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Angels in America [DVD Boxset] [2 Discs]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In transferring Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning play to the small screen, director Mike Nichols has crafted a profound, ambitious masterpiece. The film follows a sprawling group of characters as they navigate their way through the cutthroat New York City of the 1980s, when AIDS began to rear its ugly head. Getting sicker by the minute, Prior Walter is abandoned by his tormented lover, Louis (Ben Shenkman); deluded lawyer Roy Cohn (Al Pacino) is visited by Ethel Rosenberg (Meryl Streep), a woman he helped to condemn; and the pill-popping Harper (Mary-Louis Parker) is on the verge of losing her sanity when she realizes that her husband, Joe (Patrick Wilson), is a closet homosexual.

    Like the best works of art, Nichols' production doesn't merely reflect a particular chapter in America's history. It floats deeper, into a world where everyday feelings are elevated to a spiritual realm. Already hailed as a modern classic, ANGELS IN AMERICA is one of the medium's crowning achievements.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 92299

  • Credits
    Al Pacino, Alfredo James Pacino, Meryl Streep, Mary Louise Streep, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Mary-Louise Parker, Mary Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Gambon, James Cromwell, Simon Callow, Patrick Wilson
  • Critic Reviews
    "ANGELS is a buoyant, metaphor-packed epic..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "[A] six-hour triumph for Mike Nichols....Consistently absorbing..."
    USA Today

    "It deals with life and death and nearly everything in between, commenting on everything along the way, daring you to define your own beliefs in its utter lack of ambivalence."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "Both epic and intimate."

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