From: Elkins Park, PA, USA
Registered: Jun 2012
posted November 04, 2018 02:56 PM
This is the second one and not bad! From ken films! Super 8 sound. Digest. 400 ft reel. Runs 18 minutes. Nice print. Color is good. Storyline is Damien is a teenage hand full in this one. He comes to live with his uncle and aunt. As the story goes on the uncle finds out more and more about his evilness . but the aunt refuses to believe anything! Good horror story. Well edited. Stars William holden, Lee grant. Note I was told of a 2 parter of this film. Floating around.I hope to come across it. Review by Leon Norris
From: Middletown, DE, USA
Registered: Jan 2018
posted November 05, 2018 12:39 PM
Glad to hear that the editing is good in this print. I was tabling maybe getting a print of this myself, as I enjoy the original Omen films, and remember catching this one on cable quite a few times growing up.
I wish this was a 2 parter or that the editors had been a little more generous with the footage - say another 2 minutes and that would have nicely included William Holdens death - as when you watch the full feature it was such a wasted opportunity not to include this. However; this gripe aside it is still a great companion piece to the original 16 minute cutdown of The Omen.
posted November 05, 2018 03:54 PM
Rob /Dave, fully agree with you. i bought this as new when it was released and the way that is was cut to omit William Holdens death was ridiculous, and as said, the elevator scene was one of the films best scenes as a horror film and it was also omitted. A reasonable film but poorly edited, (IMO), although Bill Davidsons review upon its release was "highly recommended". just shows how different we all are. thankfully
posted November 07, 2018 02:30 PM
Do you happen to know as to whether the third film in the series, "The Final countdown" (I think that was the title) ver made it onto super 8, or did it come out a little too late?
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