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Mc-Omega Man (Blu-ray)

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Welcome to the future. Biological war has decimated life on Earth. Los Angeles is a windswept ghost town where Robert Neville tools his convertible through sunlit streets foraging for supplies. And makes damn sure he gets undercover before sundown, when other "inhabitants" emerge.

The Omega Man adapts Richard Matheson's novel I Am Legend into a high-impact, high-tension saga of a fate not far removed from reality. Charlton Heston is Neville, fending off attacks by The Family, sinister neopeople spawned by the plague. He also becomes a man with a mission after meeting Lisa (Rosalind Cash), another uninfected survivor - and guardian of some healthy children representing our species' hope.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 205542319
UPC 085391185369
UPC 14 00085391185369
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 11/27/2007
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Anthony Zerbe - Actor
Boris Sagal - Director
Charlton Heston - Actor
John William Corrington - Screenplay
Joyce Hooper Corrington - Screenplay
Paul Koslo - Actor
Richard Matheson - Based On Novel By
Ron Grainer - Original Music By
Rosalind Cash - Actor
Russell Metty - Cinematographer
Walter M. Simonds - Art Director
Walter Seltzer - Producer
William H. Ziegler - Editor
Reviews
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review The Omega Man does so many things right that when the two things it gets completely wrong rear their ugly, ill-considered heads it's almost enough to destroy the entire film. Director Boris Sagal, a veteran of television, does one of the better jobs of conveying a post-Armageddon environment for his characters to function in. It is rare when his abandoned streets and empty shops feel like back lots or sound stages. There is an attention to detail (the beginning of vegetation overgrowth, masses of intertwined cobwebs) that really sells the isolation and desertion...Heston is a very physical actor, a presence that's not model attractive or body builder perfect, but does resonate a strong, heroic determination...Charlton Heston proves in The Omega Man that he could handle the role of sole survivor very well. Too bad he had to be handed a gassy, grassroots geek patrol for a nemesis.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Bill Gibron
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review If anybody has to be the last man in the world, I suppose it might as well be Charlton Heston. At least we know we're in good hands. He outmaneuvered the apes in "Planet of the Apes," so why not send him up against the ghouls in "The Omega Man"? They're not a whole lot smarter...Heston is the only truly immune man, but he stumbles across a band of survivors who haven't yet fallen to the plague, and provides them with a serum that will save the human race. This band includes Rosalind Cash, who is engagingly brash and rescues Heston from cremation..."The Omega Man" is based on an uncredited novel by Richard Matheson. I wonder if it was I Am Legend, a very good work about the last normal man left in a world of vampires. He held them off with mirrors, crosses, and garlic--the usual mixture -- and did very nearly as well as Heston with his spotlights.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Quotes
At-A-Glance Film Reviews Charlton Heston turns in a fine performance...
John A. Nesbit, ToxicUniverse.com ...a historic relic most significant for being part of the Heston sci-fi genre...
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Visually striking...
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