Angels in America [videorecording] / HBO Films presents an Avenue Pictures production, a Mike Nichols film ; produced by Celia Costas ; screenplay by Tony Kushner ; directed by Mike Nichols.

Format
Video/Projected medium
Language
  • English
  • Spanish
Published/​Created
New York, NY : HBO Video, c2004.
Description
2 videodiscs (ca. 352 min.) : sd., col. w/b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.

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Summary note
God has abandoned Heaven. It's 1985 and the Reagans are in the White House. Death is swinging the scythe of AIDS. In Manhattan, Prior tells Lou, his lover, he's ill and Lou decides to bolt. As disease and loneliness ravage Prior, guilt invades Lou. Joe is an attorney, who is Mormon and Republican, is pushed by right-winger Roy toward a job at the Justice Dept. Both Joe and Roy are in the closet: Joe out of shame and religious turmoil; Roy to preserve his power and access. An angel invites Prior to be a prophet in death. Joe's mother and Belize, a close friend, help Prior choose.
Notes
  • Originally released as a television mini-series in 2003.
  • Based on the play by Tony Kushner.
Creation/​Production credits
Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, Thomas Newman ; costume designer, Stuart Wurtzel ; visual effects supervisor, Richard Edlund.
Target audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System details
DVD, Region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justine Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell.
Language note
English and dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Contents
Millenium approaches -- Perestroika.
ISBN
0783129505
Publisher no.
92299
OCLC
54435745
Universal Product Code
  • 026359229923
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