"The Last Man" is a thriller and the story of Kurt (Christensen), a war veteran preparing for the end of the world. Kurt is suffering from PTSD and comes home to an unholy, unruly land. The world is bad, but local street prophet Noe (Keitel) says it'll get even worse when a catastrophic storm strikes. As Kurt heeds Noe's advice and readies for the apocalypse, he meets sultry Jessica, who also begins to believe. Yet even as the planet falls apart, Kurt finds his life finally coming together. (Gary Reber)
Special features include the theatrical trailer and upfront previews.
The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. This is a stylized picture that is mostly dark, though, contrast is quite good with deep blacks and shadow delineation that reveals details, Bright highlights effectively contrast and provide effective spot lighting amidst otherwise dark environments. At times the imagery is extremely desaturated. Throughout, fleshtones retain naturalness, even under darkened situations. Bright colors are rare, with mostly dimly lit blues, green, and grays. Resolution is generally good in segments with decent lighting but is limited in the darkest scenes. This is a good-looking picture, and even though it is mostly dark or dimly lit, it engages the viewer with its stylistic imagery. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channels soundtrack delivers a hauntingly active soundfield with an aggressive surround presence. The storm, initially nuanced, is voiced through deep bass representing thunder, and builds in intensity as the story unfolds. The bass is especially intense in the .1 LFE channels extending to sub-25 Hz frequencies. The music is in large measure performed on a synthesizer and all manner of haunting sounds are produced that wrap around the soundfield with intensity. Atmospherics and Foley sound effects are effective. The sounds of constant rain and thunder permeate the soundfield. The sounds account for the darkness and shadows depicted in the picture. Throughout dialogue is intelligible and presented with good spatial integration. Even the narration also is well positioned slightly forward. This is a well-crafted holosonic® soundtrack that sounds dynamic and is bass infused throughout accompanied by a terrific creepy music score that encompasses the soundfield. (Gary Reber)