Angel Heart

Rourke, Mickey

SKU: 031398223962

UPC 031398223962
Release Date 2015-08-25
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 95
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis 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.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.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....A mightily absorbing mystery that also represents the best sustained filmmaking of director Alan Parker......It is a movie cool to the eye....It is the film's cumulative atmosphere that builds its mounting sense of doom......With spine-twisting atmosphere, oodles of sly wit and a nightmare-birthing ending......A definitive 1980s period piece...[Rourke] gives off a vibe of mangy cool...4 stars out of 5 -- [I]t's still a kick to see the two Method men lock acting antlers -- particularly with both at the peak of their pomp.4 stars out of 5 -- ANGEL HEART grows richer with each viewing, especially in its autumnal palette.4 stars out of 5 -- ANGEL HEART duly remains a well-regarded Faustian puzzle of a film.
Cast Trevor Jones (Composer)
Mickey Rourke (Star)
Mario Kassar (Producer)
Robert De Niro (Star)
Rick Washburn (Star)
Alan Parker (Director)
Charlotte Rampling (Star)
Alan Parker (Screenwriter)
Michael Seresin (Director of Photography)
William Hjortsberg (Source Writer)
Robert Datilla (Producer)
Lisa Bonet (Star)
Stocker Fontelieu (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Audio commentary with director Alan Parker Introduction with director Alan Parker Selected scene commentary with Mickey Rourke Interview with director Alan Parker Interview with Mickey Rourke Theatrical trailer Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Horror,Suspense/Thriller,Mystery
Attribute Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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