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"The Last Man on Earth (Italian: L'ultimo uomo della Terra) is a 1964 Italian horror/science fiction film based upon the Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend. The film was directed by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow, and stars Vincent Price. The script was written in part by Matheson, but he was dissatisfied with the result and was therefore credited as 'Logan Swanson.' William Leicester, Furio M. Monetti, and Ubaldo Ragona were the other writers. It was filmed in Rome, Italy, and was later released theatrically in the United States by American International Pictures.
Although The Last Man on Earth was not considered a success upon its release, the film has recently gained a more favorable reputation as a classic of the genre. The Last Man on Earth currently holds an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Phil Hall of Film Threat called The Last Man on Earth 'the best Vincent Price movie ever made.' Awarding the film three and a half stars out of four, Danél Griffin of Film as Art said, 'Directors Sidney Salkow and Ubaldo Ragona and star Vincent Price (giving a poignant, straightforward performance) are able to conjure up some genuine chills here, mainly in the use of stark, black-and-white images and the underlining mood of the piece.'
Among the less favorable reviews, Steve Biodrowski of Cinefantastique felt the film was 'hampered by an obviously low budget and some poorly recorded post-production dubbing that creates an amateurish feel, undermining the power of its story,' while Jonathan Rosenbaum of the Chicago Reader remarked, 'Some would consider this version better than the 1971 remake with Charlton Heston, The Omega Man, but that isn't much of an achievement.'
Among the film's creators, Vincent Price 'had a certain fondness for the film' and felt it was better than The Omega Man. Richard Matheson remarked, 'I was disappointed in The Last Man on Earth, even though they more or less followed my story. I think Vincent Price, whom I love in every one of his pictures that I wrote, was miscast. I also felt the direction was kind of poor. I just didn’t care for it.' George A. Romero has acknowledged the source material of The Last Man on Earth as an influence on his film Night of the Living Dead, remarking that he 'basically had ripped [it] off from a Richard Matheson novel called I Am Legend.' Numerous critics have suggested The Last Man on Earth film itself was also a source of inspiration for Night of the Living Dead."
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... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety absolutely FREE! But first lets go over a few theater rules. Absolutely no talking is allowed in Galindo Theaters. Any and all talkers will be chokeslammed. No cell phones or African-American berries going off in the theater. And NO TEXTING whatsoever. Totally serious about that one, y'all.
And be sure to dim headlights (where applicable).
Oh, and remember ...
Here you go, some spooky semi-vampirical Vincent Price horror shit for your punk asses before I head on out to The Bash. Your welcome, nigga.
Enjoy the show y'all!