Warner Brothers The Omega Man (Blu-ray)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 unifected survivor - andguardian of some healthy children representing our species' hope.
Science fiction took a grim turn in the 1970s--the heyday of Agent Orange, nuclear peril, and Watergate. Suddenly, most of our possible futures took on a "last man on Earth" flavor, with The Omega Man topping the doom-struck heap.
Charlton Heston plays the government researcher behind the ultimate biological weapon, a deadly plague that has ravaged humanity. There are two groups of survivors: a dwindling band of immune humans and an infected, psychopathic mob of light-hating quasi-vampires. The infected are led by Mathias, a clever, charismatic man set on destroying the last remnants of the civilization that produced the plague. Heston has a vaccine--but he and the few remaining normals are outnumbered and outgunned. By day, he builds a makeshift version of the nuclear family (with Rosalind Cash as his afro-wearing, gun-toting little lady). They plan for the future while roaming freely through an empty urban landscape, taking what few pleasures life has left. By night, they defend themselves against the growing horde of plague victims. Both a bittersweet romance and a gothic cautionary tale, The Omega Man paints a convincing portrait of hope and despair. It ain't pretty, but it's a great movie. --Grant Balfour --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Charlton Heston portrays the violence of man and the ever continuing hope that society will survive in spite of itself. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2013 by P B
no problem. I had been looking for movie a while then decided to go this way. fine. Would order again from reseller.Published on April 22 2013 by andre kornhauser
I hadn't seen this movie in about thirty years but I had vague, fond memories. As long as you make allowances for movie making standards of the day, this is a fun stroll down... Read morePublished on March 13 2011 by Rene R. Lavigne
this is the second filmed version of Richard Matheson's novel,I am
Legend,the first being The Last Man on Earth,starring Vincent price,and
the third bearing the same... Read more
This movie is one of the best in this genre. I imagine that the newest addition to the group, "I Am Legend," will outdo it in terms of special effects, but this is the original... Read morePublished on Dec 30 2007 by Escape Artist
When another commercial for Will Smith's upcoming "I Am Legend" aired tonight during "Heroes," I got a call from my brother-in-law who was watching the same channel and wanted to... Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2007 by Lawrance Bernabo
Anyone who saw this growing up has a soft spot in their hearts for it; I've encountered enough people over the course of my 37 yrs who perk up at the mention of it to be aware of... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2006 by Raegan Butcher