- Introduction by the Movie's Co-Stars and Screenwriter
- Vintage Documentary
- Theatrical Trailer
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 28, 2000
- Originally Released: 1971
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Mono - English
- Mono - French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Empire - 01/01/2008
3 stars out of 5 -- "[An] agreeably funky refit, which is part post-apocalyptic thriller, part requiem for the '60s."
Description by OLDIES.com:
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 uninfected survivor - and guardian of some healthy children representing our species' hope.
The last survivor of germ warfare hides from nocturnal mutants in a fortified mansion, gathering supplies by day from a deserted L.A. whose streets are strewn with the post-apocalyptic flotsam of the super-funky '70s. Based on Richard Matheson's novel I AM A LEGEND, made before as THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964) with Vincent Price.
In the aftermath of a bacteriological war, the future of mankind hangs in the balance. Only a chosen few have survived the mutating effects of germ warfare unharmed. A small enclave of healthy, stalwart resistors has formed a camp where, for the moment, they live peacefully. The other human survivors are terribly disfigured mutants who walk the earth at night in search of prey.