20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is on a roll these days. After the announcements yesterday, we have just received detailed information about another one of the studio’s franchises that will be released this fall – this time from the horror genre.
The Omen is coming to DVD on September 5 as well as its sequels. The DVD will contain a new 16×9 enhanced widescreen transfer in the film’s 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The release will also contain a commentary track with director Richard Donner and contains a brand new “Making Of” Documentary. Additionally, the DVD will feature a number of interviews with composer Jerry Goldsmith in which he talks about his memorable, Academy Award winning score for the movie.
The 1978 sequel Damien: Omen II is also scheduled for release on September 5. The movie has also seen a new transfer and will be presented in a 16×9 enhanced widescreen presentation on the DVD. The disc will also contain a commentary track by writer Harvey Bernhard.
And then, there is the third installment in the series Omen III: The Final Conflict from 1981, also coming to DVD with a new anamorphic widescreen transfer. The DVD will contian an audio commentary with director Graham Baker.
For all fans of the series, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is also releasing the films in a complete box set called The Omen Collection. Apart from the three discs mentioned above, the box set will also include a fourth DVD, containing the TV production Omen IV: The Awakening from 1991 in its original full screen presentation. This disc will not be sold separately and will be only available as part of “The Omen Collection” box set.
Additional suppplements like trailers etc. may be determined at a later stage as the project progresses, but we will keep you posted if any additional features will be added to the releases. The box set will carry a suggested retail price of $99.98 while the individual discs will be sold for $29.98 when they will be released on September 5, in time for Halloween.