Blu-ray Release: Angel (1982)

Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 8, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1982 music-filled crime drama Angel (aka Danny Boy) marks the debut of writer-director Neil Jordan (Byzantium, The Crying Game).

Honor Heffernan and Stephen Rea in Angel

Honor Heffernan and Stephen Rea in Angel

The film indirectly examines the Irish “troubles” by focusing on Danny (Stephen Rea, Blackthorn), an innocent saxophonist who witnesses the murder of his band’s manager and a deaf-mute bystander. His life subsequently falls apart, destroying his relationship with the band’s singer (Honor Heffernan) and leading him to vow vengeance.

The gorgeous Angel is highlighted by cinematography from the great Chris Menges (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close).

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to keep an eye on the Twilight Time site or that of their distributor Screen Archives for the announcement of the prebook date (usually 2-3 weeks before the title’s street date) and get ready to reserve!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.