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Last Man on Earth, a review by addicted2dvd


Vincent Price Birthday Double Feature
Today, May 27th, is Vincent Price's birthday. He would have been 97 today. Vincent Price happens to be one of my favorite classic horror actors. So I thought I would celebrate the day by having a double feature of his movies. So today I watched...


Last Man on Earth
Set in a nightmare world populated with Vampire-like creatures,Scientist Robert Morgan (Vincent Price) is the only man immune to a plague that has turned the entire population of earth into vampires. Robert, in his effort to stay alive, becomes a monster slayer that terrifies the vampire communiity. A dark and intriguing Italian film that mixes science fiction with horror and was later remade as "The Omega Man" with Charleton Heston in the Vincent Price role.

My Thoughts:
This is one of my favorite of his movies I have seen so far. And the first of any of the versions of Omega Man I ever seen. Matter of fact I still haven't seen Omega Man. I have seen I Am Legend... which was good for what it was. But I believe that I prefer this version personally. The quality of the audio/video on this release is decent... but could have been much better. There is some dust and scratches visible on the film.

(From Vincent Price Birthday Double Feature on May 27th, 2008)

Member's Reviews

Event Horizon, a review by Rich


Event Horizon



In this eerie science-fiction ghost story, an astrophysicist (Sam Neill), haunted by the memory of his wife's suicide, joins a rescue mission to salvage his life's work: the Event Horizon, a prototype spacecraft capable of faster-than-light travel that has been missing for seven years. Their arrival triggers contact with something beyond human experience--and more dangerous than ever imaginable. Similar in plot to Andrei Tarkovsky's eponymous screen adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's science-fiction novel SOLARIS, EVENT HORIZON provides some truly potent moments in its often potent combination of horror and sci-fi.

I'm not sure why I can't fall in love with this sci-fi, it has all the ingredients I like in such a film, but something just doesn't work for me. Perhaps it is the cast which lacks union and chemistry, or a slow cobbled together storyline which drags the suspense out a little too long? Or is it the lack of original ideas in the film which is a horror/alien clone?
The effects are brilliant, especially the zero-effect ones, the score works well through the surround system, and you can't help but jump at several points. Try playing the video they find of the original crew in slow motion - unbelievable gore and depravity!
But there is just too much unexplained for me to get a high scoring review, the Latin speaking captain, where the ship had been and how it got there, the suicidal wife etc etc.
 :D



(From Riches Random Reviews on April 25th, 2009)

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Tom's Random Reviews, a review by Tom


     Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Warner Home Video (Germany)
Director:Lauren Montgomery
Writing:Bob Kane (Original Characters By), Jerry Siegel (Original Characters By), Joe Shuster (Original Characters By), William Moulton Marston (Original Characters By), Jack Kirby (Original Characters By), Jeph Loeb (Original Material By), Michael Turner (Original Material By), Tab Murphy (Writer)
Length:78 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:English, German, Spanish

Stars:
Andre Braugher as Darkseid (voice)
Kevin Conroy as Batman (voice)
Tim Daly as Superman (voice)
Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman (voice)
Summer Glau as Kara (voice)

Plot:
Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • Kurzfilm: Green Arrow
  • Photo Gallery
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this one. Even though its title is Superman/Batman, this is more of a Supergirl movie. It is essentially an origin story for her. And who would be better than Summer Glau to voice her.

The Blu-ray also contains a short Green Arrow movie. This is the first time that I saw Green Arrow in something outside of "Smallville". I also enjoyed this movie. It also has a short appearance of Black Canary.

Furthermore it contains four episodes of the 90s Superman animated TV series. "Little Girl Lost (Part 1+2) introducing Supergirl. And "Apokolips...Now! (Part 1+2).

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on June 28th, 2012)