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Damien: Omen II
     

Damien: Omen II

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Director: Don Taylor, William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor

Cast: Don Taylor, William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor

 

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Fox has a delivered a package for its release of Damien: Omen II that is likely to please fans of the series. This disc benefits from an excellent transfer of the film that boasts an anamorphic widescreen image and a new stereo remix of its soundtrack. The image delivers the film's impressive scope in a vivid, colorful fashion and the new Dolby Surround 2.0

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Fox has a delivered a package for its release of Damien: Omen II that is likely to please fans of the series. This disc benefits from an excellent transfer of the film that boasts an anamorphic widescreen image and a new stereo remix of its soundtrack. The image delivers the film's impressive scope in a vivid, colorful fashion and the new Dolby Surround 2.0 soundtrack makes great use of Jerry Goldsmith's throbbing, gothic musical score. The DVD also features a commentary track by the film's producer, Harvey Bernhard. His comments are dry and offer little insight into artistic matters, but he does provide a wealth of detail about the making of the film. Issues he covers include: locations (the majority of the film was shot on-location); the planning behind making a trilogy of Omen films; and what led to the firing of the film's initial director, Mike Hodges. The remainder of the extras consist of trailers for each Omen film, plus a collection of "Fox Flix" trailers for films like Alien and The Fly. The package is rounded out by stylish menus with creepy visuals that are bolstered by bits of Goldsmith's haunting musical score. All in all, Damien: Omen II is a solid DVD likely to please horror fanatics.

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All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Although it's a high-concept, big-budget Hollywood outing, Damien: Omen II follows the rules of all watchable horror sequels: the deaths are more frequent, more inventive, and more explicit. That's good, because the film has very little to recommend it in terms of plot; it repeats the structure of its predecessor practically scene for scene. Nevertheless, angel-faced, towheaded Jonathan Scott-Taylor makes an effectively creepy little Satan-in-training; like Eddie Haskell with a 666 birthmark, he alternates between unctuous politesse and precocious depravity. Lee Grant and William Holden are there basically to provide A-list credentials, but old pro Sylvia Sidney and genre perennial Lance Henriksen make strong impressions in small roles. The real stars, of course, are the special effects and the gore, and from a gruesome gloss on The Birds to a deliciously nasty elevator catastrophe, Damien: Omen II delivers in spades. There isn't much in the way of suspense or atmosphere, but the glossy, Grand Guignol production design is pretty to look at, as are several scenes shot on-location in Israel. A step below "pretty good," a step above perfunctory, this is a workmanlike effort elevated by strong production values.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/05/2000
UPC:
0024543048398
Original Release:
1978
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:47:00

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Performance Credits
William Holden Richard Thorn
Lee Grant Ann Thorn
Jonathan Scott-Taylor Damien Thorn
Robert Foxworth Paul Buller
Lew Ayres Bill Atherton
Lucas Donat Mark Thorn
Nicholas Pryor Charles Warren
Sylvia Sidney Aunt Marion
Lance Henriksen Sgt. Neff
Elizabeth Shepherd Joan Hart
Allan Arbus Pasarian
Fritz Ford Murray
Meshach Taylor Dr. Kane
Robert Ingham Teacher
Thomas O. Erhart Sergeant
John Charles Burns Butler
Paul Cook Colonel
William Fosser Minister
Anthony Hawkins Pasarian's Assistant
Rusdi Lane Jim
Leo McKern Bugenhagen
John Newcombe Teddy
Felix Shuman Dr. Fiedler
James Spinks Technician
Diane Daniels Jane
Corney Morgan Greenhouse Technicican
Russell P. Delia Truck Driver
Judith Dowd Maid
Charles Mountain Burial Priest
Cornelia Sanders Young Girl
Owen Sullivan Byron
William J. Whelehan Security Guard

Technical Credits
Don Taylor Director
Ira Anderson Special Effects
Jerry Ballew Asst. Director
Harvey Bernhard Original Story,Producer
Bill Butler Cinematographer
James Connell Camera Operator
Robert de Vestel Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Fred Harpman Production Designer
William Hartman Sound Editor
Michael Hodges Screenwriter
Philip M. Jefferies Production Designer
Steve Lanning Production Manager
Joseph Lenzi Associate Producer,Production Manager
Stanley Mann Screenwriter
Mace Neufeld Associate Producer
Alexandra Nicholson Asst. Director
Charles Orme Co-producer
Al Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Jack L. Richards Camera Operator
Dawn Robert Makeup
Robert Brown Editor
Edward Rossi Sound Editor
Richard Sperber Sound Editor
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Gilbert Taylor Cinematographer
Lillian Toth Makeup

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