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The Omen (previously known as The Omen: 666) is the 2006 remake of the 1976 horror film The Omen. The film is directed by John Moore and is written by David Seltzer. Principal photography began on October 3, 2005 at Barrandov Studios in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Omen was released on June 6, 2006 (6/6/06), at 06:06:06 in the morning. This symbolically represents the number 666, which, traditionally is regarded as the "Number of the Beast," according to the New Testament (this is disputed by several theologians, however).

The Omen opened on a Tuesday in order to be released on June 6, and recorded the highest opening Tuesday box office gross in domestic box office history in the USA, by earning more than $12 million. Eerily, the film earned $12,633,666 on its first day, with the last three digits ending in the number 666. However, Bruce Snyder, Fox's president of distribution, said, "We were having a little fun" when referring to his studio's manipulation of the box office number's last three digits [1]. As of August 13th the worldwide box office has totalled $118,354,959.

The film is set to be released in the UK on Region 2 DVD on 23rd October 2006 [2]. It is set to be released in the USA on Region 1 DVD on 17th October 2006 [3].

Plot Summary
Robert Thorn is a senior diplomat in the United States federal government, stationed in Italy. After two miscarriages, his wife, Katherine, gives birth to their child, a stillbirth. Katherine does not find out that her child has died, and Robert is acutely aware that this news would devastate her.

However, the hospital's priest, Father Spiletto, presents Robert with a way to spare his wife the anguish: another boy was born that night, but his mother died in childbirth. Robert is convinced to take the baby as his own and never tell Katherine. They name the boy Damien Thorn.

Robert's career ascends over the course of the next five years. He is initially named Deputy Ambassador to his friend, but the ambassador dies at 6:06:06 due to a freak accident caused by a man who may be a demon. Then he becomes the United States' ambassador to the United Kingdom and the family settles into an estate outside London. But disturbing events, all seeming to revolve around Damien, occur. The most prominent of these is the hanging suicide of Damien's nanny at his birthday party. A trip to the city zoo ends with the animals going into a murderous frenzy. And, most bizarrely, Damien himself becomes hysterical during a drive to church and blurred movements in a series of photographs taken by the photojournalist, Keith Jennings foreshadow a number of shocking deaths.

Having become suspicious, fuelled by the warnings given to him by Father Brennan, Robert goes in search of Damien's real mother. However, he discovers a carcass of a jackal-like doberman canine. Beside the grave is the 'child' of the jackal (which should be Damien); Robert discovers a corpse of a little infant with a cracked skull. He realizes his real son was murdered that night.

After Katherine is murdered by Mrs. Baylock when she visits with the pretext of Damien wanting to deliver flowers to his mother, she injects her IV line with an air bubble; Katherine is very weak from the accident and sedatives and dies while struggling to stop Baylock, the Nanny, who is also evil. Robert is convinced that Damien is the root of these incidents, then finds out that his concern is warranted after a visit to a priest in the Holy Land: Damien is the long-prophesied Antichrist. Robert Thorn decides to kill his son in a church, by means of stabbing him with the seven Daggers of Meggido, in the shape of a cross - the only weapons in the world able to harm the Antichrist. Unfortunately, Robert is killed by an Officer of the Diplomatic Protection Group, attached to and trained by a Specialist Firearms Command team while reciting the Lord's Prayer with his son struggling beneath him and Damien survives. Damien watches his father's funeral with a smile while holding the hand of the President of the United States, who is Robert's Godfather. During the last shot of the film, Damien turns around and sinisterly smiles at the camera.

1976
The Omen is a 1976 suspense/horror film directed by Richard Donner and starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, and Leo McKern.

Though part of a cycle of similarly-themed movies, The Omen has gained kudos over time for a number of reasons: its respectability (as a profitable major-studio film with name actors), its seriousness (it plays as a contemporary thriller, rather than with the knowing excesses of certain aspects of the horror genre), and the originality of the movie's Jerry Goldsmith score.

Taglines:

OUR FINAL WARNING.
It is the greatest mystery of all because no human being will ever solve it.
Good morning. You are one day closer to the end of the world. You have been warned
It is the greatest mystery of all because no human being will ever solve it. It is the highest suspense because no man can bear it. It is the greatest fear because it is the ancient fear of the unknown. It is a warning foretold for thousands of years. It is our final warning. It is The Omen.
Those who foretold it are dead. Those who can stop it are in grave danger.
If Something Frightening Happens To You Today, Think About It. It May Be "The Omen".
Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.
The premise of The Omen comes from the end times prophecies of Christianity. The story tells of the childhood of Damien Thorn, who was switched at birth with the murdered child of a wealthy American diplomat. Damien's family is unaware that he is actually the offspring of Satan and destined to become the Antichrist

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  • jadebench wrote:
    2006

    The Omen (previously known as The Omen: 666) is the 2006 remake of the 1976 horror film The Omen. The film is directed by John Moore and is written by David Seltzer. Principal photography began on October 3, 2005 at Barrandov Studios in Prague, Czech Republic.

    The Omen was released on June 6, 2006 (6/6/06), at 06:06:06 in the morning. This symbolically represents the number 666, which, traditionally is regarded as the "Number of the Beast," according to the New Testament (this is disputed by several theologians, however).

    The Omen opened on a Tuesday in order to be released on June 6, and recorded the highest opening Tuesday box office gross in domestic box office history in the USA, by earning more than $12 million. Eerily, the film earned $12,633,666 on its first day, with the last three digits ending in the number 666. However, Bruce Snyder, Fox's president of distribution, said, "We were having a little fun" when referring to his studio's manipulation of the box office number's last three digits [1]. As of August 13th the worldwide box office has totalled $118,354,959.

    The film is set to be released in the UK on Region 2 DVD on 23rd October 2006 [2]. It is set to be released in the USA on Region 1 DVD on 17th October 2006 [3].

    Plot Summary
    Robert Thorn is a senior diplomat in the United States federal government, stationed in Italy. After two miscarriages, his wife, Katherine, gives birth to their child, a stillbirth. Katherine does not find out that her child has died, and Robert is acutely aware that this news would devastate her.

    However, the hospital's priest, Father Spiletto, presents Robert with a way to spare his wife the anguish: another boy was born that night, but his mother died in childbirth. Robert is convinced to take the baby as his own and never tell Katherine. They name the boy Damien Thorn.

    Robert's career ascends over the course of the next five years. He is initially named Deputy Ambassador to his friend, but the ambassador dies at 6:06:06 due to a freak accident caused by a man who may be a demon. Then he becomes the United States' ambassador to the United Kingdom and the family settles into an estate outside London. But disturbing events, all seeming to revolve around Damien, occur. The most prominent of these is the hanging suicide of Damien's nanny at his birthday party. A trip to the city zoo ends with the animals going into a murderous frenzy. And, most bizarrely, Damien himself becomes hysterical during a drive to church and blurred movements in a series of photographs taken by the photojournalist, Keith Jennings foreshadow a number of shocking deaths.

    Having become suspicious, fuelled by the warnings given to him by Father Brennan, Robert goes in search of Damien's real mother. However, he discovers a carcass of a jackal-like doberman canine. Beside the grave is the 'child' of the jackal (which should be Damien); Robert discovers a corpse of a little infant with a cracked skull. He realizes his real son was murdered that night.

    After Katherine is murdered by Mrs. Baylock when she visits with the pretext of Damien wanting to deliver flowers to his mother, she injects her IV line with an air bubble; Katherine is very weak from the accident and sedatives and dies while struggling to stop Baylock, the Nanny, who is also evil. Robert is convinced that Damien is the root of these incidents, then finds out that his concern is warranted after a visit to a priest in the Holy Land: Damien is the long-prophesied Antichrist. Robert Thorn decides to kill his son in a church, by means of stabbing him with the seven Daggers of Meggido, in the shape of a cross - the only weapons in the world able to harm the Antichrist. Unfortunately, Robert is killed by an Officer of the Diplomatic Protection Group, attached to and trained by a Specialist Firearms Command team while reciting the Lord's Prayer with his son struggling beneath him and Damien survives. Damien watches his father's funeral with a smile while holding the hand of the President of the United States, who is Robert's Godfather. During the last shot of the film, Damien turns around and sinisterly smiles at the camera.

    1976
    The Omen is a 1976 suspense/horror film directed by Richard Donner and starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, and Leo McKern.

    Though part of a cycle of similarly-themed movies, The Omen has gained kudos over time for a number of reasons: its respectability (as a profitable major-studio film with name actors), its seriousness (it plays as a contemporary thriller, rather than with the knowing excesses of certain aspects of the horror genre), and the originality of the movie's Jerry Goldsmith score.

    Taglines:

    OUR FINAL WARNING.
    It is the greatest mystery of all because no human being will ever solve it.
    Good morning. You are one day closer to the end of the world. You have been warned
    It is the greatest mystery of all because no human being will ever solve it. It is the highest suspense because no man can bear it. It is the greatest fear because it is the ancient fear of the unknown. It is a warning foretold for thousands of years. It is our final warning. It is The Omen.
    Those who foretold it are dead. Those who can stop it are in grave danger.
    If Something Frightening Happens To You Today, Think About It. It May Be "The Omen".
    Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.
    The premise of The Omen comes from the end times prophecies of Christianity. The story tells of the childhood of Damien Thorn, who was switched at birth with the murdered child of a wealthy American diplomat. Damien's family is unaware that he is actually the offspring of Satan and destined to become the Antichrist



    yah!!!!!!!!!!!!! i saw this movie (2006) yesterday!!!
    hahahha

    and it was really frightening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Napanood ko yung 1976 at 2006 versions.

    Natakot ako sa pareho, although mas nakakagulat yung mga eksena sa 2006 version.
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