On a cold night in a remote cabin, an uneventful, impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman (David Lee Smith, CSI Miami , Fight Club) becomes something extraordinary when he makes a prodigious announcement: He is an immortal who has migrated through 140 centuries of evolution and now must move on. Is Oldman truly Cro-Magnon or simply insane? Now one man will force five scholars to confront their own notions of history, religion, science and humanity, all reading to a final revelation that may shatter their world forever.
John Billingsley (2012), William Katt (Carrie), Ellen Crawford ( ER ), Tony Todd (Candyman), Annika Peterson (The Devil You Know), Alexis Thorpe (American Wedding) and Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids) co-star in this provocative final work by renowned author Jerome Bixby (Fantastic Voyage, Star Trek , The Twilight Zone ) presented in this special anniversary edition of the worldwide cult smash that dazzled critics and audiences alike and resides among IMDb’s top science fiction films of all time.
NOTE FROM THE PRODUCERS REGARDING THE MAN FROM EARTH HD RESTORATION: Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth was originally shot on standard definition MiniDV (digital video) in January 2006 before the proliferation of high definition filmmaking. This special edition contains a high definition, newly remastered version of the film approved by the filmmakers which was completed using an up-conversion process from the original 172,800 pixels per frame MiniDV camera tapes to 2,073,600 pixels per frame of Full HD. The original DV 30 Mbps 29.97fps media was converted to a new ProRes 422 HQ 220 Mbps source at 24 fps for more cinematic motion and for more control and manipulation of the picture during an all new color correction process, with each shot meticulously noise reduced, sharpened, and detail enhanced.
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A considerable achievement… a picture which deserves wide exposure… The Man From Earth gradually and stimulatingly builds to a pitch of near hypnotic intensity. –Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter
Based on a really wonderful final work by Jerome Bixby… If you re a fan of Bixby’s it s a must own. –Harry Knowles, Ain’t It Cool News
The Man From Earth is very much a labor of love from all involved… it’s well worth the effort. The final work from the writer responsible for some of the finest episodes of ”The Twilight Zone” and the original ”Star Trek” gets a thoughtful, low-budget treatment. –Ian Spelling, Sci Fi.com