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The Omen SE & Sequels in October - Menus added

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Omen (30th Anniversary Special Edition) for 23rd October 2006 priced at £17.99. The Omen tells the tale of the seemingly innocent child Damien, who is adopted by Diplomat Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) when his own son is stillborn. Unbeknownst to Thorn and his wife, their son Damien (Harvey Stephens) is the incarnation of a terrifying biblical prophecy. Born on 6am on the 6th day of the 6th month his birth signifies the beginning of Armageddon; the site of the final confrontations between good and evil….

This new special edition includes a brand new commentary by director Richard Donner, Wes Craven’s definitive word on this horror classic, a featurette on The Omen Legacy and more.

Features on this two-disc set include…

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Stereo & DD5.1 Surround
  • English HOH subtitles
  • Audio commentary by director Richard Donner & editor Stuart Baird
  • Commentary by director Richard Donner & writer/director Brian Helgeland
  • Featurette: Curse or Coincidence (6:21mins)
  • Jerry Goldsmith on the Omen Score (Love Theme, Damien to Church Dog Attack, 666 and Mrs. Baylock) (17:21mins)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • The Omen (2006) Teaser & Theatrical Trailers

Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Introduction to the special edition of Omen by director Richard Donner (1:57mins)
  • 666: The Omen Revealed (46:16mins)
  • The Omen Legacy Part 1 (47:43mins)
  • Deleted Scene - Dog Attack with commentary by director Richard Donner and & writer/director Brian Helgeland (1:24mins)
  • Screenwriter’s Notebook - David Seltzer on Writing the Omen (14:54mins)
  • An Appreciation: Wes Craven on THE OMEN (20:18mins)
  • Still Gallery

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Digitally remastered versions of The Omen sequels, Damien: Omen II, Omen III: The Final Conflict and Omen IV: The Awakening are also released on DVD on the same date. Retail is £12.99 each.

Damien: Omen II
Seven years on from The Omen, Damien (Jonathan Scott-Taylor), now 13, lives with his uncle and aunt in Chicago. While attending military school with his cousin, strange events and gruesome deaths seem to follow in Damien’s wake… Slowly Damien begins to realise exactly what he is, and what his life is intended to accomplish.

Features include:
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0
  • English HOH subtitles
  • The Omen Legacy Part 2 (16:29mins)
  • Commentary by producer Harvey Bernhard
  • The Omen 2006 – Life After Film School featurette (23:05mins)

Menus: 1, 2, 3

Omen III: The Final Conflict
Damien, now mature in knowledge and power, is appointed as the new Ambassador to England and is about to launch his final assault. While being hunted by monks sworn to his destruction, Damien discovers that the Christ-child has been born again, and sets upon destroying him through a process of elimination.

Features include:
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0
  • English HOH subtitles
  • The Omen Legacy Part 3 (18:18mins)
  • Commentary by director Graham Barker
  • The Omen 2006 – Making A Scene featurette (9:05mins)

Menus: 1, 2, 3

Omen IV: The Awakening - Damien may have been defeated, but his prophecy is reborn in a mysterious girl, Delia. When her adoptive mother Karen realises her child was born under suspicious circumstances she beings to investigate. A series of bizarre accidents occur, and Karen begins to suspect everyone of conspiring against her as she unravels the truth about her baby…

Features include:
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD4.0 Surround
  • English HOH subtitles
  • The Omen Legacy Part 4 (18:35mins)
  • The Omen 2006 – World Premiere featurette (5:05mins)
  • The Omen 2006 – Casting Session featurette (8:36mins)

Menus: 1, 2, 3

Each of the above films is also included in the The Omen Pentology (£59.99 RRP) along with The Omen (2006), which is also released on 23rd October 2006 (details here).

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