Angel Heart getting a 4K restoration and is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray in October

Angel Heart (1987)
Dir: Alan Parker | Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Lisa Bonet, Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro | Writers: Alan Parker (screenplay), William Hjortsberg (novel)

Studiocanal have announced the Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro thriller, Angel Heart is set for release on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray on 14th October.

The restoration process required over 200 hours of manual frame-by-frame fixes carried out, with Silver Salt’s restoring the film to how it would have looked upon original release.  Senior colourist, Steve Bearman utilised the additional range of HDR to optimise the distinctive neo-noir aesthetic of the film, with heavy contrast between light and shadow adding to the general menace on screen, with the additional sharpness and contrast lending itself especially well to the HDR and Dolby Vision.  Special attention was also given to all the effects which occur throughout the film.  This process followed a semi-automated digital pass which had removed persistent dirt and sparkle, and applied general stability.

Features:

  • Alan Parker interview excerpt from Cinéastes des années 80
  • Audio Commentary with Alan Parker
  • Introduction to Angel Heart by Alan Parker
  • A Background in Voodoo  
    • Voodoo… the Truth
    • New Orleans Voodoo Connection – History of Voodoo
    • Dance as Worship: Meaning of Dance & Music
    • Ashe
    • Voodoo Macimba Dance Ensemble
  • Original EPK and Behind the Scenes Footage
    • News Features
    • Personality profiles
      • Mickey Rourke
      • Lisa Bonet
      • Alan Parker
    • Additional interviews
      • Alan Parker
      • Lisa Bonet
    • Behind the Scenes Footage
    • Teaser Trailer
  • Behind the Scenes Gallery
  • 4K Blu-ray
  • Blu-ray
  • DVD

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