Steel Dawn on VHS. Movie starring Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Anthony Zerbe, Christopher Neame. Directed by Lance Hool. 1987.
From the VHS box cover:
He is the desert warrior, carving the [obscured by sticker]
They call him Nomad. A man without a home, without a past. A new breed of warrior trained in the art of swordmanship and hand-to-hand combat, roaming the vast desert wastelands in a post-nuclear age… in a time where laws are useless and water is more precious than blood.
When Nomad’s old friend and mentor is brutally slain by the notorious swordsman Sho, Nomad heads for the desolate valley of Meridian to avenge his death. There he meets the beautiful Kasha, one of the many farmers being terrorized by the sinister warlord Damnil. The desperate farmers appoint Nomad their peacemaker, charged with protecting them against Damnil’s diabolical plot to control all the water of the valley. But as Nomad begins to help Kasha’s farm, thwarting Damnil’s carefully laid plans, he becomes the target of Damnil’s savage army, face-to-face with the bloodthirsty Sho, fighting for revenge, honor… and love.
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The Omega Man on VHS. Starring Charlton Heston, Rosalind Cash, Anthony Zerbe. Directed by Boris Sagal. Based on the novel I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. 1971.
From the VHS box:
Pray For The Last Man Alive. Because He’s Not Alone.
Welcome to the future. Biological warfare has decimated humankind. Los Angeles is a windswept ghost town where Robert Neville tools his convertible through sunlit streets foraging for supplies. And makes damn sure he gets undercover before sundown, when other “survivors” emerge.
The Omega Man adapts Twilight Zone alumnus Richard Matheson’s classic sci-fi novel I Am Legend into a high-impact, high-tension tale of a future not far removed from the realm of possibility. Charlton Heston (who has starred in other futuristic movie greats as Planet of the Apes and Soylent Green) is Neville, crusading to keep himself alive — and to fend off “The Family,” blood-thirsty neopeople that aren’t quite human anymore.
Rosalind Cash co-stars as the caretaker of a small band of healthy children who represent the future of our species — if she and Neville can keep them from “The Family’s” grasp. Take The Omega Man into your grasp. At first a sensational action film, it also raises chilling questions about where humankind is headed. Like the best science fiction always does.
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