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Angel Heart
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 18, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1987
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Interviews: Mickey Rourke
    • Talent Interviews
    • Documentary: THE VOODOO IN ANGEL HEART
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Mickey Rourke - Actor
      2. Alan Parker - Director
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 28


User Ratings: 30,019
Rating: 3/5 -- A hot little movie with even hotter performances
May 6, 2005
4 stars out of 5 -- ANGEL HEART duly remains a well-regarded Faustian puzzle of a film.
Ultimate DVD
Sep 1, 2006
4 stars out of 5 -- ANGEL HEART grows richer with each viewing, especially in its autumnal palette.
Sep 1, 2006
A sexy and loopy nightmare drenched in blood. Full Review
Screen Queens
Dec 6, 2018
The book's so good it deserves a better movie, but Rourke's performance is such that Angel Heart stands out from the necromancy movie crowd. Full Review
Oct 19, 2012
Angel Heart has more style than substance. But what style! Full Review
Newhouse News Service
Nov 5, 2019
[Rourke] gives off a vibe of mangy cool...
Rolling Stone
Jun 10, 2004

Product Description:

In Alan Parker's ANGEL HEART, based on the novel FALLING ANGEL by William Hjortsberg, a New York City gumshoe is hired to find an aging blues singer. Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) follows clues from the ominous ghettos of Harlem to the witchy backwoods of Louisiana, where he takes up with Epiphany Proudfoot (Lisa Bonet), the beautiful young daughter of a voodoo priestess, whom he believes will be able to shed light on the growing mystery surrounding the missing musician. As Angel closes in on the truth of the case, his contacts start turning up dead. He begins to suspect he might be next.

Parker (MISSISSIPPI BURNING) threads a commentary on the limitations of modern Western society into his sensual, suspenseful thriller. As the story unfolds, Angel relies less and less on his failing, overwhelmed rational mind (and handgun) and more on Epiphany's ancient mojo. Rourke captures the unraveling protagonist perfectly, and Bonet adds an erotic and mysterious edge with her performance. Robert De Niro is both funny and malevolent as Angel's mysterious client, Louis Cyphre. Shimmering with a beguiling mist of the macabre, ANGEL HEART provides an unexpectedly haunting dose of gothic noir.

Plot Synopsis:

Harry Angel is a 1950s gumshoe hired by a dark stranger to search for the perpetrator of a string of grisly murders leading from New York to the voodoo cults of backwoods New Orleans. Each step Angel takes in this film noir nightmare brings him nearer to the heat of hell.


Production Notes:

  • Director Alan Parker was forced to cut 10 seconds out of a lovemaking scene between Lisa Bonet and Mickey Rourke in order to qualify for an "R" rating. The unrated version of the film has those additional 10 seconds.
  • Feature film debut for "Cosby Show" actress Lisa Bonet.
  • Shot on location in New York and New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Copyright 1987 Carolco.

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  • Sales Rank: 16,976
  • UPC: 012236120483
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