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The Omega Man 2.0—Unlimited (1971)
Music by Ron Grainer
The Omega Man 2.0—Unlimited The Omega Man 2.0—Unlimited
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Price: $14.96
Limited #: N/A
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Line: Retrograde
CD Release: October 2008
Catalog #: Retrograde
FSM-80127-2
# of Discs: 1

Because you demanded it.

Because we improved the master.

Because it’s a great score.

Because it’s hard to keep the last man on Earth down.

This historic reissue of The Omega Man (FSMCD Vol. 3, No. 2) features a newly reconstructed master and is (at significant cost to us) an unlimited edition for the collectors—we could not stand by and watch clowns selling CD-Rs on eBay of our out-of-print disc and do nothing to stop it!

The new CD does not feature liner notes—only a six-panel fold-out booklet—but go here to read, for free, the complete original liner notes as well as new commentary prepared for this edition.

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Ron Grainer Scores on FSM
About the Composer

Ron Grainer (1922-1981) was an Australian composer who did most of his best-known work for British film and TV; he penned the distinctively eerie theme to Doctor Who. His outstandingly tuneful score for the cult film The Omega Man became a cause célèbre for FSM and one of our signature releases. IMDB

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Been waiting 30 years for it! Limited edition was beyond superb, but several key elements were missing as stated by Lukas. I'd like to add my own odd tweak. Track 13 'Zachary Makes His Move"- The hissing, steam-like sounds were a major part of the elevator shaft scene in the film and were hardly audible on the limited edition. Now we can hear them at last in all their hissing, steaming glory! It's this attention to minor details that make us crazy folk happy. Bravo Mr.Kendall! I say Bravo!

I haven't picked up the new edition. It sounds like you're a major fan of this movie. I might have to get out the DVD when I have time and see if I can pick up on what you're talking about.

Welcome to the board.

This film is a guilty pleasure; lots of fun but wow. I love the dialog they gave Heston, it swung from the sharp and chilling:

"Build coffins, that's all you'll need"

to the hilariously bad:

"Okay baby, hitch up yer drawers!"

The music is a ton of fun, and keps the film from getting to wacko, altho the cheerful happy dappy mucis over the shot of Heston's dead, blood soaked body was always a bit strange. It's like someone wanted us to think "Yaaay! Christ!"

Now I know why William Shatner never had a big career in movies: we already had Heston. And the screen ain't big enough for 'em both.


Now I know why William Shatner never had a big career in movies: we already had Heston. And the screen ain't big enough for 'em both.


:D

Yes, I am a major fan. But that doesn't stop me from also seeing the films flaws (of which there are many). Still, It is far superior to that recent "adaptation" which seems to be a major remake of OMEGA MAN than the actual source novel. I've done a point by point comparison between the two films and I can only assume the I AM LEGEND writers watched T.O.M. and assumed it was the book. I can't find ANY relationship to the novel whatsoever. I waited 30 years for a true adaptaion, looks like I'll be waiting 30 more!!! (and they want to film a sequel!!!!)

Love the Movie one of my favorites of all time along with being one of my favorite scores of all time.

N.P. Omega Man 2.0—Unlimited

Now I know why William Shatner never had a big career in movies: we already had Heston. And the screen ain't big enough for 'em both.




"I'll kill you for that!!!!!!!!"

Never cared for this "hip" remake of THE LAST MAN ON EARTH starring Vincent Price in one of his better roles. But the music to OMEGA MAN is still very cool.

I can't find ANY relationship to the novel whatsoever. I waited 30 years for a true adaptaion, looks like I'll be waiting 30 more!!! (and they want to film a sequel!!!!)

Yep, right there with you!! Wish someone would get this novel done RIGHT!

The music for Omega man is one of my favorites though and gets played at least twice a week!

Mick

While considered an Italian 'cheapie' by most,(with great use of canned music for the soundtrack. Any chance for an article on Canned Music or this soundtrack?), this film stands closest to the novel by far and in some respects is quite effective in delivering on the horror and loneliness. The latter two attempts fail miserably to accomplish this with Mr. Smith's version (I ROBOT LEGEND) the least scary of all.

Also of note, I AM LEGEND the novel is quoted by George Romero(my own personal conversation with the man) as being his inspiration to make one of the greatest, genre defining, horror films of all time- Night of the Living Dead.

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Track List
Instruments/Musicians
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Leader (Conductor):
Ron Grainer

Violin:
Israel Baker, Alex L. Beller, David Berman, Henry Arthur Brown, Herman Clebanoff, Samuel Cytron, Baldassare Ferlazzo, Howard W. Griffin, Debbie Sue Grossman, George Kast, Bernard Kundell, Erno Neufeld, Jerome Joseph Reisler, Robert "Bob" Sushel, Gerald Vinci, Harry Zagon

Viola:
Dorothy Colton-Pratt, Rollice Dale, Joseph DiFiore, Cecil Figelski, Allan Harshman, Maurice Keltz, Myra Kestenbaum, Yukiko Kurakata (Kamei), Virginia Majewski, Robert Ostrowsky, Joseph Reilich, Milton Thomas

Cello:
Joseph DiTullio, Justin DiTullio, Jesse Ehrlich, Marie Fera, Irving Lipschultz, Edgar Lustgarten, Kurt Reher, Emmet Sargeant, Joseph Saxon, John Ryan Selberg, Frederick R. Seykora, Gloria Strassner

Bass:
George "Red" Callender, Milton Kestenbaum, Abraham Luboff, Peter A. Mercurio

Flute:
Louise M. DiTullio (Dissman), Arthur Gleghorn, Harry Klee, Leonard V. Posella

Bass Clarinet:
Dominick Fera

Saxophone:
Plas Johnson

French Horn:
Vincent N. DeRosa, William A. Hinshaw, George W. Hyde, Alan I. Robinson

Trombone:
Milton Bernhart, Hoyt Bohannon, Karl Dekarske, Francis L. "Joe" Howard, Barrett O'Hara, George M. Roberts, Thomas Shepard, Terry C. Woodson

Piano:
Paul T. Smith, Raymond Turner

Organ:
Douglas Clare Fischer, Clark Spangler

Guitar:
Robert F. Bain

Fender (electric) Bass:
William Pitman

Harp:
Denzil (Gail) Laughton

Drums:
John P. Guerin

Percussion:
Milton Holland, Louis Singer, Kenneth E. Watson

Vibes:
Victor Feldman

Orchestra Manager:
Kurt E. Wolff

Copyist:
Dan Franklin, Joel Franklin (Guzy), Arthur W. Grier, Alvin Sanders, Bill Williams (aka George Davenport)

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