The Man From Earth is the provocative final screenplay by renowned science fiction author and screenwriter Jerome Bixby (“Star Trek”, “The Twilight Zone”, Fantastic Voyage, It! The Terror From Beyond Space) and tells the story of a mysterious professor named John Oldman (David Lee Smith). During a cold night in a remote cabin, an uneventful, impromptu goodbye party for Oldman 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. Bixby’s script explores themes first presented in the classic season three “Star Trek” episode “Requiem For Methuselah”. He began work on the script in the early 1960’s and completed it on his death bed in 1998.
A decade after its initial release The Man From Earth has become a world-wide cult classic and has become a favorite film among fans of the genre. The film currently ranks among the top 50 science fiction films of all time on the IMDb, was selected by AOL’s “Sci-Fi Squad”as one of the Top 10 “Best Science Fiction Films of the Decade” (2000 – 2009) and was nominated for a Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in 2008. The movie’s success has spawned a sequel, The Man From Earth: Holocene, which is scheduled for release in theaters Fall 2017.
- Combo pack with will include both the High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation (1.78:1) of the main feature
- Original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) and Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
- Brand new feature-length retrospective documentary “The Man From Earth: Legacy” (HD, 88 mins) chronicling the history and the phenomenon of the film with all-new interviews with the director, producers and the cast
- Audio Commentary with Producer / Director Richard Schenkman and Actor John Billingsley
- Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Emerson Bixby and Author / Sci-Fi Scholar Gary Westfahl
- “From Script To Screen” (2007 featurette) [2:15, SD]
- “Star Trek: Jerome Bixby’s Sci-Fi Legacy” (2007 featurette) [3:28, SD]
- “On The Set” (2007 featurette) [4:00, SD]
- “The Story of the Story” (2007 featurette) [2:13, SD]
- Original Theatrical Trailer [SD]
- The Man From Earth: Holocene Teaser Trailer [HD]
- The “mini-short” film “Contagion” (2016) [:30, HD] from the producers and director of The Man From Earth (Richard Schenkman and Eric D. Wilkinson) starring William Katt.
- Before / After comparison of the brand new HD digital restoration of the feature film.
- Photo Gallery
Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth Special Edition DVD-$39.95