The Omega Man

The Omega Man

Charlton Heston
Director: Boris Sagal Cast: Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
, Anthony Zerbe
Anthony Zerbe
, Rosalind Cash
Rosalind Cash
Boris Sagal

DVD (Wide Screen / Repackaged)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/2007
UPC: 0085391163213
Original Release: 1971
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 639

Special Features

Introduction by co-stars Eric Laneuville and Paul Koslo and screenwriter Joyce H. Corrington

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Neville
Anthony Zerbe Matthias
Rosalind Cash Lisa
Paul Koslo Dutch
Lincoln Kilpatrick Zachary
Eric Laneuville Richie
DeVeren Bookwalter Actor
Brian Tochi Tommy
Anna Aries Woman in Cemetery Crypt
John Dierkes Family Member
Jill Giraldi Little Girl
Monika Henreid Family Member
Linda Redfearn Family Member
Forrest Wood Family Member

Technical Credits
Boris Sagal Director
Gordon Bau Makeup
Margo Baxley Costumes/Costume Designer
John William Corrington Screenwriter
Joyce Hooper Corrington Screenwriter
Ron Grainer Score Composer
William L. Kuehl Set Decoration/Design
Art Loel Art Director
Robert Martin Sound/Sound Designer
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Donald Roberts Asst. Director
Bucky Rous Costumes/Costume Designer
Walter Seltzer Producer
Walter M. Simonds Art Director
William H. Ziegler Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Omega Man
1. A.M. Los Angeles [3:13]
2. New Car Bargain [2:45]
3. Revisiting Woodstock [2:09]
4. Bells at Dusk? [1:43]
5. They Attack [1:07]
6. Flashback to Armageddon [2:11]
7. The Family Watches [3:56]
8. Judgment Is Here [4:36]
9. Cleansing Maneuvers [4:05]
10. Empty Hotel [5:19]
11. Mannequin in Motion [4:28]
12. Wine Cellar Surprise [2:04]
13. The Mark [5:10]
14. Saved From the Fire [3:53]
15. Wheels of Escape [2:38]
16. Hope on a Hillside [2:13]
17. Richie's Condition [5:10]
18. "Are You God?" [3:32]
19. Lisa's Story [2:52]
20. Power Out, Menace Afoot [5:18]
21. Only Boy and Girl [1:44]
22. Beginning to See the Light [6:02]
23. Scarier Than Mathias? [3:37]
24. Richie's Fate [5:02]
25. New Lisa, Silent Richie [1:56]
26. War in the Streets [1:41]
27. Destroying Neville's World [4:00]
28. Part of the Family [2:20]
29. A Long Way to Go [2:11]
30. Cast List [:45]

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