Man from Earth

The Man from Earth

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Director: Richard Schenkman, David Lee Smith, Richard Riehle, John Billingsley

Cast: Richard Schenkman, David Lee Smith, Richard Riehle, John Billingsley

     
 

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In the tradition of such psychologically-charged sci-fi outings as The Next One (1982) and K-PAX (2001) comes the cerebral science fiction opus The Man From Earth (2007). The story concerns Professor John Oldman, a scientist who summons a group of associates to a cabin one freezing night, and strikes them with a fantastic revelation: he is not a

Overview

In the tradition of such psychologically-charged sci-fi outings as The Next One (1982) and K-PAX (2001) comes the cerebral science fiction opus The Man From Earth (2007). The story concerns Professor John Oldman, a scientist who summons a group of associates to a cabin one freezing night, and strikes them with a fantastic revelation: he is not a traditional human, but a 14,000 year-old immortal, who has survived centuries of evolution from the Cro-Magnon Era to the present. In the hours to follow, Professor Oldman's earth-shaking assertion about himself challenges the men on spiritual, scientific and historical levels. But the most incredible is yet to come - an even more astonishing truth in which the men's discussions culminate.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2007
UPC:
0013131546699
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
25,931

Special Features

Audio commentary with producer/director Emerson Bixby and author /Sci Fi scholar Gary Westfahl; Contains four original behind the scenes featurettes: From Script To Screen/Star Trek: Jerome Bixby's Sci Fi Legacy/On the Set/The Story of the Story

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Man From Earth
1. The Gathering (Main Title) [6:41]
2. Paleolithic Man [5:12]
3. John the Cro-Magnon [5:38]
4. Every Ten Years [7:08]
5. Toward the Rising Sun [5:17]
6. Innate Nature [3:29]
7. Moving Through Time [3:52]
8. The Birth-Death Cycle [3:15]
9. Memories Of Family [4:54]
10. Religious Beliefs [6:02]
11. New Testament In 100 Words [7:49]
12. The Caveman Who Would Be Jesus [6:16]
13. Concepts Of Science & Faith [4:35]
14. Giving Closure [5:57]
15. Anything Is Possible [6:40]
16. End Credits [4:10]

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The Man from Earth 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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BBAmp More than 1 year ago
k FOR THE RECORD, this movie isn't about "evolution from the cro-magnon era to the present". Nathan Southern obviously had no idea what he was talking about when he wrote the editorial review. We are living IN the cro-magnon era. We ARE cro-magnons. So this story is about a fictional cro-magnon who happened to survive from waaaay back when cro-magnons had been around for about 4,000 years (14,000 years ago) to the present, and watched his species (or our species - same thing) grow from tribes to city states to countries etc. This movie is a fascinating account of his long life. If you're big into special effects and don't like using your imagination, go away. Also for the record I am a math major. I'm not a geologist. Everyone should know their basic science. Nathan Southern is a god awful writer. He should retake high school.
NeoDR More than 1 year ago
This film / video, though a human creation, is well done and closer to the real world, day to day experiences, than the currently expressed dogma of any religion, however old they may be. There is, a Force for Life, in the Universe, but it has nothing to do with Man. We are a very small part of the process of this evolution. We are currently experimenting with ways to cause our extinction, and destroy, in a few hundred years, what Nature has made possible, over billions of orbits of this ( particular ) planet. How then does anyone ( think ? ), we are special ? It takes a deranged mind to believe there is a God, in the image of a man, anywhere in the Cosmos.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Written by acclaimed sci-fi author Jerome Bixby (who apparently finished this on his death bed), who also wrote "Mirror Mirror" for Star Trek, "It's A Good Life" for the Twilight Zone & the film Fantastic Voyage, "The Man From Earth" is an thoughtful & entertaining character study not like any movie I have seen in decades. What it lacks in locations and special effects MORE than makes up in tension and smart dialouge that I haven't seen on film since "12 Angry Men". If you are fan of Star Trek, Twilight Zone or Sci-Fi in general, you should BUY THIS MOVIE. You won't be disapointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
amazing movie, i really recommend it.
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