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BLU-RAY REVIEW

Omen, The (666)

Featured In Issue 116, January 2007

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(Studio/Distributor):
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
2240107
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
For disturbing violent content, graphic images, and some language
(Retail Price):
$39.98
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Single Layer (BD-25)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
110
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
2006
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
11/14/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
John Moore
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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Director John Moore's remake of the 1976 horror film The Omen stars Julia Stiles and Liev Schreiber as the parents of the devil reincarnated, Damien (Davey-Fitzpatrick). (Tricia Spears)

Special features include commentary by Director Moore, Glenn Williamson, and Dan Zimmerman; a ten-minute Abbey Road Sessions featurette; a 22-minute Revelation 666 featurette; two extended scenes; and The Devil's Footnotes trivia track.

The 1.82:1 Blu-ray Disc image is generally pleasing, with deep blacks, good shadow delineation, and well-balanced colors. Fine details can be captured well, but they are not consistently so. (Danny Richelieu)

The core DTS® stream from the lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel encoding features a good mix that keeps the listening space involved, and adequate fidelity. Dialogue can have an unnatural edginess to it, and distortion can be heard at times. (Danny Richelieu)