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Omen-Collectors Edition

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The first film in classic, four-part legacy of terror stars Gregory Peck as an ambassador who is talked into switching his wife's (Lee Remick) stillborn baby with an orphaned infant. When young Damien is Five, the horror begins with his nanny's dramatic suicide. As the death toll escalates, Damien's father, realizing his son is the antichrist, decides that he must kill the boy and rid the world of the evil.System Requirements:Running Time: 266 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202499947
UPC 024543244868
UPC 14 00024543244868
Format DVD
Release Date 6/20/2006
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Peck,Gregory
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Directors
Name Richard Donner
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Name Brian Helgeland
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Cast & Crew
Billie Whitelaw - Actor
David Seltzer - Writer
David Warner - Actor
Gilbert Taylor - Cinematographer
Gregory Peck - Actor
Harvey Bernhard - Producer
Jerry Goldsmith - Original Music By
Lee Remick - Actor
Richard Donner - Director
Stuart Baird - Editor
Awards
Golden Globe (1977) Harvey Stephens, Nominee, Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Male
Grammy (1977) Jerry Goldsmith, Nominee, Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
Oscar (1977) Jerry Goldsmith, Winner, Best Music, Original Score,Jerry Goldsmith, Nominee, Best Music, Original Song
British Academy Awards (1977) Billie Whitelaw, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Once was that Catholic priests in the movies were played by Bing Crosby and Spencer Tracey and went about dispensing folksy wisdom, halftime pep talks and pats on the back. Times have so changed, alas, that these days movie priests are almost inevitably engaged in titanic confrontations with the forces of darkness. Jason Miller and Max von Sydow were killed in their efforts to drive the evil spirit from poor Linda Blair in "The Exorcist," and now here's another priest, in "The Omen; " wickedly substituting the spawn of Satan for the newborn son of Gregory Peck and Lee Remick..."The Omen" takes all of this terribly seriously, as befits the genre that gave us "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist." What Jesus was to the 1950s movie epic, the devil is to the 1970s, and so all of this material is approached with the greatest solemnity, not only in the performances but also in the photography, the music and the very looks on people's faces...As long as movies like "The Omen" are merely scaring us, they're fun in a portentous sort of way. But when they get thoughtful . . . well, how about the movie's interpretation of the Biblical prophecy that the son of Satan will return when the Jews return to Zion, a comet is seen in the sky, and the Roman Empire rises again. Right enough with the first two, the characters agree. But -- the Roman Empire?
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource FilmCritic.com
Review The Omen is not as serious a movie as it appears. Coming to the modern audience as the infant in a Holy trinity of satanic, apocalyptic horror films, including The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby, The Omen arrives leaden with reputation and expectation. Its story is renowned, its sequences remembered, and its delicious score is an iconic pop-cultural phenomenon. On the surface of things, Richard Donner's film matches its Trinitarian peers shock for shock. However, as little Damian proves, not everything is as it seems. Though garbed in the accoutrements of its satanic predecessors, it is at its core a story of gross implausibility and squandered potential, a schlocky piece of fluff shot and cut with unwarranted earnestness. When poked and prodded, when the hair is cut away, the film is essentially a pretty good bad movie...Donner directs all of this action with a master's handle. Every moment of terror, every death, hits hard with suddenness and a certain ingenuity. The nanny suicide is a particularly well orchestrated ballet of close-ups, crazed eyes, and well, leaping nannies. Donner attacks the ears with barking animals and a ludicrous yet effective score courtesy of Jerry Goldsmith. Cloying Hallmarkish pianos follow the family around their English manor before harps, trumpets, and Latinized choirs join in to herald the film's sporadic explosions of violence.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Joel Meares
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Sensormatic, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Peck,Gregory
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com Creepy horror classic thats just plain fun to watch.
Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier A gruesome guilty pleasure horror film...
Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-In.com A truly frightening chiller. A definite classic of the horror genre.
John J. Puccio, DVD Town ...a good, tight, little horror shocker and one of the best of the apocalyptic genre.
Ted Prigge, Rec.Arts.Movies.Reviews ...a really fun horror film, filled with joyously manipulative undertones of Christian fear...
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