DVD News: Omen Blu-ray box set on the way

Omen box set blu-rayAn OMEN Blu-ray box set is scheduled for September 9. According to Esplatter.com, this represents the “first horror movie box set on Blu-ray.” The four-disc set will include the 1976 verison of THE OMEN, DAMEIN: THE OMEN II, THE FINAL CONFLICT, and the 2006 remake of THE OMEN. Not included is the 1990 TV movie THE OMEN IV: THE AWAKENING, which is available as part of the six-disc “Complete Omen Collection” DVD set. The first three films will be authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4) compression on dual-layer 50GB discs presented in widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Audio plus English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin & Cantonese subtitles The 2006 OMEN will be authored in MPEG2 compression on a single-layer 25GB disc presented in widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Audio and Spanish/French 5.1 Dolby Surround with English/Spanish subtitles only.
Many of the Blu-ray bonus features will be ported over from the DVD, but there will be some new Blu-ra exclusives, too. Check out these bonus features below the fold.
THE OMEN

  • Blu-Ray Exclusive – Richard Donner on The Omen interview mini-feature
  • Blu-Ray Exclusive – The Omen Revelations BonusView with Trivia Track
  • Blu-Ray Exclusive – Commentary track by film historians Lem Dobbs, Nick Redman and Jeff Bond
  • Blu-Ray Exclusive – Isolated score track (Dolby Surround 5.1 audio)
  • Introduction by director Richard Donner
  • Commentary track by director Richard Donner and editor Stuart Baird
  • Commentary track by director Richard Donner and screenwriter Brian Helgeland
  • “Dog Attack” Deleted Scene with optional Commentary track by director Richard Donner and screenwriter Brian Helgeland
  • 666: The Omen Revealed mini-feature
  • The Omen Legacy mini-feature
  • Curse or Coincidence? mini-feature
  • An Appreciation: Wes Craven On The Omen mini-feature
  • Jerry Goldsmith on The Omen Score mini-feature
  • Screenwriters Notebook mini-feature
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Still gallery

DAMIEN: THE OMEN II

  • Commentary track by producer Harvey Bernhard
  • Theatrical trailer

THE OMEN III: THE FINAL CONFLICT1

  • Commentary track by director Graham Baker
  • Theatrical trailer

THE OMEN (2006)

  • Blu-Ray Exclusive – The Devil’s Footnotes Trivia Track
  • Commentary with director John Moore, producer Glen Williamson and editor Dan Zimmerman
  • Revelations 666 mini-feature
  • Abbey Road Sessions mini-feature
  • Extended scenes

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FOOTNOTES:

  1. I just want to say I’m said to see that this film has fallen prey to the STAR WARS syndrome, in which a film is retroactively retitled to make it fit in numerically with the rest of the series.

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