The Omen Collection [Blu-ray]
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Bottom Line: If you love the Omen series as much as I, you won't be disappointed with the actual movies. However, be warned that the packaging is really not in keeping with other sets in this price range (e.g. The Matrix, The Godfather)
THE OMEN - ***** STARS
This is the jewel in this collection. It is a first class, gothic thriller with an outstanding cast, a riveting story line, and a musical score that will make the viewer want to sleep with the lights on! A first rate film, it had audiences riveted to the screen when it was first released and has withstood the test of time, as it is as gripping today, as when it was first released.
David Seltzer wrote a terrific screenplay in which an older, affluent, and socially prominent couple, Kathy and Robert Thorn (Lee Remick and Gregory Peck), have a baby, whom they name Damien. The baby turns out to be the Anti-Christ, who ends up causing a lot of trouble. This first class production, which is deftly directed by Richard Donner, is played with straightforward sincerity by its outstanding cast. The casting of Gregory Peck and Lee Remick was pure genius, as their distinguished reputations infused the movie with a believability not thought possible, given the theme of the script. Playing it straight, as a couple caught in a vortex of events over which they have little control, they sweep the viewer along with them. Supported by a fine cast, there are notable performances given by Billie Whitelaw, as the nanny with a mission, David Warner, as the photographer who begins to notice that something odd seems to be going on, and Harvey Stephens, as Damien, whose angelic countenance belies his satanic nature.
This is a riveting, subtle film that, with a few well planned, shocking moments, and an effectively creepy musical score that builds suspense to a crescendo, manages to thoroughly engage the viewer.Read more ›
Good acting, mixed with good and chilling stories make these the one to own.
This is a TRILOGY. Unfortunately Fox Studios tried to rehash it for TV a fourth time without even coming near to the first and only three original ones. It is divided like an opera in three acts.
Remember that the Calibre of cast members in the first three ranges from Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner to William Holden, Lee Grant and finally Sam Neill.
A cast who could never be assembled for a TV movie.
The first act, "The Omen", is perhaps the best of the trilogy because it introduces us to the Evil one. The protagonists are as shocked and horrified when they learn, step by step as we do, who and what the Evil one is and is planning to do.
From there on we are involved in an intensive investigation and a race against time to save the world from what is to come, if at all possible...
The second act, "Damien - Omen II", is the natural evolution of the first one, in which we follow the growth in strength and power of Lucifer (or Satan if you prefer, although his name is never openly pronounced in all three movies). The interesting part is when the Evil one gets confirmation of who He really is and suddenly has a "panic attack" followed by sheer despair!
Act three, "Omen III - The Final Conflict", is the Apotheosis of the Trilogy in which Damien is at the top of the world, literally. He is finally ready to take possession of his Kingdom on Earth. People are ready, conditions are ready and it seems there's nothing able to stop him. Nothing, except...
Less gory than the Exorcist, The Omen Trilogy still has vicious and very graphic death scenes.Read more ›
Then the Omen 4 comes along. Yes I know it was a made for TV thing, but come on, this is crap.
They should rename Omen 4 to "Upside Down Cross Movie + Rehashed Omen Stuff", because seriously, it was mainly about the makers of this movie trying to figure out how many times they can show an updside down cross (like it's all spooky and stuff). They were probably just sitting around and going "Hey, that stick over there kinda looks like an upside down cross... make the girl play with it and start shooting". Besides that all that was done was try to recreate old parts of the earlier Omen movies but with bad actors and without the subtlety that was one of the most important parts of the series. Also they try to add in this stupid mumbo jumbo New Age crystal rubbing aura crap that is just lame. The "satanic" choir of punk rockers also didn't do anything except make me laugh at the stupidity of it. This could have been a good movie, but they ruined it.
Get the set for the first 3... it's worth it. But only watch the last if you're drunk or something.
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This is the worst Blu Ray or DVD edition i ever see. The disc and the contents are right, but the Packaging is awful, is made in a cheap carboard, like a paper, very flexible. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Pato
Was great! I loved watching these movies & reading the books years ago. Was everything I remember. Nice to have them all together. Thanks.Published 3 months ago by Marilyn Whennen
This collection was cheap and in great condition. It's one of my favorite horror series, though I have a lot of those. Thanks!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
love this movie and I'm really glad I bought it. Audio is good and picture is very clear..Published 4 months ago by S. hata
These older movies really to get better on Blu-ray. Just wish they would fix the sound on them.Published 6 months ago by Paige Harper
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I got burned the same way! My case was actually bent and creased before I even opened it! It may seem superficial, but I am very particular about my cases, and this left a whole lot to be desired...not even worth it at the reduced price!!
Oct 22, 2011 by ABVTHLW | See all 2 posts
I found the blu ray set at Amoeba in Hollywood - new but marked down to only $27.99 on account of the cardboard cover was crushed. I found it to be a steal. I now have four empty blu ray cases just waiting for some wicked custom cover art if anyone knows of anything like that out there.
Apr 24, 2010 by SDK | See all 7 posts
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