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  • Actors: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Charlotte Rampling, Lisa Bonet, Stocker Fountelieu
  • Directors: Alan Parker
  • Producers: Alan Marshall
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Sept. 2008
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,620 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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It seems like a straightforward case when detective Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) is hired by Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) to find missing singer Johnny Favourite. However, before long the trail has led him to Epiphany Proudfoot (Lisa Bonet) and a mysterious occult world in which everyone he questions seems to wind up dead. No matter what he finds out along the way, nothing will prepare Harry for what awaits him at the end of his quest.


Set in Harlem and New Orleans in 1955, this supernatural thriller stirred a brief controversy in the US when released in 1987 because some scenes featuring Lisa Bonet (then a popular cast member of The Cosby Show) were considered too sexually explicit to be rated R. The plot follows the fortunes of a sullen detective (Mickey Rourke) who is hired to find a missing person by a shady client with pointy fingernails named Louis Cyphre (Lucifer, get it?), played with subtle menace by Robert De Niro. Rourke's investigation leads him into an underworld of voodoo and forbidden desires, and as the mystery unfolds director Alan Parker fills every scene with conspicuous style and atmospheric excess, compelling critic Pauline Kael to observe that "Parker simply doesn't have the gift of making evil seductive, and he edits like a flasher". And yet, this movie does casts a spell of its own (Roger Ebert's review was considerably more charitable), and the performances of Rourke, De Niro, Bonet and Charlotte Rampling are well suited to the ominous mood. --Jeff Shannon, --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Suroor Alikhan on 28 Jun. 2005
Format: DVD
This is one of Alan Parker's best films. Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) is a private detective hired by a mysterious client (Robert de Niro) to look for a crooner called Johnny Favourite, who disappeared after World War II. As he gets closer to the truth, the people he talks to about Favourite die in horrible ways. The film is like a nightmare: recrurring, unexplained motifs--a whirring fan and an old-fashioned lift going up and down--that are disturbing, but you don't know why. This is not a film for the faint-hearted--be prepared for lots of killing (although most of it is off-screen) and voodoo. There is a twist in the tail that makes you want to go back and watch it again. This is Rourke's best performance ever, as a man who is slowly falling apart.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nigel Mc on 5 Feb. 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
People will likely fall into one of two categories of viewer. There will be those who first saw this film on general release some 24 years ago and fell in love with its originality, good acting and wonderful cinematography and there will be those like me who will be viewing the film for the first time. If you are in the latter category I promise not to give any of plot away. I think that it would be a real spoiler to come to this film the first time with any idea of the storyline. While there may be some clever souls who will guess the ending before it unfolds I will be quite happy to admit that it came to me as a complete surprise.

Irrespective of the clever plot and good acting I was completely blown away by the wonderful cinematography. And the picture quality on Blu-ray is absolutely outstanding. The inky detail of the blacks is simply stunning. There are quite a few dark scenes in this movie and the picture quality is every bit as good as the more recent movie, `Dark City'. Furthermore, on Angel Heart the choice of the locations is impressive and the film captures perfectly the atmosphere of mid 50's America.

In my opinion this is very much a film which you will be able to enjoy on repeated viewings, to savour the art of the cinematographer as well as to get a better understanding of the complexity of the plot. Yes, there are several murders and quite a lot of blood but I think you will be doing yourself a disservice if you choose not to buy for that reason. To a great extent the violence is retrospective and not in the same stomach wrenching category of `Saving Private Ryan'.

There are 2 choices of soundtrack, Dolby Stereo and an excellent DTS 5:1 mix.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 28 May 2011
Format: DVD
Angel Heart is a great premise and a terrific twist in search of a good movie, or at least a better script as Mickey Rourke's lowlife private eye is hired by the Devil to track down a defaulter who's sold his soul but done a disappearing act come collecting time - something the audience knows long before he cottons on himself. It's a great idea for a neo-noir, set in a murkily realised post WW2 New Orleans, but unfortunately Alan Parker mistakes endless shots of fans or shadowy elevators for atmosphere, provides a screenplay that lacks thrills, chills or even momentum but does really hammer home the elevator metaphors, while Robert De Niro gives a foretaste of the hackwork to come with the screen's least impressive Lou Cypher (you see what they did there?). If anything, it seems even less impressive now than when it came out in 1987.

The film's had a less than satisfactory time of it on both DVD and Bluray in the UK. All versions are slightly cut by the BBFC because of animal cruelty (although the sex scene that was edited for US release remained uncut), and none have outstanding transfers. The first release included an audio commentary and interview with Parker, brief EPK featurettes and, in the first copies, a 64 page paperback book on the making of the film. Its subsequent two-disc reissue included a whole new disc of extras, but these were more interested in voodoo than the film itself, while the Bluray was completely extras-free. Lionsgate's US region-free Bluray offers the film completely uncut in an unrated version with an excellent transfer, dropping the voodoo extras but carrying over the audio commentary and an interview with Parker, a scene-specific commentary and on-camera interview with Rourke (complete with pet Chihuahua and frighteningly bad plastic surgery) and a trailer.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Dec. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
A work of genius... atmospheric, gripping, terrifyingly clever. Needs to be watched more than once to pick up on all the subtleties... like Robert de Niro throwing salt over his shoulder before he eats an egg - 'the symbol of the soul'.
Mickey Rourke has made some real duff films but in this he is brilliant, de Niro is as great as he always is and Lisa Bonet smoulders while Courtney Pine's saxophone haunts the film and the great use of lighting, close-ups and camera angles perfects the effects.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Oct. 2012
Format: DVD
Angel Heart is directed by Alan Parker and written by William Hjortsberg (novel). It stars Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro and Lisa Bonet. Music is by Trevor Jones and cinematography by Michael Seresin.

Hired by the mysterious Louis Cyphre (De Niro), New York private investigator Harry Angel (Rourke) goes to New Orleans in search of missing WWII veteran Johnny Favourite. But once he gets into the case he finds that nothing much makes any sense. Especially as the bodies start to pile up.

A mix of detective mystery thriller laced with voodoo horror, nicely furnished with noirish photography and piped with a suitably eerie musical score, Angel Heart is a Sothern Gothic delight. The plot is a bit too murky for its own good at times, and credulity is stretched to breaking point, but the constant sense of unease and the off kilter flow of Harry Angel's journey, ensures its riveting from the start to its wonderfully twisted ending. Rourke is excellent, a ball of sleazy like confusion, De Niro isn't having to do much and he's not in it nearly enough, but never the less he commands the screen with that 80s presence he was so famed for. While Bonet lets go of all her homespun Cosby show niceties to unleash a naked and bloody woman of intrigue.

Enjoy the metaphors, enjoy the hoodwinking, enjoy the cast and certainly enjoy the impressive sheen cloaked all over it. Parker has fun making it, you should have fun watching it unravel in front of you. 7.5/10
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