Battle #173: Rosemary's Baby (1968) VS The Omen (1976)

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  1. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

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  2. The Omen (1976)

    51.4%
  1. satans-sadists

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    Rosemary's Baby by far! The Dakota is such a spooky building to film in. I also love The Castevets. They are so creepy as the elderly couple leading the coven. The ceremony in which Rosemary gets knocked up is really chilling. One of the best occult films ever!
     
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  2. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    I will never vote against The Omen.
     
  3. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Rosemary's Baby. NOT CLOSE. Nowhere NEAR close. Anyone who says it's close needs their brain meter checked.

    Rosemary's Baby wipes the flooooor with The Omen. As does Carrie. As does The Exorcist. (Hell: Amityville Horror wipes the floor with The Omen.) (...Well, maybe not. But MGM sure took better care of Amityville Horror on DVD, one has to admit. None of Fox's transfers of The Omen look as good as you'd expect.)
     
  4. Spacevis

    Spacevis There's some Dettol in the jeep!

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    Although I wouldn't wipe any floors with any of the films mentioned above, I do agree wholeheartedly with dvd-fanatic on this one. Not. Even. Close.
     
  5. Matt89

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    Agreed. Rosemary's Baby. Not even close.

    I thought the blu-ray of The Omen looked quite good. It has a bit of a soft look to it anyway.

    ~Matt
     
  6. Harry Warden

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    This was very tough for me because I love both films, but I have to give the slightest edge to The Omen.
     
  7. Natas

    Natas ....on the warm side of the dooooooor

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    I guess we both gotta get our "brain meter checked" because I like the Omen better as well. Both films are classics, very influential to the genre........ Rosemary's Baby is just too slow. Not a film you can watch more than every 5 years or so, in my opinion. Omen is along the same lines too, but I dig it a little more.
     
  8. DVD-fanatic-9

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    Rosemary's Baby is not too slow. I could watch it a dozen times a month almost any month, it's so packed full of nuance, character, suggestion, story.

    (Some people are just too slow for some movies.)
     
  9. Natas

    Natas ....on the warm side of the dooooooor

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    Jesus Christ dude........ I can't have an opinion on a movie without being insulted? It's 137 minutes long. I'm a fan of a lot of longer running movies, including Scorseses, Tarantino films.... I just happen to find Rosemary's Baby on the dull side. Fucking sue me.
     
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    I didn't quote you. That means it's safe to say I'm not necessarily talking to you.









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