The Omen Collection Blu-ray Review

November 1, 2008

ChattahBox The Omen Collection Blu-ray ReviewThe Omen Collection

Blu-ray Review
Publisher: 20th Century Fox
Street Date: October 7, 2008

If you dare, four of the scariest films ever made are re-released on a new high definition Blu-Ray format just in time for Halloween!  The Omen Collection contains all four of the films made, in the highest quality picture and sound technology available.

In the original film, The Omen, a couple who seems to have it all attempts to bring a child into the world, only to be disappointed when the child is born stillborn.  In an attempt to maintain the couple’s happiness Gregory Peck replaces the child with another who’s mother died during childbirth.  Much to their surprise mysterious deaths begin to follow the young boy around, and soon they discover the true terror that resides inside this child and their perfect life is about to come crashing down around them.  This film is considered by many to be one of the greatest horror films ever made.

In the sequel Damien: Omen II, we find the little boy from the first film, now 13 years old and living with his aunt and uncle in Chicago, IL.  The horrors from the first film that plagued the child’s parents continue to take it’s toll on the family tree until there are no branches left.  Uncle Richard Thorn, played by William Holden is put in a position to take down the evil that resides in the child or be destroyed himself.

The third film, Omen III: Final Conflict, finds little Damien Thorn now risen to power in his mid-thirties and in charge of a huge corporation, but with his eyes set on destruction of the world.  His enemies are seven monks who are out to end his reign of terror, will they be able to finish the job his father and uncle were unable to, before he finds the second coming of Christ?

The fourth film in this set is the 2006 remake of the original The Omen, now titled The Omen 666.  This film recreates the original 1976 version of the film using modern day technology and modern day stars such as Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles as the parents of little Damien Thorne.  The plot for this version of the film does not change form the original, but this does not change the moments of terror that Damien creates for the audience.

The Bonus Materials on this disc are slim for the originals but of course more robust for the 2006 version of the film.  The details brought to light in the bonus features are interesting but more so is the new look and sound of this horror classic on Bu-Ray.

Film: 6.7

Audio: 8.5

Video: 8.5

Bonus Material: 6.0

Overall: 7.3

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