tahan
Video Cast Info Dash Mihok
Video Cast Info Willow Smith
Video Cast Info Salli Richardson
Video Cast Info Alice Braga
Video Cast Info Mark Protosevich - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Akiva Goldsman - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Akiva Goldsman - Producer
Video Cast Info Andrew Lesnie - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Neal H. Moritz - Producer
Video Cast Info Richard Matheson - Source Writer
Video Cast Info James Lassiter - Producer
Video Cast Info James Newton Howard - Composer
Video Cast Info David Heyman - Producer
Video Cast Info Francis Lawrence - Director

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"[Smith is] one of the very few actors who can star essentially solo in a feature-length film and keep us riveted....[His] physical transformation is awe-inspiring..." 12/14/2007

Los Angeles Times
"[S]lick, adrenaline-fueled fun....The first third of the movie is a high-octane joy ride through post-apocalyptic Manhattan..." 12/14/2007

Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 4 -- "It is totally cool to see Manhattan devoid of people as Will Smith and his dog roam the ruins....Director Francis Lawrence keeps you squirming." 12/27/2007 p.124

Empire
3 stars out of 5 -- "I AM LEGEND goes a surprisingly long way to explore psychology, and Smith fearlessly dives headfirst into the mind of an individual who's had no human contact for almost 40 months." 02/01/2008 p.44-45

Ultimate DVD
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a lean, eerie sci-fi thriller with the kind of brains and heart not normally found in multiplex movies, and some genuinely affecting moments." 05/01/2008 p.71

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