The Omen

The Omen

Director: Richard Donner Cast: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner
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Overview

The Omen

Satan's son has arrived on Earth and He's not about to let human parents get in the way. When his wife Katherine's (Lee Remick) pregnancy ends in a stillbirth in a Rome hospital, U.S. diplomat Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) substitutes another baby, whose mother died. Little Damien (Harvey Stephens) thrives, but, at his fifth birthday party, his nanny mysteriously dies; Father Brennan (Patrick G. Troughton) also expires after warning Thorn that he has adopted Lucifer's son. While sinister new nanny Mrs. Baylock (Billie Whitelaw) assiduously protects Damien, Thorn's fears escalate when photographer Jennings (David Warner) shows him pictures from Damien's party with marks suggesting how the nanny and Brennan would die. Thorn seeks out Bugenhagen (Leo McKern), an exorcist who confirms Damien's identity and tells Thorn that the only solution is to kill his adopted son. As the bodies pile up, Thorn tries to do his duty, but trust the law to get in the way of saving the world from future Armageddon.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/20/2006
UPC: 0024543244868
Original Release: 1976
Rating: R
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:51:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by director Richard Donner & editor Stuart Baird; Introduction to collector's edition DVD by director Richard Donner; Commentary by director Richard Donner & Brian Helgeland (Screenwriter of Man on Fire); Curse or Coincidence featurette; Jerry Goldsmith discusses the Omen score; Still photo gallery; Deleted scene with commentary; Documentaries: 666: The Omen Revealed and the Omen Legacy; Screenwriter's notebook; An appreciation: Wes Craven on the Omen

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Peck Robert
Lee Remick Katherine Thorn
David Warner Jennings
Billie Whitelaw Mrs. Baylock
Leo McKern Bugenhagen
Harvey Stephens Damien
Patrick Troughton Father Brennan
Martin Benson Father Spiletto
Anthony Nicholls Dr. Becker
Holly Palance Young Nanny
John Stride Psychiatrist
Robert MacLeod Mr. Horton
Richard Donner Actor
Ronald Leigh-Hunt Gentleman
Nancy Manningham Nurse
Robert Rietty Monk
Freda Dowie Nun
Sheila Raynor Mrs. Horton
Bruce Boa Thorn's Aide
Don Fellows Thorn's Second Aide
Patrick McAlinney Photographer
Miki Iveria First Nun
Betty McDowall Secretary
Nicholas Campbell Marine
Burnell Tucker Secret Service Man
Yacov Banai Arab
Tommy Duggan Priest
Roy Boyd Reporter

Technical Credits
Richard Donner Director
Stuart Baird Editor
Harvey Bernhard Producer
Tessa Davies Set Decoration/Design
Carmen Dillon Art Director
Gordon Everett Sound/Sound Designer
Stuart Freeborn Makeup
George Gibbs Special Effects
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Claude Hudson Production Manager
Mace Neufeld Executive Producer
Charles Orme Associate Producer
John Richardson Special Effects
George Richardson Art Director
David Seltzer Screenwriter
Maude Spector Casting
Gilbert Taylor Cinematographer
David Tomblin Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Omen
1. Main Titles [1:24]
2. The Child Is Dead [3:38]
3. Our Son [:36]
4. The New Ambassador [1:24]
5. Great Britain [3:46]
6. Happy Birthday [1:40]
7. It's All for You [:05]
8. Father Brennan [3:07]
9. The New Nanny [3:00]
10. Scared to Death [1:31]
11. Nothing to Worry About [3:44]
12. Damien's Dog [:37]
13. The Safari Park [3:50]
14. Something's Wrong [:42]
15. The Priest's Mark [1:33]
16. He Rises [:22]
17. Straight to Hell [3:35]
18. Kathy's Decision [1:37]
19. The Child Is Evil [:46]
20. The "Accident" [1:47]
21. Three Sixes [2:46]
22. Gone [:40]
23. The New Hospital [2:26]
24. Revelations [3:11]
25. Fallen From Grace [:40]
26. The Grave [:46]
27. Last Call [4:45]
28. I Want Him to Die [2:25]
29. Bugenhagen [:34]
30. The Pane of Death [5:08]
31. Proof [1:04]
32. The Devil's Disciple [:26]
33. To Hallowed Ground [2:59]
34. Spilled Blood [1:33]
35. A Boy Alone [:36]
36. End Titles [5:01]

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The Omen 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first saw The Omen, I thought it was one of the scariest films I have ever seen. When the priest gets killed by the lighting rod, I thought that was a bold move. Gregory Peck and Lee Remick are amazing, as well as the supporting cast especially Billie Whitelaw, and Harvey Stephens. The Music of Jerry Goldsmith is absolutely terrifiying, and very ominous. The direction of Richard Donner is chillingly beautiful. The film is briskly evil, in a good way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it's gory, scary , All of that make a good horror film!!! The Greatest move that has to do with satan! It Is great!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Always avoid people born on the 6th June – especially if they are called Damien and bizarre violent accidents seem to happen to those around them! Since this film has recently been remade, I thought it would be a good time to look back at the original – a horror classic! In 1973, ‘The Exorcist’ broke all boundaries previously, horror movies had only concentrated on the dark side, there were hardly any references to main stream religions. The basic rule was if the Devil was in it, God wasn’t. Even Rosemary’s Baby released five years before has hardly any reference to God or a more heavenly supreme being. The reaction that followed the release of The Exorcist was that the public loved it but the censors didn’t and it was banned in the for twenty five years. The Exorcist may have fallen foul of the censors but it opened the flood gates for this sort of movie and three years later The Omen was released on 06/06/1976. What do you think a good horror movie should have? Is it a superb cast, a brilliant score, a battle of good versus evil artfully portrayed on screen, or maybe a sinister and ambiguous open ending? No matter which of these sways your opinion ‘The Omen’ has all these and much, much more!!! Firstly, let’s look at the cast, Lee Remick and Gregory Peck are the leads, these two names are nothing short of Hollywood elite. Lee Remick is perfect as the mother who as the movie progresses realises there is something very wrong with her child. (I’m not sure what tipped her off – was it the baboons attacking her car or her son’s feral reaction at the thought of entering a church?) Gregory Peck again is perfectly cast, as no one does noble and principled like Mr Peck. However, it is not only the leads that are terrific, the supporting cast includes David Warner and Tommy Duggan who both put in notable performances but it is Billie Whitelaw that eclipses them all as Damien’s overly polite yet sinister nanny. The score of a horror movie is very important, it has to chill to the bone and help create and maintain a feeling of an ever present danger. Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtrack is probably one of the best scores ever written for a horror movie. It is perfect for The Omen, gloomy, disturbing, chilling music, interlaced with what sounds like religious choirs portending the end of the world. It really is that good and if you don’t believe me, consider the fact that it won Jerry Goldsmith an Oscar the following year. By this stage, I know that most of you who were considering going to see the new Omen film at the cinema are now thinking to yourselves ‘maybe I will rent the old one instead!’ but for the few that are still on the fence here are a few other points to convince you. The 1976 version had a great plot, a child adopted into the corridors of power, whose destiny is to destroy the world, this is a simple and perhaps unoriginal premise however David Seltzer quotes Revelations at every turn and comes up with very original ideas to kill people off. Today, we are used to seeing a lot of blood and gore when people get killed in this genre but this is one thing that the omen lacks. Gore is pre-empted by well choreographed violent outbursts, each one being more frightening and compelling than the last, from a priest being impaled by a church spire to a reporter being decapitated by a pane of glass. These events all build to the foreboding finale. In the last scene we see a little boy, holding the hand of the President of the turning around and smiling at his father’s funeral. What greater ending could there be!?! The Omen stands out in this genre and has stood up to the test of time. To-day horror movies are packed with the latest teenage idols and gratuitous violence has replaced good plots and imaginative thinking. (There are exceptions to this
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A Ludrid chiller about an ambassador who unwittingly adopts the son of Satan. Enormously popular at its release,this still pleases thriller fans with its ominous soundtrack and imaginative death scenes!