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TOP 500 REVIEWERon September 1, 2016
As "The Omega Man" Charlton Heston has a real problem. In 1976 he is apparently the sole normal survivor in the entire Los Angeles area following germ warfare "between Russia and China." Fortified in a penthouse perch and guarding a precious life-saving serum, he roams the city by day. At night, he battles a horde of bloodthirsty, half-human scavengers, got up in Spanish Inquisition robes, growling and waving torches. Wait till you see them.
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on November 22, 2017
It's the original to, Will Smith's, I am Legion. Saw it when I was very small and set my imagination flying. Worth a view.
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on September 19, 2017
tres bon film
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on February 12, 2017
Brilliant
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on February 24, 2016
Great to finally add this dvd to my collection, Thx:)
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on August 4, 2013
Charlton Heston portrays the violence of man and the ever continuing hope that society will survive in spite of itself. Lots of gun play and violence, but at least no blood until the symbolic crucifixion scene at the end. Food for thought on how stupid humanity is and what they think the solutions are to a failing society.
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on April 22, 2013
no problem. I had been looking for movie a while then decided to go this way. fine. Would order again from reseller.
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on October 11, 2014
Love Omega Man. Watched this maybe 25 Times...
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on August 21, 2015
Très bon film et satisfait
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on April 15, 2016
As sentimentally overwrought and violent as this film is, I still think it's one of the most enjoyable versions stemming from the original book. Of course, far from the original story ala Kubrick's The Shining. But for entertainment purposes and food for thought, this film delivers more than other versions still. A war that gets out of hand with Russia annexing Europe, and China getting involved, and America sitting on the sidelines till the last minute. And not the all out nuclear Armageddon one would think, but a bio-chemical threat that spreads and kills a large majority of the worlds population. And for Chuck Heston, he's a good balance of emotion and action. Pitying 'The Family' of mutant humans, which are lead by a leader who wants humanity to begin anew sans the machinery, material, and politics that eradicated humanity as they knew it beforehand. Chuck wants to live out his life in peace at home, but is forever the stain on 'The Family's' cleansing methods. Caught, and nearly ceremonially killed by The Family, he's saved by the last minute by outsiders that aren't quite as infected as The Family. And from there, Chuck helps save one of their young boys from 'going over' to the sickness, develops a romance with Rosalind Cash (the first interracial kiss on screen), and plans to set out for a new life far from the city and The Family. But innocent reasoning, and the sickness soon thwarts a easy escape. I think this version will forever be timeless, even with it's 70's style - as it's the human element, both good and bad that stays on point. Especially now with ISIS and all. Religion, intimidation, cleansing, and what exactly is 'the better way' is the key topics. Other portrayals of slow, ravenous, animal like zombies just don't have the lasting quality as this movie does. I just wish the DVD had a few more features like commentary, and production obstacles. As the 'empty Los Angeles' is pretty impressive, and probably couldn't be done easily today without digitally removing and inserting many things.
All in all, quick paced, entertaining, and thought provoking. A classic that should not be missed!
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