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It's all for you, Damien!,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Omen Trilogy Box Set [DVD] (DVD)
A small decrease in standard as they progress doesn't alter the fact that the Omen trilogy is one of the darkest sagas I have ever seen. And now they have arrived (or are due to arrive) on DVD, I can't wait to buy it, as I see it an essential edition to my ever-growing DVD collection..... The first one, the Omen, is the best, with an American Diplomat (Gregory Peck) adopting a son (Damien) after the recent death of his newborn child, unknown to his wife who believes Damien to be her own. Mysterious deaths start occuring as surrounding friends and family begin to suspect and learn of the truth. The decapitation scene is particulary haunting. The best in the trilogy.
Damien: Omen II takes place seven years later when Damien is approaching his teens. He hasn't yet realised who he is but he discovers his destiny halfway through the film. Once again, unexplainable deaths start occuring but his new 'parents' - his aunt and uncle - refuse to believe what they hear. Watch out for the ice hockey event and the doctor in the lift....
The final film in thew saga, The Final Conflict, brings about the final showdown between good and evil. Damien is now president of the company that he has inherited from his family; he discovers that a group of European priests have found the seven daggers which are the only thing on Earth which can destroy him. The film looks at the arrival of the second coming, and there's an unfortunate slaughter of baby boys late on in the film as Damien intends to kill him, a la King Herod. A particulary good scene is on the bridge during the hunt - two priests attempt to assassinate Damien but fail in their attempt.
In short, Omen trilogy is a great film for any fan of horror or the occult and I am glad it's finally coming out on DVD - I find it ironic they seemed to aim the release date for June the 6th, however the closest they seem to get is the 4th - is that just me? (For those of you not in the know, probably very little of you, Damien was supposed to have been born at 6 am on the sixth day of the sixth month - hence 666!)