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The Omega Man (1971)

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Starring (View all)
Charlton Heston Charlton Heston
Neville
Anthony Zerbe Anthony Zerbe
Matthias
Paul Koslo Paul Koslo
Dutch
Jill Giraldi Jill Giraldi
Little Girl
Anna Aries Anna Aries
Woman in Cemetery Crypt


Written by
Richard Matheson Richard Matheson
(novel I Am Legend)
William Peter Blatty William Peter Blatty
uncredited screenplay


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6 years, 5 months ago at Dec 21 23:41
A kind of lame telling of a classic story, but considering when it was made... not bad. I know there are big fans of this with people just above my age. Maybe if I saw it when I was younger I could appreciate some of the schlock.

The Omega Man

1 year, 2 months ago at Mar 17 23:51
Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend is a book that is nearly ready made for film adaptation. One that has been adapted three times, this is probably the most famous, and each somehow swinging and missing. The Omega Man makes the fatal mistake of requesting that the audience invest in Charlton Heston as a world weary, introspective leading man. He is not that guy.   Heston is gritted teeth machismo... read more
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The second screen adaptation of Richard Matheson’s oft-filmed science-fiction novel I AM LEGEND stars Charlton Heston as Neville, seemingly the sole human survivor of a biological catastrophe, who finds himself locked in a life-or-death struggle with a horde of nocturnal mutants. When he discovers a band of fellow survivors, Neville joins forces with them to save the human race. Offering a memorably chilling vision of a desolate, postapocalyptic Los Angeles, this nightmarish cautionary thriller blends blistering action set pieces with a healthy dose of seventies grit.
Release date: 1 August 1971
UPC: 085391121022
Tags: Sci-fi (17), Action (15), 1971 (13), Horror (11), Thriller (10), 1970s (9), Dystopia (8), Remake (6), Post Apocalyptic (6), Mutants (5), Mutant (5), Zombies (4), Murder (4), Suspense (4), Betrayal (4), Apocalypse (4), Vampire (3), Adaptation (3), Disease (3), Zombie (3)
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The Omega Man

“Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend is a book that is nearly ready made for film adaptation. One that has been adapted three times, this is probably the most famous, and each somehow swinging and missing. The Omega Man makes the fatal mistake of requesting that the audience invest in Charlton Heston as a world weary, introspective leading man. He is not that guy.   Heston is gritted teeth machismo. He is an actor that requires an epic scope to anchor is limited abilities as an actor. When taken in context of something like Ben-Hur or The Ten Commandments, he excels as the role requires not a depth of feeling but a force of personality to power through and hold the material together. If the material zeros in on quiet moments and exact character work, then he’s not your man.   The Omega” read more

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