The Prophecy Collection
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In his fight to stop the forces of evil, an L.A. homicide detective finds an unlikely ally in an elementary school teacher. Together they race against time and terror to save the world as we know it.
THE PROPHECY II
With the help of a mysterious stranger, an innocent woman races to protect her child from the powers of evil and save all humanity.
THE PROPHECY III: THE ASCENT
As fearsome armies of rebel angels wage war in heaven and on Earth, Pyriel, the brutal Angel of Genocide, rises to power and intends to destroy mankind.
THE PROPHECY: UPRISING
When an ancient religious manuscript, the Lexicon, lands in the hands of an unsuspecting young woman, she is suddenly thrust into the center of an epic battle between ruthless fallen angels.
THE PROPHECY: FORSAKEN
Fighting for control of the Lexicon—which reveals the arrival of the Antichrist—a group of fallen angels will stop at nothing to capture it and the young woman who possesses it.
Top Customer Reviews
Disc 1 (flipper): THE PROPHECY & THE PROPHECY II (Side B) -- (The disc states that these are on Side A, but they're actually on Side B)
THE PROPHECY is presented in 2:35 anamorphic widescreen. The transfer looks dated, and is probably the same as the original DVD. It's watchable but definitely in need of an upgrade. Specks and lines abound, though not at all grindhouse quality. Echo Bridge also has an individual Blu-ray out there, but more than likely it's a high-def transfer with the same flaws. I can't vouch for this.
THE PROPHECY II is a non-anamorphic 1:85 transfer, which would explain why EB hasn't given it a Blu-ray release with the other films in the series. Aside from this disappointment, it's a watchable print. I used a zoom on my TV to fill the frame.
Disc 1 (Side A): THE PROPHECY 3: THE ASCENT
... is presented in 1:85 anamorphic widescreen, and it's a clean DVD quality transfer.
Disc 2: THE PROPHECY: UPRISING & THE PROPHECY: FORSAKEN
... are presented in 1:85 anamorphic widescreen, again looking a decent DVD quality.
So until the definitive THX-certified remastered Blu-ray box set hits the shelves in Neverland, I urge fans of this series to keep the cringes to a minimum when exchanging $7.50 at their nearest Walmart, no matter how painful it might be to give Echo Bridge the sale.
The last two movies, without Walken, are not at quite the same level of intensity, but they are interesting in their own right. They continue to explore the very Old Testament version of the concepts of angels and their relationships to god and man. Our modern, sentimental view of angels dates from those romantic paintings of the Renaissance. Angels were not seen as being benign or necessarily sympathetic to humans in earlier times. They did the bidding of their ruler, which was often brutal and destructive. You may find your "Roma Downey-Della Reese" concepts challenged if you consider the underpinnings of these movies seriously. The inspiration comes straight out of the Bible.
Leaving comparative religion aside, the movies contain excellent performances, clever plot angles and plenty of action. Chris Walken towers over the original trilogy like a colossus. His Gabriel is furious, funny, arrogant, brutal, and painfully childlike in his portrayal of the spoiled favorite son who has been supplanted in his father's favor (as he sees it) by smaller, imperfect, mortal creatures he can barely tolerate.Read more ›
The second one is very watchable as well, but that trails off quickly. I made my way through the third, then bogged down in the fourth as it seemed located in Budapest or somewhere and I believe the plot was left there as well. I used imdb to get an idea of what the heck was going on, then used imdb to check out the fifth movie, and the plots seemed the same, which was not a good thing...
For the price it is worth it for the first movie, consider the second a bonus, and the third if you ever get really bored.
The second film tried to be different, I thought, but ended up being almost the same; the fight for humanity, the jaded protagonist etc. In a strange way, the second film was reminiscent of Terminator, where the main character was pregnant with the saviour of humanity. Obviously the context was different, however I did find several similarities, which was a let-down for me.
The third film tried to be really different again, where Christopher Walken is now the good guy. We see some familiar faces, but again it is quite preachy, and also highly formulaic, and to be honest it was not the most exciting movie. The storyline was not bad, I feel as though the films creators felt they needed to stay true to the original two (after all, it was intended to be a trilogy), which can be quite limiting.
The fourth and fifth films lead me to question why they were even made. The trilogy is over, let it be. Instead, someone decided we needed another 2 instalments of a franchise already dead by the time the third film began production. The 4th film is very ordinary and the fifth is basically a remake of the fourth. I got the distinct sense that these films were only made for profit, rather than to add anything interesting or exciting to the franchise.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love Christopher Walken no matter what kind of movie he's in.Published 2 months ago by Julia M. George
the first movie is the best out the five. the quality of the rest go downhill with each entryPublished 3 months ago by A. Minyaylo
Movies one, two, and three all receive five stars, movies four and five rate two to three at best. In my opinion this is Christopher Walken's best role.Published 6 months ago by Neffster59