The Last Man on Earth 08/10/21
Charlie Largent honors Vincent Price’s chilling A.I.P.-Italo production, the best version so far of Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend. The world has succumbed to a vampire plague, and only Price remains, barricaded in his house and going out by day to stake the undead and burn their bodies. Great cinematography by Franco Delli Colli almost obscures the Rome locations standing in for Middle America, and the atmosphere is quite good. The special edition features a Richard Harland Smith commentary (he knows the undead by their first names) and an interesting alternate ending. “MORGAN… COME OUT!” On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.