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Angel Heart

(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Angel Heart
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A down on his luck detective travels from the tough streets of Brooklyn, to the hot jazz clubs of New Orleans, and finally to voodoo rituals in the swamps of Louisiana.
Title: Angel heart
Edition: Special edition.
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,Dolby Digital 2.0,rda
DVD video,4 3/4 in.
1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.) :,DVD video, sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Special features: Alan Parker DVD intro; New interviews (with Alan Parker and actor Mickey Rourke); Vodoun truths (A collection of new documentaries discussing the facts, history and beliefs of voodoo): Voodoo ... the truth (ca. 12 min.), New Orleans Voodoo connection (ca. 20 min.), Dance as worship (ca. 6 min.), Ashé! (ca. 10 min.), Voodoo Macumba Dance Ensemble (ca. 9 min.); Commentaries: Alan Parker (audio), Mickey Rourke (video); Behind the scenes: Making of (Creating the look, Choreographing a voodoo ritual), Personality profiles (Lisa Bonet, Alan Parker), Featurette, Interviews (Alan Parker, Lisa Bonet); Trailer gallery; DVD credits.
Based on the novel "Falling Angel" by William Hjortsberg.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Contents: Special features: DVD introduction by director Alan Parker ; New interviews with Alan Parker and actor Mickey Rourke ; Vodoun truths (A collection of new documentaries discussing the facts, history and beliefs of voodoo): Voodoo ... the truth (ca. 12 min.)
New Orleans Voodoo connection (ca. 20 min.)
Dance as worship (ca. 6 min.)
Ashé! (ca. 10 min.)
Voodoo Macumba Dance Ensemble (ca. 9 min.) ; Optional audio feature commentary track by director Alan Parker ; Selected scene commentaries by actor Mickey Rourke ; Original promotional footage: 'Making of' featurettes (ca. 4 min.)
personality profiles of, and interviews with Alan Parker and actor Lisa Bonet
Original theatrical trailer.
Summary: A down on his luck detective travels from the tough streets of Brooklyn, to the hot jazz clubs of New Orleans, and finally to voodoo rituals in the swamps of Louisiana.
Audience: MPAA rating R.
Local Note: 53 67 69 84 102 118 148 216 258 262 274
Statement of Responsibility: Mario Kassar and Andrew Vajna present ; an Alan Parker film ; executive producers, Mario Kassar and Andrew Vajna ; screenplay by Alan Parker ; produced by Alan Marshall and Elliott Kastner ; directed by Alan Parker ; a Winkast-Union production ; Carolco International N.V
Distributor: Santa Monica, Calif. :, Lions Gate Home Entertainment,, [2004]
Copyright Date: ♭2004
Credits: Original music by Trevor Jones ; edited by Gerry Hambling ; production designer, Brian Morris ; director of photography, Michael Seresin ; costume designer, Aude Bronson-Howard ; choreographer, Louis Falco ; art directors, Kristi Zea, Armin Ganz.
Performers: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling, Stocker Fontelieu, Brownie McGhee, Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Whitcraft, Eliott Keener.
System Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 sound.
Other Language: English dialogue ; optional Spanish or English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: New Orleans (La.) Drama. Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Drama. Vodou Drama. Violent crimes Drama. Missing persons Drama.
Genre/Form: Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Detective and mystery films.
Topical Term: Vodou
Violent crimes
Missing persons
Publisher No: 12048
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Jul 28, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Yeah, this voodoo noir is pretty bad. Mickey Rourke did used to be a pretty good looking dude (what happened?) and had a certain sleazy, brooding charm, but he also projected an arrogance that didn't match his modest talent. At the time, this received attention for the graphic sex scene between him and Lisa Bonet, who was still on the very wholesome "Cosby Show." To show you how obvious this movie is, Rourke's private dick character is named Angel and Robert De Niro's is named Louis Cyphre (get it? Lucifer!). De Niro is creepy and understated, but also seems understandably bored with the movie's slow pace and convoluted (but not interesting) plot. Rourke seemed to like steamy sex and was also in "9 1/2 Weeks" and "Wild Orchid." Also see the remake of "Cat People," "The Serpent and the Rainbow," and "The Big Easy."

Apr 15, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I certainly view Angel Heart as being director Alan Parker's statement about his deep-rooted hatred for blacks. I mean, Parker certainly went well out of his way to emphasize racism in this picture and make blacks out to be the stupidest, most gullible, voodoo-loving idiots imaginable._____ Angel Heart is definitely one of those frustratingly confused and convoluted stories that (in all of its demented confusion) gives away its surprise, twist ending far too early in the story._____ And, once again, I'm absolutely baffled about what brought actor Mickey Rourke his vast popularity in the movies of the 1980s. He sure didn't have a likable screen-presence nor did he have any noteworthy talent to speak of. I just don't get it._____ Yeah. OK. I will admit that Angel Heart did contain some very striking imagery, at times, and the fairly explicit sex scene that took place between the Epiphany and Angel characters was quite startling to behold, but, with that said, this film was a certified limp-dick as far as its "noir" aspect was concerned. And, yes, it certainly fell flat on its face when it came to the impact of its horror element, as well.

Great movie. Mood piece. No idea why the low ratings from some. If you don't like the genre don't watch it.

Apr 29, 2013
  • RobertLR rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Yes one of De Niro's worst movies

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Cheezy. Bizarre. Poor writing. A paycheck movie for De Niro and Rourke. 1 1/2 stars for their performances (mainly Mickey's).

I think that this is an excellent movie. There are a couple of inconsistencies but if I ignore them I can enjoy the movie. Yes it is graphic and bizarre and difficult to understand. That is why I like it.

May 30, 2012
  • lilithdorsey rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This movie whilst entertiaining and exciting to watch has little to do with the real world of voodoo.

May 05, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

May 18, 2011
  • Latrice_Burks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I beg to differ I love this movie! Mickey Rouke is a stud and a great actor! :)

Apr 07, 2011
  • golfprofrank rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This is a slow, draggy movie, which near the end gets really sick, gross, I turned it off before it finished. Not a good movie.

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