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Omen, The

Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 44 (Dec 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw & Harvey Stephens

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Special Features
Extras include audio commentary by Richard Donner and Stuart Baird, a new, 46-minute featurette, a six-minute short,

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2000448
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 111
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1976
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/05/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Richard Donner
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Special Notes:
Also available in a four-disc set for $99.98. Catalog Number 2000451.

Story Synopsis:
The Omen is a horrifying tale about the devil reincarnated. Robert Thorn (Peck) is unable to tell his wife, Katherine (Remick) that their child is stillborn. Under the counsel of a Catholic priest, he secretly substitutes an orphaned infant for their own. What he doesn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits notable improvements in sharpness and contrast when compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 19. The picture is quite solid, and is revealing of only minor film grain and artifacts. The picture, though dated, exhibits nicely saturated colors, with rich hues and deep blacks. Some scenes are a bit hazy, but overall, the picture should surely please. (Suzanne Hodges)

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