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TitleOmega Man, The (1971)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityGeneral Albinism
CountryUSA
Length98
GenreSci-Fi
Rating3
DirectorBoris Sagal
CastCharlton Heston Rosalind Cash Anthony Zerbe Paul Koslo
NotesThere was a time when we all thought we were doomed and this was one of my favourite films. Maybe this film will have a come-back as an allegory for AIDS. Sometime in the future or past when "Woodstock" was being shown at the cinema the earth has suffered catastrophe. The after-effects are that survivors have lost their pigmentation, have to wear black, hooded robes, sunglasses and can only come out at night. There is clearly an interesting mix of fables here but their condition could be described as Albinism. Heston is the hero who is immune and lives in glorious retreat if you except his matinees spent watching "Woodstock". After stumbling on a small community who haven't yet been infected he uses his blood to immunize them. Previously filmed as "The Last Man on Earth" (1964) with Vincent Price. From the novel I am Legend by Richard Matheson

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