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Omen IV: The Awakening
The Omen Collection
Genre: Horror

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

Faye Grant, Michael Woods, Michael Lerner, Madison Mason, Ann Hearn & Asia Vieira

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Special Features
Extra features include trailers for the other Omen films and bonus trailers for eleven other Fox titles. Includes the two-minute, two-second up-front ad for Fox DVDs. Only available in a four-disc set for $99.98. Catalog Number 2000451.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2000451
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $99.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1991
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 09/05/00
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(Director): Jorge Montesi & Dominique Othenin-Gerard
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Only available in a four-disc set for $99.98. Catalog Number 2000451.

Story Synopsis:
The made-for-TV sequel, Omen IV: The Awakening finds us meeting Delia (Vieira), an orphan lovingly adopted by Gene and Karen York (Grant and Woods). A beautiful baby, it becomes apparent to those around Delia that her beauty runs only skin deep...there is evil inside this child! Mrs. York, troubled by the strange deaths surrounding Delia, begins an investigation into her parentage. Could she be...Damien

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD preserves the same look of the original film from 15 years earlier, and if the result was to have this film look dated, the filmmakers succeeded. The image is quite soft throughout, but there are some scenes that are nicely detailed. Colors are quite dim, but well balanced with deep blacks. Artifacts and minor pixelization are apparent, but not overly distracting. Edge enhancement appears to be more prominent on this version.

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