Omen (Blu-ray)

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Love this classic!

by Michael R. on 6/15/2015

I owned this movie on VHS tape for years, but it really never was from a good master copy to begin with. But this Remastered copy of the movie is night and day, great picture quality and especially sound. I will re-enjot this again, and again for sure! Read More

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In this chilling remake of The Omen that is even more terrifying than the original man's darkest fears are manifested as an unspeakable terror is unleashed on the world! U.S. diplomat Robert Thorn (Liev Schreiber) substitutes an orphan for his own stillborn baby in order to spare his unknowing wife (Julia Stiles). But after a series of grotesque murders and dire warnings, the Thorns come to the horrifying realization that their child is the son of Satan!Episodes-Bonus Features:Unrated Alternate EndingDirector, Producer & Editor Commentary- John Moore, Glenn Williamson, and Dan ZimmermanOmenismsAbby Road SessionsRevelations 666 Featurette2 Gory Extended Scenes: Impaling, BeheadingThe Omen (1976) Collector's Edition TrailerTheatrical TrailersForced Combo Trailer - Hills Have Eyes giNight Watch giX-MenSystem Requirements:Running Time 110 Mins.Format: BLU-RAY DISC

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 203030207
UPC 024543401070
UPC 14 00024543401070
Format Blu-Ray DVD
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Keywords
Evil Kids
Fathers And Sons
Horror Movies
Remake
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note John Moore's remake of Richard Donner's unsettling 1976 horror classic increases the quality of production values, yet stays very true to the original. Live Schreiber (EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED) plays Robert Thorn, a wealthy American official living in Rome, whose wife, Kate (Julia Stiles, MONA LISA SMILE), has just lost her first child. At the behest of a strange priest, Robert substitutes an orphaned child for his own without Kate's knowledge, and soon the small family is living an idyllic existence on a lavish estate in England. But when the child, Damian (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick), turns five years old, strange things begin to happen, beginning with a nanny's public and very grisly suicide at the boy's lavish birthday party. Kate begins to notice odd things about her child, such as the way other children don't want to play with him, his strange provocation of animals, and his increasingly pronounced withdrawal from her. By the time she begins fearing for her life, however, it may be too late, and it's up to her husband to figure out once and for all if the child really is the spawn of Satan. Thus Robert embarks on a journey that takes him back to Italy, Jerusalem, and an encounter with a priest of decidedly horrific mien; he's aided by a photographer who has figured out what's going on, and who just might be the next one to die. The atmospheric, spooky mise-en-scene, marked by an almost constant storm and grey tones interrupted by startling reds, deliciously makes the most of the film's exaggeratedly apocalyptic message. The wonderful Mia Farrow (ROSEMARY'S BABY) is unbelievably creepy as Damian's replacement nanny.
Reviews
Los Angeles Times "[With] slick camera work by Jonathan Sela and intense, naturalistic performances by Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles..." 06/06/2006 p.E1
Ultimate DVD "Moore manages to give each classic moment from the original film a welcome spin." 07/01/2006 p.80
Directors
John Moore
Actors
Julia Stiles
Liev Schreiber
Cast & Crew
Dan Zimmerman - Editor
David Seltzer - Writer
David Thewlis - Actor
Jeffrey Stott - Executive Producer
John Moore - Producer
John Moore - Director
Jonathan Sela - Cinematographer
Julia Stiles - Actor
Katerina Kopicova - Art Director
Liev Schreiber - Actor
Marco Beltrami - Original Music By
Marshall Cupp - Actor
Martin Kurel - Art Director
Mia Farrow - Actor
Michael Gambon - Actor
Pete Postlethwaite - Actor
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2006
Catalog ID 2240107
UPC 00024543401070
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 110 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review The Omen is regarded as a horror classic, although I have never been able to figure out why Richard Donner's second-rate exploitation flick has been accorded such a lofty status. Since the 2006 re-make is almost identical to its predecessor (even using essentially the same script), there's no reason to expect me to think more highly of this film. To the extent that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the crew behind the original might be expected to blush...It's hard to guess who the projected audience is for The Omen. Maybe the only reason the film was made is because someone thought up a good marketing ploy for opening day (6/6/06, which replicates the "666" Sign of the Beast). The R-rating locks out the teenage crowd, who are today's biggest consumers of PG-13 horror. It's hard to imagine college age movie goers being attracted by such a passe premise. And fans of the original will end up doing shot-by-shot comparisons. On every level, The Omen isn't just bad filmmaking, it's bad storytelling.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "The Omen" is a faithful remake of the 1976 film, and that's a relief; it depends on characters and situations and doesn't go berserk with visuals...All of this is done with mood and style by director John Moore ("Behind Enemy Lines"), who knows that the story itself is engrossing enough that we don't need "X-Men" stuff in the visuals. Liev Schreiber is, I think, a good choice for Ambassador Thorn; he is readier to fear the worst than Gregory Peck, who played the role in 1976. Mia Farrow is never creepier than when she's at her most sweetly reassuring. Julia Stiles has a difficult role; how can a mother want her own child dead, even if he is the Antichrist? I guess that's a question that answers itself...The British character actors (Thewlis, Gambon, Postlethwaite) bring so much creepy atmosphere onto the screen that they could have walked right over from the matinee performance of "Nosferatu." It was George Orwell who said, "At 50, everyone has the face he deserves." We can only marvel at what they must have done to deserve theirs.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Schreiber,Liev
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer The Omen remake is creepily efficient.
Kyle Smith, New York Post Director John Moore has added some creepy visuals and assembled an unusually strong cast...
Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat Seriously, that kid is creepy as hell.
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle ...[Davey-Fitzpatrick] is beyond perfect...the look on his face is more frightening than all the scary scenes in "Silent Hill" and "An American Haunting" put together...
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post ...smooth, stylish, clever, soulless and a hoot.
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