Richard Donner, Don Taylor, Graham Baker
Gregory Peck, William Holden, Sam Neill
has bundled together the three Omen feature films, about the rebirth and
rise to power of the anti-Christ, in a very nice, limited edition 25th
Anniversary slipcase edition, for a pretty reasonable £35 or so.
The new 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfers will be an
eye-opener for fans used to seeing the films butchered on TV, or on VHS.
The first disc is, deservedly, a loaded special edition, replete with more
than an hour’s worth of recent interview footage, including a lengthy
look at Jerry Goldsmith’s Oscar winning score. Each film also has a
commentary track by the director or producer, and there are trailers for
all three movies. The sound is Dolby Surround 2.0 mix at 192kbps.
first film is also available separately. The Region 1 version of The
Omen features the film’s original mono soundtrack as an option, but
otherwise the discs are practically identical. The US box set also
includes the fourth film in the “Trilogy”, the dire 1991 TV movie Omen
IV: The Awakening.