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
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 [in high definition]
4 awesome animated comics: Death as a Gift, Isolation, Sacrificing the Few for the Many and Shelter (4 animated comics not rated and may contain material unsuitable or minors)[in high definition]
Seen this movie many years ago still holds its weight as a great movie! The 4K version in my opinion is the best version to watch. Nice good colors with hdr, crisp image and it looks like environment was worked on a little bit that grass look good haha!
There is so much going on in this movie that you will need to watch it a few times, but it is well worth it. This movie was based on a rather short story but it has been adapted into 2 different film versions. The second was the Omega Man with Charleston Heston. Will Smith’s acting in this movie I believe is some of his best and it needed to be since he is basically in it by himself (except for flashbacks) for most of the movie. In a world that has been ravaged by an accidental cure for a disease, watching Will Smith battle how to overcome it and try to fix it is amazing.
This was my 1st Blu Ray disc purchase back in Sept of 2008. I remember picking up the PS3 and this $28 blu ray. At the time, I was amazed at the 1080p picture and never thought it could look any better than what it . Took me a while to pick it up again. But Finally gave it a try and boy does it look even sharper and more alive than the blu ray version. The Black scenes look awesome on my C9. Only negative would be the animals CGIs in the beginning look so fake.
I still have the blu ray disc box.