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MAN FROM EARTH, THE: HOLOCENE

THE MAN FROM EARTH: HOLOCENE REVIEWED

“The Man from Earth: Holocene” was meant to be a pilot for a Man from Earth TV series. For those that don’t know, Holocene is the follow-up to the now 10 year old Man from Earth film. The film deals with the idea that the Man from Earth might be 14,000 years old. But, he’s also dying. What follows is old bitter men and college students trying to bridge the truth behind the titular character’s origins.

Given the TV origins of the project, it makes sense that the film doesn’t end in a satisfying way. Could there be an effort to tie things up? Sure, but why not wait another 10 years? I can’t say that I didn’t like the film. It works like a semi-religious movie take on the Vandal Savage story. That being said, it’s not a film that is essential viewing. If any of this sounds interesting, then you should check it out.

Everyone else can stick with that Star Trek Original Series episode about Methuselah. Remember that one? It’s another Sci-Fi tale about an old man in space.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary
  • Documentary
  • Photo Gallery
  • Interviews
  • Trailers
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • World Premiere

A/V STATS

  • 1.78:1 1080p transfer
  • Dolby 5.1

RELEASE DATE: 2/27/18

  • 93%
    Video - 93%
  • 87%
    Audio - 87%
  • 95%
    Special Features - 95%
  • 85%
    Film Score - 85%
90%

The Plot Thus Far

“John Oldman”, the immortal 14,000 year-old “Man from Earth” is now comfortably hiding in plain sight as a college professor in Northern California. His existence comes crashing down when four students discover his deepest secret, putting his life in grave danger and potentially shaking mankind to its very soul.

From director Richard Schenkman (Mischief Night), the sequel to the smash cult hit Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth stars David Lee Smith (Fight Club, CSI: Miami) and William Katt (Carrie, The Greatest American Hero) reprising their roles from the original film along with award winning actress and international recording star Vanessa Williams (Eraser, Ugly Betty), Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Ted 2), Sterling Knight (17 Again, Sonny With a Chance), Akemi Look (A Wrinkle in Time), Brittany Curran (The Magicians, 13 Going on 30) and Carlos Knight (Supah Ninjas).

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