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The Last Man on Earth
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Horror film historians David Del Valle and Derek Botelho
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Itís quite relaxing to listen to these two guys chat about a film which they regard as overlooked (although DVD/Blu-ray has given it a new lease of life and appreciation). They talk about how it fits in with notions of vampire/zombie films, and how it stacks up against other adaptations of Richard Mathesonís novel (Valle makes the major flub of saying that Matheson didnít live to see the 2007 version, when in fact he died in 2013 and had already given interviews of subsequent film adaptations REAL STEEL and THE BOX in the meantime!). While the focus of the commentary is on the film itself, it gives equal time to Vincent Price and his oeuvre. Having written a couple of Italian horror film books, Botelho is inclined to bring up the work of other directors like Bava and Argento (LAST MAN was made in Italy), while Valle puts it more in the context of U.S. television and Corman films. Basically, this track consists of two fans sharing details, opinions, and information with each other (and us) at a steady pace without any lapses.
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