The devilishly good ultimate Omen box set containing the original film, the three sequels, and the 2006 remake has arrived on our desks and we have 3 copies of the full DVD boxsets to giveaway to a trio of potentially lucky entrants. The collection includes 'The Omen' (1976), 'Damien - Omen 2' (1978), 'Omen 3 - The Final Conflict' (1981), 'Omen 4 - The Awakening' (1991) and of course the 2006 remake. And needless to say that this special pentology spread over 6 discs is a must have for any true horror fan.
The saga begins with 'The Omen' (1976), when US Ambassador Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) is persuaded to substitute a newborn baby whose mother has died in childbirth for his own stillborn son. By the age of five the child, Damien, seems to be exerting a malevolent influence on the Thorn household. Thorn searches for an answer to his son's behaviour and meets maverick priest Father Brennan (Patrick Troughton), who tries to convince him that Damien is in fact the Antichrist. The Ambassador at first dismisses this as the rantings of a religious maniac, but subsequent events suggest that maybe the priest has a point. The second film, 'Damien - Omen 2' (1978), picks up events a few years later, with the now-orphaned Damien turning 13 and living with his adoring aunt and uncle. Aunt Marion (Lee Grant) is the first to suspect there is more to Damien than adolescent angst, leading to her swift dispatch by a killer raven. As for Damien, he is making his mark at military school, and is dismayed to discover his true demonic identity - but not for long. The third film, 'Omen 3 - The Final Conflict' (1981), finds the young devil all grown up and heading a multinational company. He is about to be appointed US Ambassador to England, a position which will enable him to take over the world and thus fulfil the terrible forecasts of scripture. But there is opposition in the form of a bunch of monks with sacred daggers who will do everything necessary to prevent Satan's enthronement. In 'Omen 4 - The Awakening' (1991), although the Anti-Christ Damien expired in 'The Final Conflict', he had a daughter who has been adopted by an aspiring politician and his wife. As she grows up she begins to exercise her evil powers in a series of bizarre 'accidents'. In the 2006 remake, Liev Schreiber stars as Robert Thorn, with Julia Stiles as his wife, as the conflicted couple gradually come to realise that their child Damien (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick) is the son of Satan.