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    Unique ID Code: 0000019577
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    Added on: 16/6/2001 12:42
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    Omen Trilogy, The (UK)

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    Three unholy horrors in one box
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 311 mins
    Retail Price: £39.99
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    The Omen
    When Kathy Thorn (Lee Remick) gives birth to a stillborn baby, her husband Robert (Gregory Peck) shields her from the devastating truth and substitutes an orphaned infant for their own – unaware of the child’s satanic origins.
    The horror begins on Damien’s fifth birthday when his nanny stages a dramatic suicide. Soon after, a priest who tries to warn Damien’s father is killed in a freakish accident. As the death toll mounts, Robert realizes his son is the Antichrist and decides he must kill the boy to prevent him from fulfilling a cataclysmic prophecy.

    Briskly paced and breathtakingly evil, The Omen is the first film in a classic four-part legacy of terror, and The Omen is also available to purchase separately.

    Damien: The Omen II
    Since the sudden and highly suspicious death of his parents, 12-year-old Damien has been in the charge of his wealthy aunt and uncle (Lee Grant and William Holden).

    Widely feared to be the Antichrist, Damien relentlessly plots to seize control of his uncle’s business empire – and the world. Meanwhile, anyone attempting to unravel the secrets of Damien’s sinister past or fiendish future meets with a swift and cruel demise.

    In this chilling sequel to The Omen, the forces of good and evil battle each other to a taut and terrifying end.

    The Omen III: The Final Conflict
    Damien Thorn (Sam Neill) has helped rescue the world from a recession, appearing to be a benign corporate benefactor. When he then becomes U.S. ambassador to England, Damien fulfills a terrifying biblical prophecy. He also faces his own potential demise as an astronomical event brings about the Second Coming of Christ.

    Determined to thwart his holy arch-nemesis, as well as a group of priests intent on killing him, Damien begins his most destructive rampage yet.

    This story of a modern-day Armageddon will keep you riveted until its shocking end!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Omen: Commentary by Richard Donner and Stuart Baird
    `666 The Omen Revealed` Documentary
    `Curse Or Coincidence`
    Jerry Goldsmith Score Interviews
    Omen II: Producer`s Commentary
    Omen III: Director`s Commentary
    All: Theatrical Trailers

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Don Taylor
    Richard Donner

    Written By:

    Sam Neill
    Lance Henriksen
    Jonathan Scott-Taylor
    Lee Grant
    William Holden
    David Warner
    Lee Remick
    Gregory Peck

    Casting By:
    Maude Spector

    Soundtrack By:
    Jerry Goldsmith

    Director of Photography:
    Gilbert Taylor

    Stuart Baird

    Charles Orme
    Mace Neufeld
    Harvey Bernhard

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    The Omen is quite rightly regarded as a classic.and has been given a brilliant box set for fans at a reasonoble price.extras on all 3 films.and although two and three are nowhere near as good they work well as a pleased omeniv wasnt amongst them i saw that awful tv movie at the thurrock was an insult.i laughed all the way through it.great discs cant be faulted.a dvd horror box set you must buy.
    posted by Tony Ferrino on 16/6/2001 22:08
    9 / 10
    Omen Trilogy is beautifully presented in its own package. When you open the pack, there appears a cross-shaped layout and the three discs are placed on some parts of it.

    Also, this version is limited and you have a number representing the number of your copy.

    Menus are gorgeous and eerie. They are fully animated and easy to navigate.

    "The Omen" contains three featurettes, one of them is in fact a behind-the-scenes featurette, the other one is an interview with J. Goldsmith (composer). The most surprising featurette is about the strange things happened while they were shooting the movie. It is a bit scary, too.

    "Damien: The Omen II" and "Omen III: The Final Conflict" contain no extras other that trailers for the all three Omen movies.

    All three discs contain relevant audio commentaries.

    The sound is a bit disappointing (Surround 2.0) because the American version has newly remastered DD 5.1 sound tracks.

    But anyway, the package is wonderful and creepy and this is a must for collectors, so buy your copy before all those limited editions are sold out!
    posted by NMA on 21/6/2001 16:57
    8 / 10
    This is a very well presented package, and very good value for money. The picture sometimes looks a little scratchy at times, especially on some of the darker scenes. The extras on the first disc are worth a mention, particularly on the background as to how some of the scenes were filmed. The directors commentary is insightful, but still didn`t clear up completely as to what exactly the end of `The Final Conflict` means (ie. were any of the babies `the Nazarene`, or was the second coming just a spiritual event?) The sound on the first film seemed to outclass the sound on the others (especially the second), but for the price of just £13.00 per film, I recommend this completely.
    posted by andyuk70 on 21/6/2001 19:31
    8 / 10
    A Beautifully presented pack...folding out one disc at a time..totally brilliant..folding fully out to create a cross...brilliant idea. The packaging is glossy and of a high quality.
    Onto the films Part 1 as with most films is arguably the best of the three....the picture quality has not had much touching up done to it, but is certainly better than the VHS counterpart! Compelling scenes and good plot keep you riveted. One scene, the decapitation of a character by a pane of glass although now terribly dated is worth watching again and again! Just to see that dodgy dummy! The sound is sadly lacking, although the surrounds seem to kick in on the music, thats about it and the subwoofer is dead throught the film...shame now the USA version has full 5.1 treatment
    Part 2 bumbles along nicely..adding more background and charcters, picture quality is slightly improved but still scratchy and the sound is still 2.0 dolby!
    Part 3 Finishes of the series nicely...leaving a few questions every good film should! Again a slight improvement in picture over the first 2 but let down by boring 2.0 Dolby sound.
    If your a fan - Buy it..if not...Buy it anyway as the set is limited edition and the packaging quality and layout is one of the best you`ll find
    As an afterthought - my disc limited edition number is 09798...anyone know how many they intend to release as limited edition? 25000? 50000? Any ideas?
    posted by World Traveler on 16/8/2001 08:22
    8 / 10
    the omen trilogy are a bunch of classic films,especialy the first one,they all manage to send a chill down your spine with
    jerry goldsmiths haunting score.The sequals is what lets this package down, though the special features are good, with a very informative commentary by Director Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon) and Editor Stuart Baird (Director of the awful Star Trek Nemesis). The sound is a big let down, where`s the 5.1!, the picture isn`t so good either, but it was a good effort from Fox
    posted by verhoeven on 6/1/2002 09:19
    7 / 10
    `The Omen` a classic horror! And not let down by this excellent packaged DVD trilogy. It just goes to show that a bit of thought and imagination can make all the difference. The first Omen is probably the best film wise, but the second and third were by no means poor, and they form a part of one of the best movie horrors. The picure quality on the first is not bad considering, film two and three obviously getting better, for their time especially the first one picture quality is good. The sound is not great, but it is decent and does enough to get the valued effect. The extras are not bad either commentary on all three films, trailers, and a documentary. All in all this is a classic horror that is perfectly packaged all round, and it is good to see it has not just been touched up and released with no extras. This is a classic horror of old, and getting the trilogy, especially at the price, does it justice. A must for all horror fans.
    posted by Andy Hall on 9/7/2002 14:33
    8 / 10
    The first Omen is great, the movie really messes with your mind, however, I wasn`t as keen on the sequals that followed.
    posted by dobar on 27/3/2003 11:57
    7 / 10

    THE OMEN. The best of the three films, it`s a horror classic and very enjoyable, i love it to bits. Gregory Peck and Lee Remick give outstanding performances as Mr and Mrs Thorne.
    David Warner and Billie Whitelaw are also good, not to mention Dr Who himself Patrick Traughton popping up in a cameo apperance as the priest, but the scariest thing of all is damien himself!

    THE OMEN 2. The sequel to hit The Omen, is ok and does throw up some chills and thrills, though it isn`t a patch on the first one.

    THE OMEN 3. Complete Bollocks!


    A shame that all three films are 2.0, where`s the 5.1 or even a DTS track which would be fantastic with the films.


    A good try, a good transfer for all three


    Commentaries on all 3 films, all very informative, trailers for each film on each disc, on disc one (The Omen) has a selection of brilliant documenatries including Richard Donner, Stuart Baird, David Seltzer and Jerry Goldsmith

    *** The content mark is only for THE OMEN, the sequels don`t deserve a mark ***
    posted by the_film_king on 7/8/2003 19:30