Angels in America (Television program : 2003)
Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French or Spanish and optional subtitles in English and Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
2 videodiscs (approximately 352 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Standard Identifiers
Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
Originally broadcast by HBO in 2003. Based on the play by Tony Kushner.
Formatted Contents Note
pt. 1. Millennium approaches pt. 2. Perestroika.
Digital File Characteristics
video file DVD video region 1
System Details Note
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation.
Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, Thomas Newman ; costume designer, Ann Roth ; production designer, Stuart Wurtzel ; visual effects supervisor, Richard Edlund ; executive producers, Michael Haley, Cary Brokaw, Mike Nichols.
Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell, Michael Gambon.