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I Am Legend/Omega Man [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.2
83% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 6)

Special Features

  • I Am Legend Special Features
  • Creating I Am Legend Minidocumentary Gallery: Over 50 Minutes of Awesome Behind-the-scenes material
  • Cautionary Tale: The Science of I Am Legend - Exploring the History of Pandemic Viral Infections and the Reality of Life-Threatening Microbes Lying in wait to impact humankind
  • 4 Awesome Animated Comics: Death as a Gift, Isolation, Sacrificing the Few for the Many and Shelter
  • The Omega Man Special Features
  • Introduction by Costars Eric Laneuville and Paul Koslo and Screenwriter Joyce H. Corrington
  • Vintage Featurette
  • The Las Man Alive - The Omega Man
  • Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis

The Omega Man
This second film adaptation of Richard Matheson's science-fiction novel I Am Legend (the first version being The Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price) unfolds in a post-apocalyptic 1976. Charlton Heston is Robert Neville, the sole recipient of a serum that enabled him to survive an onslaught of germ warfare between Russia and China - which seemingly rendered him the last (normal) human alive. Neville lives in a garish, antique-strewn L.A. penthouse. During the day, he roams through the vacant city. At night, he fends off a bloodthirsty horde of mutant scavengers garbed in Spanish inquisition robes and sunglasses, led by Matthias (Anthony Zerbe), a former television newscaster in his good ol' pre-mutant days. Matthias and his half-human vampires want to kill Neville. Neville's last man on earth status is shattered when he comes across a group of young people, presided over by the sexy and cynical Lisa (Rosalind Cash). Neville begins to form an interest in her, as the two try to keep Matthias and his minions at bay. The Omega Man was filmed in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday afternoons, an area that consists almost exclusively of office buildings, and therefore was suitably vacant at the the time of production. In 2007, Matheson's novel received yet another incarnation - this one with Will Smith in the Heston role. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

I Am Legend
Adapted from acclaimed author Richard Matheson's influential novelette of the same name, Constantine director Francis Lawrence's I Am Legend follows the last man on Earth as he struggles to survive while fending off the infected survivors of a devastating vampiric plague. A brilliant scientist who raced to discover a cure for the man-made virus as humanity came crumbling down all around him, Robert Neville (Will Smith) was inexplicably immune to the highly contagious superbug. Now the entire population of New York City -- and perhaps the world -- has been transformed into carnivorous bloodsuckers that fear the light and live solely to spread their contagion to any remaining living creature that crosses their path. It's been three years since civilization came to an end, and the loneliness has taken a devastating toll on Neville. By day he scours the city for food and supplies while sending out desperate radio messages in hopes that someone might respond, and by night he attempts to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus by experimenting with his own blood. But time is running out for Neville as the legions of infected watch his every move from the safety of the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. They, too, long to learn the secret that lurks in Neville's blood, though they will have to take caution while attempting to procure it because Neville will sooner die attempting to slay every last one of them than willingly giving up a single drop. Previously adapted for the screen in the 1964 Vincent Price frightener The Last Man on Earth and the 1971 Charlton Heston action film The Omega Man, Matheson's novelette also served as the inspiration for George A. Romero's groundbreaking zombie classic Night of the Living Dead. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Charlton Heston
    Charlton Heston - Neville
  • Anthony Zerbe
    Anthony Zerbe - Matthias
  • Rosalind Cash
    Rosalind Cash - Lisa
  • Paul Koslo
    Paul Koslo - Dutch
  • Lincoln Kilpatrick
    Lincoln Kilpatrick - Zachary

Overall Customer Rating

4.2 (6 Reviews)
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