In Alan Parkers 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 Epiphanys 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 Angels mysterious client Louis Cyphre. Shimmering with a beguiling mist of the macabre ANGEL HEART provides an unexpectedly haunting dose of gothic noir.
Release Date: 22 September 2008
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 1987
Main Language: English