Jeff V. (burielofmel) from HARRIMAN, TN Reviewed on 9/27/2009...
Instead of reviewing the movie I Am Legend this will be a review of the Ultimate Edition and why you should get it. At the time of my writing this review they have this 3-disc version of I Am Legend at Amazon.com for $12.95. I think it's well worth it and if you're a fan of this movie you should spend the money to upgrade. It comes with lots of bonus features including the animated comics found on the 2-disc edition. This set also comes with a 32-page booklet and 6 cards as well as another bonus. The only downside is that the box is kind of big and won't fit with the rest of your DVDs.
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Cool Sci-Fi Thriller
The Movie Man | Maywood, New Jersey USA | 12/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Richard Matheson's novel "I Am Legend" has been made into at least three motion pictures -- "The Last Man on Earth" (Vincent Price), "The Omega Man" (Charlton Heston), and "I Am Legend" (Will Smith) -- and has served as inspiration for dozens of others. The story combines science fiction and horror in a bleak, pessimistic view of the future of mankind. In the latest version, "I Am Legend," Smith stars as Robert Neville, a scientist who was unable to halt the spread of an incurable, man-made virus. Immune to the fatal virus, Neville is the sole human survivor in what remains of New York City and possibly the world. His only companion is his dog, Samantha. But mutant plague victims -- the Infected -- lurk in the darkness, watching Neville's every move and waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Day to day, Neville is driven by a single mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus. To do so, he must use his own immune blood. "I Am Legend" is by far the most ambitious of the three screen adaptations of Matheson's novel. The opening scenes, showing a deserted Times Square overgrown with vegetation, are spectacular, and Smith manages to keep the story flowing in the early scenes even though he's the only person we see. Flashbacks illustrate the stages leading up to the present near-obliteration of humanity and are elaborately staged by director Francis Lawrence. The film's third act resorts to a fairly routine formula of the hero versus the monsters but, overall, "I Am Legend" is an impressive effort. The "I Am Legend Ultimate Collector's Edition" is just the thing for sci-fi and Will Smith fans. The three-disc box set contains two versions of the movie, one with a controversial ending; a digital copy of the film; four animated comics; 12 never-before-seen deleted scenes along with filmmaker's commentary; a 44-page concept sketch book; a lucite commemorative piece featuring images from the movie; and hours of featurettes covering filming on the aircraft carrier Intrepid, canine training, making New York City look deserted, assistance provided by the U.S. Military, and the integration of CGI images with live action footage."
Digital copy expired
Big Mike 0311 | Nevada United States | 12/07/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Decent boxed set with good extras, but the digital copy is expired...how lame is that? WB sucks!"
One of the best films ever
Rooikat | Land of the Free | 02/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When we saw this in the theatre, a kid behind us said, as we were leaving, "That was the best movie I have ever seen". That pretty much sums it up. While possibly not the best film ever, it is definitely the movie those of us who grew up with The Omega Man were waiting for. A worthy tribute to the original. This Ultimate Edition is a must for the serious Omega Man/ I am Legend fan."
It was ok
John W. Mcaskill | 03/16/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It was an ok movie. The book was a lot better though. I was expecting a little bit more out of the ultimate collecters edition. All it came with were a booklet with pictures, flashcards of cities that had been destroyed, the 3 disc edition of the movie and this weird hologram thing. The movie wasn't very good so i'll give this a 3 because it really wasn't what i expected the movie and the ultimate collectors set to be."
3 star flick,5 star collector's edition
John Ingold | Bunfunkegypt | 10/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While I still have problems with the CGI incarnations of the mutated humans (especially in light of the excellent incarnations of the alien refugees in "District 9"!),this ultimate collector's edition is BRILLIANT and an absolute MUST HAVE for any & every sci-fi collector! Figure in the drastically reduced price of units in the used section (the unit I recieved was BRAND NEW and still in the original factory wrap,and was in the price range of 6$ to 8$) and this crowning jewel of collector's editions is irresistable!"