Shout Factory is releasing this fascinating and underrated 70s cult sci-fi thriller from a Michael Moorcock novel, The Final Programme (1973), on Blu-ray. Directed by Robert Fuest.
As the world teeters on the brink of nuclear anarchy, London-based scientific genius Jerry Cornelius (Jon Finch, The Horror Of Frankenstein, Frenzy) discovers that the microfilm formula for a self-replicating human being is missing. With the help of beautiful computer expert Miss Brunner (Jenny Runacre, The Witches), Cornelius must race through a wasteland of murder and madness to recover “The Final Programme,” which may very well trigger the creation of a new messiah!
Released in the U.S. by Roger Corman’s New World Pictures under the title The Last Days Of Man On Earth, this bizarre blend of action, sci-fi and dark satire co-stars Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange), Sterling Hayden (The Godfather) and Sarah Douglas (Superman II).
Release date: January 7, 2020
Disc and film details
- Director: Robert Fuest
- Cast: Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre, Sterling Hayden
- Country: UK
- Production Year: 1973
- Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
- Region: A
- Run Time: 89 minutes
- Formats: Color / 1.85:1
- Audio: English
- Subtitle: English
- AKA: The Last Days of Man on Earth
- Studio: Shout Factory
- Audio Commentary With Director Robert Fuest And Actress Jenny Runacre, Moderated By Author/Film Historian Jonathan Sothcott
- U.S. Theatrical Trailer
- U.S. TV Spot
- Optional English subtitles for the main feature